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Pharmacist- Hospital

JOB SUMMARY ##### Performs all functions of pharmaceutical care required of a staff pharmacist.# Performs and supervises computer data entry related to patient profile.# Monitors all medication dispensing for accuracy.# Supervises filling of all prescriptions and provides appropriate patient counseling.# Collects and analyzes data for process improvement projects.# Maintains competencies in federal and state regulations related to pharmacy practice.# Responsible for one long-term project involving all the retail pharmacies sharing information, updates, processes with all retail pharmacy partners.## Performs other duties as assigned.# # ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES # Prepares, dispenses medication orders per physician request according to established policies, procedures, # protocols. Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to professional staff, patients and patient families. Documents these activities, as needed. Ensures safe, appropriate, cost effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols. Detects and accurately reports, suspected adverse drug reactions and medication occurrences. Assists other professional staff to identify med errors/ adverse reactions. Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data; conducts quality monitors and inspections; and maintains logs/records and other documentation, as assigned. Assists with pharmacokinetics consult service/drug dosing per organizational protocol. Reviews/interprets culture and susceptibility data for antibiotic appropriateness and recommends changes. Assists professional staff with managing patient#s pain. Supervises, directs, and coordinates the daily activities of the pharmacy technicians/ support personnel. Provides input for pharmacy support personnel performance appraisals. Performs essential duties of the pharmacy director in his/her absence. Adheres to health system policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control. Complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and #regulations. Actively participates in the department#s quality improvement activities, hospital committees, department/team meetings. Assists new hires in orientation, education, and training programs. Reviews literature and other materials, as assigned. Maintains competence required for current job title/position including: maintains current professional licensure and completes all competence/skills assessment requirements. Maintains formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols, and promoting rational drug selection. Monitors any investigational drug protocols, as necessary. Accurately documents clinical activities/interventions. Issues controlled substances to patient care areas # maintains records required by law. Resolve discrepancies as needed. Maintains professionalism and conducts self as a role model, serving as a resource for the other retail pharmacy partners. Maintains practice by ongoing professional literature review, continuing education and self-evaluation. # COE BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behavior expectations: # Quality- Follows policies and procedures; adapts to and manages changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness giving attention to details; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Manages time and prioritizes effectively to achieve organizational goals. # Service- Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Follows the Mercyhealth Critical Moments of service; Meets commitments; Abides by MH confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; and effectively communicates information to partners; Thinks system wide regarding processes and functions. # Partnering- Shows commitment to the# Mission of Mercyhealth and Culture of Excellence through all words and actions; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other#s views; Demonstrates a high level of participation and engagement in day-to-day work; Gives and welcomes feedback; Generates suggestions for improving work: Embraces teamwork, supports and encourages positive change while giving value to individuals. # Cost- Conserves organization resources; Understands fiscal responsibility; Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue. EDUCATION # EXPERIENCE # Graduate of an accredited Pharmacy program # CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE ########## Graduate of an accredited Pharmacy program Wisconsin and/or Illinois license required, ############ ############################## ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Passing the Driver#s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring). Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or IL Health Care Workers Background Check. Must be able to follow written/oral instructions. # OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES Computer experience, including internet and email. Strong accuracy skills Excellent interpretive/analytical skills for pharmaceutical calculations for drug dosage, IV rates, etc ##### ################# WORK ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Occupational exposure is Category C, which means no employees in the specified job classifications have occupational exposure # # AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED (these will be checkboxes) ?Neonate (birth # 28 days) ?Infant (29 days # less than 1 year) ?Pediatric (1 year # 12 years) ?Adolescents (13 years # 17 years) ?Adult (18 years # 64 years) ?Geriatric (65 years and older) ?Non-Specific Task (N/A) # # INFORMATION ACCESS Partner may access patient care information, financial data, human resource data and strategic and planning data needed to perform their job duties as directed by the director. # WORK CONTACT GROUP ### Partners, physicians, patients/family, visitors, vendors, community############# ############################# # SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb, balance, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, taste, and smell. Specific vision abilities require by this job include frequent ability to adjust focus and occasionally distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally exert up to 100 pounds of force. ######### ################################# # LEVEL OF SUPERVISION Work requires a moderate level of independent judgment along with good interpretative and interpersonal skills with justification and accountability to Supervisor, Manager, and Director. # SUPERVISES This position supervises technicians. This position is involved in the recruitment and orientation process and provides performance feedback and input for performance evaluation purposes. May implement coaching, counseling, and corrective action when needed.#
Staff Pharmacist: Order verification and medication outcome management.

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