The Pharmacist Clinical 1 provides pharmaceutical care to patients in a clinical setting. Compounds and dispenses medications and other pharmaceuticals in accordance with federal, state and local regulations and organizational policy. Serves as a resource to other healthcare professionals including pharmacists, pharmacy students and residents. Consults with Nursing, Medical Staff and patients regarding medications, orders, drug and pharmaceutical details, patient reactions, errors and complaints and/or the patients' caregivers. May have responsibility for the assessment, treatment and/or care of neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. Supervises and monitors the non-professional duties of technicians including the organization of daily.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
- Ensures that patient pharmaceutical care meets standards of safety, effectiveness, patient rights and customer service.
- Compounds or admixes ingredients appropriately, including IV admixtures, small and large volume solutions, syringes and irrigation solutions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- Consults and educates patients and/or patient caregivers concerning possible medications, including alternative sources of drug therapy.
- Reviews medications for accuracy, appropriateness and interactions., and adjusts medications per approved protocols.
- Dispenses medications and compounds in accordance with organizational policy and regulatory guidelines.
- Assesses prescribers medication orders with respect to the overall patient therapy to evaluate: known allergies; rational therapy/contraindications; reasonable dose and route of administration; reasonable directions for use; duplication of therapy; drug to drug interactions; drug/food interactions; drug disease interactions; adverse drug reactions; proper utilization, including over-utilization or under-utilization, and use clinical laboratory or clinical monitoring methods to monitor and evaluate drug effectiveness, side effects, toxicity, or adverse effects, and appropriateness to continue use of the drug in its current regimen.
- Supervises and monitors the non-professional duties of Pharmacy Technicians including the organization of daily duties in dispensing, IVs or patients care function.
- Monitors and reviews the work of Pharmacy Technicians to ensure compliance with all professional standards and departmental policies and procedures, and to ensure pharmacy stock levels are adequate with patient needs.
- Assists in inventory, purchasing and quality control of drugs and products and ensures proper charging/crediting of pharmacy product accounts.
- Consistently maintains inventory and records on narcotics and other drugs as required by law.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
- General understanding of Pharmacy Care modalities, pharmaceutical calculations, therapies, terminology, drug use and aseptic techniques, standards, medications and equipment.
- Ability to research, analyze and disseminate information.
- Ability to understand, optimize and document complex processes.
- Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly; both verbally and in writing.
- Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and regulatory requirements.
- General computer skills, including but not limited to: using required software applications, data entry, information security, electronic medical documentation, hand held scanning and email.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
EDUCATION - Bachelor's or 4 years of work experience above the minimum qualification
MAJOR - Pharmacy
EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Pharmacist (RPH)