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Pharmacist

Pharmacist

ID 
2017-8032
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Location 
CentraState Medical Center
Shift 
Evening
Posted Date 
2/1/2018
Work Schedule 
4P-12A

More information about this job

Overview

Scope of Service:

Pharmacist provides quality pharmaceutical services to patients, physicians, nurses and other health professionals in accordance with established professional standards.

 

Responsibilities

  • Affirms the patient's right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law.
  • Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the patients cared for.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the patients cared for.
  • Verifies and dispenses all medications accurately, and on a timely basis as per the Pharmacy Department's Policies and Procedures.
  • Verifies all medication orders for accuracy in dose, schedule, indication and appropriate medication use.
  • Computer: Displays ability to input and retrieve vital information pertinent to patient care. Displays understanding of automated devices and operations.
  • Compound and dispenses pharmaceuticals, including sterile, admixtures, and chemotherapy accurately.
  • Monitors/reviews medication profile for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, drug-laboratory test interactions, allergies, appropriateness of drug, therapeutic duplications.
  • Provides clinical consultations and clarification to practitioners.
  • Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed.
  • Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely.
  • Partakes in pharmacokinetic services (intervention) and drug dosing per institutional protocols.
  • Participates in quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department.
  • Collects data; conducts quality monitors and inspections; and maintains logs, records and other documentations as assigned.
  • Research: Displays understanding and adequately interprets and applies federal and local laws, regulations, institutional polices and guidelines to protect human subjects and ensures institutional compliance.
  • Maintains adequate dispensing records/medication returns and just variances effectively.
  • Displays a positive attitude within the department and across department lines in support of hospital programs and mission.
  • Adheres to institutional and departmental policies.
  • Complies with all requirements related to risk management, patient safety, medication safety, environmental safety and infection control.
  • Complies with all federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations.
  • Willing to accept additional tasks. Seeks new and challenging assignments

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy.

Work Experience:

  • One year hospital experience preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Active New Jersey Pharmacist license.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

Physical Demands

Working Conditions:

Works in a clean, well-lighted and ventilated area, possible exposure to hazardous materials.

 

Exposure:

Potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids. 

 

Physical Demands:

Sitting - Occasionally

Standing/Walking - Frequently

Kneeling/Stooping - Rarely

Bending/Climbing - Rarely

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist - Rarely

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds - Rarely

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds - Never

Typing/Filing - Occasionally

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.