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PHARMACIST

The Pharmacist is responsible for the daily operation of the Pharmacy, ensuring compliance with patient care quality standards as they relate to the care provided to all age groups of patients.  Interprets physician/provider prescriptions and medication orders and dispenses prescribed medications for patient care.

Qualifications

  • Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Current State of Colorado Pharmacist license
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Prior retail pharmacy experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, Word and Outlook).
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in an acute care hospital, Unite Dose, Pharmacokinetics, and a strong clinical background preferred.

General Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the general knowledge, skill and / or ability required:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Equipment, Tools and Materials

  • Calculator
  • Fax, scanner, and copy machine
  • General office materials/supplies
  • Information Systems
  • Telephone systems
  • Pharmacy Equipment

Security and Access

Will have access to confidential information and abides by the organization’s privacy policies and regulations concerning this information.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Provides accurate, efficient and appropriate pharmaceutical distribution services to patients by properly interpreting providers’ drug orders and dispensing the appropriate medications utilizing the accepted departmental programs for these activities.
  • Reviews patient medical and pharmaceutical records and monitors for efficient drug therapy, drug interaction, adverse drug reactions, contraindication, allergies and sensitivities.
  • Reviews prescriptions issued by Physician, and or other prescriber to assure accuracy and determine formulas and ingredients.
  • Communicates directly with providers, nurses and other ancillary departments regarding questions concerning patient drug therapy.
  • Directly responsible for the day to day functional operations including all aspects of medication procurement, storage, distribution, management. Applies expertise to medication related equipment and systems.
  • Supervises and teaches technical support on duty of pharmacy.
  • Plans and implements procedures in hospital pharmacy according to hospital policies and legal requirements.
  • Observes nursing personnel at work and recommends quality assurance techniques to ensure safe, legal, and ethical practices.
  • Compounds medications, using standard formulas and processes such as weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients.
  1. Provides expert consultation with other health care professionals in development of drug-related matters.
  • Facilitates appropriate drug therapy management throughout the continuum of care, communicating appropriately with inpatient and outpatient providers in the best interest of the patient and safe medication use.
  • Maintains recognized expertise as a consultant to team members in resolution of complex clinical problems in assigned specialty practice area. This includes the provision of evidence-based knowledge and an evaluation of resulting value to patients and the organization.
  • Assures inter-professional communications with team members and interdisciplinary communications with assigned specialty practice areas.
  • Monitors all patient drug therapy for cost effectiveness and communicates all possible cost saving recommendations to the patient’s provider(s).
  • Confers with computer personnel to develop computer programs for pharmacy information management systems, patient and department charge systems, and inventory control.
  1. Manages retail operations of pharmacy, including sales and cash management.
  2. Controls the purchase and inventory maintenance of all pharmaceuticals and related substances and supplies.
  • Manages the storage and distribution of all pharmaceutical items and ensures compliance by departmental locations and patient care units with established inventory control standards and procedures and federal and state regulations.
  1. Complies with and maintains Colorado State and Federal licensure of Haxtun Hospital District Pharmacy including but not limited to Drug Enforcement Licensure.
  1. Performs and maintains documentation.
  • Maintains documentation of performance measures and quality improvement efforts.
  1. Communicates effectively.
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with other health team members.
  • Identifies and recognizes abnormal symptoms/changes in patient condition. Appropriately reports condition changes to medical provider.
  1. Promotes and ensures patient safety in performance of all responsibilities.
  • Fulfills prescriptions in a timely and safe manner according to physician orders.
  • Demonstrates proficient technical/clinical skills and operational knowledge of equipment.
  • Informs and involves physician regarding patient care issues in a timely and appropriate manner.
  1. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

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Department: Pharmacy
Reports To: Pharmacy Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Base Wage: $47.36/hour (additional salary commensurate with education and experience)
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Retirement offered with Employer Contribution. Additional Voluntary Benefits offered for Full Time position.