Staff Pharmacist ( Long Term Care )
C & S HEALTHCARE - Decatur, GA

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An established pharmacy provider in Atlanta that's dedicated to providing quality patient care and innovative pharmacy solutions to institutional customers and patients in long-term care settings is looking to hire a pharmacist. The successful candidate will provide pharmaceutical services to long term care and institutionalized patients in a manner that maximizes quality and patient safety. Participates in and oversees the dispensing of medication in accordance with federal and state regulations.

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluates physician medication orders for appropriateness of drug, dosage, potential interactions, route of administration and stability. Makes recommendations for therapy changes to the physician and facility staff as appropriate. Works with patient medical information to conduct Drug Utilization Review (DUR) on all prescriptions and review clinical edits to ensure there is no adverse drug interaction.
  • Maintains patient/resident database to include appropriate current and past medical history, appropriate clinical and laboratory data, and concurrent medication (including over-the-counter and home remedies). Works with appropriate pharmacy technician in reconciling Controlled Substances Log(s) with inventory on hand and prescriptions dispensed to comply with state and federal regulations.
  • Provides clinical expertise by responding to drug-related questions and concerns initiated by internal (Technicians, Nursing Staff) and external (Directors of Nursing, Administrators) customers.
  • Collaborates with the healthcare team to provide clinical and technical support as needed.
  • Documents all communication with physicians, nurses, other members of the healthcare team and patients/residents and their family members in the medical record.
  • Obtains, as necessary, and maintains all required documentation in accordance with federal and state regulatory agencies.
  • Implements policies and procedures for the safe procurement, storage, distribution and use of drugs, as well as disposal of drugs.
  • Assists facility/agency staff personnel with procedures relating to safe and effective methods of procuring, maintaining, administering and disposing of drugs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy or Pharmacy Doctorate.
  • LTC Pharmacy experience preferred but not required
  • Current license in the state of practice.
  • Must be available to work various shift and days as needed.