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Fairview Health Services Pharmacist in Edina, Minnesota


Pharmacists have accountability for supporting a high-functioning pharmacy team. The Pharmacist will provide all pharmaceutical care within their assigned areas including regulatory compliance (TJC, CMS, etc.), clinical services, drug information, drug distribution, medication safety, process improvement, financial and formulary initiatives, medication use evaluations, and education/development of staff, students and residents, and other duties as assigned by a supervisor. The Pharmacist will develop and maintain intra and interdepartmental relationships, including working closely with nurses and physicians in order to achieve these goals.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Provide clinical support and distributive services in coordination with physician and nursing services to deliver quality and cost effective drug therapy to patients. Provide pharmaceutical care for patients, monitor drug therapy and coordinate drug distribution, ensure medication safety, participate in education of students and/or residents, and develop and maintain professional relationships with other healthcare providers.

Provide pharmaceutical care to hospital patients

  • Review new medication orders for appropriateness of therapy: including patient assessment, identification and documentation of drug therapy problems and resolutions, review of appropriateness of therapy and follow-up and discharge counseling for selected patients

  • Monitor patients on an ongoing basis and adjust medications and doses after consulting with the prescriber

  • Provide interpretation and problem solving of physician’s orders, checking for formulary status, appropriate drug selection, dose and dosage form, drug-drug interactions, drug-nutrient interactions, drug duplication, potential for adverse events, appropriate route of administration, therapeutic substitution, IV to PO conversion, or other formulary or departmental initiatives

  • Communicate with physician or nurse to insure prompt clarification on any part of the order in question, and recommend alternatives that are on formulary, if non-formulary medication is prescribed.

  • Evaluate therapy for optimal patient outcomes while ensuring medication safety

  • Coordinate drug distribution in assigned areas.

  • Complete or review entry of medication orders in the pharmacy computer system

  • Prepare/dispense medications, sterile products and compound IV admixtures and other extemporaneous orders as requested using good technique and safe practices

  • Perform medication storage area inspections as assigned

  • Direct and oversee the drug distribution activities of pharmacy technicians and students

  • Provide indirect supervision to technician staff

  • Participate in team meetings/discussions with clinical pharmacy specialists, pharmacy residents, pharmacy students and technicians.

  • Foster an environment of teamwork with other department staff and customers

  • Serve as a preceptor for students and/or pharmacy residents on rotation

  • Provide training and education to other staff members

  • Provide customer service focused team approach to internal and external customers

  • Provide drug information and consultation to physicians, nurses, patients, and other healthcare professionals.

  • Identify customers’ learning needs

  • Consult with and educate customers in an effective manner

  • Develop and maintain interdepartmental relationships

  • Act as a primary resource for nursing staff on the proper administration of drugs

  • Provide training and education to others as necessary

  • Remain current with new drug information for patient populations servedParticipate in Medication Safety, ADE, DUE and performance improvement activities

  • Respond to all cardio-pulmonary emergencies as assigned to assist with drug preparation and information on emergency medications intervening as appropriate to ensure optimal patient outcomes.

  • Complete medication safety and ADE forms when issues are identified

  • Complete and follow through on Drug Usage Evaluation (DUE) forms as assigned

  • Identify additional opportunities to improve patient care and the performance of the pharmacy department

  • Meet all role-related and age specific competencies. Comply with all initial and ongoing competencies within the entity and department. Complete required learning relevant to the role.



Pharm. D. or Bachelors in Pharmacy

Eligible for MN Pharmacy License

Completion of a PGY1 residency or equivalent hospital clinical practice experience

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2019-39433

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Pharmacy

Location Fairview Southdale Hospital

Shift day/evening/night

Hours per 2 weeks casual

Department Pharmacy - Inpatient