Clinical Pharmacist - Specialist – Pharmacy Department - Orlando
Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire Clinical Pharmacist - Specialist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
The Pharmacy Department is open 24 hours a day and is staffed with approximately 130 employees, including pharmacists, technicians, a medication safety coordinator, inventory control specialists, and an administrative coordinator. The entire pharmacy team works together to assure patients receive the highest quality pharmaceutical care possible. From our central pharmacy and 6 satellite pharmacy locations, we dispense 15,000 doses of medication daily. Through Cerner Millennium CPOE and Pharmacy management system, the Pharmacy processes more than 10,000 orders per day. Pyxis dispensing cabinets help distributes 90% of the medications for administration. The Pharmacy department manages a $55 million dollar drug budget. Lexicomp serves as the system drug information reference.
Monday - Friday, with every third weekend.
Primary responsibility is the provision of integrated clinical and distributive pharmacy services, decentralized inter-professional pharmacy practice, direct patient care programs, expert experiential pharmacy student and pharmacy resident training, and leadership of quality improvement and practice advancement initiatives. Performs all duties necessary for the effective daily operation of the central pharmacy, satellite pharmacy areas, and decentralized pharmacy areas. Proficiently leads general and specialty direct patient care programs, advanced drug management services, and all medication use systems throughout the institution. Actively functions as a member of clinical pharmacy services, decentralized pharmacy practice programs, and multidisciplinary teams to proficiently complete critical medication order scrutiny, drug profile review, and monitoring of patients with a broad range of disease states to identify, prevent, or mitigate medication-related problems. Actively participates in medication safety systems, regulatory compliance initiatives, patient quality services, and disease outcomes programs. Delivers general and specialty medication therapy management consult services and disease state management services as needed and proactively intervenes in all areas of medication use as appropriate to optimize patient outcomes. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, problem-solving, and customer service skills
Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changes as necessary
Ability to work well without supervision and to supervise personnel
Ability to interact constructively with supervisors, peers, and support personnel
Ability to analyze data and follow up and resolve discrepancies
Ability to keep accurate and complete records
Ability to teach, precept, and facilitate experiential training
Initiative to keep abreast of developments in the provision of pharmacy services
Initiative to keep abreast of new information/products/developments in the field of pharmacy
Proficiency in general hospital pharmacy operations and regulatory compliance
Proficiency with hospital computer systems, pharmacy technology, and pharmacy automation
Proficiency in hospital pharmacy practice, patient-centered care, advanced pharmacy practice, medication therapy management, and evidence-based medicine
Working knowledge of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Residency Programs
Ability to coordinate and lead small groups of people in determining policy, implementing procedures and demonstrating progress
Leadership qualities essential to operate effectively within the institution and advance the practice of pharmacy
Ability to define operational or program problems/needs and solutions
Ability to integrate clinical and distributive pharmacy services with quality improvement, teaching, research, and professional development activities (Preferred)
Expertise using Cerner pharmacy solutions and services (Preferred)
Expertise using Pyxis automated dispensing technology (Preferred)
Working analytical and data management skills (Preferred)
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (Preferred)
Working knowledge of the accreditation requirements of Det Norske Veritas and International Organization for Standardization quality management systems(Preferred)
Working knowledge of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists National Practice Standards (Preferred)
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy, or other advanced pharmacy degree required
Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) & Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency in specialty area consistent with practice needs of institution or PGY1 Residency plus contemporary hospital or specialty practice experience (3+ years) consistent with practice needs of institution or Clinical pharmacy experience in contemporary hospital or specialty practice (5+ years) consistent with practice needs of institution
Practice experience in a large hospital (greater than 500 bed institution) and integrated healthcare system (three or more hospitals in system) (Preferred)
Pharmacy leadership experience within a hospital setting or professional organization (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current, valid State of Florida Pharmacist license
Board certification from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (Preferred)
Registration as a pharmacist preceptor with the Florida Board of Pharmacy and the various schools of pharmacy located within the State of Florida (Preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Pharmacy Operations – Actively performs all pharmacist functions, actively participates in established standard work parameters, and maintains functional proficiency in and actively provides coverage of central pharmacy and satellite areas as requested. Oversees and ensures appropriate utilization of medication automation, technology, and computer systems. Accurately oversees the management of medication inventories and the preparation and dispensing of patient-specific medication doses. Supervises technician and intern practice, prioritizes work load, organizes work flow, and checks accuracy of pharmacy technician activities.
Pharmacy Practice – Completes critical medication order scrutiny, drug profile review, and patient monitoring to identify, prevent, or mitigate medication-related problems. Proficiently verifies/enters medication orders and proactively communicates with medical staff to resolve problem medication orders. Provides patient-centered care services, including accurate, safe and timely medication therapy, and promotes cost-effective drug therapy, including actively participating in stewardship activities and restricted medication/surveillance programs. Initiates and facilitates appropriate drug dosing and manages medication-related pharmacist consults. Facilitates medication safety practices, including identifying, mitigating, and reporting potential and actual adverse drug events, adverse drug reactions, and medication errors. Participates in the management of medical emergencies. Maintains continuous learning and pharmacy practice development. Leads and facilitates pharmacy practice programs, directs patient care services, and medication systems, including developing and monitoring patient care and pharmacy practice metrics. Effectively collaborates with other hospital departments and strategic business unit leaders to advance patient care services and pharmacy programs.
Clinical Pharmacy Services – Provides primary coverage of direct patient care programs and provides accurate, safe, timely, and appropriate medication therapy based on patient needs. Works as an active member of pharmacy clinical programs and multidisciplinary teams, collaborates with healthcare providers and decentralized pharmacy staff, and places practice priority on the delivery of patient-centered care. Provides comprehensive coverage of decentralized pharmacy areas and maintains expertise and continuity-of-practice in assigned patient care areas, clinical roles, and practice assignments. Leads and facilitates assigned patient service lines and therapeutic areas and assumes responsibility for the outcomes of the pharmacy care programs in assigned practice areas. Maintains evidenced-based expertise in specialty pharmacy practice (consistent with national pharmacy training standards) that is aligned with the needs of assigned clinical pharmacy service roles and patient care areas.
Teamwork and Inter-professional Collaboration – Presents to assigned areas on time and ready to work and does not exhibit excessive unscheduled absenteeism. Ensures continuity of care between shifts, among pharmacy staff assignments, and across pharmacy practice areas. Supports other pharmacy operations and areas outside of current assignment. Works effectively with all members of the healthcare team to ensure the best outcome for the patient and demonstrates sensitivity to the perspective of the patient, caregiver, or health care colleague in all communications. Assists pharmacy managers with the integration of clinical pharmacy services, drug utilization programs, and pharmacy operations throughout the institution.
Teaching, Training, Precepting, and Mentoring – Mentors new staff and assists with training of all staff as requested. Develops and maintains quality training opportunities and relationships for teaching and precepting pharmacy students and residents. Actively precepts and mentors pharmacy students (IPPE and APPE) and pharmacy residents (PGY1 and PGY2 residents). Demonstrates desire and aptitude for teaching and mentoring experiential education, maintains mastery of quality preceptor attributes including the four preceptor roles. Completes preceptor skills assessment and development programs and actively demonstrates preceptors skills credentials from approved sources. Delivers or mentors trainees to deliver effective evidence-based education to other healthcare providers.
Quality Improvement, Regulatory Compliance, and Accreditation – Provides quality improvement initiatives to improve medication-related processes, pharmacy systems, or patient care programs. Provides regulatory compliance initiatives and supports institutional accreditation processes. Leads initiatives and actively participates in procedures to maintain full ASHP Accreditation of all pharmacy residency programs. Identifies practice-related issues which require evaluation and facilitates clinical research projects, quality improvement initiatives. Identifies, resolves, and reports short- and long-term obstacles to patient care and medication safety, regulatory compliance, or stewardship of resources. Proactively uses data analysis techniques to track, monitor, and communicate the clinical quality, operational, and financial outcomes of assigned areas and to benchmark performance against internal targets and against local and national best practices. Designs, facilitates, and coordinates or mentors trainees to conduct medication use evaluations. Designs, facilitates, and coordinates or mentors pharmacy residents to conduct evidence-based practice-related or quality improvement initiatives.
Professional Activities and Practice Advancements – Maintains a record of contribution and sustained commitment to pharmacy practice via documentation of pharmacist professional activities and practice advancement accomplishments. Documents a sustained record of improvements in and contributions to pharmacy practice. Maintains active appointment to a drug policy or hospital, system, or medical staff committee as assigned. Documents a sustained record of contributing to the total body of knowledge in pharmacy practice through publications in professional journals and/or presentations at professional meetings or serving as an external reviewer. Demonstrates leadership in advancing the profession of pharmacy through active service in professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels.
Leadership and Organizational Involvement – Participates in departmental meetings and educational activities as assigned. Supports practice advancement initiatives, clinical research projects, and stewardship initiatives led by colleagues and peers. Maintains professional image by participating in department practice councils and external pharmacy professional groups (local, state, or national). Documents baseline leadership attributes through completion of required internal leadership curriculum. Maintains continuous learning and leadership development. Exhibits business skills essential to a practice-based leader and participates in the pharmacy department planning and budgeting process.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Clinical Pharmacist - Specialist opportunity with Orlando and apply online today.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.