Clinical Pharmacist

Clinical Pharmacist – Position will be open until filled

Full-time 36-40 hrs/week

FLSA Non-exempt

$51.07-$58.80 hourly, DOE

SWMTCHC Core Competencies, Mission, and Vision

Integrity and Trust

Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct and truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent themselves for personal gain.

Expectation:

Maintains confidentiality of others’ personal information; can be trusted to represent the SWMTCHC outside the organization; meets and complies with all medical, regulatory, and licensing standards; takes ownership of their own actions and is accountable for their own mistakes; follows through on what they say they will do.

Mission and Vision Integration

Adheres to the Mission and Vision of the SWMTCHC during both good and bad times; is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of the SWMTCHC mission and vision; acts in line with the values of the mission.

Mission:

To inspire hope and empower wellness by providing access to comprehensive healthcare

Vision:

A stronger Montana through community and wellness

Expectation:

Articulates and sincerely demonstrates the mission consistently through examples such as: treating all people (patients/staff/other agencies, etc.) equally; non-judgmentally; listens to others without making assumptions, uses eye contact and acknowledges others; makes decisions that are focused on the patient/staff. Demonstrates strong emotional intelligence attributes.

Team Relations

Understands and supports the team approach; is seen as team player and is cooperative; easily gains the trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers; fosters dialogue; creates a feeling of belonging to the team; communicates openly and clearly.

Expectation:

Effectively able to communicate (can give and receive both positive and constructive feedback) with peer group and other staff to get the message across; knows appropriate team members to consult relative to the issue or situation; willingly shares knowledge and information with appropriate team members; actively seeks opportunities to help the team.

Position Summary

Under the general direction and supervision of the Pharmacy Director, the Clinical Pharmacist will provide collaborative and comprehensive medication management services; serve as a drug therapy resource for staff and patients; develop and sustain productive patient relationships; and be able to work productively with other members of the patient care team. This position may require travel and/or tele-visits at multiple primary care clinics. 

Position Requirements

Education:  Graduate from an accredited college or university with a degree in Pharmacy required

License:  Current MT Pharmacy License required; current certification in BLS required;

Experience:  Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner upon hire preferred; ability to obtain such within 12 months of hire required; Board Certification in Ambulatory Care or related area or residency training preferred

Equivalent combination of education and experience relating to above tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered

Other:  Valid state-issued driver’s license is required

Job Requirements

  • The ability to operate a computer system and apply basic computer skills
  • The ability to become proficient in the use of clinic software programs
  • The ability to communicate effectively with patients and staff
  • Possess and apply the skills necessary to effectively treat patients of all age groups, regardless of special needs of patient
  • Perform duties in a manner that is both professional and compassionate
  • Apply knowledge in a manner that allows the needs of each patient to be met

Essential Functions, Roles, and Responsibilities

  • Using the patient centered medical home team model, provide comprehensive drug therapy management (CMM) to SWMTCHC patients with the goal of improving health outcomes by optimizing drug therapy.  The clinical pharmacist shall follow the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process under a Collaborative Practice Agreement (CPA) which includes:
    -Assessing the patient:  basic vital signs, visual inspection for medication related side effects
    -Interviewing patients to obtain information regarding drug use and history
    -Screening for drug interactions, other adverse effects, or contraindications
    -Adjusting medications based on current guidelines
    -Providing education on drug/disease state
    -Exploring opportunities to simplify the regimen and/or reduce cost
    -Utilizing tools and techniques to improve patient adherence when needed
    -Implementing the plan and following up
    -Work with the anticoagulation team (PCP, INR Nurse, Case Manager), to provide proper education and dosing of warfarin, low molecular weight heparin, and new oral anticoagulants
    -Provide medication reconciliation services to patients who are considered high risk (ie transition of care): This includes obtaining most current records from hospital and/or outpatient pharmacy, communicating discrepancies and concerns to PCP, updating med list in EMR, recommending lab monitoring and future follow up
    -Lead or manage multidisciplinary teams focused on quality improvement, outcomes research, and disease management projects with the goal of improving the quality of healthcare provided to SWMTCHC patients
    -Maintain positive patient relationships with a strong commitment to taking into consideration patient specific barriers in working with patients from a wide range of economic, cultural, and social backgrounds
    -Display competency in utilizing electronic medical record, documenting medication-related information accurately and concisely, according to agency policy and professional standards  
    -Oversee, mentor and teach University of Montana pharmacy students during their rotation at SWMTCHC, approving all encounters containing orders or changes in drug therapy
    -Provide staff education including formal in-services as requested; act as a drug therapy resource by maintaining open communication with prescribers concerning drug therapy issues; and provide oral and written drug information upon request
    -Understand rules and regulations pertaining to 340B including patient eligibility; follow established guidelines for administration of various medication assistance programs
    -Operationalize innovative projects to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of pharmacy prescribing within SWMTCHC, including utilizing established protocols such as formulary substitution protocol, medication refill protocol, etc.
    -Work in the outpatient pharmacy as needed, following all retail pharmacist job functions
    -Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Competent in dealing with diverse populations
  • Communication skills:  Ability to communicate with medical professionals as well as patients in both verbal and written forms
  • Research skills: Ability to use pharmacy reference material (hardback and electronic)
  • Computer skills including pharmacy-based software programs
  • Language skills:  Ability to read and comprehend medical jargon, including prescriptions and progress notes
  • Math skills:  Ability to perform basic pharmaceutical calculations, including quantity, volume, percentages
  • Proven understanding of performing confidential work under HIPAA standards
  • Ability to work independently without supervision
  • Ability to work in a team environment while optimally functioning in a continually changing work environment
  • Ability to obtain Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP) within 12 months of hire

Legal Concepts

  • Practices with the scope of education, training, and personal capabilities
  • Follows federal, state and local legal guidelines; follows license criteria when licensure applies
  • Maintains HIPAA compliance
  • Maintains OSHA compliance
  • Reports any evidence of abuse or neglect to provider or appropriate official

Supervision: This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Immediate Supervisor:  Pharmacy Director; in their absence, designee

Physical Demands/Working Conditions: 

General office/clinic conditions are pleasant; good, clean working conditions where accident and hazards are negligible; requires short periods of moderate lifting, pushing or pulling objects up to twenty-five pounds. Clear diction and acute hearing are necessary for effective communication with the staff and public.  Requires the ability to stand for extended periods; perform functions requiring hand and finger dexterity, close vision and depth perception; requires the ability to reach and extend arms and hands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.    

Position is based in the Butte; however, position responsibilities may require travel to other locations on occasion. Use of personal vehicle may be required for travel; therefore, a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and registration is required.

OSHA Classification I:  Normal work routine involves potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood and/or body fluids; use of appropriate protective measures is required.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Southwest Montana Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About The Company

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Benefits

Southwest Montana Community Health Center is a dynamic, multi-site organization that is a leader in providing integrated healthcare to supportive, dedicated communities. We offer a robust selection of services including primary medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, and care management in a 4-county area. We are a community-minded, mission-driven organization delivering quality care using a true team-based, collaborative model. Eligible employees are offered a competitive wage; full benefits package including health, dental, vision, voluntary life/ADD benefits; company paid life/ADD benefit; retirement plan with company match after one year; paid vacation, sick, and holidays; great work/life balance; employee discounts on services; and more, in a pleasant and professional environment.

Additional Info

Southwest Montana Community Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center with Level III NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home recognition. We're a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site for Loan Repayment and Scholarships with a HPSA Score of 18.

Facility

The Southwest Montana Community Health Center carries the mission to Inspire hope and empower wellness by providing access to comprehensive healthcare. We live this mission every day by carrying out our vision of “A stronger Montana through community and wellness”.

The Southwest Montana Community Health Center offers primary medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy services to everyone. The private nonprofit clinic is always taking new patients and accepts every type of insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare and all private insurance.

The clinic is a mission-driven clinic guided by volunteer community members. For more than 30 years, its mission has been to provide care to people regardless of their ability to pay for that care. It receives a grant from the federal government which allows it to offer discounts to patients who meet income and eligibility guidelines.

The community health center offers high-quality team care and has received recognition for its patient-centered care efforts in which a team of professionals care for a patient so they have the opportunity to live their healthiest life. The organization employs more than 150 people including doctors, nurses, mid-level providers, pharmacists, dentists, care managers, insurance specialists and support staff. All staff are committed to our guiding values that are: quality, access, and accountability.

The SWMTCHC has multiple sites, including the main site in Butte, clinics in Dillon and Anaconda and pharmacies in Butte, Dillon, and Sheridan.

Community

Nestled in the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains of Southwest Montana, between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks is Montana’s most unique city offering; small-town charm with a big city feel. Within minutes of city-center are miles of non-motorized and motorized trails, waterways offering fishing and floating opportunities and wildlife watching. Butte is where the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) offers 13 trail heads to pristine vistas and open areas. Home to one of the nation’s largest National Historic Landmark Districts is a wealth of turn of the 20th century architecture most listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We celebrate the history of our mining industrialization with; stories and culture of the men and women who immigrated to Butte America. Please visit BUTTE ELEVATED for more information about our community.

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