As a member of the health care team, perform all necessary in-patient and out-patient pharmaceutical duties to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Implement the most recent concepts of pharmaceutical care and drug utilization. All work is accomplished in accordance with the policies and regulations of local, state, and federal authorities, as well as, accepted standards of practice.
· Graduation from an accredited School of Pharmacy.
· Completion of pharmacy internship and licensure as a Registered Pharmacist by passing examination of the State Board of Pharmacy or by reciprocal licensure.
· BLS/CPR certification within six months of hire.
· One to two years pharmacy experience preferred.
Skills, Talents and Abilities:. Work is performed in accordance with standard procedures or routines.
Operating freedom is used to identify problems and determine appropriate course of action. Decisions are based on professional standards, hospital policy or regulatory agency standards. Significant analytical ability is required by the job. Typical analysis involves the application of diverse conceptual data requiring a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. Job requires the ability to concentrate or pay close attention to detail between 51% to 80% of the work time.
1. Promotes personal and patient safety.
2. Has a basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment to My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.
3. Prepare and dispense medication, chemotherapy, IV mixtures, and other pharmaceuticals according to accepted standards of practice.
4. Verify accuracy of all medications prepared for dispensing.
5. Intervene clinically with physicians or other health care professionals when necessary and appropriate.
6. Oversee and use proper techniques for sterile compounding.
7. Perform various related clinical services.
8. Serve as a drug information resource to physicians, nurses, and other members of the health care team.
9. Assist in maintaining an acceptable inventory level of medication and supplies under proper condition of storage and security.
10. Assign, teach, and monitor the work of technicians, students, etc.
Maintain a level of professional competency and remain current in the field of pharmacy.
Accurately dispenses routine, emergency, floor stock and parenteral medications in a timely manner to patients for Mercy Hospital Grayling.
Accurately interprets and enters the physician orders into the computer, follows formulary control policy and procedures, and provides drug information as requested.
Demonstrates competency in pharmacokinetics and renal dosing. Able to assist physicians in other dosing.
Complies with federal law, state law, and hospital policy/procedures in the preparation and dispensing of all controlled substances.
Complies with USP recommendations, manufacturer information, and hospital Policy/Procedure in the proper storage, security record keeping, and handling of all pharmaceuticals purchased, repackaged or compounded.
Demonstrates competency as it pertains to department safety procedures, such as disaster response, fire safety, etc.
Demonstrates competency in application of various communication skills as patient counseling, education, drug information, etc. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.
Performs and documents appropriate interventions with health care professionals and patients while striving for maximal benefit from the drug therapy.
Provides quality patient consultation and education for medications.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Req # 27262