The Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine (MCAM) is a healthcare organization in Mississippi that integrates subspecialty medical care, clinical and dispensing pharmacy services, and care coordination for patients with pediatric, congenital, and maternal fetal disorders. MCAM has an in-house pharmacy that primarily serves the patients of the physicians within the organization. These patients are often on specialty medications or complex treatment regimens. The patients and their families benefit greatly from the presence of a pharmacist on the healthcare team. Our unified healthcare process assures timely and thorough evaluations, optimal treatments, and excellent education for patients who need subspecialty services.

Because MCAM is a federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC), the pharmacy serves as the 340B pharmacy for eligible individuals.

Position Summary

Consistently works to exemplify the mission, vision, values and customer service approach of the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine in professional performance and through service and leadership to other employees, providers and others who the Pharmacist comes into contact with.

Strives to focus on customer service, quality and gaining additional expertise in other pediatric medical and surgical service lines. Serves patient families by being an integral part of their care team at MCAM and beyond. Consistently demonstrates a desire to learn new skills.

Provides oversight and assumes authority, while on duty, for pharmacy operations and technicians present during his or her shift to ensure quality, compliance, and safety.  Reports to the Director of Pharmacy.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains confidential information, documentation, and assigned record as required by MCAM policies, and local, state and federal guidelines.
  • Provides pharmaceutical care to customers/patients, including processing and accurately dispensing prescription orders, promptly delivering, and counseling patients regarding health care and medication needs.
  • Participates and contributes to integrated patient care as a member of the interprofessional care team.
  • Assists in carrying out Quality Improvement Projects.

Responsibilities

  • Serves patients by preparing medications, giving pharmacological information to multidisciplinary health care team, and monitoring patient drug therapies.
  • Prepares medications by reviewing and interpreting physician orders and detecting therapeutic incompatibilities.
  • Dispenses medications by packaging and labeling pharmaceuticals.
  • Controls medications by monitoring drug therapies; advising interventions.
  • Completes pharmacy operational requirements by organizing and directing technicians’ workflow, verifying their preparation and labeling of pharmaceuticals, and verifying order entries, charges, and inspections.
  • Provides pharmacological information by answering questions and requests of health care professionals and counseling patients on drug therapies.
  • Complies with state and federal drug laws as regulated by the state board of pharmacy, the drug enforcement administration, and the food and drug administration.
  • Ensure compliance with 340B dispensing and inventory management.
  • Maintains records for controlled substances and removes outdated and damaged drugs from the pharmacy inventory.
  • Supervises the work results of support personnel.
  • Maintains current registration, studies existing and new legislation, anticipates legislation, and advises management on needed actions.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Follows ChildKind best practices regarding pain assessment, prevention, management, and documentation. Works to minimize procedure related discomfort (e.g. needle sticks).

Competencies

  • Quality Patient Care:  Creates a culture of patient care, safety, and accuracy. Ensures others are held accountable for following standard operating procedures (SOP) and achieving expected quality and patient safety goals. Through regular patient counseling, analyzes and identifies areas of improvement needed and implements intervention steps to improve team knowledge and focus on patient safety and risk reduction. Promotes reporting and transparency of errors whether actual or patient perceived. Writes timely and effective plans of action focused on correction of root cause.
  • Ethics and Compliance: Model ethics and compliance. Creates and fosters an environment of health care compliance execution. Implements compliance initiatives and monitors compliance execution by others. Ensures appropriate operational execution, HIPAA compliance adherence and SOP.
  • Patient Centered: Identifies the requirements, expectations, and needs of patients. Address concerns and issues of patients and use patient data analyses and insights to improve patient related decisions.
  • Judgment:  Demonstrate professional judgment by research and integration of relevant information and data, and uses expertise to make recommendations or decisions. Identifies and applies sound, fact-based criteria in setting priorities and making decisions.
  • Adaptability:  Demonstrates creativity and strength in the face of change, obstacles, and adversity. Adapts to competing demands and shifting priorities. Updates and shares knowledge and skills to keep current in one’s area of expertise. Embraces change and supports its implementation.

Entry Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy or PharmD
  • Licensure: Current Mississippi license (by job entry date)
  • Experience: Experience with specialty pharmacy and 340B program preferred
  • Must pass background check and drug screen prior to start date
  • All MCAM employees are required to get an annual flu vaccine
  • All MCAM employees are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to beginning employment

Compensation and Benefits:

The compensation for this position will be commensurate with experience. Full benefit eligibility including health, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account, long-term disability, paid time off, and 401k participation.

 

Interested candidates may send their resume and statement of interest to:

Kayla Douglas, PharmD, CSP
Director of Pharmacy
Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine
ksdouglas@msadvancedmedicine.com