Ambulatory Pharmacist II - Per Diem

Cambridge Health Alliance

Cambridge , MA 02138

Job Details

  • Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities (Primary): 1. Checks for safety, accuracy, appropriateness and completeness with respect to drug, dose, route, frequency with consideration given to patient-specific data including laboratory values, age, gender, height, weight and BSA. 2. Prepares controlled substances to be dispensed, completing the appropriate documentation while maintaining a perpetual inventory. 3. Performs weekly inventory and reconciliation of controlled substances. Notifies Site Pharmacy Manager or Senior Director of Pharmacy of any unexplained discrepancies. 4. Performs daily oversight of all Technician activities; checks / reviews all Technician work according to regulatory requirements. 5. Dispenses medication to ambulatory patients with appropriate medication counseling. 6. Contact prescribers concerning drug order clarification or drug therapy modification. 7. Receives, researches, and provides through a variety of media accurate and timely drug information. 8. Monitors selected aspects of drug therapy on an ongoing basis; intervenes as necessary to optimize drug use. 9. Minimizes or prevents drug misadventuring through targeted interventions. Identifies the unique needs and implements appropriate interventions for the age-specific categories circled below: 1. Neonate 2. Pediatric 3. Adolescent 4. Adult (18-59) 5. Geriatric (60 +)

Other Job Duties and Responsibilities 1. Integrates growth and development needs into the delivery of patient care for the populations served. 2.

Uses communication methods appropriate for the patient developmental stage. 3. Accurately assesses the patient's ability to follow directions for completion of treatment. 4. Identifies and manages any special issues, concerns and risks for age specific populations. 5. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Education/Training: Graduate of an accredited college/university with a B.S. in Pharmacy or a Pharm.D. degree is required.

Licensure: Must have a current license in good standing from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy or be eligible for licensure in MA. In lieu of an active MA license, candidates must attain MA licensure prior to working 1000 hours at the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). Failure to attain MA licensure within this time period will result in the discontinuation of employment at CHA.

Work Experience: At least five (5) years experience as a pharmacist is required.

Physical Skills:
1. Sufficient mobility to negotiate the hospital. 2.

Must be able to withstand extended periods of sitting or standing. 3. Ability to enter data into the computer. 4. Ability to tolerate repetitive motion for wrist and arms. 5. Auditory acuity to hear telephones, beepers, alarms.

Mental Skills:
1. Cognitive ability to observe, analyze and interpret general, technical and clinical data (verbal and written). 2.

Good communication and behavioral skills. 3. Ability to effectively prioritize responsibilities while under pressure. 4. Ability to perform without direct professional supervision and to oversee the work of Technicians and students.

Working Conditions and Physical Environment: 1. Fluorescent lighting, no natural light. 2.

Tile floors. 3. Controlled air system. 4. Tight storeroom areas and crowded, sometime congested areas. 5.

Locked and secured work area. 6. Physical hazards due to chemicals and electrical. 7. Patient contact in outpatient area. 8.

Some need to be in patient areas with possible inpatient contact. 9. Stocked areas to 7-1/2 feet.


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Ambulatory Pharmacist II - Per Diem

Cambridge Health Alliance