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Staff Pharmacist - Evenings

HSC Health Care System Washington, DC

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: vision, 401k, dental, medical
Job Description

Job Requirements

Staff pharmacists review, assess, approve and fill orders for oral, parenteral and enteral medications, monitor patient's drug therapies, and provide drug information. Staff pharmacists supervise and direct support personnel. In the absence of the pharmacy manager, a staff pharmacist may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the pharmacy manager. The pharmacists may be assigned other duties by the director as deemed necessary.

 

SHIFT: Evenings 11:30a-8:00p

 

JOB FUNCTIONS

Essential job duties:

  1. Prepares and dispenses medication orders per physician request according to established policies, procedures and protocols. 
    1. Review and verify computerized order entry (CPOE) medication orders accurately, and responsible for the safe, effective and cost effective selection and utilization of medication for the patient.  
    2. Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals, including sterile and parenteral nutrition products accurately. 
    3. Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law. 
  2. Ensures safe, appropriate cost effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures and protocols. 
    1. Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies, and appropriateness of drug and dose. 
    2. Assists with drug dosing per organizational protocol.
    3. Reviews/interprets culture and susceptibility data for antibiotic appropriateness and recommends changes, as needed. 
    4. Reads, extracts, and interprets information in patient charts accurately. 
    5. Detects and reports adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner. 
    6. Sustains the formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection. 
    7. Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff, as needed. 
    8. Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff. 
    9. Provides drug information to patients and their families. 
    10. Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely. 
    11. Participates in the performance improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data, conducts quality monitors and inspections, and maintains logs, records, and other documentation as assigned. 
    12. Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education, and training programs to the pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other staffs. 
  3. Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the department. 
    1. Supervises and directs support personnel. Verifies the daily activities of pharmacy technicians. Participates in the performance appraisal of pharmacy support personnel. 
    2. Works independently with minimal supervision. Organizes and prioritizes work assignments. Ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner. 
    3. Completes and documents inspections of all assigned medication storage areas at least monthly. Identifies and replaces outdated and unusable drugs. 
    4. Answers the telephone, identifying self and department. Directs calls to appropriate personnel. Answers requests at the window. 
    5. Keeps pharmacy areas and equipment clean, neat, and well organized.
    6. Performs essential duties of the pharmacy director in his/her absence.
  4. Maintains competence required for current job title/position. 
    1. Maintains current pharmacist license. 
    2. Attends pharmacy staff meetings. 
    3. Attends orientation, education, and training programs. Reviews literature and other materials pertinent to the practice of pharmacy. 
    4. Completes all competence/skills assessment requirements 
  5. Performs other duties assigned by supervisor. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Experience:

At least one year's hospital experience preferable with pediatric patients, and familiarity with unit dose, IV. Admixtures, and pharmacy computer systems.

 

License/Certifications: 

Registered Pharmacist in the District of Columbia. 

 

Required Education: 

Graduated from Doctor of Pharmacy program fully accredited by the Accreditation for pharmacy Education (ACPE). 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

The incumbent will be responsible for the general direction of the support personnel.

Company Description
The HSC Health Care System provides and coordinates innovative, high quality, community-based care for individuals with complex needs and their families. HSC empowers all we serve to improve the quality of their lives.

The HSC Health Care System (HSC) is a nonprofit health care organization committed to serving families and adults with special health care needs and eliminating barriers to health care services. The System combines the resources of a health plan (Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc.), pediatric specialty hospital (The HSC Pediatric Center), home health agencies (HSC Home Care, LLC and HSC Health and Rehabilitative Services), and parent foundation (The HSC Foundation) to offer a comprehensive approach to caring, serving and empowering people with disabilities.

HSC employs over 700 staff members, with operating revenue of approximately $225 million annually. Strategic plans include further expansion of services into broader territories, including Virginia. As a first-of-its-kind health system in Washington, DC with more than a century of experience, The HSC Health Care System remains committed to changing the lives of the people we serve through expert medical care, care coordination and advocacy. Today, we are known for our expertise in treating children, teens and adults who have disabilities and complex medical conditions.

HSC Health Care System

The HSC Health Care System provides and coordinates innovative, high quality, community-based care for individuals with complex needs and their families. HSC empowers all we serve to improve the quality of their lives. The HSC Health Care System (HSC) is a nonprofit health care organization committed to serving families and adults with special health care needs and eliminating barriers to health care services. The System combines the resources of a health plan (Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc.), pediatric specialty hospital (The HSC Pediatric Center), home health agencies (HSC Home Care, LLC and HSC Health and Rehabilitative Services), and parent foundation (The HSC Foundation) to offer a comprehensive approach to caring, serving and empowering people with disabilities. HSC employs over 700 staff members, with operating revenue of approximately $225 million annually. Strategic plans include further expansion of services into broader territories, including Virginia. As a first-of-its-kind health system in Washington, DC with more than a century of experience, The HSC Health Care System remains committed to changing the lives of the people we serve through expert medical care, care coordination and advocacy. Today, we are known for our expertise in treating children, teens and adults who have disabilities and complex medical conditions.

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