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Pharmacist - Anticoagulation

Company: Ascension
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Pharmacist - Anticoagulation

  • Milwaukee, WI 
  • Full-Time, 40 hours/week 
  • Days 

We Offer You:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Professional development
  • Affordable medical and dental coverage
  • Retirement match
  • Work-life balance through generous PTO
  • Eight paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Adoption assistance
What You Will Do:

Assure the appropriate selection, dosing, administering, and dispensing of medication orders in specialized areas, such as nuclear medicine, oncology, cardiology. Serve as a subject matter expert in pharmacy discipline and provides guidance across pharmacies and to clinical leadership.

  • Review and assess medication orders to identify, prevent and resolve potential and actual drug related problems.
  • Recommend formulary alternatives when appropriate.
  • Compound and dispense medications for accurate delivery to patients. Provide drug information and education to medical staff and patients.
  • Communicate with physicians and other clinicians as necessary to facilitate care.
  • Oversee technical personnel who assist in the preparation, maintenance, and dispensing of medications and supplies.
  • Assist with academic functions such as serving as a preceptor for pharmacy students. May float to provide coverage of pharmacy needs. Provides patient counseling when required.
  • Provide collaborative drug therapy management to patients referred to the anticoagulation clinic to include:

  • Initiation of warfarin

  • Warfarin dosage adjustment

  • Protime monitoring using the Coaguchek Plus protime monitor

  • Compliance monitoring

  • Patient and family education

  • Drug/drug interaction monitoring

  • Drug/food interaction monitoring

  • Follow-up instructions

  • Coordination with home health services as applicable in order to assure optimum patient outcomes

  • Effectively communicate and document all activities occurring in the anticoagulation clinic records to include:

  • Anticoagulation Plan of Care

  • Anticoagulation Progress Notes

  • Communication Notes/Special Instructions

  • Participate in all required training and proficiency testing for the laboratories point of care testing program

  • Coordinate ongoing quality assessment and improvement activities for the anticoagulation clinic

  • Provide quarterly assurance reports to the P&T Committee

  • Serve as a resource to the pharmacy, nursing and medical staffs in the area of anticoagulation

What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Pharmacist credentialed from the Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy or Doctorate of Pharmacy required.
  • Pharmacy residency preferred.
Additional Preferences:
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency with experience in an Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy setting including anticoagulation services, primary care pharmacy services, etc. is preferred
  • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency  with experience in an Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy setting including anticoagulation services, primary care pharmacy services, etc. is preferred
Why Join Our Team:

For over 170 years, Ascension Wisconsin has been providing rewarding career opportunities at 20 hospital campuses and more than 100 related healthcare facilities from Racine to Eagle River. Nearly 20,000 Ascension Wisconsin associates currently serve in four locations throughout Wisconsin — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Ministry Healthcare, Columbia St. Mary's, and Affinity Healthcare. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities, and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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