POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE & CODE:

PRN Pharmacist  (88046)

DEPARTMENT:

Pharmacy                                        

REPORTS TO:

Director of Pharmacy                                        

FLSA STATUS:

Non-Exempt

                                   

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:   Provides pharmaceutical services, including but not limited to order entry and dispensing, pharmacokinetic dosing, chemotherapy, IV services, TPN, and drug information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy OR Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy.

2.

Must possess current license to practice pharmacy in West Virginia or be license eligible.  Licensure must be completed within 90 days of hire. If licensure is not obtained within 90 days of start date, associate will be notified that they will be released from their employment.

3.

Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 60 days of hire date.

 

 

 

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties.  Other duties may be assigned.

1.

Interprets medication orders (verbal and written) and transcribes to computerized patient medication profiles accurately. Reviews and verifies provider entered computer orders timely and accurately. Maintains accurate, complete patient medication profiles. Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals, including sterile, chemotherapy, and parenteral nutrition products accurately.

2.

Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law. Adheres to health system and departmental 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.

3.

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 drug dosing per organizational protocol.

4.

Reviews/interprets culture and susceptibility data for antibiotic appropriateness and recommends changes as needed. Reads, extracts, and interprets information in patient charts accurately. Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.

5.

Sustains the formulary by minimizing no formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection. Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners.  Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff, as needed.

6.

Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff. Provides drug information to patients and their families when requested. Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely.

7.

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. Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education, and training programs to the pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other staff as assigned.

8.

Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the department. Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel.  Verifies the daily activities of pharmacy technicians. Participates in the performance appraisal of pharmacy support personnel.

9.

Works independently with minimal supervision.  Organizes and prioritizes work assignments.   Ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner.  Completes and documents inspections of all assigned medication storage areas at least monthly.   Identifies and replaces outdated and unusable drugs.

10.

Answers the telephone, identifying self and department.  Directs calls to appropriate personnel. Keeps pharmacy areas and equipment clean, neat, and well organized.   

11.

Maintains competence required for current job title/position. Maintains current pharmacist licensure. Attends pharmacy staff meetings.

12.

Attends orientation, education, and training programs.  Reviews literature and other materials pertinent to the practice of pharmacy. Completes all competence/skills assessment requirements (see attached competence assessment/skills list).

13.

Maintains Quality and Safety Standards Performance demonstrates efforts to improve patient satisfaction, lower cost, and improve quality.

14.

Understands and meets customers' needs and expectations.  The patient and family always come first. Demonstrates ability to address problems in a group setting using tools and techniques for identification and resolution of problems. Demonstrates the values and behaviors of the organization.

15.

Performs other duties as assigned which support the mission and values of the organization. Willingly accepts assignments within scope of practice, skill set and level of competence.

16.

Maintains good professional relations with nursing, medical and other hospital staff in order to facilitate patient care.

17.

Performs essential duties of the pharmacy director in his/her absence.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.

May be scheduled to work various shifts based on departmental and patient needs. May be required to travel between facilities/buildings.

2.

May be exposed to traumatic situations including psychiatric crisis, physical injuries and death. Must meet Department of Laborís MEDIUM duty standard (MEDIUM WORK- exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly).

3.

Able to bend, stoop, reach and be capable of normal rotation, standing and walking for an 11-12 hour shift. Able to lift 40 pounds from floor to waist. Exposure to chemicals and possible Chemotherapy exposure.

 

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.

Able to wear latex or vinyl gloves with frequent changes and hand washing. Able to tolerate working with and around noxious odors

 

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

1.

Use a computer keyboard, monitor and mouse. Answer telephones and transcribe messages. Communicate verbally, written and electronically with healthcare personnel, families and patients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Reviewed/Revised:  April 2021

 

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