Regional Consultant-Central/South Alabama

September 06, 2013 - October 01, 2013
Location:Birmingham, AL
Salary Range:as per experience
Employment Type:Part Time
Department:Tara Pharmacy
Description:Consult with facility staff as to each resident’s pharmaceutical care inclusive of drug regimen review, medication administration observation, medication storage review and participation in the facility’s various QA teams upon request. Prepares a monthly report to the Executive Director and DON and copied to the Tara Pharmacy Director of Pharmacy Operations. Responsible for reporting any regulatory issues to the Executive Director and Director of Nursing Service in a timely manner. Provides in-servicing to staff upon request. Assist Tara Pharmacy in coordinating the vendor pharmacy supply system with the facility; reporting any issues to the Director of Pharmacy Operations.
Duties:A. Job Knowledge and Role Responsibilities:

1. Demonstrates knowledge of age specific developmental factors specific to adult and geriatric residents (i.e. physical, cognitive, and socialization factors) in overseeing the pharmaceutical care of the resident.

2. Demonstrates knowledge of State and Federal laws regarding the provision of pharmaceutical care and pharmacy services to residents of skilled nursing facilities.

3. Attends all mandatory in-service by employee’s anniversary date or

4. Acts appropriately under the direction of the Director of Clinical Services and acts as an active member of the facility QA teams.

B. Administrative Responsibilities:

1. Once each month, consult with the facility’s staff as to each resident’s drug regimen and provide a written report of concerns of inappropriate utilization patterns (if any) to the Facility’s Executive Director, Director of Nursing Services, and the resident’s physician, as appropriate.

2. Consult with the facility’s staff as to the creation and maintenance of its
Pharmacy Policy and Procedure Manual, including implementation of policies
and procedures in respect to distribution, control, and use of medications in the

3. Implement an approved Formulary.

4. Consult with the facility’s staff as to its compliance with applicable regulations in
respect to the record keeping requirements for and destruction of unused
medications; both controlled and non-controlled.

5. Observe the destruction of controlled substances in the facility.
6. Observe a medication pass monthly on each nursing unit inclusive of 25
opportunities with special focus on enteral administration, injectables, and
ophthalmic preparations and note concerns to the Executive Director and Director
of Nursing Services.

7. Inspect the medication rooms monthly on each nursing unit and note concerns to
the Executive Director and Director of Nursing Services.

8. Coordinate and conduct educational programs when requested by the facility.

9. Meet with the Executive Director and/or Director of Nursing Services on a
quarterly basis to discuss pharmacy issues.

10. Attend facility’s Quality Management Meeting when requested.

11. Demonstrate availability to be on-call 24 hours a day for emergency consultation on a rotational basis.

C. Role Responsibilities – Interpersonal Skills:

1. Is aware of, and adheres to, Resident’s Bill of Rights and Confidentiality of Resident Information.

2. Interacts with the residents and family members, co-workers, clinical and ancillary
staff in a non-judgmental, supportive and calm manner.

3. Is aware of Resident Abuse Reporting Law.

D. Role Responsibilities – Safety:

1. Understands and can demonstrate knowledge of role in Fire and Disaster drills.

2. Understands OSHA recommendations

3. Is knowledgeable of MSDS labels and hazardous chemicals.

E. Resident Care Responsibilities – Infection Control:

1. Demonstrates knowledge of the Infection Control procedures for the facilities
where the provision of pharmaceutical care is concerned.

F. Resident care Responsibilities – Resident Dignity:

1. Addresses residents in a respectful manner.

2. Discusses confidential resident information in appropriate areas only.

3. Understands HIPPA regulations and maintaining confidentiality of medical

4. Knocks on door prior to entering resident rooms, and maintains resident privacy
and dignity when providing treatments or other resident care.

I. Other Duties As Assigned by the Director of Clinical Services.

J. Physical Requirements:

“Occasionally” equals approximately 1% to 33% of the workday, “Frequently” equals approximately 34% to 66% of the workday, and “Continuously” equals approximately 67% to 100% of the workday (Typical full-time workday is 7.5 hours).

1. Job Requirements: In number of hours per day:
a) Sit 2 to 3
b) Stand 3 to 4
c) Walk 3 to 4

2. Movements:
a) Bend/stoop Occasionally
b) Squat/crouch/kneel Occasionally
c) Crawl Not At All
d) Reaching Occasionally
e) Balancing Occasionally
f) Pushing/pulling Occasionally

3. Weight Carried:
a) Up to 34 pounds Occasionally
b) 35 to 50 pounds Not At All
c) 51 to 100 pounds Not At All

Qualifications:1. Maintains a current, valid License in good standing.

2. Maintains a current, valid certificate as a LTC pharmacist in the states where actual consulting might be provided as well.

3. Possesses a minimum one (1) year of experience in long term care pharmacy consulting.

4. Possesses strong knowledge of state, federal and local regulations as they pertain to long term care.

5. Maintains rapport with outside medical professionals.

6. Must be capable to performing the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

7. Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing, and possess sufficient communication skills to perform the tasks required.

This organization reserves the right to revise the essential position functions as the need arises.

I acknowledge that I have reviewed this job description and I am able to fulfill these responsibilities. I also understand that this is not a contract or a legal document.

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