Responsible for the daily operation of the Pharmacy Department. Provides Pharmacy services including primary care, consultative and drug information services to patients and healthcare providers.
1. Actively demonstrates the organization's mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values.
2. Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information.
3. Facilitates the development, implementation, monitoring of adherence to, and administering departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the administration and review of the activities completed by pharmacy technicians.
4. Reviews medication orders for clarity, safety and correctness. Ensures appropriate drug, dose, route, and timing of needed medications.
5. Provide independent dosing information for patient and disease specific drugs
6. Ensures prompt and accurate computer order entry, preparation, and legal distribution of drugs and other pharmaceuticals to patients, including but not limited to product preparation, repackaging, labeling, stability, and delivery, and record keeping.
7. Communicate effectively, tactfully, continuously, clearly and positively with the entire scope of customers, visitors, and staff. Obtains clarification of medication orders and supplies information for the safe and effective use of medications. Information given may be regarding drug interactions, incompatibilities, side effects, or administration guidelines.
8. Maintain a clean and orderly work environment and ensure all equipment is in working order.
9. Works in conjunction with associates to make decisions in a timely manner.
10. Maintains current knowledge regarding pharmacy, hospital, and healthcare related topics.
11. Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES
Education: Requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts normally acquired through the completion of the degree of B.S. in Pharmacy or successful completion of the foreign pharmacy equivalency exam.
Licensure: Current Licensure as a Pharmacist by the State(s) of Indiana (and Michigan as required to complete essential job functions).
Experience: Associate must have a proficiency in the practice of pharmacy that is usually obtained from graduation of an accredited college of pharmacy or passing of a pharmacy foreign equivalency examination. Two years of hospital/institutional pharmacy practice experience or completion of a pharmacy practice residency is preferred.
Other Job Requirements:
Associate must demonstrate independent critical thinking skills and the ability to appropriately and effectively convey concepts to a diverse population of persons with varied educational experience.
Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.
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