Trilogy Health Services

Consultant Pharmacist

Type
Full-Time
Shift
1st 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

 

  • Adhere to the  legal responsibilities of the Consultant Pharmacist as it applies to the nursing facility and its residents, including all state and federal laws and regulations governing pharmacy services and the operation of nursing facilities.
  • Develop self-learning abilities and habits in order to anticipate, adapt to, and promote changes important to their role in serving the unique needs of special patient populations and nursing facilities.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of a wide range of diseases and conditions commonly encountered in nursing facility residents.
  • Participate in the drug therapy decision-making process in nursing facilities.
  • Recommend appropriate drug and non-drug therapies for use in residents based upon the disease or condition under treatment, other medical problems, physiological changes related to the aging or disease process, and residents’ beliefs.
  • Assist physicians, other prescribers, and residents in selecting the appropriate medication, dose, dosage form, formulation, route, method of administration and/or delivery system for medications prescribed for residents.
  • Apply the principles of pharmacokinetics to determine appropriate medication doses and dosing schedules for residents.
  • Assist physicians, other prescribers, and residents in establishing therapeutic and/or functional outcomes for each medication prescribed.
  • Monitor the pharmaceutical care plan, in conjunction with the resident’s overall plan of care, to determine if the therapeutic and/or functional goals are achieved or if drug-related problems occur.
  • Identify, assess, and solve problems, and provide a clinical judgment as to the continuing effectiveness of individualized pharmaceutical care plans and intended therapeutic outcomes.
  • Obtain and evaluate relevant resident-specific information.
  • Identify actual and potential drug-related problems.
  • Identify, evaluate, and make recommendations to ameliorate the effects of noncompliance in residents.
  • Communicate observations and recommendations regarding residents’ medication therapy to appropriate health care professionals and, when appropriate, to residents and caregivers; establish procedures for monitoring the outcome of recommendations.
  • Assist the nursing facility in developing and implementing appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Assist in developing and implementing protocols for safe and effective use of medications or therapies with high potential for toxicity or adverse effects.
  • Provide information and participate in the education of students and health Professionals.
  • Oversee all aspects of pharmacy services in the nursing facility related to the medication use process, which includes prescribing, ordering, dispensing, delivery, storage, handling, administration, and medication disposal.
  • Evaluate  medication management systems to ensure that adequate supplies of medications are available to meet resident care needs, stored under appropriate and secure conditions, delivered to residents in a timely, safe, and efficient manner, and labeled appropriately.
  • Report drug and product-related problems to appropriate party.
  • Evaluate medication administration to verify that it conforms with the prescriber’s orders and the facility’s policies and procedures, and to ensure the facility is free of significant medication administration errors.
  • Verify medication orders for appropriate drug, dose, dosage form, route, method of administration, frequency, and duration of therapy.

Qualifications

  • Need to be licensed in Ohio.
  • Maintain a minimum of 15 hours of continuing pharmaceutical education annually, directed by self-determined, need-based educational objectives.
  • Pass a yearly competency exam
  • Pharm D Preferred
  • 2 years’ experience as a Pharmacists
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy/Master of Science in Pharmacy
  • 1 year experience in Long Term Care Pharmacy

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