- Clinical Staff Pharmacist
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES
- The clinical pharmacist level 1 position is primarily responsible for insuring the accurate and efficient processing of medications orders within the institution. Additional time will be spent providing clinical pharmacy services. As the level one pharmacist may progress to a level 2 clinical pharmacist based on staffing needs of the department and as experience and expertise are developed.
- Director of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Clinical Manager
- Pharmacy Technicians, pharmacy students, volunteers, and other pharmacy support staff
DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
- Interprets orders and transcribes or verifies them accurately into the pharmacy computer system
- Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals
- Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose
- Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic medication alternatives to medical staff
- Sustains the hospital formulary, minimizing nonformulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitutions and promotes rational drug therapy selection
- Provides accurate and timely medication information to healthcare staff
- Assists with pharmacokinetic dosing
- Assists with clinical programs such as renal dosing and IV to PO conversion
- Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely
- Prioritizes work to prepare stat, now and waiting in order of importance
- Completes notification reports regarding medication errors and adverse drug reactions
- Maintains appropriate controlled substance records
- Provides basic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computer systems
- Complies with all regulatory standards
- Assists technicians in performing technical tasks
- Participates in the training of new pharmacists, pharmacy students and technicians
- Supervises activities of support staff effectively
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Practice and adhere to the "Code of Conduct" philosophy and "Mission and Value Statement"
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Knowledgeable and proficient in the legal responsibilities of the pharmacist to the facility and all state and federal laws and regulations governing pharmacy services.
Individuals must be able to assess patients' drug therapy and provide consultations as requested by medical staff.
Knowledge in pathophysiology, interpretation of diagnostic criteria, pharmacokinetics, pharmacokinetics dosing and pharmacotherapeutics
Knowledgeable and proficient in assessing the use and application of new medications and medication technology, including complex equipment and delivery systems.
The ability to solve problems using critical thinking.
Communication - Able to communicate (verbal and written) clearly and effectively to other health care providers including pharmacists, physicians and nurses. Fosters team environment by providing clinical education, support, training to staff members
Leadership - guides individuals and groups toward desired outcomes, setting high performance standards and delivering quality services
Customer orientation - establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations. Able to work with diverse work force
Policies and Procedures - articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems
Able to assess work activities and allocate resources appropriately. Able to work independently and handle stress appropriately
Graduate of a college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).
Doctor of Pharmacy degree preferred. Hospital pharmacy residency preferred.
One year of hospital experience preferred.
Current valid State Pharmacy License.
AGE-SPECIFIC PATIENT POPULATIONS:
Infant (0-12 months)
Pediatric (1-12 years)
Adolescent (13-18 years
Adult (19-64 years)
Geriatric (65 + years)