MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.
MedStar Georgetown's centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer, and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown's healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership.
Performs technical duties related to drug distribution and dispensing as a member of the pharmaceutical team to improve the outcome and quality of patient care, under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
Education, Experience, and License Requirements
- HS graduate or the equivalent GED. Some college preferred.
- Minimum of 2 years of hospital pharmacy experience (with IV admixture) preferred.
- Registry with the D.C. Board of Pharmacy required.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Prepares all medications for dispensing. Includes drug selection, labeling, and packaging.
- Compounds extemporaneous products in accordance with the established procedures
- Pre-packs oral medications in accordance with established standards and procedures.
- Performs all Pyxis functions including but not limited to pending, loading, refilling, and unloading medications
- Delivers filled orders to assigned nursing units and departments as scheduled and as needed.
- Assists in checking or investigating missing dose requests and prints required labels from the standardized Pharmacy computer program.
- Prepares parenteral admixture solutions.
- Monitors stock inventory levels, expiration dates, and replenishes supplies of all stock drugs, communicating status/availability of drugs e.g. out of stock drugs.
- Processes drug charges/credits and restocks return medications.
- Utilizes computerized controlled drug system in the dispensing and returning of Schedule Drugs.
- Performs quality improvement activities such as code carts and checking outdated medications.
- Demonstrates on a consistent basis, C2C behaviors which comprise and maintains open and appropriate communications and an atmosphere of caring, concern, respect and support for patients, visitors, medical staff, and coworkers.
- Demonstrates excellence in internal and external customer service ability in the areas of communication and service (i.e. answering the telephone after 3 rings and responding to issues in a timely manner).
- Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and is not to be considered as all inclusive.
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.","industry":"Healthcare
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