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The University of Miami UMHC/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has an exciting opportunity for a Pharmacist.
- Staff Pharmacists monitor, and supervise the operation of the centralized intravenous admixture program, with a heavy emphasis on the preparation and monitoring of chemotherapeutic and investigational intravenous therapies. Staff Pharmacists ensure the accurate and efficient preparation and delivery of total parenteral nutrition solutions, injectable chemotherapy, antibiotics, and other medications for intravenous therapy. Dosage amounts and intravenous compatibilities are accurately determined. Patient profiles and new orders are reviewed to prevent drug interactions and contraindications.
- Staff Pharmacists supervise the unit-dose drug distribution program. Patient profiles and new orders are reviewed to prevent drug interactions and contraindications. A working knowledge of the pharmacy computer system and software programs is required. Staff Pharmacists ensure the accurate and prompt delivery of unit-dose medications and controlled substances to hospital inpatients. Appropriate records and inventory on all drugs are maintained as required. Emergency drug stocks in patient care areas are accurately filled in a timely manner. Staff Pharmacists accurately compound and dispense medicinals of a special nature that are not readily available from manufacturers.
- Staff Pharmacists provide current and accurate drug information to health care professionals and patients. Drug information provided includes a thorough understanding of new medications, dosage requirements, indications, contraindications, pharmacology, side effects, adverse reactions, precautions, and suitable formulary agents for use in specific therapies.
- Staff Pharmacists supervise the accurate and efficient dispensing of outpatient prescriptions for discharge, day surgery, outpatient clinics, and employee patients.
- Staff Pharmacists effectively communicate with physicians, nurses, purchasing technicians, pharmacy technicians, other hospital personnel, and hospital patients. Their prompt and effective communication with hospital personnel and patients promotes and ensures rational drug therapy.
- Staff Pharmacists train and supervise technical staff members, externs and interns in established policies and procedures for our hospital and clinics and department.
- Staff Pharmacists or their designee inspect nursing units and clinics to monitor the proper storage and distribution of patient floorstock, controlled drugs, and emergency medications.
- Staff Pharmacists compound drugs by reading a variety of prescriptions or vouchers, computing dosages, weighing and measuring or mixing drugs following established pharmaceutical techniques. Staff Pharmacists review compounding work completed by subordinate pharmacists’ externs, interns and Pharmacy technicians.
- Staff Pharmacists dispense controlled substances in accordance with strict security procedures, maintaining accurate control and inventory records and preparing dosage sheets. Staff Pharmacists assist in periodic audit of controlled substances at nursing stations and in Pyxis units.
- Staff Pharmacists participate in the drug use evaluation process and contribute to quality improvement activities.
- Staff Pharmacists perform all other job related duties as assigned by the Director of Pharmacy Services or her/his designee.
- Current Pharmacy licensure in good standing in the State of Florida
- Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy