Pharmacist

Meridian Health System   •  

Red Bank, NJ

Industry: Healthcare IT

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Less than 5 years

Posted 293 days ago

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Overview

The Pharmacist provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care through integrated drug distribution and clinical services ensuring the safe and effective utilization of medications. Pharmacists are actively engaged in medication management in coordination with physicians and the interdisciplinary team and exhibit a high degree of ownership and accountability for the medication-use process

 

Responsibilities

-Monitors drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, and drug interaction

-Concurrently monitors use of drugs for compliance with prescribing criteria, guidelines and protocols.

-Detects, monitors, documents, and reports adverse drug reactions and medication errors.

-Promotes the use of the formulary by converting non-formulary orders to formulary when possible. Coordinates procurement of nonformulary drugs when necessary.

-Performs medication histories, medication reconciliations and discharge counseling as required.

-Maintains and updates a patient profile with demographics, diagnosis, allergies, and current medications.

-Discusses medication order clarifications with the prescriber, document any pharmacy records, and inform others of medication order changes.

-Checks unit dose non-Pyxis medication batch for accuracy.

-Review medication orders for appropriateness and checks all doses of IV admixtures and unit dose medications prepared by technicians

-Identifies and acts upon cost avoidance in drug therapy by promoting more cost effective regimens, drugs, and by reducing waste.

-Documents clinical interventions and cost avoidance as part of the Departmental documentation program.

-Insures proper technique and accurate preparation of all pharmaceutical products, including oral, IV admixtures, chemotherapeutic, and investigational agents.

-Insures the timely and accurate dispensing of drugs and solutions from the pharmacy area.

-Responsible for the accurate filling and dispensing of drugs and solutions from the pharmacy area

-Provides drug information to health care professionals and to patients.

-Reviews physician orders for possible therapeutic problems, contraindications, interactions, allergies, and formulary status of the drug.

-Provides computer order entry for IVs and other computer entry as needed.

-Insures compliance with controlled substance distribution and control system.

-Is able to practice in a variety of areas within the pharmacy as required by workload

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Pharmacy

Active NJ Pharmacist Licensure Required

Minimum (1) year hospital pharmacy experiencepreferred

 

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