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Pharmacist

Company: Landmark Health
Location: Seattle
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Job Description:

Ensures the safe and effective use of medications for Landmark patients by providing medication therapy management including medication reconciliation, assessing for optimal drug product selection, dosage regimen design, effective administration and drug therapy monitoring services. Reviews inpatient and outpatient drug therapies when appropriate and works with Landmark clinicians and multi-disciplinary team to find alternatives when needed, to ensure the best care possible is being given and to maximize clinical and financial outcomes.


  • Prevent, detect, and resolve medication therapy problems including unnecessary drug therapy, ineffective or suboptimal drug therapy, incomplete immunization record, suboptimal dose, medication allergy, adverse drug reaction, and clinically significant drug interaction.
  • Make evidence-based, patient-centered recommendations as a part of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Design, implement, assess, monitor, and document therapeutic plans utilizing the most effective, safe, and economical medication treatments.
  • Recommend cost-savings strategies based on plan formularies, insurance phases, and evidence-based guidelines.
  • Prioritize level of care based on critical needs and perform home visits for patients as needed.
  • Collaborate with providers and through collaborative practice agreements (dependent on state-specific regulations) to facilitate chronic disease state management.
  • Provide concise, applicable, comprehensive, and timely responses to requests for drug information from patients and health care providers.
  • Provide education to patients and/or caregivers regarding medications and chronic disease states.
  • Contribute to and support market-specific and pharmacy-related quality measures.
  • Actively participates in the development and implementation of performance/quality improvement and patient safety activities with the Landmark Team.
  • Represent Pharmacy/service areas on institutional/ practice area committees and quality support teams.
  • Share expertise by coordinating and providing educational presentations to Landmark multi-disciplinary team.
  • Participates in mentorship and professional development of newly hired Landmark pharmacists.
  • Complete required continuing education credits and submit pharmacist license renewal to State Board of Pharmacy on time.
  • Engage in professional development to maintain and enhance knowledge of clinical standards of care relevant to Landmark Health’s patient population.
  • Some travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Doctorate in Pharmacy (preferred) or Bachelor of Pharmacy 
  • License/Certification: Licensed pharmacist within state or eligible within 60 days of hire
  • Minimum of two (2) years clinical pharmacy practice experience (preferred)
  • PGY1 residency or Board Certification (preferred)  
  • Access to reliable transportation to conduct patient visits required; if you are driving a vehicle, you must comply with all the terms of the Landmark Motor Vehicle Safety policy.

In order to work with potentially vulnerable patient populations and to keep employees healthy while caring for patients, all patient-facing employees of Landmark must provide evidence of the following required immunizations/vaccinations as a condition of employment: TB, MMR, Tdap, and Influenza. Declinations may be accommodated based on your medical history, an allergy or religious beliefs. Please immediately contact HR if you wish to apply for an exemption from our vaccination requirements so that we may determine if you qualify for an accommodation.

COMPETENCIES

  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed. Generates suggestions for improving work and workflow.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Able to read and interpret written information.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Below are the physical requirements which are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Regular requirement to sit; use hands to touch, handle or feel.
  2. Regular requirement to talk and listen.
  3. Occasional requirement to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms
  4. Occasional requirement to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  5. Vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Below is a description of the work environment that the employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of the job. 

  1. Will require regular travel to patient homes for visits as needed
  2. Noise level is usually moderate
  3. Expected to work normal business hours between 8am-5pm

We are now part of Optum and the United Health Group family of businesses, backed by the resources of a global health organization working to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.

 

As part of our hiring process, upon accepting an offer, candidates will be required to complete a 9-panel drug test. Due to our partnership with the Medicare Advantage program, our drug testing policies are consistent with Federal law.

 

Please be aware that Landmark Health does not solicit money or offer payment for job applications, nor do we ask candidates to email or submit any personal information over unsecured channels.

 

Landmark Health requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Keywords: Landmark Health, Seattle , Pharmacist, Other , Seattle, Washington

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