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SIDRA4099 - Clinical Pharmacist - Inpatient Services

Department: Pharmacy Div
Division: Outpatient Clinic Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 30-Nov-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 world class specialized pediatric and maternal health pharmaceutical care in an empathetic and caring clinical environment.  We provide the highest level of care in both inpatient and ambulatory settings in a 399 bed facility utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and technologies.
Job Summary: The Clinical Pharmacist - Inpatient/Ambulatory  Services is an integral part of the medical team.  The incumbent will participate in medical rounds, assist the multi-disciplinary team to select the most cost-effective evidence-based treatment for the patients, perform pediatric dosing based on Pharmacokinetic parameters, manage Narrow Therapeutic Index drugs by using lab values to calculate and predict desired drug levels and participate in discharge planning and medication reconciliation.  She/He will also participate in appropriate committees and provides valuable input  as well as provide teaching of medication intricacies to Medical and Pharmacy Students and residents.  
Key Role Accountabilities:

CLINICAL:

  • 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.

  • Fully integrates her/his specialized knowledge of the scientific and clinical use of medications, including medication action, dosing, adverse effects, and drug interactions, in when performing patient care activities in collaboration with other members of the health care team.

  • Utilizes professional expertise to provide patients with customized treatment strategies to best meet individual patient needs.

  • Provides medication information to healthcare professionals, including but not limited to, physicians Prescribers and Nurses.

  • Participates in patient care rounds.

  • Checks and verifies medication reconciliation on admission and discharge.

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

  • Assists in the ordering of total parenteral nutrition by being part of the Total Parentral Nutrition (TPN) team, as per the needs of her/his assigned care center within hospital.

  • Completes therapeutic drug level monitoring protocols to ensure patient safety and optimal efficacy of treatment.

  • Participates in Clinical Pharmacy activities for his/her care center, including (but not limited to) Pharmacokinetics consultations, antimicrobial stewardship, drug protocol managment and Medication Use Evaluation (MUE).

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

  • Designs, recommends, monitors, and evaluates patient specific pharmacotherapeutic regimens.

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

  • Participates in projects with the local College of Pharmacy and local Pharmacy organizations as needed.

 

COMPETENCY:

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

  • 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), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and/or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), and trains with code team and attends code situations, as required by assigned care center(s).

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

 

MEDICATION SAFETY:

  • Provides patients with thorough medication counseling, including how to best take his or her medications.

  • 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:

  • Sits on committees as required to provide recommendations pertaining to medication use and processes.

  • Participates in the Process/Quality Improvement activities of the care center, including Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).

 

 

REGULATORY:

  • 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.

  • Completes all required Continuing Education activities to maintain licensure to practice as a Pharmacist in Qatar, per the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP).

 

 

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:

 

  • Doctor of Phamacy (Pharm.D) from an ACPE / or equivalent accredited School of  Pharmacy or  Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy (PGDipClinicPharm)

  • 3+ years’ experience* as a licensed/registered clinical Pharmacist  in a Hospital in North America or equivalent in UK, Republic of Ireland, EU States, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand. 

    * Experience can be pre or post PharmD qualification

**Pharmacy internship period is not counted in the experience

 

  • 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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