University of Utah Health Care

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Health Plans Clinical Pharmacist

Health Plans Clinical Pharmacist

Requisition Number 
24037
Reg/Temp 
Regular
Employment Type 
Full-Time
Shift 
Day
Work Schedule 
Monday through Friday
Location Name 
University of Utah Health Plans
Patient Care? 
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City 
Murray
State 
UT
Department 
UIP CST 01H UUHP PHARMACY SVC
Category 
Insurance / Health Plans

More information about this job

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position for use in Health Plans Departments only.

Clinical pharmacists insure safe, effective ,and cost-efficient medication therapy is implemented for all patients in their care and monitor care appropriately. This includes monitoring and coordinating drug therapy, providing drug information to patients and providers, providing clinical pharmacy services, solving medication related problems for individual patients as well as in the medication use process, and workflow to accomplish daily tasks allotted to the pharmacist. Clinical pharmacists participate in quality improvement projects to improve clinical care or pharmacy operations.

Clinical pharmacists must work effectively as a team member, communicate clearly, assertively, and professionally, to all providers, Health Plan members and their families, and other staff members, and provide superior customer service when interacting with providers,patient and their family members, co-workers, and vendors. Clinical pharmacists must be willing to work with trainees in the department (eg, students, interns, residents or new staff).

Responsibilities

  • Solves problems in the medication use process for patients and the organization.
  • Identifies, engages, in organizational and department quality improvement activities to improve patient care, medication use process, and pharmacy operations.
  • Educates and trains residents, students, interns, colleagues and other health care professionals.
  • Assesses appropriate drug information and literature resources, and provides effective information to varied audiences including patients, other health care professions, and peers.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
  • Ability and willingness to train department trainees (eg students, residents, new staff).
  • Ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, assertively, and professionally, to all providers, Health Plan members and their families and other staff members.
  • Ability to provide superior customer service when interacting with providers, patients and their family members, co-workers, and vendors.
  • Ability to work with trainees in the department. (eg, students, interns, residents, or new staff).
  • Demonstrated human relation, effective communication, service orientation, organizational, and computer literacy skills.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • An advanced degree (Pharm D.) or equivalent clinical practice experience..
  • Additional qualifications may be required depending on area the pharmacist is primarily assigned to work. Examples of additional qualifications could include basic or advanced life-support training, residency training, or certifications.

Licenses Required

  • Current licensure to dispense controlled substances in the State of Utah.
  • Current Pharmacist license in the State of Utah (Obtain within 90 days of starting residency)

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Residency training.
  • Managed Care experience

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves light work that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require light work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. This position involves standing for extended periods of time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements

Sitting, Walking