CLINICAL STAFF PHARMACIST @ CLEMENT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Experience and Education
Performs computer order entry in accurate, thorough and timely manner. Reviews and updates medication profiles and is cognizant of patient charges.
Reviews medication orders for therapeutic appropriateness, duplications, interactions, overall effectiveness and safety. Seeks clarification if necessary and documents interventions.
Works and problem solves with minimal supervision. Takes charge when necessary and is looked to for direction. Makes right decisions and uses good judgement. Is cross trained and multi-functional maintaining competency in multiple areas.
Enforces formulary system and follows departmental policy and procedure when acquisition of NF product is judged necessary. Participates in cost effective use and selection of pharmaceuticals.
Communicates drug information to physicians, nurses, etc. in courteous and professional manner. Assists in patient and family education and counseling regarding drug therapy and side effects. Documents clinical activities, demonstrating cost savings. Conveys key information required for follow-up by fellow pharmacists.
Manages technicians and other supportive personnel. Delegates appropriate and reasonable tasks and validates accuracy of floor stock replacements, IV batches, cart fills and other drug doses dispensed from pharmacy. Audits and signs out all controlled substances in accordance with statd and federal guidelines and organizational policies. Investigates and corrects discrepancies and unusual usage patterns and trends.
Enhances personal growth and development. Participates in educational programs, in-services and meetings. Participates in new employee orientation and training. Takes on additional projects as needs develop.
Participates in clinical program. Supports P&T initiatives. Monitors target drugs for protocol discontinue, substitution, IV to PO, etc. Collects applicable data and measures and communicates opportunities for improvement. Performs therapeutic monitoring of specified drug therapies and recommends dosage adjustments as needed based on renal function evaluation and pharmacokinetic calculations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This full time Clinical Staff Pharmacist's position requires rotating day/evening shifts and weekends Position supports multidisciplinary rounds, working to decrease the patient's length of stay. The position promotes awareness of anticoagulation risk reduction with dosing by physician consult. The pharmacist is responsible with prioritizing pharmacy clinical interventions, i.e.: kinetics consults, renal dose adjustments and IV to PO switches. Pharmacist is also checking IV and PO med preparation.
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