Riverside Medical Center is seeking a full time, motivated professional for the position of Clinical Pharmacist.
This position requires the pharmacist to work rotating day and evening shifts Monday through Friday, holiday rotation according to departmental policy and weekends.
The clinical pharmacist is responsible and accountable for the provision of safe, effective, and prompt medication therapy. The pharmacist is responsible for delivering optimal medication therapy to patients with a broad range of disease states. In addition, the pharmacist will make recommendations to the interdisciplinary team to assure that medications are being used safely and effectively. Pharmacist services include but are not limited to assessing patient needs, include disease specific characteristics into medication therapy, adjusting care according to patient response, and providing clinical interventions to detect, mitigate, and prevent medication adverse events.
Clinical pharmacist will be expected to provide medication and practice-related education/training and actively serve as preceptors for doctor of pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.
-Direct patient care
-Proficiently provides direct patient-centered care for patients
-Provides comprehensive and individualized care to assigned patients
-Identifies high-risk patients and finds interventions to enhance patient care
-Actively participates in interdisciplinary rounds when applicable
-Act as a resource for the interdisciplinary team by providing in-service and patient education when necessary
-Participates in the management of medical emergencies
-Performs discharge medication review, reconciliation, and counseling as appropriate
-Completes patient chart reviews to identify, prevent, or mitigate medication related problems, improper medication or dose selection, sub-therapeutic dosage, over-dosage, adverse drug reactions, medication interactions, failure to receive medications, untreated indications, medications without an indication and treatment failures
-Effectively communicates with other healthcare providers appropriate recommendations
-Pharmaceutical services throughout the medical center
-Perform job duties in alignment with organization goals
-Be willing to learn and work in multiple different roles within the pharmacy
-Evaluate and verify medication orders in the central pharmacy
-Verify IV fills and Omnicell cart fills prepared by pharmacy technicians
-Verify chemotherapy treatment plans based upon current NCCN guideline recommendations
-Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of medications in the IV room both on site and off site via telepharmacy
-Provides safe and timely medication therapy based upon patient age and needs
-Ensures cost-effective medication use
-Identify processes to prevent adverse events and optimize patient outcomes
-Continuously stays up to date on new guidelines and changes in medication therapies
-Precepts and teaches pharmacy residents and pharmacy students by maintaining requirements
-Maintains proficiency in hospital computer systems
-Maintains proficiency in decentralized pharmacy services and clinical pharmacy programs
-Maintains proficiency in operational systems and central dispensing pharmacies
-Precepts and teaches pharmacy residents and pharmacy students
-Meet the full requirements of an ASHP Residency Preceptor within 3 years of initial hire date
-Maintains requirements for preceptorship detailed in ASHP PGY1 accreditation standards
-Develops student, resident, and staff training experiences/competencies
-Graduated from an ACPE Accredited College of Pharmacy
-Doctor of Pharmacy
-Previous Inpatient Hospital experience
-Completion of an ASHP Accredited PGY1 residency
License or Certification Requirements:
-Must present evidence of, or eligibility for, Illinois licensure as a pharmacist by hire date
About Riverside Healthcare
Riverside Healthcare is revolutionizing care using leading-edge technology to diagnose and treat patients. We are ranked top in the nation for performance in neurosurgery, orthopedics, and heart surgery and have also been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics seven times. Riverside is nationally recognized for our specialty programs in obstetrics, trauma, oncology, rehabilitation, geriatrics, occupational health, psychiatric services, and treatment of alcohol and chemical dependency, as well as patient safety. We combine innovation and convenience at state-of-the-art facilities located in communities throughout the greater Kankakee area.
Riverside Medical Center proves that truly progressive medicine is being delivered in Chicago's southwest suburbs and East Central Illinois. Join a team that is not only concerned with providing the best care possible but also with offering a work environment of advancement and growth. Riverside is a place that embraces a culture where opinions count and dedications is respected, where superior performance is rewarded with competitive salaries and excellent benefits.