PHARMACIST - CLINICAL - MENTAL HEALTH Job Number: 00120737
Job Posting : Mar 23, 2018, 6:38:39 PM Closing Date : Apr 23, 2018, 4:59:00 AM Full-time A.M. P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit: RWDSU Local 200 PharmacistsRWDSU Local 200 Admin Assistants BHS Posting Salary: $62.162 HOURLY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Job Summary RWDSU LOCAL 200 MEMBERS
Location: Cermak Health Services, 2800 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
Department: Pharmacy Department, Mental Health Shift: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m.
The Pharmacist (Clinical-Mental Health) provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care to patients by delivering clinically oriented pharmacy services in the inpatient and outpatient areas. These responsibilities include patient education and counseling of medications, performing medication histories and ensuring optimum patient outcomes or therapy. In addition, provide training and teaching to pharmacy students and residents, medical students and residents, and ancillary professional staff, i.e., dieticians, nurses, respiratory therapists and others.
Monitors drug therapy by routinely analyzing patients' drug therapy with respect to potential problems, laboratory data and special procedures
Provides consultation on the selection of drug therapy and appropriate dosing regimens, determination of therapeutic endpoints, total parenteral nutrition, clinical pharmacokinetics and intravenous therapy
Participates in patient care rounds, as well as attending and grand rounds
Monitors and evaluates patients' drug therapy in the ambulatory setting of high risk meds (for Clinical Pharmacists).
Prepares patient admission medication histories on selected patients using accepted guidelines and document this information in the patients permanent medical record using the approved format in accordance with the established policy and procedure
Provides patient education and counseling on selected patients using accepted guidelines
Participates in the education and training of pharmacy staff and pharmacy trainees (i.e., pharmacy students and residents)
Initiates and/or participates in pharmacy and clinical drug investigations
Conducts drug utilization evaluations and participate in patient continuous quality improvement projects
Serves as the department of pharmacy representative on various committees throughout the institution (i.e., Drug and Formulary subcommittees, Task Force committees)
Prepares literature evaluations for new drugs being requested through the Drug and Formulary Committee
Contributes written information for Pharmacy Newsletter
Remains current with medication and pharmaceutical literature
Maintains state of Illinois continued education (CE) hours at an annual minimum of 15 C.E contact hours per year
Records and submits workload statistics/clinical interventions as required by departmental administration
Participates in the management of medical emergencies, i.e., disasters, cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Receives verbal medication, or medication related orders from authorized practitioners and reduce them to writing on a Physicians' Order Sheet (POS) or input into Cerner, in accordance with established policies and procedures
Monitors, detects and reports adverse drug reactions (ADR's) and medication administration errors in accordance with established policies and procedures
Assists in proper functioning of the automated drug distribution system. Including but not limited to monthly inspections of clinical areas
Audits patient care areas for outdated medications, proper handling of pharmaceuticals, including controlled substances and emergency supplies
Performs job functions of a staff pharmacist, when necessary
Maintains the work area in a clean and orderly manner
Performs other duties as assigned
Must poss ess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree – required . Must provide official transcript at time of interview.
Must be licensed as a Pharm acist in the State of Illinois – required . Must provide official license at time of interview.
Mus t have successfully completed a Clinical Pharmacy Residency – required .
Proficiency operating a personal computer and associated applications used for entering pharmaceutical information and running reports is required.
Prior Mental Health experience is required.
One (1) year of comparable clinical pharmacy experience preferred.
Board certification is preferred.
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Psychiatry is preferred.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of hospital and pharmacy policies, procedures, and techniques, Federal and State Laws, and pharmaceutical entities available in the U.S. market and their proper nomenclatures
Knowledge of Pharmacokinetics, drug and poison information system, Drug Utilization Evaluation (DUE), and Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) reporting systems
Dexterity to manipulate drugs and containers and labeling
Skill to compound and package medicines
Skill to use computer keyboard for prescriptions entry and to use typewriter, typing twenty-five (25) word per minute accurately
Ability and skill to communicate with a wide variety of individuals or groups
Ability and skill to maintain accurate records, perform within reasonably established standards of accuracy within the department
Ability to withstand the computer typing, prolonged periods of staring at the screen, and troubleshooting hardware
Physical dexterity and mental alertness
Ability to work under tension and at times under crowded conditions
Ability to walk and stand prolonged periods
Ability to maintain composure when dealing with patients who may be irritable and in discomfort
Ability to lift heavy objects; eyesight must be correctable to provide visual acuity of reading accurately
Ability to work various shifts
Willingness and ability to work other stations, and perform additional work assigned by management
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.