Job Description Summary:
Reporting to the Pharmacy Clinical Manager, the Advanced Practice Pharmacist (APP) will work collaboratively with physicians to provide drug therapy management. Following diagnosis and referral by a physician the APP will conduct full patient histories, perform physical examinations, order and/or review laboratory studies, provide education to patients on disease state and medication therapy, and initiate or modify medication therapies as outlined in disease management protocols.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Performs physical examination and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination. Utilizes established protocols for the evaluation and treatment of patients. Performs focused history and physical examinations of patients as per protocol. Compiles data from history and physical examination to determine a plan of care.
- Administers or orders laboratory tests and interprets test results for deviations from normal. Interprets laboratory findings appropriately. Notes deviations from normal. Consults with the physician on those findings that may require referral. Responsible for the appropriate follow-up of laboratory results.
- Consults with appropriate providers when diagnosis, treatment or interpretation of tests is in question. Directs all patients to the appropriate health care provider for follow-up and utilizes appropriate time frame for follow-up care.
- Prescribes medications in accordance with the rules and regulations governing limited prescriptive authority in the State of Texas. Prescribes the appropriate medications for the patient’s diagnosis and condition. Informs the patient of side effects and instructs the patient in administration of the medication. Maintains the required certification, CEUs, and notification forms directed by law for limited prescriptive authority. Consults with physician for those medications requiring physician signature or approval per protocol.
- Develops and implements patient management plans, records examination, diagnostics, plan of care, and treatment in accordance with the protocol and United Regional policy. Documents history and complaint(s), appropriate physical findings, and laboratory findings and interpretations. Documents plan of care to include treatment. Documents consultations and referrals.
- Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimes, normal growth and development, disease process, family planning, emotional problems of daily living and health maintenance.
- Performs all other tasks/responsibilities as necessary.
Education and Experience:
- Current license to practice pharmacy in the state of TX required.
- Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree required.
- Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist preferred.
- Minimum of 5 years of pharmacy practice experience or 2 year pharmacy residency required.
- Previous experience with drug therapy management and/or disease state management preferred.
Knowledge and Skills:
- High level of analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with patients and other healthcare providers.
- Exceptional verbal, written communication, and presentation abilities.
- Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
- A natural curiosity and energetic, creative, and collaborative approach to working and problem solving.
- Highly motivated self-learner with a passion for excellence.
- Enjoys working on teams.