Works under the direct supervision of the Director and Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator to assist in optimizing patient’s drug regimen. Maintains appropriate records for medications and other pharmaceutical supplies ordered by physicians, dentists, and other qualified prescribers. Work is accomplished in accordance with the policies and regulations of local, state, and federal authorities, as well as accepted standards of practice. Performs dispensing and other duties as assigned.
Should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her unit.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
1. Performs drug regimen review to evaluate and assess the patient’s medications for related problems. This includes: identifying therapeutic duplications; review drugs and allergies: review for drug-drug, drug nutrient, or drug-laboratory test interactions; evaluate if doses are appropriate for age, renal and liver functions; assist with patient/family education when necessary; monitor patients on clinical drug protocols; attend codes; attend rounds and patient care conferences as needed; assist with pain management as needed; provide drug in-services to nursing, pharmacy, medical staff, and other ancillary personnel as needed.
2. Identify the presence of, or potential adverse drug events. Report as necessary.
3. Performs other duties as assigned.
PERFORMANCE CRITERIA: QUALITY OF WORK
Participates in monitoring Drug Utilization Evaluation criteria with appropriate medical staff for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee, so that optimum drug therapy is assured. Guidelines by:
⋅ Maintaining hospital and formulary system.
⋅ Coordinates ADR reporting.
⋅ Coordinates DUE monitoring of medications.
⋅ Assists with development of protocols for individual drugs.
Within Pharmacy department participates in developing programs to monitor and improve the clinical skills of the Pharmacists so that the utilization of medication is improved.
Serves as preceptor and mentor to Pharmacy Students on rotation for clinical experience at hospital. ⋅ Develops curricula.
⋅ Develops schedules.
⋅ Counsels the students.
⋅ Serves as the principle mentor.
Participates in in-services and information to medical staff, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. Monitors, evaluates, and recommends patient specific Pharmacotherapy.
Provides medication use education to patients and family.
Assumes responsibility for own actions, including follow-up and completion of tasks in an effective and timely manner.
Fulfills departmental and Hospital responsibilities including: attending staff meetings as appropriate, reading all meeting minutes and posted communications, participating in departmental performance improvement activities, attending all Hospital and department-specific required in-services, and maintaining an active role in problem solving and resolution.
PERFORMANCE CRITERIA: PRODUCTIVITY/USE OF TIME
Demonstrates motivation and ambition on the job, adapts to and supports change, independently seeks unassigned work without impacting quality, is flexible, thinks along original lines, questions old methods and offers suggestions for improvement of procedures.
Prioritizes work effectively, utilizes logic and makes sound decisions in choosing a particular course of action. Is able to identify problems based on factual information and knows when to refer issues to a superior.
Uses time effectively maximizing utility so miscellaneous tasks can be completed:
⋅ Nursing and medical staff in-services are provided.
⋅ Drug research for medical staff is accomplished.
Completes typical shift work on time. Is able to prioritize tasks so that various systems are able to work without delays.
During periods of heavy workloads is able to aid other workers in the completion of their work without sacrificing quality of own job.
Performs Staff Pharmacist duties as required.
Assumes responsibility for attendance and punctuality in order to promote the efficient operation of the Hospital and essential components of solid employee performance. Poor attendance and tardiness disrupt productivity and make it difficult to function effectively. Each employee shall be responsible for being present at the correct time each day. (See Attendance APM for further details.)
PERFORMANCE CRITERIA: INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS/ TEAMWORK
Demonstrates a willingness to be cooperative and assist others whenever possible, utilizes positive interpersonal skills, is courteous and behaves in a professional manner at all times.
Utilizes fundamental tools essential for effective communication (verbal, non-verbal and written) and interaction as follows:
Listening: Utilizes methods which enable a person to clearly understand what another person is saying. Methods include ways of responding so that each person feels their problems and feelings have been understood.
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Assertiveness: Utilizes verbal and non-verbal behaviors which maintain respect, satisfy needs, and defend rights without dominating, manipulating, abusing or controlling others.
Conflict Resolution: Utilizes methods which enable dealing with the emotional turbulence that typically accompanies conflict.
Collaborative Problem Solving: Utilizes methods to resolve conflicting needs and lead to a satisfying resolution.
PERFORMANCE CRITERIA: PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY
Follows safe work practices, takes an active interest in preventing injury or illness and promoting a safe and healthful environment for self and others, and complies with Hospital and governmental safety regulations concerning, but not limited to, the following:
1. Safety Manual
2. Universal Precautions/Infection Control Plan
3. Fire Safety Plan (Code Red)
4. Emergency Preparedness Plan
5. Patient and Employee Instrument and Equipment Guidelines
6. Hazard Communication Program (MSDS sheets, etc.)
7. Employee Injury & Illness Prevention Program (including proper body mechanics)
8. Security Programs
Facility Access Plan
Infant Security Plan
Parking and Traffic Regulations
9. Back Injury Prevention Program
10. Medical Emergency Plan (Code Blue)
11. General Safety Rules and Regulations
12. Employee Injury/Exposure Reporting
Assumes responsibility for own professional growth in order to remain current with required job knowledge. Thirty (30) continuing education hours every two (2) years is required for renewal of registration.
Promotes the Hospital’s mission to deliver healthcare with a spirit of caring for the community at large in keeping with the theme of “Neighbors Who Care”.
Assumes personal responsibility to comply with all Federal, State and local laws governing business conduct; conducts business in an ethical and trustworthy manner; and displays the qualities and characteristics of a professional at all times when dealing with patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers and fellow employees.
AGE APPROPRIATE STANDARD:
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served. This includes demonstrating knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, and possessing the ability to understand data reflective of the patient’s status in order to provide appropriate information and care relative to the patient’s age.
1. Education: BA/BS in Pharmacy or MS/PharmD preferred.
2. Licensure: Current California Pharmacy License. Current BLS/Healthcare Provider status per American Heart Association is required.
3. Experience: Experience in hospital or healthcare setting preferred.
4. Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Must have motor skills to prepare, mix and transfer drugs from container to container aseptically, and neatly without spillage, especially chemotherapy. Ability to perform data entry.
5. Interpersonal Skills: Must be able to demonstrate verbal and written communication of drug information at various levels of sophistication. Telephone manners are of a nature that promotes a positive image of the Pharmacy Department and encourages teamwork with other professionals. Demonstrates flexibility in rearranging work shifts so that the workload is handled with minimal disruption. 6. Essential Physical Requirements: See attached “Physical Requirements Sheet”
7. Essential Mental Abilities: Analytic ability to use pharmacological math, ability to use pharmacologic principles to explain use of medications, working knowledge of pharmacokinetics to dose patient. 8. Essential Sensory Requirements: Must be able to hear, see, verbally communicate, and have tactile sense.
9. Performance Improvement: Participates in the department’s Continuous Performance Improvement Program. Develops, implements and assesses Continuous Performance Improvement efforts as assigned by Pharmacy Operation Manager/Supervisor.
Salary Range: $91.41 - 119.08
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