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Allina Health System Pharmacist - Inpatient in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Date Posted: October 05, 2021 Department: 34007800 Pharmacy Services Shift: Day/Evening/Night (United States of America) Hours Per Week: 40 Union Contract: Non-Union Weekend Rotation: Every 4th Job Summary: Provides optimal pharmaceutical care for patients and oversees medication management through the compounding and dispensing of prescribed medications, evaluation of patient medication therapies and outcomes, the performance of medication history evaluations, and providing consultation and education to patients about medications and their use. Provides pharmaceutical care for Home Infusion patients. Practices in accordance with all laws and regulations, following legal standards in all areas including, work rules, controlled substance requirements, state and federal regulations, and HIPAA regulations. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications. Job Description: Principle Responsibilities Reviews medications and patient medication profiles for possible interactions. Evaluates medication orders for appropriateness, including dosage, route, frequency, effectiveness, and cost. Checks for medication over/under utilization. Conducts medication history reviews, monitoring patient medicine profiles to ensure appropriateness based on factors such as age, indication for use, elimination parameters and other clinically relevant lab results. Adheres to formulary management principles, published guidelines, and approved protocols. In collaboration with other health care professionals, may manage the home infusion patient care plan. Dispenses medications. Enters, verifies, compounds and dispenses medications and IV's. Verifies accuracy of product preparation, compounding, and labeling to comply with current standards, laws and hospital policy. Evaluates compatibilities between medications, IV solutions, and parenteral nutrition. May program and maintain pump technology and medication delivery devices. May oversee provision of and compatibility of supplies and equipment. Provides counseling and consultation. Counsels patients on new medication, refills and over-the-counter products as needed. Effectively communicates with patients and staff member based on their specific needs. Consults with physicians and other health care providers to assist patient with medications. Provides patient-specific consultative services or medication-related information to members of the interdisciplinary care team. Provides pharmacotherapeutic recommendations to optimize therapy and maximize patient care and cost efficiencies. Documents professional activities, related medication consults, and other patient care activities in the medical record or other pharmacy reporting databases. May work collaboratively with Allina Home Care partners, liaisons, nurse care coordinators, and social workers to help facilitate new referrals and admissions. Provides medication education and patient care service. Provides medication education to patients to improve adherence and support positive outcomes. Provides medication information and education to healthcare professionals on relevant topics, such as prevalent or problematic issues related to prescribing. Makes recommendations to optimize medication therapy. Holds self and team members accountable to provide exemplary service to patients, caregivers, nursing and other professional staff. Practices in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, following legal standards in all areas including, work rules, controlled substance requirements, state and federal regulations, and HIPAA regulations. Collaborates as part of an Interdisciplinary Care Team-based approach to patient care with physicians, other providers, nurses, and other health professionals to better meet patient needs while improving health care quality. Provides direction, support and training to Pharmacy team. Provides work direction for Ph