OverviewCHI St. Vincent a regional health network serving Arkansas is part of CommonSpirit Health. We have served Arkansas since 1888 with a history of many firsts. Together with more than 4500 coworkers 1000 medical staff and 500 volunteers we consistently receive praise for care advancements. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community. CHI St. Vincent provides you with the same level of care you provide to others. We care about our employee well-being and offer benefits that complement and support your work/life balance.We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:Free Premium Membership to our Care@Work program to help employees with child care pet care senior caregivers housekeepers & more.Health/Dental/Vision Insurance Flexible spending accounts Voluntary Protection: Group Accident Critical Illness and Identity Theft Adoption Assistance Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family Paid Time Off (PTO) Tuition Assistance for career growth and development Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs Wellness Programs.JOB SUMMARY:While supporting the goals and objectives of the hospital and upholding the ethics of the profession of pharmacy, the Clinical Pharmacist Preceptor is responsible for the delivery of pharmaceutical care and pharmacy services to patients, physicians, nurses and ancillary departments. The Clinical Pharmacist Preceptor provides comprehensive pharmacy care through protocol/guideline management as well as individualizes drug therapies to promote safe, efficacious and cost-effective patient care. The Clinical Pharmacist Preceptor serves as a role model for Staff Pharmacists, Pharmacy Residents, and pharmacy students. The Clinical Pharmacist Preceptor must contribute to the ongoing education and development of pharmacy personnel and the education of other health care practitioners. Two of the most important areas of focus for preceptors include teaching residents how to be professionals and how to apply the knowledge gained from formal classroom education.ResponsibilitiesESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Precept and provide effective training to pharmacy residents thru learning experiences. Attend and participate in all activities designated by the Residency Advisory Committee.
Prepare residents to perform exemplary pharmacy services to improve patient care outcomes.
Collaborates with health care providers to individualize medication therapies to promote safe, efficacious, and cost- effective patient care following best practices and evidence-based guidelines.
Contributes to formulary management and works with health care providers to ensure formulary compliance.
Educates, mentors, and evaluates pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and/or pharmacy students to develop and improve skills necessary for providing pharmaceutical care.
Develops and provides educational programs, learning modules, and knowledge assessment tools.
Actively participates in medical staff and service line meetings as requested to meet patient care needs.
Educates other health care professionals regarding medications to promote optimal patient care via in-services, educational programs, face-to-face interactions, etc.
Reviews, interprets, and evaluates all medication orders for patients in all age groups.
Maintains patient medication profiles in an automated pharmacy information system.
Consults with and advises medical, nursing, and other healthcare providers regarding the prescribing, dispensing, or administration of medications.
Routinely monitors the patient’s total drug therapy for effectiveness, side effects, adverse reactions, toxicities, drug interactions, and incompatibilities.
Participates actively in cardiopulmonary emergencies.
Conducts assigned target drug monitoring programs and concurrent drug use evaluation activities as required.
Documents pharmacist intervention activities such as clinical consultations, recommendations on drug product selection, dosage adjustments, appropriate drug therapy, and cost avoidance as part of the justification for the position/service.
Obtains medication histories on selected patients and communicates pertinent information to the appropriate healthcare provider.
Communicates with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers as necessary.
Prepares and/or verifies the appropriate preparation of medications (including sterile preparations) to be dispensed using the correct technique, as required.
Provides drug information and discharge counseling to patients, as required.
Keeps abreast of all laws, regulations, and practice site policies regarding hospital pharmacy practice and represents the institution in working with regulatory agencies to facilitate required changes.
Provides staffing coverage 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, as required.
QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education:Graduate of an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Degree.Experience: Completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency and a minimum of one year of pharmacy practice experienceOR Completed ASHP-accredited PGY1 and PGY2 residencies residency and a minimum of 6 months of pharmacypractice experience OR Without completion of an ASHP-accredited residency, have three or more years of clinical pharmacy practiceexperience in a direct patient care setting. Must have demonstrated an ability to precept APPE rotations and PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residents Role model for pharmacy practice, as evidenced by:o Documented record of improvements in and contributions to pharmacy practice.o Demonstrating ongoing professionalism and contribution to the profession.o Representing pharmacy on appropriate committees of the pharmacy department or within theorganization.Licensure or Certification: Licensure by the State of Arkansas Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification Highly Preferred Completion of 30 hours of continuing education every two years. Completion of 2 hours of preceptor development continuing education every two years (as part of the aforementioned 30 hours). Not applicable for applicants not currently serving in a preceptor role, but must be completed within first 6 months of hire.Skills: The Clinical Pharmacist Preceptor should possess the personal characteristics necessary for successfully fulfilling his/her responsibilities. These characteristics include good communication skills, initiative, attention to detail, flexibility, cooperation, ability to motivate others, and a commitment to continuing education to upgrade his/her skills. The Clinical Pharmacist Preceptor must have training in on-line drug information resources, pharmacy automation, IV preparation, and computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Interpersonal and Communications Skills are required to maintain smooth cooperative working relationships with others. The Clinical Pharmacist Preceptor must respond quickly to inquiries and exercise good listening skills. The Clinical Pharmacist Preceptor must promote customer satisfaction as evidenced by positive interaction with customers, prompt resolution of problems, and recommendations for quality improvement.Physical Requirements: At various times, the following physical activities will be required: standing, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, talking, and hearing, sometimes exerting in excess of lifting 50 pounds and pushing 100-150 lbs. The sensory and communicative activities required for the position include feeling, hearing, seeing, smelling and speaking. The Clinical Pharmacist Preceptor is required to have the ability to see clearly at 20 or less inches, to see clearly at 20 feet or more, the ability to identify and distinguish colors, and to have the visual acuity to perform daily activities. The Clinical Pharmacist Preceptor is subject to inside environmental conditions, hazards (including electricalcurrents and exposure to chemicals or bodily fluids), and infectious diseases.Pay Range$49.08 - $71.16 /hourWe are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.