St. Joseph Sonoma County - Santa Rosa, CA

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Pharmacist - ( 12000472 )
Join St. Joseph Health System-Sonoma County, winners of the Gallup Great Workplace Award for 2007, and see how different working for a values-based, community-focused organization can be! Our vision is to bring people together to provide compassionate care, promote health improvement and create healthy communities. We serve five surrounding counties at our state-of-the-art facilities, which include the region's only Level II trauma center.
MIN REQS: This is a varied shift position. Current CA Pharmacist license. Graduate of School of Pharmacy. Hospital/health care experience; entry level individuals will be considered.


SUMMARY: Provides the professional didactic knowledge, clinical and technical skills required by the department to assure that every patient receives safe and effective drug therapy during hospitalization. Works independently. Requires little supervision. Seeks supervisory direction as required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Oversees the operation of the department on a per-shift basis to include the dispensing process, IV admixture compounding, unit dose cart fill, and repackaging operations. (100%) 2. Assures personnel carry out assigned duties, monitoring shift arrival and departures for technical/distribution staff. Assumes responsibility for department operations when designated by the Director or Manager. (100%) 3. Interprets physician orders for correctness, reviewing for possible drug interactions/incompatibilities. Transcribes new orders into information system, documenting clarification of orders with physicians, and potential adverse drug events. Documents clinical interventions. (100%) 4. Maintains narcotic inventory reconciling same to narcotic tracking system. Performs assigned floor checks, maintains emergency trays, and fills outpatient prescriptions as required.(100%) 5. Assists in maintaining hospital records as required by State/Federal/Regulatory requirements. Maintain standard of practice as determined by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. (50%) 6. Communicates with physicians/nurses/other health care professionals providing pharmaceutical expertise as required. Utilizes available literature sources to give drug information as requested or required. (100%) 7. Maintains working knowledge of pharmacy and nursing medication policies. (10%) 8. Assists in classification of Medication Utilization Evaluation and Adverse Drug Events data. Gains awareness of Quality Improvement goals and assistance in related programs and surveys. (10%) 9. Supports Director or Manager in implementation of departmental and hospital goals. Provides orientation of new employees and inservice training to pharmacy and hospital personnel as determined by the Director/Manager. (100%) 10. Performs chart reviews as required for assessment of therapies, interactions, and patient response to medications and for regulatory required monitoring of therapy parameters. (25%)

Organization : Pharmacy
Work Locations : Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
1165 Montgomery Drive

Employee Status : Regular
Schedule : Per Diem / Relief
Work Schedule : 10 Hour
Shift : Day
Variable Shift : Yes
Travel : No
Job : Pharmacy

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