Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the general supervision of the Director of Pharmacy participates with patients, medical staff, health care practitioners in the provision of effective, safe and appropriate drug therapy.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

TEAMWORK

  • Involves other departments in project planning and implementation
  • Supports others in the Pharmacy department and provides help and assistance when possible
  • Regularly attends and participates in team and/or departmental meetings and activities
  • Keeps others in the department informed of relevant information
  • Regularly offers and requests constructive feedback and coaching
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relations

SERVICE EXCELLENCE (both internal and external)

  • Welcomes patients/customers/employees in a warm, friendly manner
  • Actively listens and constructively responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner
  • Ensures that the dignity of the patient/customer/employee is maintained at all times
  • Abides by and uphold the hospital’s service excellence standards
  • Respects the diversity of the patient/customer/employee population
  • Demonstrates safe and effective use of equipment (MediTech, Pyxism fax ,copier, software programs)

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reviews, processes and monitors patient medication orders to evaluate the appropriateness of use, dosage form, route of administration, regiment compliance, therapeutic duplication, drug interactions, adverse reactions and age appropriateness.
  • Checks technician prepared or prepares for dispensing all medications for patient specific use
  • Coordinates delivery of controlled substances to patient care units
  • Maintain records required by hospital and department policies, federal , state and local regulations
  • Completes monthly unit inspections of patient care areas, code carts and all other areas where medications are stored
  • Assists with drug procurement and inventory maintenance
  • Provide pharmacy consultation as requested
  • Assists with precepting experiential education students from Schools of Pharmacy
  • Reviews non-formulary requests and prepares formulary reviews as needed for Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Participates in performance improvement activities using evidence bases practice. Implements Steward initiatives (therapeutic interchange, renal dosing, ADR reporting) with regard to efficacy, safety, and cost effectiveness,
  • Participates in Drug Utilization Evaluation program, Quality Improvement projects and prepares summary reports
  • Demonstrates as thorough knowledge of patient right to confidentiality
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, in service meetings, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of the latest trends and laws
  • Adjusts schedule as necessary in view of fluctuations in workload
  • Significant interactions with nurses and physicians, also required substantial interface with patients
  • Maintains a safe and secure environment
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested by the Director of Pharmacy
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

1.  Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).

 2.  Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Good organizational and communications skills required
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Good judgment and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and strong level of confidentiality.
  • Writing and reading fluently in English
  • Able to deal with psychological stress associated with the position

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  1. Education:  Graduate of accredited School of Pharmacy; Bachelor of Science or Doctor of Pharmacy degree required. Advanced degree or residency preferred.
  2. Experience: Hospital experience preferred
  3. Certification/Licensure:  Licensed pharmacist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  4. Software/Hardware:
  5. Other:

 

 

                                               

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