Provides comprehensive care, assuring the appropriateness of all medications used within the hospital as guided by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Works closely with the medical staff and nursing staff to assure positive outcomes from medication use. Reviews patient profiles for proper dosing drug interactions, and other drug related problems. Follows and documents all drug use evaluations, prepares drug monographs for Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Reviews patient medications for appropriate IV to PO conversions and pharmacokinetic monitoring. Participates in newsletter and educational activities to nursing staff and medical staff. Precepts clerkship students in critical care, nutrition support and internal medicine rotation.
- Participates in multidisciplinary rounds and Selection Committee.
- Monitors IV to PO's and renal dosage adjustments on a daily basis; places such work on pharmacy intervention program for DOP to review. Generates high numbers of cost saving interventions.
- Monitors Microbiology cultures and antibiotic usage on daily basis. Monitors pharmacokinetics daily recommending appropriate level draws and dosage adjustments accordingly.
- Monitors Drug use evaluations daily making recommendations when medications are used outside established criteria for use.
- Places information on shared drive/binder daily. Contributes Drug monographs and/or drug reviews for Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee providing cost efficacy analysis.
- Provides nutrition support therapy with the nutrition support team.
- Records patients' duration and indication for TPN in shared drive.
- Reports to quarterly meeting of Nutrition support service with clinical dietitian.
- Provides medical education to transplant patients prior to discharge.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Doctorate of Pharmacy required.
- Residency preferred.
- Licensed Pharmacist (RPH).
Complexity of Work:
- All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position: World Class Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.
- Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.
- Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully. Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.
- Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.
- Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.
- This description of duties is not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.
- Clinical pharmacy experiencepreferred working with transplant donors/recipients.
- Requires frequent walking from department to department; requires sitting at a work-station or desk; require standing; work may include occasional pushing and/or pulling, lifting, and carrying objects weighing up to 20 lbs., such as files, documents and computer printouts.
- Work requires finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination to operate a computer keyboard at a moderate skill level.
- Ability to work at a fast pace and to prioritize multiple assignments/projects and respond to numerous requests; ability to resolve conflicts among staff and to work collaboratively with department director, physicians and other members of the healthcare team; ability to ensure operational efficiency; ability to problem solve and make decisions; ability to exercise self-control and tolerate stress when dealing with multiple requests and/or conflicting demands from multiple customers.
- Needs minimal sustained direction in assessing needs, directing staff and carrying out departmental and professional responsibilities; self-starting and self-motivating; working hours may exceed eight hours per day and is based on what is needed to accomplish work at hand.
- Has potential for on call responsibility.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.
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