Provides pharmaceutical service and care to all patient populations including neonates, infants, children, adults and geriatrics based on individual variables and disease state. This care is provided through the most recent concepts of drug utilization and control which is the sum total of knowledge, understanding, judgement, procedure, skills, controls and ethics that ensure optimal safety in the distribution and use of medications. All pharmacists are required to understand and maintain the patient specific aspects of care in dosing patients based on age, weight, renal function and preparing individual inpatient and outpatient prescription orders and refilling medications.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:
Graduation from an accredited school of pharmacy with a five year Bachelor’s Degree in pharmacy or a six year entry level Pharmacy D. degree. Completion of pharmacy internship and licensure as a Registered Pharmacist by passing examination of the NY State Board of Pharmacy or by the reciprocal licensure.
Participates in orientation and continuing education and updates and maintains knowledge and skills related to specific areas of expertise. Demonstrates age specific competency annually on age populations served as identified in scope of care and services.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, SKILLS OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
All department equipment and supplies.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND HAZARDS:
Office and Clinical Setting; Exposure Class II – no exposure to blood, body fluids, excretions or secretions. Rare/infrequent exposure to chemicals with the potential to cause skin/mucus membrane irritation. Prepares potentially carcinogenic drugs (chemotherapy).
Medium work: must be able to lift, bend, stoop, push and pull.
WORK CONTACT GROUP:
All services, employees, medical staff, patients, visitors, vendors, various regulatory and professional agencies.
Pharmacy Management Team
Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Interns
St. Joseph's Hospital - 23 months ago
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