Job: Staff Pharmacist Per Diem - Clinical Pharmacy

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Job Description

Staff Pharmacist Per Diem - Clinical Pharmacy
Job CategoryProfessional
SchedulePer Diem
ShiftRotating Shift

SUMMARY:
Consults with nursing and medical staff regarding prescriptions, orders, drug and pharmaceutical detail, patient reactions, errors and complaints.  Provides prescribed medications, drugs and other pharmaceuticals.  Compounds medications according to professional standards and practices.  Conducts Drug Utilization Reviews and prepares Drug Review Criteria for medical staff review and approval.  Monitors drug therapy and suggests alternative        drug therapy as appropriate. Works on assigned projects in Pharmacy practice.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Interprets and clarifies written orders for all types of medications.

Compounds, labels and packages medications and pharmaceuticals; secures storage of narcotics and other controlled substances on a regular basis.

Ensures all charges for dispensed medication orders are captured in hospital’s billing system.

Provides medications and drug information relative to circumstances and patient conditions in emergency codes in the hospital.

Communicates drug-related side effects, dosages, and potential complications to health care professionals, patients and/or their representatives.

Remains informed about current developments concerning new drugs or test results regarding drug usage.

Promotes effective use of formulary system through drug product selection and therapeutic alternative produce suggestion for non-formulary orders.

Monitors drug therapy and suggests alternative drug therapy when appropriate.

Conducts drug utilization reviews and prepares drug review criteria for medical staff review and approval.

Applies current knowledge of hospital’s investigational drug protocols; ensures maintenance of documentation required to measure patient outcomes.

Assists management with development of department procedures.

Applies current knowledge of laws, rules and regulations of local, state and federal agencies which regulate the practice of pharmacy.

Oversees work of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians/Pharmacy Interns participating in the preparation, documentation and dispensing of medications and pharmaceuticals.

Provides department orientation and in-service training for Pharmacy staff; provides input to management for formal performance documentation of Pharmacy personnel.

Works on assigned projects in pharmacy practice.

Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.

Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree from an AACP-accredited College of Pharmacy.

EXPERIENCE:  Four (4) years of pharmacy experience; preferably in an acute care setting and in a lead role.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current Arizona Pharmacist license; Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Knowledge of drugs, possible side effects or interactions with other drugs, and how to compound medication in accordance with professional standards and practices.

  • Skill in following physicians’ orders and prescribed medications and relaying any procedures and concerns to the patient.

  • Skill in responding to patients’ questions or concerns.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries or complaints from employees, patients and/or their representatives, and the general public.

  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents or logarithms.

  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, single or multiple regressions, determination of test reliability and validity, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.

  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

  • Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.).

  • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

 

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