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Pharmacy Information Systems Coordinator-FT; 40 hours/week Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm/1 weekend a month (7771)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description

Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring a Pharmacy Information Systems Coordinator who develops, configures, test and maintains Pharmacy Information Systems and database application, including Epic, pump libraries, DoseEdge and other programs as appropriate. Works with clinical application users throughout the organization to ensure system production is optimal, with respect to system configuration, maintenance and functionality.  Works with Pharmacy Business Manager and Pharmacy Administrative Team to analyze and design workflows and processes ensuring optimal design and implementation of automation and information systems within the pharmacy and organization related to medication use.  Responsible for integrity and accuracy of technology used in the medication management process. This position will also have a pharmacist staffing component (approximately 50%). 

Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time



  1. Responsible for the design, configure, testing and maintenance of pharmacy information systems, including serving as a liaison to the IT department, participating in necessary conference calls, meeting with outside vendors to ensure optimal execution of existing and new systems.


  1. Responsible for ongoing maintenance, upgrades and performance monitoring of all pharmacy database applications.  Perform various database system audits, to determine utilization issues and additional system resource requirements in order to maintain a high degree of system and application reliability, data and systems integrity.


  1. Analyze and design automation processes for the Pharmacy department.  Work with users and other developers throughout the organization in the workflow analysis, functional design, implementation and testing of all aspects of development and modification to incorporate new and additional automation procedures.


  1. Coordinates systems training and orientation of employees
    • Support Pharmacy team members on Pharmacy systems functionality and application software, conducting training to maximize system utilization.
    • Create and maintain documentation pertaining to user guides, development and system functional specifications, development methodologies and system updates and general maintenance.
    • Evaluates and documents outcome of training through reassessment of staff skills and use of systems
    • Act as a resource for Pharmacy related issues and automation processes within the organization.


  1. Calculates data, executes data queries, create reports, and assists in the preparation of defined aggregate reports, including tables and graphs, for analysis by various departments, the medical staff, interdisciplinary committees, and other groups.


  1. Appropriately reviews medication therapy and intervenes with healthcare team as warranted.
    • Evaluates medication order for appropriate medication selection, dosage, route, frequency, duration of therapy and drug interactions (drug-drug, allergy, drug-disease, drug-lab, drug-food) in relation to the patient’s clinical status.
    • Performs daily profile review to assess appropriateness of medication therapy in relation to patient’s ongoing and changing disease state and clinical status.
    • Appropriately and routinely utilizes formulary agents; follows appropriate procedures for the procurement of non-formulary items and the use of patient’s own medications.
    • Monitors pharmacokinetic patient profiles in accordance with policy.  Performs accurate and timely pharmacokinetic consults. 
    • Demonstrates competency verifying and/or entering orders into the electronic medical record.

20 %

  1. Responsible for the timely and accurate dispensing of pharmaceuticals, ensuring proper preparation, labeling, dispensing and charging.
    • Reviews medication orders and appropriately triages urgent, routine, and PRN medication orders
    • Understands and demonstrates appropriate order entry, preparation and documentation of the following pharmaceutical products:  controlled substances, chemotherapy, TPN solution, injectables, oral preparations, respiratory care items, home medications, non-formulary medications, investigational medications, etc.
    • Provides appropriate supervision and timely checking of pharmaceutical products prepared by supportive pharmacy personnel.
    • Proficient in describing appropriate delivery of all medications including routine meds, controlled substances, and chemotherapy.
    • Effectively identifies and resolves routine professional practice problems on a regular basis using critical evaluation skills


Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.


Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section



  1. Performs other duties as assigned




  • Mathematical skills necessary for algebraic conversions,, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Knowledge and experience in use of hospital pharmacy information systems
  • Verbal and written communication skills sufficient/necessary to receive and deliver information accurately among pharmacy staff and others
  • Ability to lead and teach using effective written and oral instructions
  • Requires analytical abilities to facilitate various project teams in formulating future work processes as it involves automated systems
  • Ability to evaluate workflow, analyze date, develop intra and interdepartmental process changes, policies, procedures and departmental goals
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines


  • Pharmacy degree from an accredited college or university in required
  • Minimum 3 years hospital pharmacy practice experience required, preferably in a pediatric environment
  • Experience with Medical/Pharmacy Information Systems preferred



  • Must acquire/maintain a Nebraska Pharmacy license required

Job Details

Date Posted March 14, 2019
Date Closes June 12, 2019
Requisition 1820-2202
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Pharmacy
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Based on Experience
Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm/ 1 weekend a month
Hours 40 hours per week
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 29-2052.00 Pharmacy Technicians
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Pharmacist
  • Pediatric Care
  • Pharmacy
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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