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Employer:  Gundersen Health System
City:  La Crosse
State:  Wisconsin (WI)
Position type:  Full-Time

To provide pharmaceutical care through service as an accountable member of the healthcare team in assigned areas of the hospital or clinic with focus directed on outcomes of medication related to cure of patient disease, elimination or reduction of symptoms, arrest or slowing of disease process and prevention of disease or symptoms.  A primary foundation for all pharmaceutical care is Patient Safety, which must remain paramount in all employement activities, distributive or clinical, throughout the department of Pharmacy.

Supports and supervises day to day pharmacy drug distribution systems for assigned area(s) to provide medication in a manner which adheres to Gundersen Health System policy standards as well as existing standards of practice for the profession.

Develops and maintains a clinical practice which supports and promotes education and research, and participates in or supports student and resident experiential learning.

Serves Gundersen Health System and its customers while understanding and supporting Gundersen Lutheran Mission and Vision statements and exhibiting Gundersen Health System Core Values in their daily work practices.

Major Responsibilities

1.  Provides pharmaceutical care and intervention in accordance with age of population served in alliance with the healthcare team for assigned area(s) by:
     - Identification of potential and actual medication related problems.
     - Resolving actual medication related problems
     - Preventing medication related problems
     - Assuring appropriate therapy.
2.  Demonstrates competency with all aspects of the Pharmacist and Technician skills roster.
3.  Accomplishes adequate levels of competency (where adequacy includes timelines, appropriateness and accuracy according to existing policy or practice standards) of daily activities supporting or relating to the following important areas of practice:
     - drug distribution system (inclusive of appropriate technician supervision)
     - patient care area liaison duties
     - education
     - quality improvement
     - drug information provision
     - intervention, adverse drug reaction and medication error management and tracking
     - computer operations of the pharmacy and medical center
4.  Works with other healthcare providers and relevant polciy-making and ad-hoc committees to establish cost management programs that improve drug therapy outcomes (efficacy, safety, cost-effectiveness) and overall quality of patient care.
5.  Must be willing to work in all areas of Pharmacy.



Education/Learning Experience
Required:  B.S. Degree in Pharmacy. 
Desired:  Pharm.D Degree, ASHP Accredited Residency.

Work Experience
Required:  New Graduates accepted for beginning positions and duties.
Desired:  Previous Hospital, Clinic, or Ambulatory Pharmaceutical Care Experience.

Required:  Knowledge and skills required to practice as a registered pharmacist providing Pharmaceutical Care in Hospital or Ambulatory settings.
Desired:  Any specialty training or experience in Anti-coagulation, Lipid Clinic, Drug information, Consult Services, or other aspect of pharmaceutical care.

Required:  State of Wisconsin Pharmacy License
Desired:  ACLS, CPR, BCPS (Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist) in relevant specialty.

Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
Long term standing, bending, squatting



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