University of South Alabama - Alabama

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The USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital is one of six freestanding hospitals in the United States dedicated specifically to the unique health care needs of children, women and infants. The USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital is managed by the USA HealthCare Management, LLC.

Essential Functions:

Abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization’s values; adheres to hospital policies including confidentiality; trains and orients new pharmacy employees to the department and their job functions; safely performs essential functions with minimum supervision; utilizes proper body mechanics when moving equipment and supplies that is necessary to perform essential functions; maintains and operates equipment and reports broken or malfunctioning equipment; assists pharmaceutical activities and functions related to medication use and monitoring for all patient care areas according to departmental and hospital guidelines; participates in studies, quality monitors and drug evaluations to improve pharmaceutical care and clinical outcomes; performs patient care activities on the pharmacy computer system in a safe and timely manner; utilizes a personal computer or terminal to access the Hospital Information System or the Pharmacy Purchasing System; performs general pharmacy duties as needed by filling and dispensing medications; prepares and dispenses IV solutions and compounds medications; dispenses controlled substances as defined by the controlled substance permit; confirms accuracy of work performed by pharmacy technician, including unit dose carts; reviews physician’s orders for appropriate route, dose, scheduling and potential drug interactions and consults physicians as needed; serves as a resource for medical and nursing staff regarding pharmaceutical activities; provides information on medications for patients as needed; encourages pharmacy and physician staff to use Formulary medications; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone; responds to overhead pages; maintains accurate and complete records; utilizes the correct documentation tools and procedures for all pharmacy functions; maintains proper records for all medications and controlled substances dispensed or received; accepts and completes all duties positively and without conflict; cooperates, helps others and improves the performance of the department; completes all mandatory department, educational and hospital requirements; maintains orderliness and cleanliness of work areas, equipment and supply areas; adheres to current Infection control and safety standards; utilizes cost effective practices in performing all aspects of the job; demonstrates the ability to provide competent patient care to Neonate, Infant-Toddler/Preschool, School age/Adolescent, Reproductive age and Post/Peri Menopausal patient population; participates on committees as assigned; performance improvement activities through quality measurement or participation of ICARE process as assigned; accesses and accurately maintains electronic and paper medical records; regular and prompt attendance and the ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

Graduation from a recognized school of Pharmacy as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama, licensure with the State of Alabama to practice pharmacy, and Controlled Substances certificate. C ompletion of an approved Alabama Board of Pharmacy IV certification program is required within three months of employment.

Working Days and Hours:

Rotating Days and Shifts

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