Apply for AK - Anchorage - Long Term Care Consultant Pharmacist (Travel)

Flexible Pharmacy Consulting seeks a pharmacist for clinical consultant pharmacist role for monthly Medication Regimen Reviews in Skilled Nursing Facilities (nursing homes) in the Greater Anchorage, Alaska area.

Job Details:
- Provide Consultant Pharmacist 30-day reviews and related services for Skilled Nursing Facilities (nursing homes)
- Primarily Travel on-site consulting, with occasional opportunities to conduct a portion of the work via remote access to clinical charts. This is not a remote job.

Job Functions:
• The primary function is to perform Medication Regimen Review (MRR) chart reviews:
• Evaluate physician medication orders for appropriateness of drug, dosage, potential interactions, route of administration and stability. Makes recommendations for therapy changes to the physician and facility staff as appropriate.
• Review the drug regimen and clinical indicators of each resident as assigned at least monthly and reports any irregularities to the Director of Nursing, Administrator and the attending physicians with a written report of findings and recommendations.
• Document all communication with physicians, nurses, other members of the healthcare team and patients/residents and their family members.
• Knowledge of pharmacy laws/regulations, plus specifically long-term care settings
• Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
• Knowledge of pharmaceutical care practices for long term care residents.
• Cart-checking, Medication Storage Inspections, Medication Pass Observation, QA report and meeting attendance, as requested or required by regulation or best practice.
• Additional services as requested by the facility being serviced.
• The date of monthly consulting is something that you coordinate with the facility management but generally performed during weekdays, with some latitude.

- Active Licensure(s) in the state of practice.
- Experience performing Medication Regimen Reviews (MRRs) in an SNF (nursing home) or Assisted Living setting

Preferred Qualifications:
- Consulting software ownership or similar system of report capability is preferable, but we also have templates you may utilize.

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Anchorage, AK, US

Pay Rate

Negotiable. Pay is weekly after assignment completion.

Tax Term

W2 Employee or 1099 Contractor

Your Information


CRPh TEMPORARY JOBS: Please acknowledge: This job is starting out as "PRN" or Per Diem in nature and is expected to start in September, with potential for additional PRN consulting assignments in this and other locations. Based on typical workload, this ~ 100-bed assignment represents approximately 2 days of work per assigned month.

What is your preferred title, when someone is speaking (or referring) to you?
[Common titles are Dr./Ms./Mrs./Mr./Mx. - or tell us what works for you]

TONGUE-TWISTER NAMES: If your name is sometimes mispronounced, would you please try to describe for us how to best sound out your name properly? We want to get it right when we introduce you to your next employer!
If you prefer a nickname, or use a name other than your legal name, add it to your name above with quotes around it (or note it here).

AVAILABILITY: What is your general ability to COMMIT to this assignment or position, in relation to your other work obligations?

"MOONLIGHTING" CAPACITY: If you start out as a temporary employee with us, you will most likely want to retain current employment you have (or keep good ties) until you know that this new opportunity will work out for you, in the longer term.
If you are presently employed elsewhere, how many hours would you be able to work per week, in addition to your present employment?

CRPh AVAILABILITY JOB-SPECIFIC: Will you be able to service the all of the listed work locations in this job description (preferably) by the 25th of each assigned month, (preferably) during normal business hours? If you would not have time to service all, please list which facilities you would have time to service.

CRPh START: HOW SOON CAN YOU START performing chart reviews at assigned nursing facilities? Please describe. *Typically, drug screening and background checks (ordered after you are accepted for the position) may take from 2-4 days for complete results, and you would not start your assignment until the result are back and they are clear.

START TRAINING: If the situation warrants, would you be willing/able to train in your off time, to facilitate training/orientation for this opportunity? Please select one or make note in your cover letter.

LOGISTICS: What is your DISTANCE IN MILES to Anchorage?
- If multiple sites, you may limit your response to locations that you would be most willing to service.
- Please use Google Maps to find your time and distance and NOTE IT HERE (location noted here is NOT exact pharmacy address and is utilized for distance approximation purposes only)

LOGISTICS: What is your distance, in TIME, to the location(s) noted in the previous question?

**OVERNIGHT TRAVEL: Are you willing to stay overnight as near as practicable to the work location, if needed?

PHARMACY SOFTWARE SKILLS: What pharmacy software systems are you experienced with (please be specific, if possible)?

**RPh SKILLS - LTC EXPERIENCE*: How many years' experience do you have in Long Term Care Pharmacy? Please describe.

CRPh DUTIES: The reports required for this work are:
1) List of Residents you reviewed (either computer-generated report or physical list provided by the facility and marked-up by hand)
2) Recommendations to MD (1 note per page with section for response),
3) Notes/Recommendations to Nursing (may be grouped by nursing station)
4) a very general Summary page/cover sheet (incl. Facility Name, Dates of service, Number of Residents reviewed, Number of recommendations made, your contact information, etc.)
Templates are provided, if needed. The general consulting time budget pace we can bill for this position is 55 beds (performing MRR on them) per 8 hours of consulting time (including report prep time, breaks, entrance/exit review with director of nursing). Sometimes narcotic destruction or meeting attendance can take some extra time and allowances can be made for that. You generally aren't required to perform comprehensive Med Room/Med Stafion/Med Pass Observation/Inservicing (unless asked by facility management) - although "spot checks" are encouraged.

Is the above expected output (at least 55 beds consulted for every 8 hours) realistic for you? If you are concerned about this, put your comments here and we can talk it over during the interview.

**CRPh EXPERIENCE / SKILLS: How many years of experience do you have conducting clinical Medication Regimen Reviews (MRR/DRR) in the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) or Assisted Living (AL) setting? Please also describe your familiarity with the CMS guidelines affecting pharmacy in the Skilled Nursing Facility setting. If NONE, please describe any similar settings you have worked in.

**CRPh HARDWARE-SOFTWARE: What kind of consulting software(s) are you proficient in - or do you use a system for creating reports that you have developed yourself? Do you own a copy of the software that you could utilize in working for us?
Please check ALL appropriate options, below.

**CRPh LICENSE (ONLY for ALABAMA ARKANSAS FLORIDA,MISSISSIPPI): If you are consulting in ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, or FLORIDA, do you currently possess an active State Board of Pharmacy License SPECIFIC for a CONSULTANT PHARMACIST, IN ADDITION to a standard PHARMACIST LICENSE, for the state where consulting is requested (see job description)?
If you are consulting in MISSISSIPPI, there is a REQUIREMENT stating that ALL CONSULTANT PHARMACISTS MUST HAVE 8 HOURS of institutional inservicing provided by MS RPh Association or MS Consulting Chapter. Are you caught up on this requirement? You would typically have documentation/certificate for this, that you would provide to us.

LICENSE/REGISTRATION: Please list ALL states you have ever been licensed or registered in as a professional. Please note which states are inactive or expired or terminated. If you have many licenses and would like to forward a separate document, you may attach that document above or email reply back to the address that will send you a submission notice after you hit "submit" button.

CRPh PAY: What rate of pay do you expect for this job? Describe any type of compensation system you are comfortable with (e.g. by-the-bed or by-the-hour). Do provide an estimate of either your time or what you would charge. If possible, let us know what factors are negotiable.
- As a rule, we wouldn't expect to fly anyone in, or pay them to travel hundreds of miles to do this job.
- The ideal candidate would be fairly close in proximity, or perhaps have other work that brings them to the area, to allow "daisy-chaining" of jobs, to reduce travel expense for our client.

CRPh TRAVEL PAY: Would you require a separate travel compensation to consider this opportunity? If YES, please define.
If you are providing a per-chart review price for your general compensation needs, we prefer that you include your travel expense needs in that number. Please note here if you've done so.

PAY TYPE: Is the above price based on you being a STANDARD PAYROLL EMPLOYEE (taxes come out of your paycheck) OR are you a "1099" CONTRACTOR, (where you fill out a w-9 form, get a 1099 report at year-end)? If you aren't familiar with these terms, you are a payroll employee.

We must be able to quickly secure two or more work-related references for you. Current or former managers/supervisors are preferred (not co-workers or friends). The more relevant to the job at hand, the better. Please provide accurate and current information. Be prepared to help us connect with these (or additional) references, if need be. Please understand that by supplying references, you are giving us permission to call these references. If there are extenuating circumstances why we should not call them, please note why on each reference. However, if we are unable to complete reference checks for you (and we have other qualified applicants), your application may be paused.
Please note Work Supervisory Reference #1:
Include REFERENCE NAME / TITLE / PHONE / EMAIL and other contact information / WHERE you worked with them / WHEN you worked with them

Please note Work Supervisory Reference #2:
Include REFERENCE NAME / TITLE / PHONE / EMAIL and any other contact information / WHERE you worked with them / WHEN you worked with them

Please note Work Supervisory Reference #3:
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WORK HISTORY: If you are currently between jobs, please tell us what motivated you to move on from your last position, and what you've been doing to prepare for your next career step?
You may also use this space to explain any significant work history gaps, if you choose. Please leave out any personal health information.

CRPh RPh or Management LEGAL: Do you have any non-compete clauses that might prohibit you or limit you in this position? Please define.

SCREENING: Would you be willing to promptly undergo a drug screen / background check to fulfill our clients' requirements?

SCREENING: Our client pharmacies often have specific guidelines related to past criminal convictions.
- Do you have a criminal conviction history (felonies-life / 7yrs misdemeanor) which may prevent an employer from hiring you for work in a pharmacy with narcotics/medical billing?
- Have you left a pharmacy job related to an incident involving prescription medications in that pharmacy?
- Have you had Board Actions taken against your pharmacy-related license (past or present) in any state? If "yes" or "maybe", please explain.

**If state or local laws do not require you to answer this question, please note "LAW EXEMPT" in this space**

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS: (With or without the aid of mechanical devices and/or reasonable accommodation)
- Positions in this field require occasional lifting to waist height and carry up to 25 pounds for approximately 100 feet regularly.
- Positions require occasional bending or stooping, and ability to sit or stand or walk for entire shift.
- Except where noted, positions require clear and concise verbal and written communication skills in the English language.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to advocate on your behalf to hiring managers based on your qualifications and performance history. We'll also provide pharmacy career guidance, where possible. Good luck!

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