Job Details: Bachelor's Degree required ROLE SUMMARY
Works under the supervision of the Director of Pharmacy. Provides pharmaceutical care to the types and ages of patients defined by the pharmacy scope of practice. Assists the department and patient care areas in identification and resolution of patient safety issues related to medication use. Provides clinical services to patients and health care providers, including but not limited to counseling, drug information, dosing calculations, pharmacokinetic consults, chart reviews, and disease state management.
1. Performs and supervises medication order entry, unit dose distribution, preparation of all sterile medications including chemotherapy, and operation of the pharmacy information system and automation. Prepares, compounds, and dispenses medications per published guidelines and standards. Processes controlled substance orders, insures that documentation is complete and the perpetual inventory is maintained without errors.
2. Reviews, interprets and clarifies all prescriber orders for appropriate dose, efficacy, safety, drug interactions and incompatibilities. This includes complying with approved therapeutic interchange and substitutions and review for duplicate therapy, real or potential allergies or sensitivities, food/drug, drug/lab, and drug/drug interactions, IV to oral switch, contraindications, other relevant medication-related issues or concerns, and reconciliation of the medication profile across the continuum of care.
3. 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. 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.
4. Consistently contributes to the team effort (e.g. assists pharmacists and technicians when need is observed or upon request, offers constructive suggestions, exhibits willingness to resolve problems as they arise.) Completes assigned work within the agreed upon time frame. Verifies the work of pharmacy technicians, interns and students. Participates in precepting students and new staff as required. Complies with department standards including mission, positive attitude, professional appearance, conduct and mandatory requirements.
5. Inspects drug storage areas throughout the facility. Shares information on new procedures and medications. Actively works to improve medication safety by maintaining self education and interventions to improve therapy and medication use systems and processes. Completes all assessment activities within time frame indicated, communicates appropriate assessment findings to other care team members, documents assessment utilizing appropriate forms. Identifies and assesses suspected adverse drug reactions and medications errors.
6. Participates in hospital and department performance improvement activities. Participates in data collection and analysis as requested. Errors, inefficiencies and inaccuracies are brought to management's attention with suggestions for improvement. Participates in meeting quality goals. Keeps up to date on department and clinical services policies and procedures and regulatory requirements.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
* Determines and demonstrates effective communication methods and defines appropriate lines of authority for the department/program in keeping with administrative and committee structure
* Uses all methods of communication to disseminate information to staff in a timely manner
* Professionally handles physician encounters with the patient's best interest in mind. Discusses personnel, patient, and staff related issues in a confidential manner and setting with only those who need to know
* Complies with the system for ongoing competency maintenance and develops a self assessment plan to maintain personal competency
* Demonstrates sound professional judgment consistent with clinical/academic background
* Seeks appropriate guidance when situation dictates advanced knowledge or judgment
* PharmD or Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy
* Registration and licensure current with the Wyoming Board of Pharmacy or the ability to become licensed upon hire
* Health-system experience
Facility Cheyenne Regional
Shift Variable shift
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