Job Description

Location: Morton Hospital
Posted Date: 7/27/2020

POSITION SUMMARY:

Fill orders with accuracy; check technician prepared products before release; maintain security of pharmacy and controlled substances; enter orders and patient information with accuracy; aid in the training of new staff; update the Director about the daily activities of the pharmacy; aid the Director in maintaining the pharmacy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enters correct charges for all medications
  • Enters correct medication, including description, strength, route, expiration date, and start/stop dates
  • Enters mg/kg dosing for peds/neonates. Refers all pediatric orders for double check
  • Corrects all orders which are entered in error or may be misunderstood. Reviews and responds to all Holds by nursing
  • Posts debits/credits accurately
  • Follows all ATS conversions based on substitutions approved by P&T
  • Maintains order entry error rate <2%
  • Enters all patient demographic information as needed
  • Completes work assignments within an acceptable time frame
  • Generates required reports
  • Alerts Director of any problems with system software or hardware
  • Assists technicians in performing technical tasks
  • Accurately completes IV process
  • Maintains aseptic technique
  • Recycles products as appropriate
  • Labels containers accurately including auxiliary labels
  • Prioritizes workload
  • Assists Tech in restocking shelves and rotating stock
  • Disposes of all waste properly
  • Checks technician prepared products prior to release.
  • Enters correct patient data for all TPN’s via the intranet
  • Clarifies all TPN orders prior to order entry
  • Performs all calculations and worksheets for chemotherapy
  • Completes all documentation and double checks
  • Takes required protective measures and ensures that technicians take all required protective measures.
  • Disposes of chemotherapy waste properly
  • Prepares and dispenses drug products throughout the hospital (or directly supervises qualified pharmacy technician in these functions)
  • Insures the appropriateness of drug dose and frequency for each medication ordered before dispensing. Clarifies any ambiguities with prescriber.
    • Reviews all physician orders for appropriateness
  • Prepares, labels, and dispenses all drug products using appropriate technique
  • Fills all orders with correct medication
  • Checks support staff accuracy prior to medication delivery
  • Prioritizes work to prepare stat, now and waiting in order of importance
  • Checks all medications for delivery to nursing floors in a timely fashion
  • Oversees daily technician activities to maintain an effective workflow
  • Maintains records as required by law to document drug transactions within the Pharmacy and throughout the hospital.
    • Controlled drug sign-out sheets are initiated correctly and terminated correctly when new supplies issued.
    • Investigational drug logs and perpetual inventories are accurate and current.
  • Completes all Controlled Substance logs and paperwork appropriately
  • Maintains required Continuing education and gives copies to management
  • Checks that all batch logs are completed accurately
  • Follows non-formulary drug procedures
  • Completes medication error reports as needed
  • Orders medications when stock is low
  • Keeps Director informed of abnormal use of items
  • Loans and borrows medications per policy
  • Safely uses departmental equipment
  • Disposes of waste in the proper containers
  • Is able to locate the MSDS Sheets, disaster manual, safety manual, Infection control, P&P, etc. (Use of hospital intranet)
  • Demonstrates fire safety verbally.
  • Checks expiration dates of all medications
  • Assists in training of new staff
  • Helps in other areas of pharmacy as needed
  • Is able to refill, check and bill Emergency Med Carts, TPA kits, etc
  • Maintains security of pharmacy.
  • Maintains security of controlled substances
  • Supervises activities of support staff effectively
  • Provides Director with feedback regarding activities of support staff.
  • Work with other pharmacists and technicians to settle work priority disputes
  • Informs oncoming staff of pending problems, call backs, etc Communication between shifts
  • Reviews patient profile to ensure appropriate and safe drug therapy
    • No therapeutic duplication.
    • Prevents significant drug interactions.
    • Prevents avoidable ADR secondary to Allergies. Updates allergies on order entry
    • Medication ordered is appropriate for Patient height, weight, age, renal function and disease state.
  • Serves as a hospital resource for drug information, including indications, doses routes, side effects, adverse reactions, drug interactions, pharmacokinetics, and product availability. Able to utilize appropriate reference materials when necessary.
  • TPN Screening
    • Contacts physician on any unusual order.
    • Familiar with normal concentrations of additives.
    • Capable of calculating fluid, electrolyte and calorie needs
  • Clarifies controversial orders with physician formulation
  • Participates in drug inventory control through formulary management, performing therapeutic interchanges per policy and purchasing.
  • Responsible for maintaining the pharmaceutical quality assurance standards
  • Provides assistance to the Director of Pharmacy in attending specified. Committees and participating in activities of the hospital when requested.
  • Provide input/suggestions to improve the pharmaceutical services provided.
  • Is familiar with, and follows, Federal and State laws regarding the profession of pharmacy.
  • Is knowledgeable in uses and dosages of medicines and is familiar with drug incompatibilities.
  • Understands pharmaceutical and chemical procedures and techniques, and weights and measures in all systems.
  • Understands the role of the pharmacy department in the hospital and it’s relationship with other departments.
  • Generates reports and completes all clinical functions related to reports such as Renal dosing, IV to PO, Falls Assessment and Anesthesia audits,
  • Informs oncoming shift of patients or issues requiring monitoring or follow up.
  • Reviews patient profile for requisite background information prior to contacting physician.
  • Drug Information
    • Keep current on new drugs
    • Answers questions timely and accurately

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