DEPARTMENT: Home Care Pharmacy
SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Pharmacy Manager, Lead Pharmacist, Pharmacists
TITLES SUPERVISED: N/A
TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0
PURPOSE OF POSITION: To assist pharmacists with the preparation of medications for dispensing to patients and/or patient care areas and to perform related technical and supportive tasks (prepare dispensing records, type labels, maintain drug inventory, equipment, and supplies) necessary to provide pharmacy services.
Sustain a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Support leadership in Compliance efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Be mindful and judicious in monitoring safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensure all individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Work with department managers, nurse council and magnet representatives to identify and share safety best practices. Be mindful of CCHMCs processes and compliance with CMS standards and freely communicate safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
Demonstrates consistent integration of the Interprofessional Practice Model (IPM) in all aspects of practice.
Prepare sterile dosage forms for dispensing. Interpret physician orders, prepare dispensing records, type labels and calculate doses and drug volumes for drug dosages. Account for any missing medications. Work with pharmacists on CVC maintenance only patients, irrigation patients and Synagis patients. Prepare total parenteral nutrition admixtures using automated equipment or manually.
Interact with Home Care pharmacy and hospital computer systems as necessary to maintain records, generate billing, labels and reports. File orders and D/C patient files
Credit returned medications. Maintain inventory and stock levels and equipment as necessary.
Must participate in 80% (or more) of peer evaluations.
Skills & Competencies
Ability to perform clerical functions with accuracy and attention to detail
Good verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
Knowledge of regulations, procedures and best practices in field
Possess finger dexterity, manual dexterity and motor coordination necessary to manipulate necessary tools/objects
Mathematical ability sufficient to perform basic and routine calculations
Knowledge of aseptic technique and IV preparation and a familiarity with medical and scientific terminology are preferred. Typing skills preferred.
High School Graduate OR equivalent
1 year of related hospital experience
National Pharmacy Technician Certification
Ohio State Pharmacy Technician Registration
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center