JOB SUMMARY: Reviews medication orders issued by physician or other authorized prescriber to assure accuracy and determine formulas and ingredients needed, assuring that all orders are filled and labeled (including secondary labels) properly. Performs clinical functions as outlined by the Pharmacist in Charge (see clinical outline). Maintains the integrity and accuracy of the drug distribution and delivery systems. Ensures the appropriate and safe utilization of high risk medications and controlled substances as outlined by department and hospital policies. Maintains patient profiles with current information on allergies, diagnosis, weight, current medication and IV therapy orders. Compounds and supervises the compounding of medications and intravenous solutions including hazardous medications using standard formulas and processes. Review patient's drug regimen for potential interactions, interference's or incompatibilities and notify physician or nursing staff as appropriate. Assist in training pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists.
Demonstrates adequate skills in all forms of communication. Works well with others in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation. Exhibits specific attitudes, sense of ownership, and ensures departmental commitment to service excellence.
Adheres to established standards, policies and procedures, and protocols. Supports the mission and vision of the facility.
Maintains education and development appropriate for position and as necessary to maintain licensure.
Completes position responsibilities by following established guidelines and protocols within the appropriate timeframe.
Self motivated. Fulfills areas of responsibility without prompting.
Supervises Pharmacy technicians and students giving constructive feedback in real time.
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT - (INTERMEDIATE): - Demonstrates proficiency in medication management in practical applications of a difficult nature. Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to be capable of successfully conducting Medication Management without requiring support and instruction from others. Has the ability to determine the clinical appropriateness of each medication taken by the patient, determine the appropriateness of the dose, dosage form, indication, contraindications, potential adverse effects and potential problems with concomitant medications. Able to monitor for therapeutic duplication or other unnecessary medications, interpret, monitor and assessing patient's laboratory results as they relate to medication therapy and provide drug information to other healthcare professionals, patients and their families.
MENTORING & COACHING - (NOVICE): - Constructively trains and mentors others by providing positive direction and feedback. Has provided constructive suggestions to improve a situation. Knows how to remove roadblocks to success and avoids judgments at all times. Makes a concerted effort to pass on experiences and job information that can be learned easily.
PHARMACEUTICAL COMPUTER LITERACY (NOVICE): - Has demonstrated a proficient understanding of computers or has successfully completed training for applications that are used to support medication use processes. Is capable of using the fundamental features of pharmaceutical computer applications to support patient care issues of moderate difficulty.
PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG PREPARATION & DISPENSING (INTERMEDIATE): - Demonstrates proficiency in drug preparation and dispensing including practical applications of a difficult nature. Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to review, prepare and dispense prescribed medications. This includes being proficient in the general principles of aseptic technique utilized to compound sterile preparations (CSPs) to minimize the risk of contamination. (where applicable) Able to train and educate by setting the example, giving instruction, providing leadership, and generally raising the level of performance of others while on the job.
PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG PREPARATION, DISPENSING & DISTRIBUTION (INTERMEDIATE): - Demonstrates proficiency of drug preparation, dispensing and distribution in practical applications of a difficult nature. Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to review, prepare and assist the pharmacist in dispensing prescribed medications. This includes checking the accuracy and appropriateness of all medications dispensed along with maintaining the sterility of parenteral medications where applicable. Able to train and educate by setting the example, giving instruction, providing leadership, and generally raising the level of performance of others while on the job.
Internal Number: 1910630
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