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Pharmacist - Float

Posted: 05/08/2022

At White House Clinics, we do health care differently.  Our multi-disciplinary care teams incorporate the expertise of medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, and care navigation professionals to provide patients with comprehensive care designed to help them achieve their health goals.  While our work is fast-paced, our teams enjoy being able to work collaboratively to support patients.
 
White House Clinics employees enjoy a competitive wage and robust benefit package including:
  • Employer Paid Health, Life & Disability Insurance
  • 4 Weeks of PTO
  • Retirement Plan
  • 6 Paid Holidays
Many employees work alternative work schedules which allow them a day off during the week. 
 
At White House Clinics, we believe in providing our employees with opportunity for both personal and professional growth in a challenging and rewarding work environment.  We recognize the contributions that each person makes to the team and value each person’s input as we work to deliver outstanding patient care.  Join us today! 
 
In the need to protect our staff and patients, White House Clinics is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. 
 
PRIMARY FUNCTION
The pharmacist works as part of an interdisciplinary team to dispense and compound medication pursuant to a valid prescription written by a heath care provider. The pharmacist provides education to patients about their medication, its use and reviews DUR. The pharmacist is also responsible for the daily pharmacy operations.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES
  • Reviews prescriptions issued by authorized prescriber to assure accuracy, proper filling and a prospective drug utilization review for both new and refilled prescriptions.
  • Counsels patients on medication indications, proper use, side effects, interactions, and storage in compliance with state and federal law.
  • Actively participates in patient care by offering therapeutic options or alternatives to physician.
  • Serves as a medication information resource to providers.
  • Works with financial counselors/ enabling services to find alternative payment routes for patients unable to afford necessary medication and treatments.
  • Analyzes records to indicate prescribing trends and excessive usage of medications.
  • Monitors drug use according to medication formulary and periodically reviews formulary for necessary changes.
  • Provides drug therapeutic monitoring to patients on certain medications in collaboration with the physicians.
  • Reconciles third party payment records and investigates any discrepancies.    
  • Monitors inventory and verifies the correct stock is being used.
  • Develops White House Clinics pharmacologic knowledge by participating in clinic education, training pharmacy staff, students, and other health care professionals.
  • Participates in medication therapy management.
  • Engages in the Coumadin Clinic by monitoring, adjusting and coordinating all aspects of the patient’s anticoagulation therapy and follow up appointments.
  • Manages daily pharmacy operations and supervises pharmacy staff by directing technicians work flow and performing other administrative duties.
  • Participates in all safety programs which may include assignment to an emergency response team.
  • Performs other duties or services deemed necessary.
  • Acknowledges that White House Clinics strives to be a patient-centered medical home and, as such, prescribes to team-based delivery of primary care services. Recognizes that the completion of the above listed duties illustrates the employee’s role in aforementioned team-based care and accepts responsibility for being an active member of the team, including identification of quality improvement opportunities.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Pharm. D. degree
  • Minimum Work Experience: N/A
  • Required License: Active Kentucky Pharmacy License
  • Qualifications
    • Successful candidates must demonstrate skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment and discretion. Must be able to analyze situations accurately and take effective action while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Successful candidates must also be adept at planning and organizing in order to prioritize activities and meet deadlines. Finally, candidates must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a varied audience.

ORGANIZATIONAL EXPECTATIONS
  • Professionalism
    • Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of practice through reading, in-services and continued education. Obeys appropriate dress code as specified in Employee Handbook.  Provide superior customer service to all patients, external customers (office staff of other offices, hospital, community agencies, etc.), and co-workers.  Serves as an ambassador of the White House Clinics in all conversations and interactions with these parties.
  • Service
    • Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Mission and Vision and Values of the organization. Maintains clinic standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience. Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.
  • Compliance
    • Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.  Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information. Adheres to professional standards, clinic policies and procedures (OSHA, HIPAA, Standing Orders, etc.), federal, state, and local requirements, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), etc. Cooperates fully with all aspects of Corporate Compliance Plan and Standards of Conduct. Participates in all safety programs which may include assignment to an emergency response team.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Accountable to the Pharmacy Director

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
May require prolonged sitting and/or standing, some bending, stooping, stretching and lifting (generally not in excess of 50 pounds at a time). Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in a pharmacy within the clinic’s office environment. It requires frequent contact with other pharmacy staff as well as other health care professionals and the public. This position is exempt from wage and hour laws and may require work weeks in excess of forty hours and/or an irregular schedule occasionally. Work may be stressful at times. 

EVALUATION
The pharmacist will be evaluated by the Pharmacy Director with input from other employees of White House Clinics as deemed necessary.

The above information is intended to describe the most important aspects of the job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required in order to perform the work. The health center reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the business need arises. Additionally, this job description is not intended as an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and the Center continues to maintain its status as an at-will employer.
 

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