This job assumes responsibility for the medication management of assigned patients; monitors and evaluates medication therapy for appropriateness based on the patient's health status, institutional criteria /guidelines, and cost efficient measures including medication reconciliation, medication monitoring and patient education; remains integrally involved in the education of Pharmacy and Medical Residents and provides education to health care providers as needed; and provides pharmacy expert content for order sets, benefit design, formularies, and other pharmacy related documents as needed.
Provides pharmacokinetic consultation, obtains and uses appropriate laboratory data to evaluate drug medical selection and dosing and communicates findings to health care practitioner.
Evaluates patient response to drug therapy.
Exhibits good patient outcomes by documenting interventions and conducting outcome studies/ evaluations in regards to the clinical activities performed.
Assists with the development of pathways, best practices, and guidelines for their assigned population.
Educates staff, students, patients, health care providers and other health care professionals. Submits for publication once every two years.
Mentors residents, students and new staff to meet departmental goals.
Responsible for overall patient care beyond the hospital visit, through all transitions of care.
Accommodates the special needs of the organization by volunteering to do any work/task when staffing shortages occur in technical and non-technical areas due to inclement weather, electrical power outages, computer downtime or other situations.
Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Other related duties as required.
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
Completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (3 years related specialty experience accepted in lieu of PGY1 Residency)
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Completion of a PGY2 Specialty Pharmacy Residency
Preferred - Prior work experience with Abdominal Transplant
Required - Current Pharmacy license in the state of practice
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and specialty hospitals, and more than 100 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the #1 ranked hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report and is recognized as a “Best Hospital” across two specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs nearly 25,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.