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Consultant Pharmacist in Monticello, IL at Senior Care Pharmacy Services

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

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Senior Care Pharmacy - Christian Horizons (CH) has grown from one nursing home over 50 years ago to one of the largest faith-based not-for-profits in the country with 13 communities across 4 states. The CH family of ministries also includes Senior Care Pharmacy, CareLink nurse-guided care and Safe Haven Hospice. Experience a new pathway to senior living – a future in which older adults thrive.

We offer a place to live your faith, a place to grow and be valued. As a faith-based organization, we strive to provide resident-centered, cost-effective health care programs and services to each and every resident in our community.

We are seeking a Consultant Pharmacist to interact with professional, technical and lay staff and clients in an effort to promote and maintain superior standards of quality that is professionally acceptable to the pharmacy and its consumers.

This position will be responsible for consulting at 11 communities in IL. and 1 community in IN.  They will need to be licensed in Illinois and would need to get an Indiana license after employment (company paid).

We offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • PathwayPay (daily pay) – Get your pay, when you need it.
  • Generous PTO Program
  • Health (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life (employer paid), Short & Long Term Disability, Group Accident, and Critical Illness
  • 403(b) & Flex Spending
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts and Other Perks

Essential Tasks:

  • Perform Drug Regimen Reviews on all customers in all centers served as dictated by federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Provide nursing inspections for all units and medication storage areas, including medication/treatment carts and emergency drug supplies as dictated by federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Provide in-service education programs to medical and nursing staff in order to keep staff abreast of the latest trends in pharmaceutical care and to address the needs of the elderly, specific disease management and the latest in regulatory and compliance issues.
  • Provide Drug Utilization Reviews to examine the cost effectiveness of a medication or group of medications to improve outcomes and decrease costs.
  • Provide guidance with medication pass observations of nurses and/or certified medication technicians administering medication to customers.
  • Monitor the application of pharmacy policies and procedures as they relate to communities.
  • Assist communities with adverse drug reporting, controlled substance destruction and responding to pharmaceutical services caused survey deficiencies.
  • Attend meetings related to Pharmacy Services, Quality Assurance, Infection Control and specific customer care.
  • Provide on-call coverage as required, involving taking calls and filling/dispensing emergency drug orders as needed.
  • Organize and maintain all records necessary.
  • Complete “Pharmacist Monthly Consultation Plan” (see attached) including signature and time of appropriate community personnel upon entering and exiting the community for scheduled consultation visit.
  • Read and meet the goals of the “Consultant Pharmacist Customer Service Expectations”.
  • Maintain and service company vehicle; including routine maintenance and unexpected repairs.
  • Come to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrate dependability and punctuality.
  • Participate in in-services and activities as required.
  • Observe all policies and procedures, including but not limited to safety, infection control and those contained in the employee handbook.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all protected health information whether electronic, written or oral exposed to either during the course of assigned duties or as a result of an incidental disclosure.
  • Apply the Minimum Necessary Standard in all matters related to Residents’ protected health information.
  • BS in Pharmacy required
  • Current license to practice pharmacy required
  • Two (2) years’ experience in providing services to long-term care centers OR at least two (2) years’ Clinical Pharmacy experience at a hospital or community pharmacy required.
  • Proficient in clinical interpretation, drug-drug, drug-disease, drug-food interactions and allergies.
  • Knowledge of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacist guidelines for practice, state and federal regulations, and drug indicators for long-term care centers required. 
  • Knowledge of the physiology of the aging process and how it affects drug therapy required.
  • Previous Consultant Pharmacist experience preferred.
  • Able to follow written and oral directions.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with all customers and co-workers.
  • Pass background check before and during employment, as defined by Senior Care Pharmacy’s background check policy, with no disqualifications by committing or attempting to commit one or more of the offenses defined within.
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