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POST DATE 8/30/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016

Meridian Health System, Inc Neptune, NJ

Company
Meridian Health System, Inc
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2016-16913
AJE Ref #
576014341
Location
Neptune, NJ
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Doctoral Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

The pharmacist is responsible for the following: Facilitating the discharge medication reconciliation process, managing the transitions of care effectively by working in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team to identify and resolve gaps in care, Optimizing pharmacotherapy and/or provide recommendations for therapy modification to the appropriate healthcare professionals, and facilitate prescription services to ensure medication adherence, affordability and access. The CTC pharmacist is also responsible for patient education, with an emphasis on beside education to the patient, family members, and/or caregiver concerning the medications purpose, side effects, and administration, with emphasis on the importance of compliance with prescribed regimen and timing of administration. The CTC Pharmacist coordinates with discharge unit RN to perform disease state education on heart failure, myocardial infarction, chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, and pneumonia along with lifestyle modifications. He/she is also involved in assessing the patient educational needs for the use of glucometers, and inhaler devices, and for subcutaneous injection techniques. Finally, the pharmacist in the CTC conducts post-discharge phone calls to assess patient for compliance and answer any drug related questions the patient may have.

Besides the bedside clinical component of the position, the CTC pharmacist participates in performance improvement activities, attends multidisciplinary meetings as needed, prepares clinical monographs, policies/procedures, and clinical protocols, and provides preceptorship and mentorship to PGY1 pharmacy residents.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Registered pharmacist in State of New Jersey

Pharm D. degree from an accredited college of Pharmacy

Ambulatory Care experience preferred

Pharmacy Residency (PGY1 or PGY2) preferred



WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.