Pharmacist Pharmacy

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Provide patient focused outcome oriented pharmaceutical care to patients of all ages, including neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric. Facilitate the timely distribution of drugs, and disseminate drug information to patients and health care professionals.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Deliver pharmaceutical care to patients.
  • Promote professionalism and continually strive to raise the level of professional practice.
  • Interpret physicians' orders as they relate to the patient's drug therapy.
  • Prepare, compound, and dispense medications.
  • Enter medication orders onto the pharmacy computer system and complete other documents related to the dispensing and control of medications.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of medication orders based on clinical data available in the medical record (including computerized information) and provide recommendations to physicians when appropriate.
  • Monitor the patient's medication profile for allergies, contraindications, duplications of therapy, drug interactions, and potential adverse drug reactions.
  • Contact physicians and nurses to clarify orders or recommend changes in therapy as appropriate.
  • Respond to drug information questions.
  • Provide medication teaching to patients and families on discharge when requested.
  • Monitor adherence to dosing guidelines and target drug protocols and intervene as necessary.
  • Provide pharmacokinetic dosing.
  • Monitor intravenous nutritional supplements for patients.
  • After certification and when consulted, manage intravenous nutritional supplements for patients in area of responsibility.
  • Maintain patient care plans.
  • Participate in pharmacy quality management activities.
  • Document therapeutic and cost saving interventions on the pharmacy PC.
  • Oversee and assume responsibility of technician activities.
  • Oversee and interpret audits performed by technicians.
  • Assume responsibility for unit inspections in assigned areas.
  • Participate in experiential education of pharmacy students.
  • Check medication orders, including sterile products, filled by pharmacy technicians.
  • Ensure adequate inventory of pharmaceuticals and other supplies.
  • Maintain adequate records of disbursements of controlled substances.
  • Understand and comply with all state and federal pharmacy laws and regulations.
  • Complete required hospital education annually.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings or rounds in area of responsibility.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Provide educational in-services to pharmacy and other hospital staff members and to community health professionals and consumers.
  • Obtain a medication history from patients.
  • Submit articles for the pharmacy and hospital newsletters when appropriate.
  • Assist in the development of MUEs.
  • Serve on committees within the pharmacy department when appropriate.
  • Represent the pharmacy department on hospital and medical staff committees as assigned.
  • Review a drug or drug category as requested by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
  • Assist with review and development of pharmacy policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in local, state, or national professional organizations.
  • Serve as preceptor for student projects.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings or rounds in area of responsibility.
  • Provide pharmacy-consulting services to long term care facilities that have a contract with the pharmacy.
  • Perform DRR on each patient as scheduled.
  • Understand federal guidelines for pharmacy for long term care and incorporate them into practice.
  • Review resident care plans.
  • Provide suggestions for and/or contribute to the LTC newsletter.
  • Pharmacists practicing in a designated specialty (e.g. Cardiology):
  • Provide formulary reviews as appropriate.
  • Complete/coordinate MUEs/projects to evaluate therapy at Mercy Medical Center and implement change.
  • Interact with the medical and nursing staff to problem solve and enhance the care provided to the patients at Mercy Medical Center.
  • Provide inservices as requested.
  • Contribute to the Pharmacy newsletter, as appropriate.
  • Assist with the clinical on-call schedule.
  • Drug Information:
  • Respond verbally and in writing to questions received in the Drug Information Center
  • Provide formulary reviews as appropriate.
  • Assist with quality assurance activities of the department as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the Pharmacy newsletter.
  • IV Room Pharmacists:
  • Responsible for the accuracy and quality of admixing of IV products prepared in the IV Room.
  • Completes IV Room competences as required.
  • Ensures that the policies outlined by the department for USP 797 and other IV Room activities are followed.
  • Main Pharmacy:
  • Responsible for the timely delivery of medications from the main pharmacy.
  • Responds to requests from health care professionals (e.g. drug information, mediation orders) in a timely manner.
  • Oversees and directs the activities of pharmacy technicians/interns to ensure pharmaceutical care.
  • Floor pharmacists:
  • Responds to requests from health care professionals in a timely manner (e.g. drug information, consults, medication orders).
  • Provide patient education as requested.
  • Identify home medications as appropriate.
  • Clinical Staff Pharmacists
  • Assists with the provision of consults.
  • Assists with the reviews of profiles for renal dosing IV to PO conversions and targeted therapies as directed by department.
  • Assists with order entry as appropriate.
  • Provides patient education as appropriate.


MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
  • Pharmacy degree (BS or Pharm.D.) from an ACPE approved college of pharmacy.
  • Licensed, or eligible for licensure, pharmacist in Iowa.
  • Previous experience desirable
Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 2000000286
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Market: Mercy Medical Center
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