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Pharmacy Informatics Analyst
Strength Through Diversity
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Dept Name- PHARMACY REQ #75275
Job Title: Pharmacy Informatics Analyst
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Assists in the planning and implementation of system wide pharmacy computer systems.
- Assists in maintaining all required interfaces with other departments/systems.
- Conducts required maintenance on pharmacy computer systems and assists other departments/vendors in interface maintenance and problem resolution
- Acts as a liaison between the Pharmacy Department, Information Systems, hardware providers (e.g., IBM, Pyxis) and software vendors (e.g., Carefusion, Sentry, KitChek, Prism/Epic).
- Assist in planning & supervising system upgrades
- Evaluates operational systems and recommends improvements.
- Assesses departmental hardware needs and makes recommendations for purchases.
- Creates special reports and file extracts from existing databases, using generalized routines for intra-and inter-departmental use
- Tests modified programs to ensure changes operate correctly with no adverse impact on programs, system, operations or pharmacy services
- Maintains required files (e.g., drug formularies, drug interactions, user security privileges, physician files, etc.)
- Runs required reports/programs on a scheduled basis (e.g., end of month reports/back-up)
- Defines system security and control procedures
- Updates program historical and procedural documentation to reflect modifications
- Completes all required documentation.
- Maintains a safe, clean working environment.
- Maintains and enforces appropriate security measures at all times
- Develops functionality within the Pharmacy computer system to assist in the provision of cost-effect drug therapy.
- Maintains accurate billing information and regularly addresses/communicates to Patient Accounts or Finance
- Knowledge of 340B program and how it is utilized by the health system
- Collaborates with other disciplines to meet the needs of patients and the department.
- Recognizes problems and seeks solutions, including referring problems to a director where appropriate.
- Communicates clearly and effectively
- Provides in service/continuing education to the pharmacy staff on clinical informatics and/or updates to the organization's electronic health record and/or automation devices as it relates to pharmacy and other related uses
- Attends and receives 3 CE credits related to informatics/automation and medication/patient safety
- Participates in departmental and hospital training programs
- Responds appropriately to supervision provided by Pharmacy Directors
- Offers recommendation for improving efficiency.
- Reviews, revises and develops departmental policies and procedures on a regular basis.
- Exercises sound judgement, recognizes and attends to priorities
- Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy or PharmD required; Master's degree or completion of a certificate program in information systems, project management or related field preferred. PGY- 2 in Informatics preferred
- Relevant computer experience or specific academic courses in computer operations sufficient to meet the responsibilities and objectives of the position; strong analytical skills; effective verbal and written communication skills; familiarity with the role of pharmacy and pharmacy terminology; proficiency in Microsoft Office Tools used in the department. Familiar with a current pharmacy information system; familiar with the HITECH Act and Meaningful Use and its stages
- At least 1 year recent experience in health-system pharmacy required, including pediatrics and oncology services
- License in pharmacy required
- Normal caution required in lifting, pushing and carrying, and in the use of sharp implements as may be necessary in opening cartons or cases.
- May require standing for extended periods, extensive lifting, carrying and walking, and pushing bulky and/or heavy carts (up to 25-30 pounds). May have other related physical demands
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.
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Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.