PURPOSE OF POSITION
The purpose of the staff pharmacist position is to review, prepare, and dispense patient medication orders. Additionally, the staff pharmacist will provide all regulatory review of medications compounded and/or dispensed to each patient.
RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS
Staff Pharmacist Responsibilities:
Reviews, interprets and verifies all physician orders for processing.
Performs final check/verification of all processed orders and approves for delivery and release.
Clarifies medications, doses, routes of administration and other related information with the physician as indicated.
Knowledgeable of age specific doses and routes of administration.
Knowledgeable of drug/drug interaction, food/drug interaction, renal clearance dosing and adjustments, indications and contraindications, compatibility and stability of intravenous medications. That includes chemotherapy medications and Total Parenteral Nutrition.
Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of extemporaneously compounded medications, including sterile products.
Inputs patient and medication order information accurately into hospital computer system via direct order entry or CPOE verification to facilitate medication dispensing.
Provides concise drug information to physicians, nurses, patients and other allied health professionals.
Knowledgeable of different drug information references and sources including websites.
Maintains control and security of all medications and reports all potential diversion to the Director of Pharmacy.
Supervises the activities of pharmacy support personnel related to the preparation and processing of orders and their performance.
Communicates with physicians, nurses, patients and other allied health professionals in a courteous, professional and customer friendly manner.
Performs correct calculations of doses and infusion rates.
Participates in clinical activities including vancomycin dosing, anticoagulation monitoring, and any other clinical programs assigned by the department.
Completes licensure continuing education requirements and work related competencies in a timely manner.
Understands regulatory requirements and standards affecting his/her scope of practice.
· Follows medication use policies and complies with drug formulary policies and procedures, including enforcement of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee approved therapeutic interchanges and non-formulary requests.
· Provides education to providers when they have problems/issues entering medication orders into the Cerner Millennium information system.
· Enter medication variances in Midas & enters clinical interventions identified in Sentri7 and by self into Quantifi software (or other current intervention tracking software used by Aultman Pharmacy.)
· Assists in the training and development of new pharmacy employees.
· Assists in the training and education of pharmacy students and residents.
Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) from a college or a university accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy,
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Pharmacy License (RPh) in the State of Ohio, Board Certification.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Flexibility with the demand of the job. Shifts are assigned as required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS ADDENDUM
PURPOSE: To identify specific functions job requirements and work environment factors that could affect job performance.
Physical Requirements: Mobility, grasping, reaching, bending, sitting and standing sufficient to perform functions of the job
Check all factors that are present as essential job requirements and check whether the factor is performed.
O = Occasionally = 0- 33% of the work shift or 0- 32 repetitions.
F = Frequently = 34-66% of the work shift or 32-200+ repetitions.
C = Constantly = 67-100% of the work shift or 200+ repetitions.
N = Not essential job requirement.
O Lifting (70 pounds)
O Carrying (70 pounds)
O Pushing (70 pounds)
N Climbing with (70 pounds)
O Reaching Up/Reaching Forward
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