Highmark Health PHARMACY RESIDENT in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Allegheny Health Network
Job Description :
Optimizes patient care by promoting rational, safe, and cost-effective drug therapy by completing the objectives outlined in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist's Accredited Residency Program; educates pharmacy staff, pharmacy students, and other health care providers.
Under the supervision of a designated preceptor, reviews and evaluates patient's drug/medical history to make recommendations that optimize drug therapy, by providing drug information and evaluation of medical literature during rounds with physicians, through verbal or written consultations, and drug utilization reviews/monitors. Documents significant therapeutic interventions in the patient medical record and tracks impact of clinical outcomes as required.
Serves as source of drug information and education for patients and other health care providers. Organizes, prepares and presents patient medication education information in both written and verbal formats. Provides formal education to Pharmacists, Pharmacy Residents and other healthcare practitioners through in-services or lectures and publications.
Conducts pharmacy practice research by collecting, analyzing, trending, collating and evaluating data to be synthesized into reports (e.g., formulary evaluation, adverse drug reactions, ongoing monitors, non-formulary requests or specific drug usage evaluations) for action by committees. Contributes to the medical community and pharmacy practice by presenting research at meetings or publishing results in journals.
Promotes interdisciplinary teamwork by working on Clinical Pathways, committees and task forces. Participates in approved collaborative practice agreements as required.
Maintains clinical expertise by obtaining continuing education credits, reading and evaluating literature and attending seminars.
Performs the functions of a pharmacist per the pharmacist job description, including preparing, compounding and dispensing prescription and non-prescription medications, IV medications and solutions and other required drug therapies pursuant to meeting the prescription medication needs of inpatients and outpatients.
Successfully completes the American Society of Health System Pharmacists residency goals and objectives.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Graduate from a college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Pharmacist in the state of PA.
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