RPh Patient Care Pharmacist (Pediatric \ Childrens Hospital)
Scott and White Healthcare - Temple, TX

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Responsibilities
Job Summary:
Ensures the effective, safe and economical use of drugs through the professional application of hospital pharmacy skills and knowledge and serves as a resource for drug information other heath and medical professionals. Supervises and monitors the non-professional duties of technicians including the organization of daily duties.
INTERPRETS, REVIEWS AND INTERVENES WITH PHYSICIAN'S ORDERS CONCERNING DRUG THERAPY, DISPENSES MEDICATIONS, AND MIXES PARENTERAL SOLUTIONS, AND PROVIDES PHARMACY PRODUCTS AND DRUGS FOR HOSPITAL CLINIC AND OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENTS.
*Contacts and confers with physician if there are any questions or irregularities regarding drug orders or related matters.
*Consults and advises physicians concerning drug warning, incompatibilities, and/or contradictions of drugs or other pharmaceuticals.
*Thoughtfully makes appropriate decisions, analyzes all relevant data in order to make the most informed decision, and consults with other pharmacists on duty in matters of uncertainty.
*Uses aseptic technique when necessary and maintains work area in an organized, sanitary and neat manner.
*Manufactures and compounds drugs and drug dosages as needed and maintains appropriate records and labels.
SERVES AS A RESOURCE AND EDUCATOR ON DRUG THERAPY FOR PATIENTS, PATIENTS' FAMILY, MEDICAL STAFF, PHYSICIANS, NURSES, AND PHARMACY TECHNICIANS AS REQUIRED.
*As required, serves on various committees, performs inservices, updates publication supplements, teaches tech school, and completes other special projects as needed.
*As required, takes the time to clearly explain information to concerned parties, about availability, form, side effects, and incompatibilities of new and currently used drugs.
*Continually increases knowledge of drugs to perform as a resource for drug information by reading professional journals, reviewing product literature, discussing new information with other staff pharmacists and attending educational seminars and CE meetings.
*Assists in the mentoring and oversight of Graduate Staff Pharmacists level positions and provides new personnel orientation and training as required.
*Evaluates patients for drug utilization review therapy, evaluates appropriate use of drugs through drug use evaluations, evaluates new drugs for P & T Committee, and develops and implements drug use guidelines, target drug programs and P & T guidelines.
SUPERVISES AND MONITORS THE NON-PROFESSIONAL DUTIES OF TECHNICIANS INCLUDING THE ORGANIZATION OF DAILY DUTIES IN DISPENSING, IV'S OR PATIENT CARE FUNCTION, AND THE USE OF SUPPORT PERSONNEL IN THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE MANNER IN VIEW OF THE OVERALL DEPARTMENT WORK FLOW.
*Monitors and reviews the work of subordinates to ensure compliance with all professional standards and departmental policies and procedures.
*Consistently demonstrates the ability to keep up with patient workload and responsible for the completion of all assigned work procedures during the shift without interference to the quality of work performed.
*Assists all supportive personnel as time allows and as requested, responding to changing workloads as necessary to use time in the most effective manner.
*Regularly accepts additional work during period of low patient activity, coordinates projects, and consistently demonstrates a willingness to help on work that needs to be completed.
*Reports any incomplete assignments to ensure continuity of medication preparation, distribution and completion of work left incomplete by previous shift.
ASSISTS IN INVENTORY, PURCHASING AND QUALITY CONTROL OF DRUGS AND PRODUCTS AND INSURES PROPER CHARGING-CREDITING OF PHARMACY PRODUCT ACCOUNTS.
*Attends to the inventory of pharmacy stock on regular basis interacting with pharmacy purchase technician as required to maintain an inventory level that is adequate for patient needs.
*Consistently watches over inventory to ensure that drugs which are outdated and/or have lost potency are removed from stock and recorded properly.
*Regularly conducts nursing station inspections to ensure proper storage and expiration monitoring.
*Consistently maintains inventory and records on narcotics and other drugs as required by law.
*Monitors and manages pharmacy technicians in their assigned areas.
MONITORS PATIENT DRUG THERAPY AND PROVIDES INITIAL POPULATION BASED PHARMACOKINETIC EVALUATIONS.
*Independently provides accurate initial population based pharmacokinetic evaluations and follow-up evaluations with supervision.
*Monitors patients drug therapy through computerized profile for interactions, duplications, allergies, incompatibilities, therapeutic ranges and adverse drug reactions and communicates verbally and in writing with medical and nursing staff to ensure appropriate drug therapy.
PERFORMS OTHER POSITION APPROPRIATE DUTIES AS REQUIRED IN A COMPETENT, PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS MANNER.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY:
*Current licensure as pharmacist in the State of Texas required.
*Has completed 2 of the Clinical Core Modules (one must be Phase I pharmacokinetics). Completion of 4 patient pharmacotherapy workshops. Ten points from Pharmacy Practice Activities or completion of a pharmacy practice residency.
*Ability to supervise technical/clerical staff as appropriate to perform necessary tasks to ensure appropriate delivery of drug therapy preferred.
Qualifications
Experience: Minimum/No Experience
Degree: Bachelor
License/Certificate: Tx St Brd Pharmacy/Pharmacist
Other Information
Department: Children's Hospital Pharmacy
Standard Hours Per Week: 40
Shift: 2
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