Sanford Health Pharmacist AMS - Anti Coagulation Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Pharmacist AMS | Anti Coagulation Services | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : Anticoagulation Services - Pharmacy - Sioux Falls

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Responsible for providing pharmaceutical care services for the outpatient Anticoagulation Management Service (AMS) at Sanford USD Medical Center. The person will assist in guiding the design, implementation and maintenance of the outpatient AMS and ensure it effectively and fully integrates with the inpatient AMS available at SUSDMC. Works collaboratively with pharmacy staff, nursing staff, medical staff, and other pertinent healthcare providers to assess medication use systems, identify opportunities to improve anticoagulation use safety, and institute practice changes, as necessary. Consistently demonstrates leadership and assumes ownership for the implementation of an efficient and effective outpatient AMS. In collaboration with the Anticoagulation Program Director and Anticoagulation Medical Director, ensures the establishment of quality metrics and follow up monitoring and necessary interventions to ensure enhanced safety and effective outcomes associated with the outpatient AMS. Provides pharmaceutical care by following established standards and practices consistent with Sanford policy, regulating bodies (TJC, CMS, etc.) and professional practice standards as well as state and federal law. Work closely in collaboration with the AMS Nurse Case Managers to deliver safe and effective care. Visible and readily accessible to the clinical staff in the various medical staff and other clinical departments. Must understand the role of systematic practices in leading to safe and effective patient care and have the ability to implement these practices in multiple settings. Possesses the ability to cooperate at all levels, both inside and outside of the AMS. Demonstrates the ability to understand and verbalize the dissemination of drug information, to develop procedures and plans and to supervise students and residents. Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills. Has knowledge of and utilizes appropriate age-related patient information relating to the pharmaceutical needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.


Collaborates with other health care professionals to identify therapeutic treatments and advises providers on safe and effective use of drugs for clinical/therapeutic procedures, including benefits and side effects of alternative treatments. Follows pharmaceutical guidelines, regulations and standards; adheres to safety procedures. Follows organizational guidelines and procedures by participating in the collection, processing, documentation, and reporting of adverse events. Identifies medicinal side effects, drug-drug interactions and food-drug interactions. Communicates with patients and providers about therapeutic responses, side effects and associated time frames to optimize drug therapy and improve therapeutic outcomes.


Must be a graduate from an accredited School of Pharmacy. Doctor of Pharmacy or Master’s Degree in comparable area is required. Successful completion of an ASHP accredited residency is desirable.

Prior experience in an anticoagulation service is desirable.

Must have current license to practice pharmacy in the State of South Dakota. When applicable, must have a current license to practice pharmacy in the state of Minnesota and Iowa within 3-months of employment in this position. Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy or obtaining recognition as a Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider is required within 1 year of employment in this position.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Allied Health

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD01608