Trilogy Health Services

Clinical Support Pharmacist

Type
Full-Time
Shift
2nd Shift
4014 Venture Court
Columbus
OH
43228

Details

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, PCA Pharmacy has served long-term care and institutional healthcare facilities since 1994. With the guiding imperative to meet and exceed the resident’s needs, PCA partners with personal/skilled care or assisted living facilities to address the unique pharmacy needs of their residents through specialized clinical and operational support services. Quality is not a goal; it is our basic operating tenet. Exceptional professional service and personal concern are our commitments.

Responsibilities

Serves residents and facilities by reviewing medication regimens and identifying medication issues and trends.  Ensures that medications are appropriate, effective, safe, and used correctly. Reviews and analyzes medication-related problems that may interfere with the goals of therapy. Assists customers by working with physicians to recommend covered or lower cost alternative medications for the residents.  Ensures clinical and compliance excellence.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Reviews new admission orders for clinical effectiveness, duplicate therapy and drug interactions.

 

  • Develops and implements our current cost savings measures as well as collaborative work on developing new tools.

 

  • Supports the VP of Clinical Services and PCA Committee in maintaining a preferred drug list that meets the unique needs of the resident population and ensures appropriate therapy at the lowest cost, including policies and procedures for therapeutic interchange.

 

  • Supports the development of protocols for specific disease state drug therapy.

 

  • Resources to help educate customers and team members on the pharmacy cost out tools.

 

  • Evaluates trends by physician/facility and create education material for customers and team members.

 

  • Coordinates or performs review of controlled substance utilization, reconciliation and documentation.

 

  • Coordinates and provides counseling on medications to residents and/or their caregivers, including, but not limited to staff in-services, individual counseling and delivery of educational materials, as requested.

 

  • Assists internal pharmacy operation team to obtain Control medication prescriptions.

 

  • Performs Medication Regimen Reviews (MRR), as required by regulation, and provide written reports of these reviews to applicable facility staff.

 

  • Assists the facility and nursing team complete the proper documentation to obtain a Prior Authorization approval when necessary.

 

  • Develops a procedure to provide information to patients that will assist them in choosing an appropriate Med D plan with better coverage in order to reduce non covered charges to the resident/facility.

 

  • Provides assistance with issues or questions that arise either prior to or on the day of any survey of the facility.

 

  • Proactively assists the nursing team with new admissions by providing them information of what items are available in the Emergency Drug Kits and schedule medications to be sent from backup pharmacies in emergency situations.

 

  • Minimal travel including overnight stay as necessary.
 
 
  • Meets Expectations of Excellence for position.

 

  • Supports campuses, departmental goals and the overall objectives of the Company.

 

  • Complies with all laws, regulations and standards of ethical conduct.

 

  • Performs all job duties with a friendly positive and team-oriented approach.

 

  • Complies with all Company policies, procedures, rules and standards.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices involved in compounding and dispensing of prescriptions.

Pharmaceuticals, drugs and narcotics.

Compliance with external regulatory agencies and organizations for all areas of responsibility.

 

Skills in:

Interpersonal and analytical skills; gathering and compiling information and analyzing and adjusting discrepancies.

Ongoing development of a servant leadership culture that strives to achieve the highest ethical standards.

Project management from conception to evaluation, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and adhere to deadlines.

Organizational and time management skills to prioritize workflow and ensure duties and projects are completed by deadlines.

 

Ability to:

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and identify and recommend solutions to problems.

Meet deadlines, prioritize and deliver quality results in a time sensitive environment.

Review and analyze information, while using critical thinking skills to evaluate data for care plan compliance.

Maintain confidentiality and professional discretion.

Generate and use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways

Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.

Organize, manage, prioritize and track multiple detailed tasks with efficiency with strong attention to detail.

Work independently, as well as collaboratively, within a team environment.

Provide a high level of customer service in a calm and professional manner.

 

 

Physical, Mental and Environmental Requirements

 

Physical Requirements: Sitting, standing, bending, reaching, stretching, stooping, walking and moving with a high level of frequency during working hours. Lifts up to five (5) lbs. constantly, 10 (ten) lbs. frequently and 20 (twenty) lbs. occasionally. Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met. Ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).  Must be able to properly operate office equipment. Must be able to maintain verbal and written communication with co-workers, leadership team, supervisors, residents, family members, visitors, vendors and all business associates.

 

  

Mental Requirements: Must be alert and attentive to detail. Must be able to read and write and have knowledge of arithmetic and units of measurement, names and places. Must be able to follow written and oral instructions. Must be able to make decisions and show good judgment. Must be able to direct the work activities of others and maintain effective working relationships. Must present a neat, clean, professional appearance and demonstrate a positive, cheerful attitude towards staff members, residents, family members, visitors and other business associates.

 

Environment: Works often in a clean, well-lit, heated and cooled office building.   May work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary.  Is subject to call-back during emergency conditions. Subject to hazardous chemicals and/or infectious substances.

 

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
  • IV clinical experience preferred.Licenses/Certifications

 

  • North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam (NAPLEX)
  • Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE)
  • Active state license in good standing, where required   Experience:

 

  • One plus year of experience as a clinical pharmacist. Healthcare, senior living industry or long-term care environment preferred.
  • Exemplary computer skills that include knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of products.

 

PCA Pharmacy complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

PCA Pharmacy cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo

 

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