Monitors and evaluates anticoagulation therapy for patients utilizing The Medical Group's anticoagulation clinic. Provides medication-related care for the purpose of achieving defined outcomes as specified within health system protocols and policies.
Principle duties and responsibilities:
- Obtain and/or interpret anticoagulation blood test to ensure clinic patients achieve and maintain the appropriate therapeutic range of anticoagulation therapy.
- Review and interpret physician’s medication orders, detect and evaluate adverse drug effects, evaluate drug efficacy, therapeutic goals and indications, review for contraindications/precautions, the patient’s current status of health, and review drug profiles and patient’s medical record for drug-drug, drug-food, drug-laboratory and drug-disease state(s) potentials
- Contribute to the development and revision of health system protocols/ policies.
- Participate in quality assurance/quality improvement activities.
- Resolve such problems in consultation with the prescriber and in accordance with best practice.
- Evaluate specific medication therapies consistent with organizational policy.
- Provide accurate, unbiased, timely, and cost-effective drug information to medical, pharmacy, nursing and other allied health professionals.
- Monitor drug therapy outcomes for targeted patients within established guidelines.
- Demonstrate skill and knowledge necessary to provide pharmaceutical care to the Medical Group patient population.
- Participate in the management and documentation of adverse drug reactions.
- Participate in identifying and submitting Safety First Learning Reports (SFLR) and providing follow up assessment.
- Provide individualized patient education/evaluation regarding drug therapy as requested or identified by need.
- Support and assist interdepartmental projects as requested.
- Participate in providing educational sessions (i.e., technician training, in-services, clinical pearls, staff development education) or materials for patient groups and allied health professionals.
- In the absence of the supervisor, provide supervision of pharmacy technicians, medical assistants, and LPNs that staff the anticoagulation clinics.
- Assure handling and storage of medications in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations and hospital policies.
- Precept pharmacy residents and students, as assigned.
Education and experience requirements:
- Minimum of Pharm.D. degreerequired
- ASHP-Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency or equivalent experiencerequired
- Current licensure (or eligible to reciprocate) in the State of Delaware
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