This positions performs all duties necessary to provide for the efficient daily operation of the pharmacy, providing quality products and services to infusion therapy patients.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, policies and procedures and accrediting body standards.
- Interprets and evaluates all physician’s medication orders to assure therapeutic appropriateness, cost effectiveness, accuracy and completeness.
- Accurately maintains all legally required records.
- Directly supervises pharmacy support personnel and/or interns in the appropriate mixing, packaging, and labeling of pharmaceuticals.
- Assists in training and orienting of new employees.
- Provides technical and clinical information and communicates results of monitoring activities to patients, nurses and physicians as required regarding the contents, utilization, therapeutic actions, possible adverse reactions or interactions of drugs.
- Initiates, reviews and updates all AHAH EHRrequired documentation.
- Follows established procedures for drug and supply procurement and maintains appropriate inventory levels and preferred product selection of drugs, solutions and supplies.
- Accurately compounds IV admixtures, utilizing appropriate technique, performing checks and double checks.
- Adheres to stability and compatibility guidelines and quality control procedures.
- Maintains procedures for appropriate security of all legend items, including controlled substances
- Performs accurate computer order-entry, labeling and dispensing.
- Participates with nurses and physicians in all clinical activities required, including start of care, prospective review of medical and drug histories, pharmacokinetic dosing, dosage monitoring for compromised patients, reviewing laboratory test results, attending patient care conferences, develop and update patient specific plan of care, patient discharge consultation.
- Participates in the referral acceptance/denial process and product device supply selection.
- Participates in on-call rotations.
- Participates in Performance Improvement activities, educational programs and departmental/branch meetings.
- Drives the Primary Care Management Model in daily interactions through the delegation of non-cognitive activities such as (but not limited to) lab tracking to support personnel, ordering clinically necessary and cost effective labs and facilitation of positive patient outcomes with patients, nursing agencies, AHAH nursing and otherhealthcare providers.
- Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
- Adherence to and compliance with information systems security is everyone’s responsibility. It is the responsibility of every computer user to: Know and follow Information Systems security policies and procedures. Attend Information Systems security training, when offered. Report information systems security problems.
Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or a PharmD. From an accredited college or university
- Current license for state of practice
- Current CPR certification if involved with direct patient controls.
- CurrentDriver’s License, car insurance and reliabletransportation
- One (1)yearexperience in an IV alternate site environment or equivalent workexperiencepreferred.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Ability to read, analyze, interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, patients, nurses and physicians.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
- Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent and to draw and interpret graphs.
- Should have ability to solve work problems and algebraic equations.
- Must be able to make accurate pharmaceutical calculations.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
- Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
- Ability to work on the computer, able to do word processing, data base and spreadsheet programs. Ability to work on EHR software.