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  • Regional Pharmacy Informaticist

    Job ID
    2017-35646
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Department
    Clinical Informatics
    Hours / Pay Period
    80
    Facility
    St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
    Shift
    Day
    Location
    PHOENIX
    Optional Work Location
    US-AZ-GILBERT
    Optional Work Location
    US-AZ-CHANDLER
    State/Province
    AZ
    Standard Hours
    Mon-Fri (8a - 5p)
  • Overview

    Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph's is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, a campus of Creighton University's Medical School and the first Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at https://www.dignityhealth.org/arizona/locations/stjosephs.

    Responsibilities

    The Regional Pharmacy Informaticist serves as liaison among and between stakeholders, such as hospital departments, Region facilities, Dignity Health Corporate Information Technology, other Dignity Health facilities, and vendors, in order to elicit, analyze, communicate, and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies, and information systems.

     

    The Regional Pharmacy Informaticist is accountable for activities associated with the implementation, management, and maintenance of new and existing Pharmacy related software products and the educational needs associated with the use of all such products. This position will assist with vendor software system installations and help to ensure that all user needs, priorities, interfaces, and changes are addressed and that system-wide Information Technology standards are adhered to. This position reports to the Regional Manager of Clinical Informatics, with a matrix reporting relationship to the Pharmacy Directors in the Region.

     

    This position provides pharmacy subject matter expertise and direction in the effective use and continued growth of software products, and will assist in maintaining good vendor and IT relations. 

     

    The Regional Pharmacy Informaticist will be expected to remain current in Pharmacy clinical practice and operations, understands business problems and opportunities in the context of the requirements and recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals, serve as an internal consultant to clinical and business departments to identify and achieve program goals as well as, balance the demands of the Region's facilities and Dignity Health corporate Clinical Information Technology.

     

    Achievement of Internal Dignity Health Pharmacy Informaticist certification within first one year:

    (Dignity Health will cover all expenses for certification)

     

     

    Must be willing to:

    * Provide support to all regional facilities as needed by the business (Chandler Regional, Mercy Gilbert, West Gate, St Joseph's).

    * Travel a minimum of 10% to Dignity Health meetings, go live support and special work group activities, national meetings and conferences as needed.

    Qualifications

    Required:

    Registered pharmacist with recent clinical inpatient pharmacy work experience. Must possess an understanding of modern advanced inpatient and outpatient pharmacy management systems and reporting capabilities. Must have communication and project management skills suitable for participation in complex information system implementation projects. Experience in managing clinical applications and databases required. Must demonstrate working knowledge of all aspects of pharmacy operations, including clinical monitoring, order entry, and pharmacy information system maintenance. Demonstrated ability to be self-directed with excellent organization, analytical and interpersonal skills. Excellent presentation skills and conflict resolution skills required. New program development experience strongly desired. Must complete DH Pharmacy Informatics training within defined time period.

     

    Previous Clinical Pharmacy Informaticist Experience

     

    Current Non-restricted Pharmacist Licensure required.

     

    Preferred:

    Previous training in Clinical IT systems and maintenance of pharmacy information systems preferred. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams through complex decision making, conflict resolution and abstract visioning and innovation sessions. Computers: Excellent computer skills with ability to develop written content in a clear, concise and accurate manner. Experience with MS Project and various query and reporting tools is strongly preferred. Extensive experience in large scale computer application design, development, and maintenance preferred.

     

     Cerner EMR, Pharmnet experience highly preferred.

     

     

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