Participate in regular rounds to patient care areas to assist with issues of medication usage. Complete daily medication use evaluations for the patients on assigned team/area. Provide appropriate patient specific medication recommendations that ensure safety, efficacy, and cost effectiveness.
Demonstrate ability to review and verify medication orders to assure appropriateness utilizing clinical information in the electronic medical record. Prioritizes medication orders based on acuity and order status (i.e. STAT, NOW, routine).
Assist in education and training of pharmacy students and pharmacy technicians, and residents.
Initiate and assist in protocol development and implementation in specialty practice area to optimize medication utilization, improve patient outcomes and improve cost effectiveness.
Participate in multi-disciplinary committee meetings, research, drug utilization reviews, medication class reviews, formulary medication requests, staff education, presentations, and in-services as requested or needed by the department or hospital.
Serve as a resource for the pharmacy team, nursing, and prescribers for questions/issues related to pharmacotherapy; analyze literature to support usage and contact prescribers as needed.
Compound and dispense pharmaceutical preparations which includes, but are not limited to compounded sterile products (IV solutions, injectable medications, and irrigation solutions), oral products (solutions, suspensions), and topical preparations (ointments, creams).
- Serve as Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead and content expert for University Hospital Pharmacy
- Participate in Antimicrobial Stewardship Steering Committee and University Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Workgroup
- Develop, implement and monitor evidence-based Antimicrobial Stewardship protocols and guidelines