The clinical staff pharmacist shall be responsible for preparing and dispensing medications and pharmaceutical supplies to inpatients and outpatients of all ages upon receiving medication orders from providers. In addition, the clinical staff pharmacist shall supply medication information and other clinical services to patients and other health care providers.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Has working knowledge of all State and Federal laws and regulations affecting the practice of pharmacy.
- Reviews, interprets, clarifies and processes all medication orders to ensure safety for patients of all ages using patient profiles and available clinical data.
- Ensures a safe and appropriate medication use process through reporting and communication with other health care providers.
- Monitors work flow to ensure all daily distributive and clinical functions are accomplished and supervises technical staff to assure distribution tasks are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
- Participates in the efficient and economical use of medications, supplies, and resources. Promotes rational and economic medication use.
- Performs monthly unit inspections and consults with and advises nursing staff on proper storage and handling of medications including code carts, floor stock, and controlled substances as assigned.
- Provides medication information and educational programs to patients and health care staff, and participates on committees/teams as requested.
- Monitors the medication use process on a routine basis and reports inconsistencies to improve mediation safety within the hospital.
- Participates in performance improvement activities.
- Provides immediate, direct supervision, as defined by pharmacy leadership, to unlicensed pharmacy students and interns.
- Maintains professional performance and behavior. Positively contributes to patient and employee satisfaction.
- Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
- Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
- Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
- Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
- All other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Pharm.D. or B.S. Degree required. Residency or hospital experience (3-5 years) preferred. Must be currently licensed or license eligible to practice pharmacy in the State of Alabama. Participation in professional organizations is strongly encouraged. Must be able to operate computer, calculator, telephone, and other pharmaceutical equipment. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English
- Exposure to contaminants
- Exposure to hazardous conditions
- Close physical proximity
- Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment
- Contact with others
- Occasionally deal with unpleasant or angry people
- Daily use of electronic mail
- Engage in face to face discussions
- Frequent use telephone
- Work with group or team
- Physical activities include: Talking, hearing, bending, twisting, walking, kneeling, crouching, stooping, climbing, balancing, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, repetitive motion, standing, and/or using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls).
- Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
- Must be able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Must be able to tolerate prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing
- Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range.
- Possible exposure to disease, infection and hazardous materials.
- Physical presence onsite is essential.
OTHER JOB FACTORS
- Must be pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
- Must be reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfill obligations.
- Must be able to file and maintain records.
- Must be careful about detail and be thorough in completing work tasks
- Must be willing to take on responsibilities and challenges.
- Must be honest and ethical.
- Must be able to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
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Pharmacist – Pharmacy