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.
We have opportunities available in the following specialties or areas:
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.
Required- Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
Completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (3 years related specialty experience accepted in lieu of PGY1 Residency)
Preferred- Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Completion of a PGY2 Specialty Pharmacy Residency
Required - None
Required - Current Pharmacy license in the state of practice
Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Celebrating 80 years in 2022, it leads nationally in cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, liver and heart transplants and pediatrics, among other areas. Ochsner is consistently named both the top hospital and top children’s hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report.
The not-for-profit organization is inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities. Its focus is on preventing diseases and providing patient-centered care that is accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner Health pioneers new treatments, deploys emerging technologies and performs groundbreaking research, including over 700 clinical studies.
It has more than 34,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It operates 40 hospitals and more than 300 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South; and its cutting-edge Connected Health digital medicine program is caring for patients beyond its walls.
In 2021, Ochsner Health treated more than 1 million people from every state ...and 75 countries. As Louisiana’s top healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. To learn more about Ochsner Health, please visit www.ochsner.org.