Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 10/28/2022

Pharmacist Retail – Employee Prescription Program – 40 hours/week (Evenings & Weekend Day Shifts) | Weekends Required | Holidays As Needed | Pharmacist Registration in MA Required | Registration as a Pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion, and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

I. Position Function:

The Pharmacist is responsible for maintaining the drug-delivery system within the Health Center,

i.e., providing the right drug to the right patient at the same time.

II. Job Relationships:

The Pharmacist (at BMHC) reports directly to the Chief Pharmacist.

He/She is empowered to utilize any support staff within the department.

III. Authority:

Has the authority to prepare and dispense prescription medicine in accordance with the Health Center policies and all State/Federal regulations.

Has authority to act as a source of Drago information for the clinicians associated with SEMC.

Has authority to evaluate a patient's medical profile for possible drug interactions, drug-disease interactions, duplicate therapies, and to notify the clinician where appropriate.

Has authority to supervise the activities of the Pharmacy Technicians and/or Pharmacy Interns.

Has authority to receive prescriptions from patients and obtain any needed information.

Has authority to handle minor problems that occur, and to refer major problems or complaints to the Chief Pharmacists

Has the requisite authority required to accomplish the objectives set forth in the department's Provision of Services Plan and to accomplish the following specific responsibilities.

IV. A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

1.) "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers,

and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."

Insure that the work areas and countertops are kept clean, and to notify ABAHG for special cleaning problems.

Promptly answering the telephone and identifying the person taking the call.

Learning of the computer system that aids in the preparation of prescriptions. This learning shall include label generation, editing of prescriptions, preparing various cost-analysis reports adding of drugs to the data base, and other functions as deemed appropriate to the Chief Pharmacist.

Keeping the Pharmacy open upon the request of a clinician to service late arriving patients.

Insuring that the pharmacy stock areas do not contain any expired medicines. Placing of expired medicines in the area designated for such items. Contacting appropriate vendors for returning expired medicines for credit or replacement.

Insure that drug products are kept under lock and key in the various clinical areas throughout the Health Center.

Insure that the sample cabinet does not contain expired medicines.

Promptly handle requests from the clinical areas for floor stock medicines.

Prepare any intravenous or intra-muscular injections as requested by a clinician.

Whenever possible, part-time help should be agreeable to work additional hours to aid in the coverage of the department during times of vacations or sickness.

Accurately measuring/calculating pulmonary parameters.

Knowledge of all facets of critical care respiratory therapy and American Association for Respiratory Therapy Clinical Practice Guidelines.

B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:

V. Reporting Requirements:

Prepares a print-out of a prescription history for any patient that makes such a request.

Notifies the Chief Pharmacist immediately of any incidents representing potential or actual liability.

VI. Accountability:

Shall be accountable for obtaining medicine in the most cost effective manner.

Shall be responsible for the appropriateness and accuracy of the medicine dispensed.

Shall be accountable for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all hospital-related, medical staff-related and patient-related data and information.

Shall be accountable for abiding by all relevant health center policies and procedures.

VII. Qualifications:

Minimum Education:

BS. in Pharmacy

Minimum Experience:

Must have experience working in a retail or managed care pharmacy.

Minimum skills/abilities:

Strong orientation to patient care in accordance with the Medical Center's values.

Certification/Licensure:

Registration as a Pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts.

Training:

Completion of continuing education requirements as set forth by the Board of Registration in Pharmacy.


Additional Information

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Important COVID message

Please note, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence, and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled, and professional way.

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

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