The pharmacist assumes responsibility for the day-to-day comprehensive, patient oriented pharmacy services provided on his/her shift in each area of the department. The pharmacist works under the general direction of the area's administrative or clinical coordinator, and provides direction and supervision for supportive staff assigned to his/her shift. The pharmacist must be able to exercise sound management and clinical judgment in making appropriate decisions in the absence of coordinators or more senior staff. He/she assists coordinators in identifying problems which exist in his/her assigned area of practice and cooperates in the resolution of these problems. The pharmacist participates in training pharmacy interns and externs in each of the pharmacy service areas.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates the dispensing of unit dose, intravenous admixtures, investigational and research drugs and other pharmaceuticals to meet the needs of patient care.
Identifies and monitors the pharmaceutical needs of patients.
Reviews patient charts and/or interviews the patient, physician, or nurse to obtain information for medication records or profiles. Reviews drug-related information to identify potential problems regarding drug therapy and recommends appropriate solutions to those problems. Verifies medication orders for completeness and legality.
Verifies and checks prepared medications for appropriate dose, route, frequency and duration of therapy.
Provides immediate and direct supervision of supportive personnel assigned to his/her shift.
Participates, as assigned, in the experiential and didactic education and training of pharmacy students, residents, fellows, and support staff.
Provides drug and poison information for patients, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.
Conducts monthly nursing unit reviews in a timely fashion as assigned.
Assists in the performance evaluation of area supportive personnel.
Continuously evaluates and monitors patients' therapeutic responses to prescribed medications as outlined in approved standards of practice. Provides pharmacokinetic dosing consultation for patients as needed.
Must hold a degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and should have served an internship and/or residency in hospital pharmacy.
Must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Michigan.
Should demonstrate acumen in verbal and written communication skills which enable him/her to contribute effectively in the dissemination of drug information to all levels of health care personnel in the institution.
Must possess a thorough understanding of the pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy of disease states and have the application skills needed to permit proper integration of these in monitoring drug therapy.
Must have basic abilities for participating in the various teaching programs including instruction and supervision of undergraduate pharmacy students, interns, and pharmacy technician trainees.
Should have the skills necessary for providing informal and formal instruction of students and other health care providers on drug therapy and inpatient operational activities.
Must demonstrate the ability to work with others in developing improved services for patients.
Previous inpatient hospital pharmacist experience or completion of PGY 1 residency highly preferred.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 190996
About Henry Ford Health System
Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health
care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes
the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health
insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory
network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a
full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.
The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600
employees. Henry Ford is a 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The
health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visit HenryFord.com.