Job Description :
Description: PHARMACIST (IVAU) Description The Pharmacist position encompasses duties within the Inpatient Pharmacy, but specifically focuses on the sterile compounding, intravenous admixture unit (IVAU). The Pharmacist shall ensure the safe and effective use of medications by providing medication order verification assessing for optimal drug product selection, dosage regiment design, effective administration, and drug therapy monitoring services at the hospital.
This includes the compounding of prescriptions for physicians and other licensed practitioners; the formulation, preparation, bulk compounding, selection, dispensing and preservation of drugs, medicines, and chemicals; research and investigation in developing special vehicles or variations of standard formulas to meet the needs of individual patients and in developing original techniques of compounding and making available for use new investigational drugs; advising on drug therapy and usage; or performing administrative, consultive, or staff advisory work concerning the administration of pharmacy services for the hospital.
Shift Hours/Days 40 hours per week with variable shifts to include night and weekend coverage. (Must be flexible with shifts: 6am-2:30pm, 7am-3:30pm, 8am-4:30pm, 1pm-9:30pm, 3pm-11:30pm and 10pm-6:30am. Weekends would be included)
Job Duties: The major functional areas which comprise the total range of work for the Pharmacist include: Clinical, Services, Teaching & Research Duties, Administrative Work, Services
• Collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review, or evaluate the quality or effectiveness of drugs or drug regimens, providing advice on drug applications or characteristics
• Select and disseminate to the medical staff information regarding significant new drugs and developments in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and medical fields
• Participate, as consultants on pharmacy matters, on professional committees of a hospital staff, such as committees concerned with research planning, policy formulation, and drug selection Compounding Services
• Prepare medications by reviewing and physician orders; detect therapeutic incompatibilities
• Verify all sterile and non-sterile compounding completed by technicians via established quality assessment guidelines and regulations
• Control medications by monitoring drug therapies; advise interventions Dispense medications by compounding, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals
• Completes pharmacy operational requirements by organizing and directing technicians' work flow; verifying their preparation and labeling of pharmaceuticals; verifying order entries, charges, and inspections
• Provides pharmacological information by answering questions and requests of health care professionals; counseling patients on drug therapies
• Maintains competence in all aspects of current clean room operations, aseptic technique, and pharmacy standards including safe handling of hazardous medications
• Comply with state and federal drug laws as regulated by the state board of pharmacy, the drug enforcement administration, and the food and drug administration by monitoring area inspections; maintaining records for controlled substances; removing outdated and damaged drugs from the pharmacy inventory; supervising the work results of support personnel; maintaining current registration; studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; advising management on needed actions Teaching & Research Duties
• Develops hospital staff's pharmacological knowledge by participating in clinical programs; training pharmacy staff, students, interns, externs, residents, and health care professionals • Maintain pharmacological knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
• Participate in research related to improving usefulness of preparations, developing methods for preserving medicines, improving vehicles and bases; improving taste; adjusting isotonicity, alkalinity, and acidity of solutions; and increasing therapeutic effects
• Participate in research related to improved development and utilization of operational systems, equipment, or techniques to improve pharmacy operations Administrative Work
• Participate in pharmacy management functions such as planning and integrating pharmacy policies, program planning and direction, staff supervision and development, and coordination with related hospital services
• Maintain records and reports required to aid in stock operations management planning, and budget forecasting; meet legal and administrative requirements; and support monitoring of drugs in clinical stages of investigation • Update or troubleshoot pharmacy information databases
• Analyze prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions
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