Pharmacist Clinical II:
Washington Hospital Center

Washington Hospital Center
Washington DC
* Job Summary
* Provides pharmaceutical care to assigned patients under the general supervision of a more senior clinical pharmacist/manager. Participates autonomously in clinical rounds and routine monitoring of the drug therapy of assigned patients. If assigned to the Physician Office Building (POB) Pharmacy, monitors new prescription and current drug therapy of patients and adjudication of prescription benefits insurance. May provide in-service/educational presentations to pharmacists, prescribers, and nursing and support personnel.

* Minimum Qualifications
* Education/Training
* A Pharm D. with a residency in pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy is required. A specialty residency may be substituted for the required minimum of one year experience.

* Experience
* Approximately one to two years of progressively more responsible job related experience in the delivery of clinical services.

* On The Job Experience
* Approximately six to twelve months to gain familiarity with the Hospital environment, department routines and procedures, and the full range of job duties.

* License/Certification/Registration
* Licensure as a Pharmacist in the District of Columbia or eligibility for reciprocity is required.

* Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
* PROBLEM SOLVING: Job requires a relatively high level of problem solving to find solutions to difficult human, technical, clinical or administrative problems.

* INTERNAL CONTACTS: Internal contacts necessary to effectively advise, consult or counsel others to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas or actions.

* INDEPENDENT JUDGEMENT: Work assignments are generally received in the form of results expected, due dates, and general approach to be taken.

* Primary Duties and Responsibilities
* Monitors drug therapy of assigned patients. Identifies areas for optimum drug therapy and assures drugs/dosages are accurate based on the therapeutic intent and the patient's physiologic functions. Reviews patient profile to determine possible contraindications with the prescription.

* Participates autonomously in patient care rounds. Reviews patient specific data to evaluate patient's status and medication needs and develops a therapeutic plan. Counsels/educates patient to correct dosing schedule and duplicate therapy.

* Responds to evaluative and/or non-evaluative drug information requests. Evaluates and dispenses medication orders, prepares IV admixtures and/or sterile admixtures, assures drug interactions are identified and brought to the prescriber/patient's attention, and orders/prescriptions are filled accurately.

* Checks for accuracy all medications/prescriptions prepared by the technical staff prior to dispensing the medication to the patient and makes appropriate corrections when required.

* Provides functional supervision for support personnel. Monitors attendance and work quality, organizes and prioritizes resources based on workload and productivity, and directs the workflow of support personnel. Ensures departmental standards and time frames are met.

* Assures compliance of prescribers with clinical practice guidelines or third party prescription benefit management procedures, minimizes non-formulary drug use, eliminates therapeutic duplication. Makes recommendations for appropriate alternative medications, duplicate therapy and dosage changes.

* Provides educational services including professional development of pharmacy technicians, staff and clinical level I pharmacist, pharmacy residents, nurses, prescriber and other healthcare professionals.

* Continues professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature work shops, in-service meetings, etc.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
Basic Qualifications