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Clinical Information Pharmacist - Beacon - IT Clinical Systems

Job ID: 8410
Location: Morrisville, NC
Facility/Division: Shared Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

This position may involve support of various hospitals and health care systems within the UNC Health Care System, but will be employed by Rex Hospital, Inc. (this includes, but is not limited to, for purposes of payroll, health benefits, retirement options, and applicable policies).

Summary:
The Clinical Informatics Pharmacist is responsible for effective process design, development, and support of clinical information systems associated with pharmacy ordering, administration and documentation. Demonstrates independent decision making as appropriate in evaluation of requests for system improvements and determines feasibility and advisability of system changes using process improvement methods. Collaborates with clinicians, leadership, and vendors to ensure quality patient care and effective system operations.

This position supports Epic Beacon. 

Responsibilities:
1. Communicates on a regular basis with Pharmacy Management regarding updates on projects, timeliness, and issues and provides recommendations to improve systems.
2. Ensures compliance and uses change management process and procedures to ensure changes are fully tested and approved for production use.
3. Evaluates, coordinates and tests all system changes and updates, understanding their impact medication safety, Pharmacy practice and efficiencies and their impact on other systems.
4. Maintains current knowledge of technology and healthcare environment by attending appropriate continuing education offerings and reading related materials Stays informed of industry trends and proposed future state through vendor contracts and participation in Pharmacy professional groups.
5. On call 24/7, responds to call within a 15 minute time frame and appropriately handles or escalates the call.
6. Participates with clinical teams and other system implementations as needed related to Nursing-Pharmacy issues and medication safety. Champions patient medication safety through use of technology.
7. Responsible for maintenance and build of clinical and formulary information in Pharmacy information and automation systems along with assuring compliance with regulatory agencies.
8. Responsible for table file build, routine order set management, system set-up procedures, and ongoing maintenance and support of all Pharmacy systems and the integration with automation and other clinical applications.


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Licensed as a Registered Pharmacist and eligible to practice pharmacy in the state of North Carolina.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● If a Bachelor's degree: Two (2) years of pharmacist experience.
● If a Pharm.D. degree: No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
● Knowledge and understanding of medical informatics. Knowledge of pharmacy department workflow related to ordering, dispensing, administering and documenting medications. Knowledge of related health information systems specifically electronic medical records.


Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Shared Services

Organization Unit: IT Clinical Systems 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Morrisville

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes



This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care System, in a department that provides shared services to operations across UNC Health Care. This is not a State employed position.
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