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SIDRA4027 - Clinical Staff Pharmacist - Inpatient Services

Department: Pharmacy Div
Division: Outpatient Clinic Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-May-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medical and Research Center is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards.  Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is:  “Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class:     Patient and Family Centered Care      Health Education        Biomedical Discovery

Sidra works closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation across  all three activities to raise the standard of health and health care throughout the State of Qatar.

Department: The Department of Pharmacy provides world class pharmaceutical care to a diverse patient base of women and children of both local and international origin. Our expert staff is dedicated to the provision of specialized pediatric and maternal health  care in an empathetic and caring clinical environment.  Our department services  inpatient, emergency and ambulatory settings in a 399 bed facility utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and technologies.
Job Summary: The Clinical Staff Pharmacist-Inpatient Services provides pharmaceutical services to the hospital’s inpatients through optimizing  the use of pharmaceuticals, and collaborating with healthcare professionals throughout the organization to provide the highest quality of patient care. She/He proactively intervenes to optimize each patient's therapy and documents the outcome of the intervention, provides accurate drug information, ensures that pharmaceutical products and services are provided in a timely, safe and cost-effective manner and ensures compliance with current medication management standards. The Clinical Staff Pharmacist is centralized in the Inpatient Pharmacy or in one of the Satellite Pharmacies throughout the hospital.
Key Role Accountabilities:

CLINICAL:

  • Checks and verifies that medication reconciliation is completed on admission and discharge.

  • Reviews patients’ medication orders for efficacy and safety, and makes recommendations to providers Prescriber if changes are required.

  • Provides drug information to healthcare professionals, including but not limited to prescribers and nurses.

  • Performs therapeutic drug level monitoring and makes adjustments for ensuring patient safety.

  • Consults with peers and supervisors  when assistance is n needed in choosing the most appropriate drug therapy.

  • Participates in drug use evaluation and drug protocol management.

  • Assesses the status of the patient’s health problems and determines whether the prescribed medications are optimally meeting the patient’s needs and goals of care.

  • Performs Drug-Drug, Drug-Lab, Drug Food and Drug-Disease Monitoring and offers alternatives when applicable.

  • Ensures continuity of care between the acute and ambulatory patient care environments.

  • Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely, as per policy and procedure.

 

COMPETENCY:

  • Provides in-service education to Pharmacy and non-Pharmacy personnel.

  • Mentors pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.

  • Participates in the orientation and training of Pharmacy students, residents and newly hired  Pharmacists and Technicians.

  • Communicates effectively with healthcare professionals, patients and family members where appropriate.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the compounding of extemporaneous preparations.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in aseptic technique during the preparation of sterile pharmaceutical products.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of departmental equipment and software where applicable for assigned duties.

  • Has (or will obtain) certification in Basic Life Support (BLS

  • Maintains professional competency and skills sufficient to meet current and future needs of the facility.

 

MEDICATION SAFETY:

  • Monitors and reports adverse drug reactions.

  • Adheres to policies and procedures relating to Medication Safety, and provides suggestions for increasing it.

  • Supports and participates in the goals of the organization's quality improvement, risk management, and patient safety programs to include (but not limited to) National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures, and other medication-related Joint Commission International (JCI) initiatives.

 

OPERATIONAL:

  • Contributes to the achievement of goals of the department through personal effort and influence over others.

  • Verifies medication orders for accuracy and clinical appropriateness, checks medications prepared by Pharmacy Technicians for accuracy prior to dispensing and notifies appropriate persons if changes are required.

  • Provides accurate shift-to-shift communication regarding unsolved situations requiring future action.

  • Provides professional, courteous customer service to all customer types (patients/family, Nursing, Medical Staff, others).

 

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT:

  • Follows established policies, procedures and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.

 

REGULATORY:

  • Attends annual Continuing Educations (CE) as required by law.

  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.

  • Complies with accreditation, legal, regulatory, and safety requirements for a specific practice setting.

 

 

In view of the developing and changing needs and opportunities within Sidra during this start-up phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
Essential Requirements:
  • BSc - Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy/BPharm or M.Sc., Master of Science in Pharmacy/MPharm

  • All degrees must have been obtained from an ACPE accredited college of Pharmacy or equivalent.

  • 3+ years’ experience as a licensed/registered Clinical Staff  Pharmacist after graduation from primary degree in a recognized pediatric/women's hospital in North America or equivalent in UK, Republic of Ireland, EU States, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand.

  • 5+ years’ experience as a licensed/registered Clinical Staff  Pharmacist after graduation from primary degree in a recognized pediatric/women's hospital in Middle East or GCC or 3+ years of experience after graduating with PharmD

  • +0 years of experience as a recent graduate of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program at Qatar University

  • Licensed in Pharmacy in country of origin

  • Obtain State of Qatar Pharmacy License after on boarding.  

  • Excellent clinical knowledge as it pertains to medication and disease management

  • Demonstrated ability to work with Pharmacy Information Systems

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

 

Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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