Staff pharmacists fill orders for medications, monitor patient medication therapies, provide drug information, and supervise and direct support personnel. In the absence of the pharmacy manager, a staff pharmacist may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the pharmacy manager.
Minimum of 37.5 hours per week, but hours may be long and irregular, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Interprets medication orders (verbal and written) and transcribes to computerized patient medication profiles accurately; maintains accurate, complete patient medication profiles.
Prepares and dispenses medications, including sterile, chemotherapy, and parenteral nutrition preparations safely and accurately using appropriate techniques.
Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law.
Monitors medication therapy regimens for contraindications, drug?drug interactions, drug?food interactions, drug?laboratory test interactions, allergies, appropriateness of drug and dose, and therapeutic duplications.
Assists with pharmacokinetics consult service and drug dosing per organizational protocol. Reviews/interprets culture and susceptibility data for antibiotic appropriateness and recommends changes as needed.
Reads, extracts, and interprets information in patient charts accurately.
Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions and medication errors accurately and in a timely manner.
Sustains the formulary by minimizing nonformulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols, and promoting rational medication therapy selection.
Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners; recommends evidence-based medication therapy regimens and monitoring plans; and suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed.
Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff.
Provides drug information to patients and their families.
Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely.
Participates in the quality improvement and medication-use review activities of the department; collects data; conducts quality monitors and inspections; and maintains logs, records, and other documentation as assigned.
Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education, and training programs to the pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other staffs.
Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel; verifies the daily activities of pharmacy technicians; and participates in the performance appraisal of pharmacy support personnel. Works independently with minimal supervision; organizes and prioritizes work assignments; and ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner.
Completes and documents inspections of all assigned medication storage areas at least monthly; identifies and replaces outdated and unusable medications.
Answers the telephone, identifying self and department; directs calls to appropriate personnel; and answers requests at the retail counter.
Keeps pharmacy areas and equipment clean, neat, and well-organized.
Performs essential duties of the pharmacy director in his or her absence.
Maintains current pharmacist licensure.
Attends pharmacy staff meetings, orientation, education, and training programs; reviews literature and other materials pertinent to the practice of pharmacy and completes all competence/skills assessment requirements.
Is punctual and dependable; reports to work as scheduled; fulfills on-call obligations per prearranged schedule; absenteeism and tardiness are within policy guidelines.
Maintains a neat, professional, well-groomed appearance; observes pharmacy dress code; and wears identification badge at all times.
Performs work within specified time frames; adapts positively to frequent interruptions and changes in workload and/or work schedule.
Provides courteous, cooperative, and timely service to patients, visitors, and staff members; demonstrates good oral and written communication.
Works cooperatively with all staff members; voices concerns and suggestions to appropriate persons in a positive manner.
Demonstrates sound professional judgment consistent with clinical/academic background. Maintains strict confidentiality of patient, visitor, and employee information; complies with the HIPAA Privacy Rule standards.
Fosters a team environment by providing orientation and training to new team members; assists coworkers in tasks, as time permits.
Adheres to health-system and departmental policies and procedures; complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, medication-use safety, security, fire safety, and infection control; and complies with all applicable federal/state/local laws, rules, and regulations.
Performance demonstrates efforts to improve patient satisfaction, lower costs, improve quality, and promote safety.
Understands and meets customers? needs and expectations; the patient and family members always come first.
Demonstrates the ability to address problems in a group setting using tools and techniques for identification and resolution of problems.
Demonstrates the values and behaviors of the organization.
Hancock Regional Hospital