Pharmacist / West Bloomfield (Contingent)

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Pharmacy
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1911233 Requisition #

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The pharmacist assumes responsibility for the day-to-day comprehensive, patient-oriented pharmacy services provided on his/her shift in each area of the department. The pharmacist works under the general direction of the area's administrative or clinical coordinator, and provides direction and supervision for supportive staff assigned to his/her shift. The pharmacist must be able to exercise sound management and clinical judgment in making appropriate decisions in the absence of coordinators or more senior staff. He/she assists coordinators in identifying problems which exist in his/her assigned area of practice and cooperates in the resolution of these problems. The pharmacist participates in training pharmacy interns and externs in each of the pharmacy service areas.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates the dispensing of unit dose, intravenous admixtures, investigational and research drugs and other pharmaceuticals to meet the needs of patient care.
  • Identifies and monitors the pharmaceutical needs of patients.
  • Reviews patient charts and/or interviews the patient, physician, or nurse to obtain information for medication records or profiles.
  • Reviews drug-related information to identify potential problems regarding drug therapy and recommends appropriate solutions to those problems.
  • Verifies medication orders for completeness and legality.
  • Verifies and checks prepared medications for appropriate dose, route, frequency and duration of therapy.
  • Provides immediate and direct supervision of supportive personnel assigned to his/her shift. Participates, as assigned, in the experiential and didactic education and training of pharmacy students, residents, fellows, and support staff.
  • Provides drug and poison information for patients, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.
  • Conducts monthly nursing unit reviews in a timely fashion as assigned.
  • Assists in the performance evaluation of area supportive personnel.
  • Continuously evaluates and monitors patients' therapeutic responses to prescribed medications as outlined in approved standards of practice.
  • Provides pharmacokinetic dosing consultation for patients as needed.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must hold a degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and should have served an internship and/or residency in hospital pharmacy. 
  •  Must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Michigan.

     Overview

       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit HenryFord.com.

     Benefits

       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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