PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The purpose of this position is to improve the pharmaceutical care of our patients in conjunction with the Clinical Coordinator and Director of Pharmacy. This position will work closely with the physicians and nursing staff to coordinate the daily care of our patients as well as providing cost effective therapy. Other areas of involvement include:
- Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting
- Drug Use Evaluation
- Medication Use Indicators
- Quality Improvement
- Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
- Pharmaceutical Education
- Discharge medication counseling
- TPN monitoring
Duty 1: Performs all duties of a staff pharmacist (see job description)
Duty 2: Performs all duties associated with the Center for Medication Management Center, including, but not limited to: Assessment of patient, clinical evaluation of laboratory values, therapy changes as appropriate.
Duty 3: Monitors and adjusts TPN's in conjunction with physicians, dieticians and the nursing staff.
Duty 4: Performs "rounding" of all patients as a part of a multi-disciplinary team. Reviews home medications and reconciles with current in-patient medications. Offers recommendations for changes in therapy. Provides drug information to patients and the nursing/medical staff.
Duty 5: Performs discharge counseling as appropriate.
Duty 6: Performs kinetic dosing of aminoglycosides and Vancomycin. Monitors and adjusts other specific medications based on age, weight, renal/hepatic function, lab data and patient assessment. Monitors for appropriateness of drug therapy, paying special attention to narrow therapeutic and potentially high risk medications.
Duty 7: Research and prepare information to be presented at the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Duty 8: Complies with all state and national guidelines concerning the practice of pharmacy, including but not limited to the State Board of Pharmacy and JCAHO. Is knowledgeable about legal changes concerning the practice of pharmacy and takes an active role in communicating and implementing these changes.
Duty 9: Provides direction and is a strong role model for all pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns. Understands the function of the technician/intern and is capable of teaching and performing these duties.
Duty 10: Engages in activities to advance personal education, beyond mandatory CE. Attends and takes an active role in pharmacy leadership meetings and is involved in professional associations. Is involved in multidisciplinary committees within the hospital. Is willing to take on extra projects.
Duty 11: Supports fellow staff members; Maintains a positive attitude regardless of work flow; Follows through on problem resolution to the satisfaction of all involved; Promotes good relations between all pharmacy staff members; Maintains a professional attitude when dealing with other healthcare professionals, patients etc. Always provides upward support of leadership within the organization.
Duty 12: Is familiar with all of the technology associated with the pharmacy department including but not limited to AdminRx, Robot, Packager, TPN computer and compounder, fax machine, copy machine, computers and printers. Trouble shoots for the nursing staff as necessary. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor's degree required
- Pharm D., M. Sc., or 5 years related clinical experience required
- Maintain current state licensure
- Typing and computer skills required
- Performs duties of staff pharmacist when necessary
- Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required
- Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned unit/department. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the area's policies and procedures.
- Supervisory experience preferred
- Residency preferred
This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent walking, lifting, bending, climbing, squatting, kneeling, twisting, sitting and standing. The associate will be required to walk for up to two hours a day, sit for three hours a day and stand for three hours a day. The individual must be able to lift fifty pounds and reach work above the shoulders. The individual must have good eye-hand coordination and fine finger dexterity. The associate must have excellent verbal communication skills to perform daily tasks. The associate must have corrected vision and hearing in the normal range. This position is classified "at risk" for possible occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc). *BVHS