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All pharmacists fill orders for drugs, monitor patient drug therapies and provide drug information. Pharmacists provide pharmacy services with compassion, excellence and efficiency.
MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
· Prepares and dispenses drug orders per physician request according to established policies, procedures and protocols.
· Interprets drug orders (verbal and written) and transcribes/verifies into computerized patient medication record accurately. Maintains, accurate, complete patient drug record.
· Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals including non-sterile and sterile products, chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition products accurately.
· Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law and institutional policies.
· Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion.
· Maintains competency required for current job title/position
· Maintains current pharmacist license. Ensures applicable CE records and licensure are maintained in department files. Attends staff meetings.
· Completes all competency/skills assessment requirements.
· Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel. Verifies the daily activities of pharmacy technicians
· Ambulatory care Pharmacist
· Provides ambulatory pharmaceutical care services utilizing approved protocols and/or collaborative agreement with other providers, including managing patient drug therapy, anticoagulation management, providing patient education, and preparing and/or overseeing the preparation and dispensing of medications. Performs duties in the clinical areas assigned such as but not limited to: anticoagulation clinics, intensive medical home, transition of care, Discharge Medication reconciliation, etc.
· Ensures safe, appropriate, cost effective drug therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
· Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose.
· Assists with pharmacokinetics consult service and renal drug dosing per hospital protocol.
· Reads, extracts and interprets information in patient medical records accurately.
· Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.
· Sustains the hospital drug formulary, minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
· Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners as appropriate.
· Provides accurate, adequate and timely drug information to the hospital’s professional staff.
· Provides drug education to patients and their families per institutional protocol.
· Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data, conducts monitor and inspections and maintains logs, records and other documentation as assigned.
· Conducts designated interventions as defined in department Clinical Intervention activities (IV to PO, Renal Dosing, Pharmacokinetic dosing support, Anticoagulation)
· Baseline departmental standards for reporting interventions for clinical productivity as defined by departmental goals.
· Participates in antibiotic stewardship, opioid stewardship, and shortage management activities as assigned
· Attends interdisciplinary rounds when assigned
· Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion
· Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the department.
· Is punctual and dependable; reports to work as scheduled. Absenteeism and tardiness are within policy guidelines.
· Maintains a neat, professional, well-groomed appearance. Wears identification badge.
· Performs work within specified timeframes. Adapts positively to frequent interruptions and changes in workload and/or work schedule.
· Provides courteous, cooperative and timely service to patients, visitors and staff. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication.
· Works cooperatively with hospital and pharmacy staff. Voices concerns and suggestions to appropriate persons in a positive manner. Fosters a team environment.x
· Demonstrates sound professional judgment consistent with clinical/academic background.
· Maintains strict confidentiality of patients, guests and employee information.
· Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire and infection control.
· Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all applicable Federal and State laws, rules and regulations.
· Works independently with minimal supervision. Organizes and prioritizes work assignments. Ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner.
· Answers the telephone, identifying self and department. Directs calls to appropriate personnel. Answers requests at the window.
· Keeps pharmacy areas and equipment clean, neat and well organized.
JOB STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS
· Required: Graduate of and ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (preferred) or BS Pharmacy degree(accepted)
· Must have State licensure by start date
· Hospital experience preferred
C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
· Pharmacy registration in the State of practice.
· BLS or ACLS; PALS (pediatric practice) within 180 days of start date.