Consultant Pharmacist (Metro Pittsburgh) at AlixaRx

Pittsburgh, PA

About the Job

Job Description

AlixaRx is a national long-term care pharmacy organization that has  Clinical Opportunities in your area. Our team members must be dynamic, patient-oriented, geriatric certified (or willing to expand their knowledge by becoming certified within two years of employment at no cost to you!) and have a passion for long-term care.

AlixaRx's mission is to deliver clinical pharmacy services for post-acute care medical settings that Restore Health, Improve Patient Outcomes and Provide Cost-Effective, Accessible Healthcare Solutions.

  
GENERAL PURPOSE
Provide leadership, knowledge, and expertise for all functions related to clinical pharmacy at the long-term care center level; provide integration with interdisciplinary team to improve patient and facility clinical outcomes associated with medication use; responsible for staff education in area of expertise; and participate in continuous quality improvement/risk management activities that focus on medications or medication related systems that place patients and living center at the highest risk of negative outcomes.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
* Perform Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) required Medication Regimen Reviews as required by law
* Identify patients receiving medication known to have high potential of risk and manages associated risk by improving monitoring, discontinuation, or change to a safer alternative medication if one exists or to implement non-pharmacological medication interventions
* Serve as liaison between the contracted provider pharmacy and living centers to monitor for, act on, and resolve any pharmacy related issue that may adversely affect residents
* Identify strategic areas for improvement in order to effectively increase ability to accomplish clinical activities off-site
* Collaborate with other stakeholders in the development and delivery of training for multiple facility personnel
Position Requirements

 * Registered Pharmacist Licensure

* Doctorate of Clinical Pharmacy (Pharm.D), preferred
* Board Certification as Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) required or must be obtained within first two years of employment
* 3 years experience as consultant pharmacist in long-term care living centers, preferred
* Managerial experience in geriatric pharmacy, preferred
* Must be able to travel with overnight stays
* Basic understanding of Microsoft Office products preferred
* Up to 50% travel
* Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORS
* Possess thorough knowledge/experience of positive medication related practices and outcomes
* Able to analyze situations, manage associated risk by monitoring, discontinuation of medications, or changes to safer alternatives
* Able to effectively serve as liaison between the contracted provider pharmacy and living center to monitor for, act on, and resolve any pharmacy related issues
* Must be able to promote and educate all aspects of safe use, associated disease states, regulatory requirements to living center-level staff
* Must be able to perform CMS required Medication Regimen Reviews as required by law
* Must be self-motivated, organized, detail oriented and require little supervision
* Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information
* Ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with other employees and healthcare team members at all levels


PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

Mobility, reaching, bending, lifting (minimum of 10 pounds), fine hand coordination, ability to read and write, the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions, ability to travel, and ability to remain calm under pressure. Ability to read patient and pharmaceutical information on papers, computer screens and containers; ability to use a computer screen on a constant basis; ability to distinguish colors such as those pertaining to different pharmaceuticals.

Delivering the best possible care for our patients means having the best team. That's why we're committed to helping talented professionals like you achieve your professional goals on every level with:

* Management and clinical career ladders
* Leadership training opportunities
* Company-paid trainings and certifications
* Mentoring programs and more

We are always seeking skilled professionals who are ready to take pride in their work and grow their expertise. We'll reward your dedication with a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical insurance, retirement savings plans, paid time off and more. Join us and contribute your energy, experience and knowledge to redefining the future of care.  Apply today!


AlixaRx is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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