The Clinical Pharmacist, Informatics will be a member of the Department of Pharmacy IT team with the responsibility to oversee, participate and implement in the building and maintenance of the pharmacy information system and integrated medication record. Under the direction of the leadership of both the Departments of Pharmacy and Information Systems Division, the Clinical Pharmacist position is responsible for the coordination of medication- and pharmacy-related functionality within the integrated electronic health record, eRecord and independent pharmacy systems.
The Clinical Pharmacist. Infomatics will serve as a professional staff member in the Department of Pharmacy responsible for the clinical and medication use policy dimensions of all aspects of medication use in the integrated record. This position is responsible for the coordination of this system with an intimate understanding of changing scientific and biomedical evidence, a dynamic medication distribution system (being altered to maximize safety and efficiency using various technology and human resources), and maturing technology (of the computer system itself).
This position is also responsible for coordinating pharmacy staff input into system design and coordinating necessary decisions related to system operations within the pharmacy department.
The pharmacist will work with the various Clinical Analyst’s – Pharmacy Informatics to conduct workflow analysis of current practice, suggest practice improvement and standardization, advise on design flow for the components of the system, and review training materials for the implementation. This position is an independently functioning individual with knowledge in clinical process flow involving medications, computer support processes and operational pharmacy
The person may also maintain an inpatient staffing component (4-8 hrs per week) to compliment the Pharmacy IT needs.
Clinical Pharmacy IT Practice Management
a) Real-time screening and edits for drug-drug interactions, allergies, etc.;
b) Decision rules (dosing appropriateness, route selection, dose adjustment rules for end-organ dysfunction, etc.);
c) Prescribing guidelines and restrictions;
d) Medication order sets;
e) Clinical practice guideline compliance tools (hard edits, reminders, etc.);
f) Formulary product selection guidance;
g) Cost containment programs including automatic therapeutic interchange programs;
h) Others as needed and developed.
Clinical Pharmacy IT Project Management
Bachelor of Pharmacy degree with 4-5 years (prefer > 5 years experience) OR Doctor of Pharmacy Degree with 3 years experience. Residency experience preferred. New York State Pharmacy License (or eligibility), experience in pharmacy information systems applications. Previous experience including end user with an EMR or EPIC or outpatient pharmacy systems.