Job Summary: Provides effective, efficient and accurate pharmaceutical care to patients to ensure positive drug therapy outcomes. Work is performed in accordance with protocols, internal guidelines/standards and regulatory requirements. An incumbent coordinates and supervises the compounding and dispensing of drugs according to medication orders issued by authorized medical care providers and is responsible for the timely processing of medication orders and the distribution of medications and IV admixtures to patients in a safe and timely manner. Incumbents are also accountable for keeping professional skills current; developing and maintaining professional contacts with appropriate community resources; participating in continuous performance improvement, assisting in the orientation of new staff and supervision of student and volunteers and consistently making efforts to achieve extraordinary results.
Essential Duties: Applies the principles of pharmaceutical care to ensure optimum medication-related patient outcomes. Adjusts and/or makes recommendations to optimize medication therapy based on patient-specific clinical factors and data using evidenced-based medicine based on utilization of clinical protocols to enhance patient care. Communicates directly with patients, families, physicians, nurses, and other appropriate healthcare staff to gather information and make recommendations to enhance patient care. Collaborates with pharmacist specialist(s) as appropriate to optimize medication-related patient care.
Documents clinical activities in the computerized therapeutic intervention program; documents recommendations and adjustments in the patient medical record. Coordinates the distribution of medications to patients in their area(s) of responsibility. Analyzes medication orders for completeness and appropriateness as relates to drug name, dose, route, schedule, disease state, allergies, other medications, and food and drug interactions; processes medication orders to ensure that patients receive safe, accurate and appropriate drug therapy in a timely manner. Supervises and checks the work of supportive personnel as defined in departmental policies and procedures and according to FHS values-based behaviors.
Provides assistance to supportive personnel as needed. Provides education for patients, pharmacy staff, residents, externs, interns, students, technician students, and other healthcare workers at FHS in a positive, constructive and motivating manner. Participates in the orientation of new employees including (but not limited to): one-on-one on-line training, updating contributions to the orientation manual, and being available as a resource person for one of the specialized practice settings; precepts pharmacy residents, students, externs, interns and technician students upon demonstrating competency to become a preceptor. Communicates in a positive, constructive and motivating manner when working with residents and students.
Collaborates with pharmacist specialist(s) as appropriate to provide needed education for pharmacy staff, hospital staff, and physicians. Presents medication-related issues at nursing staff meetings as assigned. Educates patients and families on medication and healthcare-related issues as needed. Actively participates in department shift reports and clinical meetings by sharing and contributing.
Participates, proactively, in medication safety and quality improvement initiatives. Actively participates in selected core group, contributing to quality improvement and drug use evaluation programs; reports actual, potential, and near-miss medication errors and adverse drug events according to FHS policies; Serves on PIT teams as assigned. Identifies and reports system-related safety and quality improvement issues to Pharmacy Operations Manager, Medication PIT (Performance Improvement Team) representative, or Pharmacy PIT representative as appropriate. Supports FHS medication safety initiatives and provides documentation or information as requested.
Identifies and corrects personal processes to reduce the potential for medication misadventures; is able to articulate department-based Process Improvement activities. Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of available communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Populations Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the departmentâs defined specific populations served. Performs related duties as required.
QualificationsEducation/Work Experience Requirements: Masters from an accredited school of pharmacy including didactic courses and experiential rotations in pharmaceutical care. One year of work experience in a hospital pharmacy within the past two years is preferred. Attainment of a Doctor of Pharmacy degree is preferred. Completion of a post-graduate pharmacy residency is preferred.
Job Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of the principles, practices, standards and techniques relating to the compounding and dispensing of medications. Knowledge of the principles and practices of pharmaceutical care. Knowledge of regulatory requirements applicable to the pharmacy profession. Knowledge of FHS policies, standard, practices and procedures Ability to formulate and present therapeutic alternatives to other health care providers.
Ability to effectively communicate and direct workflow. Ability to use office equipment and automated systems/applications/software at an acceptable level of proficiency. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. License/Certification: Licensure as a registered pharmacist by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy.
Membership in at least one of the following professional organizations is preferred: ASHP, ASCP, WSPA, APHA, or ACCP. Current BLS certification. Washington State Preceptor Certification within 6 months of hire if eligible or within 6 months after becoming eligible. If classified as a Pharmacist-Certified: Current Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) certification is required.
Additional Responsibilities: Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality. Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Job Pharmacy Primary Location WA-Tacoma-St Joseph Medical Center * Shift Every Other * Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72 * Weekends Required Every Other * Status Every Other
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