The goal of the Intermountain Healthcare Drug Information (DI) Service is to promote the safe, efficacious, and cost-effective use of medications. The DI Service is involved in overseeing the Intermountain Healthcare Formulary of Accepted Drugs; managing drug shortages; developing clinical protocols, guidelines, and educational materials; assisting with medication safety initiatives; facilitating pharmaceutical outcomes management programs; overseeing policy and procedure development; preparing a monthly formulary newsletter; and answering a variety of medication-related questions through the call service. Additionally, the DI Service provides a learning experience for pharmacy residents throughout the year. The individual in this role will be actively involved in all of the aforementioned activities provided by the DI Service across the entire health care network.
Essential job duties include the following:
Participates in synthesizing patient-specific or situation-specific responses to drug information requests in an accurate and timely manner.
Establishes relationships with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and support them in their functional roles.
Participates in the medication-use evaluation program, medication safety initiatives, adverse drug event reporting program, management of medication shortages, and pharmaceutical outcomes management program as assigned.
Provide support to the Supply Chain Center Acute Care Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy Informatics, Internal Process Control Team, and other groups when clinical information is needed.
Participates in promoting and maintaining the Intermountain Healthcare Formulary of Accepted Drugs via ongoing professional interactions with the System-wide Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee members and via ongoing educational efforts directed at physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.
Actively participates in the development of system policies, procedures, and guidelines pertaining to medication management, pharmacy operations, medication safety, and formulary management.
Actively participates in committees and work groups as assigned.
Prepares and/or edits formulary, monographs and therapeutic class reviews as assigned.
Prepares and/or edits System-wide Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee meeting minutes as assigned.
Assists in activities relating to the ongoing revision, publication, and distribution of the Intermountain Healthcare Formulary of Accepted Drugs.
Prepares newsletter content as assigned.
Provides education to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
Serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents.
Participates in educational conferences as appropriate.
Participates in initiatives designed to change prescribing behaviors of providers.
Completes all operational responsibilities of the Drug Information Center.
PharmD or Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy (degree will be verified).
License to practice pharmacy and dispense controlled substances in the State of Utah.
Completion of an ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency or three years of clinical pharmacy practice experience, preferably in the area of drug information, formulary management, or outcomes research.
Experience in a role requiring excellent communication (written and verbal), planning, prioritization, and execution skills with a strong service orientation.
Experience in a role requiring the demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.
Experience in a role requiring skills related to balancing clinical, regulatory and financial goals and outcomes and collaborating with all levels within an organization.
Experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet and e-mail and scheduling applications.
Must be able to work with physicians, nurses, other pharmacists, one-on-one and in group meetings.
Completion of an ASHP-accredited Drug Information Practice Residency Program or equivalent experience in the practice of drug information, formulary management, or outcomes research.
Board certification by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties.
Previous experience working in a drug information center.
Previous experience with medication policy, medication safety, and formulary management.
Previous experience in an integrated healthcare delivery system.
Intermountain Healthcare is a charitable, nonprofit, community-owned healthcare organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah that serves the health needs of Utah and Idaho residents. The Intermountain system includes 22 hospitals as well as clinics, home health agencies, women’s centers, drug dependency units, affiliated physicians and health insurance plans. For more information please visit our website.