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Roles & Responsibilities:
Responsible for carrying out Clinical Pharmacy services with primary practice in the area of Critical Care. Promotes clinically rational drug therapy and sound pharmaceutical care through the development of new (or expansion of existing) pharmacy practice programs, drug therapy policies, and other programs. Serves as Clinical Pharmacy resource for the Health System and its affiliated pharmacy services. Responsible to serve as a preceptor for the PGY-1 residency program, and for students from local Colleges of Pharmacy. Conducts research and other scholarly activities throughout the year with the goal of publishing. Supervises and guides Pharmacists on the optimal provision of care to ensure professional development, and through use of their independent judgment, directs and disciplines their employees. Other responsibilities include patient care rounds, clinical interventions, medication use evaluations and institutional committee membership.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Demonstrates the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks:
• Conducts and participates in departmental activities to meet the goals, objectives and policies of the department, hospital/medical center, by the standards set forth by Federal and State Regulatory agencies and The Joint Commission
• Develops and implements policies and procedures to meet professional standards and improve medications safety, including those established by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
• Implements decisions of and provides support for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee by preparing drug evaluations and assisting in formulary maintenance
• Uses an interdisciplinary approach to collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review, and evaluate the cost, utilization, safety and effectiveness of drugs and drug regimens, and the elimination of unnecessary duplication of service, in order to provide optimization of medication therapy
• Attends interdisciplinary rounds and provides, and follows up, on recommended interventions with prescribers, interdisciplinary care team, other pharmacists, patients and/or caregivers, including appropriate documentation of recommendations and interventions
• Engages in active patient-centered medication therapy management, including medication reconciliation services and discharge services, patient counseling on appropriate medical therapy, conducting comprehensive medication reviews, and targeted interventions to assess appropriateness of all medications in order to improve clinical outcomes, reduce unnecessary readmission, lapses in care, and adverse drug reactions.
• Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information
• Coordinates the provision of pharmaceutical care by pharmacy department members
• Ensures the work environment is well maintained
• Demonstrates initiative and leadership
- Remains current with various pharmaceutical databases, national guidelines, and follows evidence-based medicine for medication therapy management of disease states
- Provides education to patients, family members, and/or caretakers about disease states and medications, including:
• Desired results and/or goals of chronic disease states
• Name, strength, description, and purpose of each medication
• How to administer each medication timely, safely, and appropriately
• How agents work to attain adequate therapy
• Interacting foods, disease states, and drugs where appropriate
• Importance of therapeutic drug monitoring for efficacy and toxicity
• Recognition of disease state exacerbation and procedures to follow in these instances
• Recognition of side effects of therapy and the importance of notifying his/her physician if any should occur
• Importance of adherence to pharmacotherapy and appointments
• Aids to increase medication adherence
- Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area. (check all populations served)
1 Neonate/Infant 1Pediatric 1 Adolescent 1 Adult 1 Geriatric
• Identifies physical, behavioral and emotional characteristics typical for the age group
• Modifies approaches based on patient age-specific needs and responses to treatment
• Provides care for patients based on age-specific needs
• Uses communication techniques which are age appropriate
- Educational/Professional Development
• Participates in the development of other staff members by identifying the learning needs of pharmacy staff and other healthcare professionals through education on but not limited to: clinical appropriateness of medications, dose adjustments, drug selection based on formulary, drug interactions, drug cost, and patient safety
• Serves as a preceptor for the residency program, and for students from local colleges of pharmacy
• Designs and implements appropriate trainings and development programs in a timely fashion to maintain contemporary practice
- Supervisory Functions
• Supervises pharmacy employees
• Interviews candidates for pharmacy management and staff positions
• Implements discipline and corrective action plans for assigned pharmacy staff
• Promotion of employees based on assessment of clinical skills, if applicable
• Responsible for employee performance evaluations for assigned staff
• Attends and contributes to pharmacy management meetings
• Provides off-hour coverage for the department
- Education: • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree required • ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 required, PGY-2 preferred • Board Certification (e.g. BCPS, BCCCP) strongly encouraged Experience: 3 years hospital experience or equivalent, with clinical experience/training Licenses: 1. Pharmacist
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:
Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential
Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of colleagues who experience discrimination
Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people and to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong, and are able to professionally advance. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, contribute to the patient experience and quality of patient care.
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Who We Are
Over 42,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, disability, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, veteran, immigration, citizenship, or other protected status.
EOE including Veterans and Disabled
The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $127,044.00 - $190,565.00 Annually. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.
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