Admissions Clinical Pharmacist
The Admissions Clinical Pharmacist provides and coordinates comprehensive pharmaceutical care services to patients prior to starting service with Nufactor® Pharmacy. Items include, but are not limited to, overseeing, monitoring, preparing, dispensing and documenting all aspects of their prescribed medication therapy; serve as a resource for clinical information; oversee the patient care related information entered in the pharmacy system of record; ensure compliance with regulatory agency standards and requirements in addition to all Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.
Essential Functions and Duties:
- Pharmacy support personnel which includes technicians, clerks and warehouse coordinator.
- Responsible for the complete pharmacy admissions process including review of clinical documentation submitted with the referral, as submission of initial prescriptions, pharmacist start of care assessment, documentation of all required items.
- Act as a liaison between the intake coordinators, sales team, and referral sources regarding items needed for timely start of care.
- Assist in the review of clinical documentation submitted with the referral to ensure it meets payor plan requirements for coverage.
- Participate in daily inter-disciplinary patient rounds.
- Serve as a resource for pharmacy in respect to payor and formulary guidelines.
- Prepare, label, and dispense medications accurately for patients in accordance with prescriber’s prescriptions; ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations in addition to regulatory agency standards and requirements pertaining to the dispensing of medications, ancillary supplies, Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and the maintenance of required records.
- Review and monitor patient’s medication therapy and orders for safety and efficacy considering specific patient conditions and health status; reassess, update and review patient care plans and medication lists as appropriate; advise customer service team of issues with, or possible enhancements to, patient’s medication therapy including ancillary supplies.
- Coordinate all clinical pharmacy patient care and pharmacy dispensing/shipping activities.
- Supervise pharmacy technicians and support personnel who assist in the ordering, receiving, preparation, maintenance and dispensing of medications, ancillary supplies and DME.
- Supervise pharmacy technicians and pharmacy support staff by giving direction and keeping people on-task.
- Play an active role in patient education and engage patients in the understanding of their medications and the impact it has on their disease state.
- Act as a central resource to internal and external staff for information on clinical pharmacy issues by providing concise, applicable, comprehensive and timely responses to requests.
- Participate in pharmacy on-call schedule, including holidays.
- Proactive approach to managing workload, ability to multi-task and manage frequent interruptions.
- Participate in all pharmacy inventory counts.
- Assist in creating and/or updating departmental policies and procedures as necessary.
- Ensure pharmacy is on track with departmental/operation processes and liaising with other departments as needed.
- Conduct special projects when requested by management.
- Keep abreast of industry trends and maintain knowledge of therapy by reading/reviewing literature, maintaining continuing education requirements, and attending in-services, seminars, conferences, or other educational opportunities.
- Attend job-related trainings and seminars as requested.
- Adheres specifically to all company policies and procedures, Federal and State regulations and laws.
- Display dedication to position responsibilities and achieve assigned goals and objectives.
- Represent the Company in a professional manner and appearance at all times.
- Understand and internalize the Company’s purpose; Display loyalty to the Company and its organizational values.
- Display enthusiasm and dedication to learning how to be more effective on the job and share knowledge with others.
- Work effectively with co-workers, internal and external customers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listen to and objectively consider ideas and suggestions from others; keep commitments; keep others informed of work progress, timetables, and issues; address problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions; address others by name, title, or other respectful identifier, and; respect the diversity of our work force in actions, words, and deeds.
- Comply with the policies and procedures stated in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program by always working in a safe manner and immediately reporting any injury, safety hazard, or program violation.
- Ensure conduct is consistent with all Compliance Program Policies and procedures when engaging in any activity on behalf of the company. Immediately report any concerns or violations.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
- Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an approved program by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).
- Working knowledge of State, Federal, Joint Commission and URAC guidelines/regulations/laws.
- Familiarity with the laboratory environment, its processes and general means of operation as related to the use and consumption of equipment and supplies.
- Minimum of one (1) year of hospital or infusion-based pharmacy experience including a thorough knowledge of intravenous admixture aspects and/or clinical components of home infusion therapy.
- Prior experience in the treatment and care of patients with hemophilia, immune deficiency or other and infusion therapies is highly desired.
- Must have strong organizational skills.
- Must have a detail orientation and the proven ability to prioritize work.
- Must have effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Must have the ability to work with limited supervision and as part of a team.
- Sound decision-making abilities.
- Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy in an organized, detail-oriented manner with appropriate follow up when required.
- Display excellent judgment on a consistent basis.
- Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality to the level of required HIPPA standards.
- Ability to serve in both mentor and formal training roles with pharmacy personnel.
- Intermediate to advance Microsoft Office skills.
- Intermediate to advance understanding of Internet technologies.
Full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in the State of California in addition to a full, current and unrestricted license to reciprocate to any and all states that are required for patient care and strategic business needs as directed by management.
Vision, hearing, speech, movements requiring the use of wrists, hands and/or fingers. Must have the ability to view a computer screen for long periods and the ability to sit for extended periods. Must have the ability to work the hours and days required to complete the essential functions of the position, as scheduled. Must have the ability to lift and maneuver items of at least 20 pounds. Must have the ability to travel occasionally. Working condition include normal office setting.
Learning, thinking, concentration and the ability to work under pressure, particularly during busy times. Must be able to pay close attention to detail and be able to work as a member of a team to ensure excellent customer service. Must have the ability to interact effectively with co-workers and customers, and exercise self-control and diplomacy in customer and employee relations’ situations. Must have the ability to exercise discretion as well as appropriate judgments when necessary. Must be proactive in finding solutions.
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Nufactor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.