The Information Systems Pharmacist (IS Pharmacist) is an expert in human factors, patient safety, and the use of technology to optimize care delivery processes and effectively communicate patient care activity.
The IS Pharmacist specializes in the medication process, from ordering to administration, and is responsible for effective process design, development, and implementation of the Electronic Medical Record and Clinical Decision Support. As well, this role supports pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other clinicians as the resource for requests related to the Guthrie System EMR changes and additions. The IS Pharmacist demonstrates independent decision making as appropriate in the evaluation of requests for system improvements and determines feasibility and advisability of system changes. The IS Pharmacist works closely with clinicians, departmental leadership, Quality, Patient Safety, Accreditation and Licensure Departments and Information Systems staff to clarify needs, prioritize requests, design workflow to fit with electronic systems, and execute change and facilitate adaptation to the Electronic Medical Record.
Ensures the coordination of the pharmacy services with the information technology to provide optimal patient care outcomes. Facilitates the development, implementation, and maintenance of systems that promote desirable patient outcomes through the use of safe, cost-effective drug therapies.
Responsible for performing clinical appropriateness of the pharmacy information systems which includes but not limited to the evaluation and design of a system as well as planning and monitoring of the pharmacy information systems testing. Clinical staff/IT role requires flexibility to incorporate a systems perspective in collaborating the pharmacy operations, clinical practices and information system to ensure establish seamless pharmacy-IT vision with a goal of better patient care outcome.
The Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA with its origins in the 1850’s has approximately 4,500 employees is a physician-led, non-profit, integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York serving patients from an 11-county rural service area. The Guthrie clinic is one of the nation’s oldest medical group practices with 29 clinical sites; 4 hospitals including a 254 bed ter...tiary referral hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania; community hospitals in Corning, New York and Troy, Pennsylvania; a multi-specialty group practice (Guthrie Medical Group) with more than 459 employed physicians/advanced practice professionals; home care/hospice agencies and a research institute. The Guthrie Clinic manages more than 1.2 million out-patient encounters and 20,000 in-patient admissions a year with annual net operating revenues of over $600 million dollars. The Guthrie Clinic is a financially stable non-profit organization… a “community asset” where all profits are re-invested in our people, equipment and facilities as we develop new programs.