Founded as Providence Hospitals in 1938 by the Sistersof Charity of St. Augustine, Providence's two free standing full-servicehospitals and numerous satellite practices maintain a true devotion to advancedclinical expertise and unmatched compassion. On February 2, 2016, Providencebecame part of the LifePoint Health network, and shortly thereafter, changedits name to Providence Health to better represent the full complement of itsservices. Driven by quality, compassion, and Christ, Providence treats thewhole person- body, mind, and spirit
The idealcandidate will have experience in hospital pharmacy, management, dischargecounseling and education, and more.
Reviews direct oral or writtendoctor's orders against patient medication profile for appropriateness of drugand dosage regimen.
Maintenance of patient profilethrough computer order entry of new orders, order changes, etc. Maintenance ofpatient data (i.e. allergies) as required.
Contacts and confers with physiciansand nurses with regard to medication orders which are either unclear orotherwise irregular as it relates to the drug, dose, or drug in relation topatient allergies or concurrent medications. Documents activity and follows upthrough resolution personally or confers with peers.
Checks all new and routinemedication orders compounded or filled by pharmacy technicians or students in atimely manner.
Compounds and dispenses all dosageforms in a pharmaceutically elegant manner. Performs necessary calculations asrequired.
Primary daily responsibility inassigned area is to prioritize tasks, control workflow, and make decisions asit relates to operational issues. Ensures appropriate order turnaround time anddelivery of drug to patient. Addresses problems and works toward theirresolution either personally or through conference with peers.
Accurately fills, labels anddispenses in-patient and outpatient prescriptions and communicates with patientson correct use (when required). Maintains necessary records and documentationas required by law.
Researches, answers, documents druginformation questions of pharmaceutical nature. Communicates answers toappropriate requestor.
Participates in all aspects ofpharmacy CQI. This includes, but is not limited to medical error reporting,drug intervention documentation, data collection for DVE/ADR as required, andparticipation in decision-making regarding quality and operational issues.
Assists in maintaining inventorycontrol and proper duty of all pharmaceuticals (including controlledsubstances) as per department procedure and maintains a cost-conscious attitudein all aspects of the job.
- Monitor medication therapy for efficacy and safety in target patient populations as part of regular patient care unit-based practice.
- Identify desired outcomes and contribute to the development of therapeutic plans.
- Intervene to prevent adverse drug events and medication errors.
- Ongoing collaboration with physicians, physician extenders, nurses, and other pharmacists is an essential facet of these processes.