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Per Diem Pharmacist

Company: Surgery Partners
Location: Altoona
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionJob Summary:
The Pharmacist ensures the safe and effective use of medications by providing medication order verification while assessing for optimal drug product selection, dosage regimen design, effective administration and drug therapy monitoring services at Oak Leaf Surgical Hospital. The Pharmacist Monitors inpatient and outpatient drug therapies, when appropriate, and works with related medical staff to find alternatives when needed, to ensure the best care possible is being given.

  • Per Diem
  • Varied Shifts

    Essential Job Functions:
    * Prevents, detects, and resolves medication-related problems and to make appropriate evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy recommendations
    * Effectively verifies patient medication orders for appropriateness and accuracy
    * Accurately transcribes written medication orders into electronic medical record
    * Appropriately documents clinical interventions
    * Provide concise, applicable, comprehensive, and timely responses to requests for drug information from patients and health care providers
    * Provides leadership and oversight for Pharmacy Technicians
    * Demonstrates proficiency in Pharmacy distributive services
    * Ensures medications are stored per manufacturers guidelines and stored securely
    * Ensures medications reach the patient in the correct form and dose
    * Responsible for the accurate dispensing and timely distribution of drugs and medicines for inpatients or outpatients
    * Supervises and checks the work of less experienced and less qualified staff
    * Prepares and quality-checks sterile compounded medications (e.g. Intravenous medications, chemotherapy medications, Operating Room medication mixtures, etc.)
    * Maintains competency working in the electronic medical record
    * Counsels patients on the effects, dosage and route of administration of their drug treatments, particularly those who require complex drug therapy and document the counseling
    * Actively collaborates and demonstrates teamwork to ensure drug distribution is communicated and delivered safely and effectively
    * Supports and participates in the educational and professional development of the Pharmacy department and Pharmacy students
    * Maintains positive working relationships with peers, management and customers
    * Participates as a team member and is accountable for own work responsibilities
    * Communicates effectively with patients, patient family and all of the healthcare team
    * Maintains a limited hospital formulary
    * Reports medication errors and adverse drug reactions
    * Maintains privacy at all times for patient and employee information
    * Actively participates in practice specific hospital alert response when necessary
    * Participates as an active member of the Medical Emergency Response Team (including codes and rapid response)
    * Represents Pharmacy/service areas on institutional/ practice area committees and quality support teams
    * Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
    * Complies with state and federal drug laws as regulated by the State Board of Pharmacy, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Food and Drug Administration
    * Complies with Joint Commission standards and Patient Safety Goals
    * Complies with OakLeaf Customer Service Standards
    * Protects patients by adhering to infection-control protocols
    * Actively participates in the development and implementation of performance/quality improvement and patient safety activities
    * Completes required continuing education credits and submit pharmacist license renewal to State Board of Pharmacy on time
    * Routinely contributes to the on-call responsibilities of the Pharmacy Department. Call will be equally divided among status pharmacists resulting in approximately one out of every 4-6 weekends (Friday - Sunday) and 1-4 Holidays per calendar year, depending on the needs of the facility and department.
    * Routinely works rotating shifts. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly shortened/extended due to the requirements of the daily surgical schedule
    * Regular and prompt work-site attendance
    * Other duties as they are assigned
    Qualifications, Knowledge & Ability:
    * Demonstrates eligibility for employment in the U.S.
    * Degree: Bachelor's of Science (with minimum of 2 years hospital experience) or Doctor of Pharmacy
    * Current licensure in the state of Wisconsin
    * Ability to relate and work effectively with others
    * Demonstrated skills in verbal and written English communications for safe and effective patient care and to meet documentation standards
    * Willingness to participate in goal-setting and educational activities for own professional advancement
    * Previous experience as a pharmacist in a hospital setting is preferred
    * Is aware of professional standards and performs in accordance with them

Keywords: Surgery Partners, Rochester , Per Diem Pharmacist, Healthcare , Altoona, Minnesota

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