We are recruiting for multiple full time inpatient pharmacist positions, with following focus areas available: oncology, pediatrics, internal medicine, supervisor/leadership
Mercy Hospital Springfield is known for our unique combination of leading-edge health care and our compassionate team of caregivers. Our common goal is to provide you with high-quality care and an easier and more personal experience. Patient satisfaction is our top priority, with a strong focus on safety and innovation. Our hospital recognitions include:
American College of Cardiology in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” issue for commitment to hospital care for heart patients
Level I Trauma & Burn Center
Level II Stroke Center by MoDHSS
Joint Commission Stroke Certification as Primary Stroke Center
Mercy Children's Hospital Springfield Services include:
Level III NICU
PICU and general pediatrics floor
Pediatric Emergency Department
St. Jude-Affiliated Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic
Works with members of the health care team to provide safe and effective drug therapy. Serves as a drug information resource to pharmacy, nursing, and medical staffs as well as to patients. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and mercy standards.
Job Description Responsibilities:
Follows confidentiality policies & procedures.
Coordination of Services:
a. Coordinates efforts with department operational staff. b. Participates in the precepting of undergraduate B.S. and Pharm.D. students.
a. Evaluates medication orders for potential clinical and operational problems. b. Participates in investigational protocols as needed. c. Exercises judgment in prioritizing daily activities and demonstrates fiscal responsibility in the planning and utilization of resources. d. Supports the continuing education initiative of the Medical Center by presenting inservices and lectures to staff. e. Assists in developing and certifying competencies in department staff in relation to their delegated roles and responsibilities in patient care practice areas. f. Participates in quality assurance activities including documenting problems and recommending resolutions. g. Monitors drug therapy through chart reviews and interactions with other health care professionals and intervenes when appropriate.
Review records of patients to determine the appropriateness of medication therapy
Evaluate patient’s condition to ensure all issues are being treated
Develop effective medication plans that minimize the risk of adverse side effects
Consult on dosages, medication substances, etc
Advise on correct administration of drugs
Asses the results of pharmaceutical treatments
Collaborate with healthcare professionals to ensure optimal patient care
Keep accurate documentation of medication plans and patient progress
Routinely consults with physicians and nurses concerning appropriateness of orders, availability of medication, side effects, incompatibilities, formulary considerations, and current care path management.
Is well informed of current Medical Center and departmental policies and procedures.
Maintains good relationships with nursing and medical staffs and conducts professional practice as an integral part of the pharmacy department.
Attends conferences, workshops, etc. and maintains licensure requirements.
Serves as a clinical resource for specific care center staff by maintaining an appropriate level of subspecialty expertise.
Serves on committees as requested.
Complies with standards of regulatory and licensing agencies and JCAHO.
Participates in data collection for drug utilization evaluation and adverse drug reaction reporting.
Participates in the education of students and residents.
Participates in department initiatives (e.g. MUE, policy review, etc.)
Active Preceptor for students/residents.
Active involvement in ministry-wide initiatives (e.g. specialty council, P&T, etc.)
a. Communicates effectively with all Medical Center co-workers demonstrating clear and precise oral and written documentation and active listening skills. b. Ensures timely two way communication with department staff to achieve optimal operational effectiveness.
a. Hospital assigned expiration date checks completed and documented appropriately. b. Hospital assigned unit/department floor stock checks completed and documented appropriately. c. Mandatory fire/safety done and documented. d. Mandatory PPD. e. Other mandatory continuing education and competencies completed and documented.
a. Demonstrates proficiency with pharmacy information system order verification and clinical documentation (Epic Willow). b. Demonstrates proficiency with drug information software (Micromedex). c. Demonstrates proficiency with pharmacy automation technology systems (McKesson Automation, Omnicell Systems, and Baxa Systems).
A. Demonstrates professionalism and customer service in daily activities. B. Displays professional and courteous behavior when working with other Mercy co-workers C. Answers the phone in a timely fashion in a professional manner D. Maintains proper hygiene and professional attire
Qualifications: Education: Minimum requirement of Bachelor of Science (BS) or Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) in pharmacy degree. Licensure: Currently licensed or eligible for license in Missouri including Medication Therapy Services certification Experience (preferred): Completed PGY-1or 4 years hospital pharmacy experience in specialty area Certifications: Eligible for Board of Pharmacy Specialties certification (preferred in area of specialty practice)
Mercy, one of the 25 largest U.S. health systems and named the top large system in the U.S. for excellent patient experience by NRC Health, serves millions annually with nationally recognized quality care and one of the nation’s largest Accountable Care Organizations. Mercy is a highly integrated, multi-state health care system including more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, convenient and urgent care locations, imaging centers and pharmacies. Mercy has 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 4,000 Mercy Clinic physicians and advanced practitioners, and more than 40,000 co-workers serving patients and families across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.