The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Pharmacy in Lebanon, NH seeks a full-time Clinical Pharmacist to join our Inpatient team. The Clinical Pharmacist engages patients and healthcare professionals throughout our hospital units to efficiently and effectively maximize therapeutic outcomes. Joining the Inpatient Pharmacy team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock means you will work closely with a large team with diverse areas of specialty. Our supportive leadership prioritizes practice improvement initiatives as well as opportunities for staff to engage in research and multidisciplinary committees. The collaborative and collegial environment throughout the institution will enable you to provide the best care possible to your patients.
Centralized and decentralized opportunities are available, including Cardiology and Emergency Medicine. Our ideal candidate is residency trained and has prior hospital experience, though all are encouraged to apply.
Schedule: Rotating 8-hour day and evening shifts between 6:00 AM-10:00 PM with rotating weekend coverage every 3rd weekend. We offer 10% evening, 20% night, and 15% weekend shift differentials when applicable.
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is an academic health system serving patients across northern New England, providing the only Level I trauma center and the only air ambulance service (DHART) in New Hampshire. As the home to the Dartmouth Institute and Geisel School of Medicine, opportunities for academic appointment and advancement are rich for motivated providers. Dartmouth Hitchcock is our primary location in Lebanon, NH, with a 396-bed (licensed) hospital that features the only Neurocritical Care Unit in northern New England. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health also includes the Dartmouth Cancer Center [url.emailprotection.link], one of only 51 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation; and the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock [url.emailprotection.link] (CHaD), the state’s only children’s hospital. Our mission is to advance health through research, education, clinical practice and community partnerships, providing each person the best care, in the right place, at the right time, every time.
Lebanon and the neighboring town of Hanover, home to Dartmouth College, are located in the “Upper Valley” which straddles the pristine Connecticut River, a national heritage river and includes 46 towns in western New Hampshire and eastern Vermont. This local region boasts excellent local schools, a myriad of cultural opportunities through Dartmouth College, as well as the Lebanon Opera House and Northern Stage in White River Junction, as well as an abundance of recreational opportunities. Amenities associated with urban areas in Boston MA, Burlington, VT and Montreal QC are all within a few hours’ drive.
Gathers a complete medication history and reconciles medication lists as applicable and appropriate.
Completes a comprehensive medication review to make evidence-based recommendations to ensure medications are necessary, safe and cost effective.
Identifies and records suspected adverse drug reactions, adherence gaps to medications and barriers to patient adherence.
If not practicing under a collaborative practice agreement or an approved protocol, contacts providers when there appears to be a possibility of unsafe or inappropriate medication use due to factors including, but not limited to: allergy, medical condition, drug interactions, dosing, and method of administration. Accurately documents all clinical activities and interventions in the electronic record.
Serves as a consultation resource to medical professionals and answers inquiries on drug therapy and drug products.
Assists in discharge planning when requested. Counsels patients and caretakers on proper drug administration, potential drug side effects, interactions and precautions. Helps locate medication supplies not generally available.
Contributes to the development, maintenance and management of medication related guidelines defined by protocol or collaborative practice agreements.
Detects and reports medication errors and near misses.
Ensures readiness for regulatory and accreditation surveys.
Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department.
Prepares and delivers presentations to facilitate learning or disseminate evidence-based best practice to pharmacists, nurses, physicians, other healthcare professionals in the hospital or ambulatory/outpatient settings.
Communicates effectively between departments and teams to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
Actively participates in driving all programs and initiatives to improve patient quality of care, medication compliance, medication adherence and overall efficiency.
Participates in the ordering and receiving of controlled substances and other medications as appropriate.
Effectively utilizes and supervise technicians to maintain an accurate and efficient pharmacy system. Re-direct staff when necessary to ensure service performance goals are met.
Uses professional judgment to resolve complaints. Act as pharmacist-in-charge in the absence of pharmacy managers and supervisors.
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with a Bachelor's of Science in Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degree preferred.
Completion of a post-graduate residency and/or board certified preferred.
Must be able to work independently with minimal direct supervision, to set priorities, make critical decisions, respond quickly to emergency requests, handle frequent interruptions, and adapt to changes in workload.
Maintains customer-service focus to achieve excellent working relationships.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.
Must be currently licensed to practice in the state of NH, and be willing to seek license reciprocity in multiple states if the position requires it.
Must have a current, unrestricted pharmacist licensed to practice in the state of NH.
Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes its Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, including the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the state’s only children’s hospital and clinic locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT, and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermon...t. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.