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Clinical Pharmacist - I Pharm General GSMC Longview C

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Longview
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

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JOB SUMMARY

All pharmacists fill orders for drugs, monitor patient drug therapies and provide drug information. Pharmacists provide pharmacy services with compassion, excellence and efficiency.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

- Prepares and dispenses drug orders per physician request according to established policies, procedures and protocols.

- Interprets drug orders (verbal and written) and transcribes/verifies into computerized patient medication record accurately. Maintains, accurate, complete patient drug record.

- Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals including non-sterile and sterile products, chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition products accurately.

- Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law and institutional policies.

- Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion.

- Maintains competency required for current job title/position

- Maintains current pharmacist license. Ensures applicable CE records and licensure are maintained in department files. Attends staff meetings.

- Completes all competency/skills assessment requirements.

- Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel. Verifies the daily activities of pharmacy technicians

- Ambulatory care Pharmacist

- Provides ambulatory pharmaceutical care services utilizing approved protocols and/or collaborative agreement with other providers, including managing patient drug therapy, anticoagulation management, providing patient education, and preparing and/or overseeing the preparation and dispensing of medications. Performs duties in the clinical areas assigned such as but not limited to: anticoagulation clinics, intensive medical home, transition of care, Discharge Medication reconciliation, etc.

- Ensures safe, appropriate, cost effective drug therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.

- Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose.

- Assists with pharmacokinetics consult service and renal drug dosing per hospital protocol.

- Reads, extracts and interprets information in patient medical records accurately.

- Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.

- Sustains the hospital drug formulary, minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols and promoting rational drug therapy selection.

- Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners as appropriate.

- Provides accurate, adequate and timely drug information to the hospital's professional staff.

- Provides drug education to patients and their families per institutional protocol.

- Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data, conducts monitor and inspections and maintains logs, records and other documentation as assigned.

- Conducts designated interventions as defined in department Clinical Intervention activities (IV to PO, Renal Dosing, Pharmacokinetic dosing support, Anticoagulation)

- Baseline departmental standards for reporting interventions for clinical productivity as defined by departmental goals.

- Participates in antibiotic stewardship, opioid stewardship, and shortage management activities as assigned

- Attends interdisciplinary rounds when assigned

- Provides services efficiently and in a timely fashion

- Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the department.

- Is punctual and dependable; reports to work as scheduled. Absenteeism and tardiness are within policy guidelines.

- Maintains a neat, professional, well-groomed appearance. Wears identification badge.

- Performs work within specified timeframes. Adapts positively to frequent interruptions and changes in workload and/or work schedule.

- Provides courteous, cooperative and timely service to patients, visitors and staff. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication.

- Works cooperatively with hospital and pharmacy staff. Voices concerns and suggestions to appropriate persons in a positive manner. Fosters a team environment.x

- Demonstrates sound professional judgment consistent with clinical/academic background.

- Maintains strict confidentiality of patients, guests and employee information.

- Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire and infection control.

- Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all applicable Federal and State laws, rules and regulations.

- Works independently with minimal supervision. Organizes and prioritizes work assignments. Ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner.

- Answers the telephone, identifying self and department. Directs calls to appropriate personnel. Answers requests at the window.

- Keeps pharmacy areas and equipment clean, neat and well organized.

JOB STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS

A. Education/Skills

- Required: Graduate of and ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (preferred) or BS Pharmacy degree(accepted)

- Must have State licensure by start date

B. Experience

- Hospital experience preferred

C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications

- Pharmacy registration in the State of practice.

- BLS or ACLS; PALS (pediatric practice) within 180 days of start date.

Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, Longview , Clinical Pharmacist - I Pharm General GSMC Longview C, Other , Longview, Texas

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