Pharmacist - Mishawaka Emergency Department at SAINT JOSEPH HEALTH SYSTEM

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Mishawaka, Indiana

Job Description:

Employment Type:

Full time


Day Shift


Emergency Department Pharmacist - 12 hour weekend - 7 on/7 off
Provides a variety of pharmacy services, (inpatient and outpatient infusion), to include therapeutic drug monitoring, drug regimen review, patient and staff education, medical staff interaction, resident teaching and distribution pharmacist duties under the general direction of the Pharmacy Director or other Pharmacy Leadership.

Why Saint Joseph Health System?

Saint Joseph Health System is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital health system located in North Central Indiana.

Our system includes:
• 254-bed acute-care hospital at the Mishawaka Medical Center
• 58-bed acute-care hospital at the Plymouth Medical Center
• More than 85 providers in the Saint Joseph Physician Network

What we offer:

• Benefits first day of employment (including: medical, dental, vision, PTO, life, STD/LTD)

• Competitive compensation and benefits packages including medical, dental and vision coverage
• Retirement savings account with employer match
• Generous paid time off programs
• Employee referral incentive program
• Tuition/professional development reimbursement
• Nursing Scholarship opportunities

At Saint Joseph Health System, our values give us strength. That character guides every decision we make - even when those decisions are complicated, costly or hard. We honor our mission to care for every man, woman and child who needs us by investing in technology, people and capabilities that allow us to set the standard for quality care.


1. Actively demonstrates the organization's mission and core values and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values.
2. Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information.
3. Facilitates the development, implementation, monitoring of adherence to, and administering departmental policies and procedures. Interprets policies and procedures to associates.
4. Recommends and implements agreed-upon long and short-term departmental goals and objectives in order to enhance department services. These goals are aligned with corporate goals and objectives.
5. Assists associates in the development, administration, and improvement of all pharmacy programs and services. Independent development of drug use evaluations, ADR reporting, Pharmacokinetics dosing service, and nutrition support team, development of new clinical services, pharmacy student internship rotations.
6. Actively participates in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics or similar functioning committee, pharmacy and medical family practice residency, and educational programs to institutional associates.
7. Performs the duties and responsibilities of the position of pharmacist as dictated by staffing situations or workload. Including but not limited to: computer order entry, preparation and legal distribution of drugs and other pharmaceuticals to patients. Reviews medication orders for clarity and correctness. Ensures appropriate drug, dose, route, and timing of needed medications.
8. Communicates effectively, tactfully, continuously, clearly and positively with the entire scope of customers, visitors, and staff. Obtains clarification of medication orders. Supply information regarding the safe and effective use of medications to associates, physicians, patients or other groups as needed.
9. Interviews trains and contributes to the evaluation of the performance of pharmacy associates where applicable. Involvement with associates to improve clinical quality, customer satisfaction, and internal employee satisfaction. 10. Independently reviews and makes recommendations regarding medication therapy management. Attends rounds or patient care conferences as required. Evaluates utilization of resources and cost effectiveness of therapy decisions.
11. Maintains current knowledge regarding pharmacy, hospital, and healthcare related topics. Develops and/or provides for in-service education and up-date programs for the pharmacy department as well as other hospital associates.
12. Participates in the pharmacy residency program.
13. Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed.


Education: Requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts normally acquired through the completion of the degree of PharmD, (preferred), or B.S. in pharmacy or successful completion of the foreign pharmacy equivalency exam. Residency preferred but not required.

Licensure: Must hold a valid Indiana pharmacy license or be a graduate of an accredited school or college of pharmacy and licensed in the state of Indiana as a pharmacy intern.

Experience: Associate must have a proficiency in the practice of pharmacy with an emphasis in Pharmacacokinetic monitoring, nutritional consults, and drug information services that is usually obtained from graduation of an accredited college of pharmacy or passing of a pharmacy foreign equivalency examination and two years of hospital/institutional pharmacy practice experience or completion of a pharmacy practice residency.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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