Pharmacist (376)

Hancock Regional Hospital Greenfield , IN 46140

Posted 6 months ago

JOB SUMMARY:

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

EXPECTED BEHAVIORS:

  • 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.

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