PRN Hospital Pharmacist

Cardinal Health Covington , LA 70433

Posted 4 weeks ago

With over 45 years of experience in helping hundreds of hospital and outpatient pharmacies, we provide access to best practice strategies and tactics to control costs, improve workflow and enhance safety. Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions is one of the largest employers of acute-care pharmacist in the United States. Cardinal Health is the employer of choice for pharmacists because we offer a variety of career opportunities in pharmacy leadership, clinical specialties, remote order entry, business management, medication therapy management and more.

Cardinal Health manages the pharmacy at PAM Specialty Hospitals of Covington and Hammond and we are currently recruiting for a PRN Pharmacist for as needed coverage every other Saturday from 9AM - 3PM and on call coverage Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Our Pharmacists provide pharmaceutical care services to the patients of the hospital including, but not limited to oversight, monitoring, preparation, dispensing and proper documentation of patient medication therapy as well as providing drug information, patient information and oversight of information and dispensing systems. The successful candidate will work with the team to ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations as well as proper storage and documentation of pharmaceuticals.

Accountabilities:

  • Interprets medical orders (verbal and written) and transcribes to computerized patient medication profiles accurately. Maintains accurate, complete patient medication profiles.

  • Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals, including sterile, chemotherapy, and parenteral nutrition products accurately.

  • Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law.

  • Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies, and appropriateness of drug and dose.

  • 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.

  • Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Sustains the formulary by minimizing nonformulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection.

  • Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff, as needed.

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a "good standing" licensed Pharmacist in Louisiana

  • In-patient hospital pharmacy experience is strongly preferred

  • Flexibility to work various shifts

  • IV experience strongly preferred

  • Ability to hear, write, and speak clearly in order to communicate with customers and health care professionals

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Manual dexterity required for occasional reach, lifting and holding of small objects.

  • Computer savvy to learn and perform successful operation of multiple pharmacy information systems.

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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