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Overnight Emergency Medicine Pharmacist

Company: MercyOne Medical Center Des Moines
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: July 7, 2024

Job Description:

MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center is seeking an overnight staff pharmacist position. This will be a decentralized clinical position in the Emergency Department (ED) which will expand our already comprehensive clinical Emergency Medicine (EM) Pharmacy services to 24/7 coverage. Pharmacists in the ED at MercyOne – DSM are extremely hands-on and are relied upon as an essential member of the interdisciplinary emergency medicine team. EM Pharmacists are responsible for attending all medical and traumatic resuscitation and emergencies, assisting with procedural sedation and RSI, providing drug therapy consultation, reviewing medication orders, facilitating medication distribution, assisting with medication administration, performing culture follow-up activities under a collaborative practice agreement, answering drug information questions, and other tasks as necessary. EM Pharmacists respond to formal alerts within the ED for STEMI, stroke, trauma, and sepsis, providing therapeutic consultation and facilitating prompt medication administration. For questions about the position please contact our hiring manager, Edina Avdic. Edina Avdic, PharmD, MBA, BCPS AQ-ID Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Pharmacy Department MercyOne - Des Moines eavdic@mercydesmoines.org Essential Key Job Responsibilities Delivers pharmaceutical care to patients to ensure optimal medication-related patient outcomes. Oversees and/or participates in assuring appropriate medications are prepared and delivered to care areas in a timely manner, and are stored both securely and in a manner appropriate for both stability and effective workflow. Works collaboratively with other healthcare team members to provide pharmacotherapy recommendations with intent to achieve optimal patient outcomes across the continuum of care. Supervises and mentors technicians, interns, and students working during their shift in order to maintain the accuracy and quality of pharmaceutical services. Maintains quality and safety in the department through completion of quality control checks, identifying and reporting out medication errors and near misses, identifying process improvements and ensures appropriate documentation. Provides accurate and timely responses to other healthcare professionals and patients regarding drug information questions and MercyOne medication use policies to assure safe and appropriate use of medications. Participates in the orientation, instruction and training of pharmacy students, interns, pharmacy technicians, residents, pharmacists and other health professionals. Knowledgeable and adheres to State and Federal laws, regulations, pharmacy policies, procedures and standard operating procedures, formulary and pertinent clinical practice guidelines. Provides professional, engaging customer service to all patients, and healthcare providers with whom they work. Performs other job functions as directed by the pharmacy manager/supervisor.

Keywords: MercyOne Medical Center Des Moines, Des Moines , Overnight Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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