Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacist – Pharmacy – Celebration in Celebration, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 5/27/2019

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Clinical Pharmacist – Pharmacy – Celebration

AdventHealth Celebration seeks to hire Pharmacy Manager, Clinical who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.



Facility Profile:

Established in 1997 and now a 203-bed hospital, AdventHealth Celebration Health was designed as a Mediterranean resort-style facility to serve as a cornerstone of health in Disney’s planned community of Celebration, Florida. The hospital consistently delivers a state-of-the-art healing environment to residents of Osceola, Orange, Polk and Lake Counties, as well as to visitors from across the United States and the world. All within a 'living laboratory' of groundbreaking, research-driven clinical solutions that integrate mind, body and spirit in the defeat of illness and disease.



Department Profile:

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



Work Hours/Shifts:

Monday – Friday; 8a – 5p



Job Summary:

Primary responsibility is the provision of integrated clinical and distributive pharmacy services, decentralized inter-professional pharmacy practice, direct patient care programs, and expert experiential pharmacy student and pharmacy resident training. Performs all duties necessary for the effective daily operation of the central pharmacy, satellite pharmacy areas, and decentralized pharmacy areas. Actively facilitates direct patient care programs, drug management services, and 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 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.



Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • 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
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy, or other advanced pharmacy degree required
  • Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency OR
  • Clinical pharmacy experience (3+ years) in a contemporary hospital setting required
  • Ability to coordinate and lead small groups of people in determining policy, implementing procedures and demonstrating progress (Preferred)
  • Leadership qualities essential to operate effectively within the institution and advance the practice of pharmacy (Preferred)
  • Ability to define operational or program problems/needs and solutions (Preferred)
  • 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)
  • Practice experience in a large hospital (greater than 500 bed institution) and integrated healthcare system (three or more hospitals in system)PowerPoint (Preferred)
  • Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency in specialty area consistent with practice needs of institution (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)
  • ACLS (Preferred)


Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.

  • a) 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.
  • b) 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.
  • c) 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. Facilitates assigned patient service lines and therapeutic areas and assumes responsibility for the outcomes of the pharmacy care programs in assigned practice areas.
  • d) 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.
  • e) 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. 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.
  • f) 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. 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. 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.
  • g) 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.
  • h) 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..

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 opportunity with Celebration and apply online today.



Job Keywords:

Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical, Pharmacy, Pharmacist, Celebration



Position Location:  Celebration
Job:  Pharmacy
Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
Primary Location:  US-FL-Celebration
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  May 1, 2019, 9:57:12 AM

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