PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The purpose of this position is to provide exceptional medication therapy management to our patients and the community we serve. The position performs all the duties regarding the safe preparation and dispensing of medications to community members. The position ensure that all legal requirements are met and provides exceptional customer service and medication education to our patients.
Duty 1: Enters provider prescriptions accurately and timely; monitors and screens for interactions and potential adverse effects; evaluates appropriate doses based on renal/hepatic function, disease state complications and age specific guidelines. Contacts providers for changes in therapy as appropriate.
Duty 2: Acts as the community expert in providing drug information. Is knowledgeable in the most current drug information references and provides education as needed.
Duty 3: Complies with all state and national guidelines concerning the practice of pharmacy, including but not limited to the State Board of Pharmacy. Is knowledgeable about legal changes concerning the practice of pharmacy and takes an active role in communicating and implementing these changes.
Duty 4: Provides direction and is a strong role model for all pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns. Understands the function of the technician/intern and is capable of teaching and performing these duties.
Duty 5: Is continually conscious and proactive in all areas concerning medication safety; reviews safety information received from the Medication Safety Team and other outside safety resources (ISMP) to identify and improve procedures within the pharmacy department that could lead to potential safety issues.
Duty 6: Fills prescriptions and counsels as appropriate for all patients. Understands and follows policy concerning the obligation to fill prescriptions vs the financial ramifications.
Duty 7: Helps control drug costs through formulary input, inventory control and waste management.
Duty 8: Engages in activities to advance personal education, beyond mandatory CE. Attends and takes an active role in pharmacy leadership meetings and is involved in professional associations. Is involved in multidisciplinary committees within the hospital. Is willing to take on extra projects.
Duty 9: Supports fellow staff members; Maintains a positive attitude regardless of work flow; Follows through on problem resolution to the satisfaction of all involved; Promotes good relations between all pharmacy staff members; Maintains a professional attitude when dealing with other healthcare professionals, patients etc. Always provides upward support of leadership within the organization.
Duty10: Accurately maintains narcotic inventory; Helps with the monthly inventory count of narcotics in conjunction with the Pharmacy Operations Manager or Director of Pharmacy; Is aware and is actively involved in the security of all medications; Can recognize signs of drug diversion and reports any suspected activity.
- Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy
- Licensed by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy
- Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required.
- Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned unit/department. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient status. Must be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the area’s policies and procedures
- Doctor of Pharmacy degree preferred
This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent walking, lifting, bending, climbing, squatting, kneeling, twisting, sitting and standing. The associate will be required to walk for up to two hours a day, sit for three hours a day and stand for three hours a day. The individual must be able to lift fifty pounds and reach work above the shoulders. The individual must have good eye-hand coordination and fine finger dexterity. The associate must have excellent verbal communication skills to perform daily tasks. The associate must have corrected vision and hearing in the normal range.
This position is classified “at risk” for possible occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc.)