Vanderbilt University Medical Center Retail Pediatric Staff Pharmacist, PRN in Nashville, Tennessee

JOB CODE INFORMATION:

  1. Job Code: 3656

  2. Job Stream Description: Professional

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides leadership in optimal product preparation and dosing of medications, and provision of patient specific drug information to include patient specific dosing. Aides in the prevention and reporting of medication errors and adverse drug reactions according to policy. Supports quality relationships with health care professionals, families, and patients; and the pharmacist is actively involved in being further educated and providing education in all appropriate ways.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reviews drug orders and/or prescriptions to ensure the safe, appropriate and cost-effective use of medications.

  • Provides outstanding patient care by optimizing medication preparation and resolving medication-related problems.

  • Prepares and dispenses medications, provides drug information and manages medication therapy in accordance with federal, state and local regulations and hospital policy.

  • Supervises the activities of assigned support personnel and verifying the accuracy and appropriateness of all medications prepared by support personnel prior to dispensing to patients or dispensing to healthcare providers for administration to patients.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:

PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG PREPARATION & DISPENSING (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully review, prepare and dispense prescribed medications. This includes being proficient in the general principles of aseptic technique utilized to compound sterile preparations (CSPs) to minimize the risk of contamination (where applicable).

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT - (INTERMEDIATE): - Demonstrates proficiency in medication management in practical applications of a difficult nature. Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to be capable of successfully conducting Medication Management without requiring support and instruction from others. Has the ability to determine the clinical appropriateness of each medication taken by the patient, determine the appropriateness of the dose, dosage form, indication, contraindications, potential adverse effects and potential problems with concomitant medications. Able to monitor for therapeutic duplication or other unnecessary medications, interpret, monitor and assessing patient's laboratory results as they relate to medication therapy and provide drug information to other healthcare professionals, patients and their families.

PHARMACEUTICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE & COMPLIANCE (ADVANCED): - Possesses specialized knowledge of the appropriate rules and regulations and applies them in difficult, stressful and complex situations. Demonstrates expertise and advanced knowledge of process improvement, and quality assurance techniques. Understands the principles upon which the rules and regulations are based. Demonstrates a commitment to continuous quality improvement and maintains compliance with a federal, state and local regulations as well as VUMC policies and procedures. Able to explain rules and regulations that are ambiguous or unclear.

MENTORING & COACHING - (NOVICE): - Constructively trains and mentors others by providing positive direction and feedback. Has provided constructive suggestions to improve a situation. Knows how to remove roadblocks to success and avoids judgments at all times. Makes a concerted effort to pass on experiences and job information that can be learned easily.

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPUTER LITERACY (NOVICE): - Has demonstrated a proficient understanding of computers or has successfully completed training for applications that are used to support medication use processes. Is capable of using the fundamental features of pharmaceutical computer applications to support patient care issues of moderate difficulty.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Organizational Impact: Independently delivers on objectives with understanding of how they impact the results of own area/team and other related teams.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes multiple sources of data to analyze and resolve complex problems; may take a new perspective on existing solution.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Has advanced knowledge within a professional area and basic knowledge across related areas.

  • Team Interaction: Acts as a go-to resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small project teams.

CORE CAPABILITIES:

SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P3):

    • Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.
    • Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
    • Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.

DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P3):

    • Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.
    • Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
    • Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.

ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P3):

    • Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.
    • Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
    • Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.

MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P3):

    • Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
    • Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
    • Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.

FOSTERING INNOVATION (P3):

    • Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.
    • Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.
    • Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant industry

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Licensed Pharmacist Required

Additional Qualification Information:

  • Per Pharmacy Department policy, all new hires are subject to pre-employment drug screening (post offer), as well as for cause and random drug screening during their tenure with Vanderbilt.

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Medium Work category requiring exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects.

Movement

  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Frequent: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Frequent: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Frequent: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Frequent: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Frequent: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Frequent: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Frequent: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

Sensory

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

  • Frequent: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

Job Pharmacy

Organization: MCJCHV Outpatient Pharmacy 209426

Title: Retail Pediatric Staff Pharmacist, PRN

Location: TN-Nashville-Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Requisition ID: 1804849