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On-call Ambulatory Pharmacist

Traverse City, MI


Posted on July 27, 2018

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About On-call Ambulatory Pharmacist

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s or Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy from accredited School of Pharmacy and completed state-required internship.

Current Michigan license as a Registered Pharmacist.

One to two years retail pharmacy experience.

Knowledge of pharmacy third party billing and retail pharmacy computerization.

Knowledgeable of pharmaceutical care practice in the ambulatory setting.

Familiarity with institutional pharmacy practice highly desirable.

Active membership in professional practice associations preferred.

ORGANIZATION: Under the general supervision of Operations Manager. Works closely with the Ambulatory Coordinator and Accounting. Regular contact with physicians, nurses, and patients in order to coordinate the provision of high quality ambulatory pharmaceutical care. Contact with other Pharmacy personnel and health care personnel from areas such as Hospice, OP Surgery, Emergency Room, etc.

AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED: All ages (birth and above).

SPECIFIC DUTIES: 1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.

  1. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  2. Promotes personal and patient safety.

  3. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

  4. Interprets, accurately dispenses, and assures final check of physician prescription orders.

  5. Performs and documents appropriate interventions with health care professionals and patients while striving for maximal benefit from the drug therapy.

  6. Assures all oversight agencies requirements are met, including State Board of Pharmacy, Controlled Substance Act, all federal laws, etc.

  7. Interacts with physicians, physician office personnel, other MMC departments in a professional manner in order to maintain a highly visible practice of outpatient pharmaceutical care.

  8. Maintain necessary dispensing and patient documentation to meet regulatory requirements.

  9. Develops and provides a quality pharmaceutical care model with clinical/patient oriented application with a vision toward the evolving requirements of the managed care environment.

  10. Provides quality patient consultation and education for medications including OTC medications and other health care product lines.

  11. Provides drug information support services to other health care providers.

  12. Supervises clerical, technical, and volunteer personnel.

  13. Emphasizes and maintains security of controlled substances.

  14. Assures all aspects of inventory control including ordering, purchasing, inventory turns, storage, security, etc. as well as auditing pertinent products. Maintains an outpatient formulary to meet evolving prescribing patterns in concert with the MMC hospital formulary.

  15. Responsible for the business applications of the employee and discharge dispensing programs.

  16. Works closely with MMC Pharmacy personnel to maintain product pricing strategies to maximize profitability while remaining within legal third party program requirements.

  17. Provides input to and assistance in maintaining policies, procedures, responsibility lists, etc.

  18. Maintains and advances knowledge by continuing education endeavors.

  19. Works in concert with other Munson Healthcare providers such as Home Care, and Hospice, and with other MMC departments such as ER, Outpatient Surgery and Discharge Planning to market and to provide pharmaceutical care.

  20. Oversees facility maintenance and cleanliness.

  21. Follows all accounting procedures, including responsible for reconciliation of payment by third party payors.

  22. Maintains strict patient confidentiality.

  23. Maintains and displays knowledge of third party reimbursement.

  24. Develops and displays thorough knowledge of the outpatient computer system.

  25. Oversees processing of drug recalls.

  26. Performs all other duties as assigned.

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