Pharmacists have accountability for supporting a high-functioning pharmacy team. The Pharmacist will provide all pharmaceutical care within their assigned areas including regulatory compliance (TJC, CMS, etc.), clinical services, drug information, drug distribution, medication safety, process improvement, financial and formulary initiatives, medication use evaluations, and education/development of staff, students and residents, and other duties as assigned by a supervisor. The Pharmacist will develop and maintain intra and interdepartmental relationships, including working closely with nurses and physicians in order to achieve these goals.
Provide clinical support and distributive services in coordination with physician and nursing services to deliver quality and cost effective drug therapy to patients. Provide pharmaceutical care for patients, monitor drug therapy and coordinate drug distribution, ensure medication safety, participate in education of students and/or residents, and develop and maintain professional relationships with other healthcare providers.
Provide pharmaceutical care to hospital patients
Review new medication orders for appropriateness of therapy: including patient assessment, identification and documentation of drug therapy problems and resolutions, review of appropriateness of therapy and follow-up and discharge counseling for selected patients
Monitor patients on an ongoing basis and adjust medications and doses after consulting with the prescriber
Provide interpretation and problem solving of physicians orders, checking for formulary status, appropriate drug selection, dose and dosage form, drug-drug interactions, drug-nutrient interactions, drug duplication, potential for adverse events, appropriate route of administration, therapeutic substitution, IV to PO conversion, or other formulary or departmental initiatives
Communicate with physician or nurse to insure prompt clarification on any part of the order in question, and recommend alternatives that are on formulary, if non-formulary medication is prescribed.
Evaluate therapy for optimal patient outcomes while ensuring medication safety
Coordinate drug distribution in assigned areas.
Complete or review entry of medication orders in the pharmacy computer system
Prepare/dispense medications, sterile products and compound IV admixtures and other extemporaneous orders as requested using good technique and safe practices
Perform medication storage area inspections as assigned
Direct and oversee the drug distribution activities of pharmacy technicians and students
Provide indirect supervision to technician staff
Participate in team meetings/discussions with clinical pharmacy specialists, pharmacy residents, pharmacy students and technicians.
Foster an environment of teamwork with other department staff and customers
Serve as a preceptor for students and/or pharmacy residents on rotation
Provide training and education to other staff members
Provide customer service focused team approach to internal and external customers
Provide drug information and consultation to physicians, nurses, patients, and other healthcare professionals.
Identify customers learning needs
Consult with and educate customers in an effective manner
Develop and maintain interdepartmental relationships
Act as a primary resource for nursing staff on the proper administration of drugs
Provide training and education to others as necessary
Remain current with new drug information for patient populations served
Respond to all cardio-pulmonary emergencies as assigned to assist with drug preparation and information on emergency medications intervening as appropriate to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
Participate in Medication Safety, ADE, DUE and performance improvement activities
Complete medication safety and ADE forms when issues are identified
Complete and follow through on Drug Usage Evaluation (DUE) forms as assigned
Identify additional opportunities to improve patient care and the performance of the pharmacy department
Meet all role-related and age specific competencies. Comply with all initial and ongoing competencies within the entity and department. Complete required learning relevant to the role.
Demonstrates Commitment to Customers
Is aware of different customer needs/desires.
Takes action to meet customer needs/desires with respect to customer diversity.
Helps improve processes to meet customer needs.
Suggests and acts on ideas to improve overall customer service.
Respects confidentiality and shares information with only those that need to know
Demonstrates Commitment to Fellow Employees
Seeks to understand and value differences between employees.
Treats other employees with dignity and respect.
Demonstrates open, honest communication and behavior.
Resolves conflict in a positive manner.
Contributes to the productivity of the workgroup.
Demonstrates Commitment to Fairview
Lives the values of dignity, integrity, service and compassion.
Supports the mission/vision.
Speaks positively about Fairview.
Chooses to make Fairview a better place.
Completes all initial and annual required learning relevant to the role.
Complies with all relevant laws, regulations, and policies.
Contributes to a safe work environment.
Required: Pharm.D. or Bachelors in Pharmacy Eligible for MN Pharmacy License
Completion of a PGY1 residency or equivalent hospital clinical practice experience
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider netwo...rk and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.