Under the direction of the Inpatient Pharmacy Director or Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor, provides functional direction and training to Inpatient Pharmacist and other Pharmacy personnel. Consults with patients and medical personnel regarding medication therapy. Dispenses compounds, procures, stores, and distributes pharmacy products. Provides medical personnel and patients with medication and information and product identification. Provides functional direction to staff, prioritizes workflow, removes obstacles to the efficient operation of the department, analyzes and resolves problems in order to assure high quality service.
Under the direction of the Inpatient Pharmacy Director or Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor, provides functional direction and training to Inpatient Pharmacists and other pharmacy personnel. Monitors and/or manages the medication therapy of specific hospitalized or ambulatory patients as assigned to assure optimum therapeutic results and cost-effective prescribing.
Reviews laboratory test results and the patient's progress to detect adverse drug reactions, and confers with and assists medical personnel in laboratory test interpretation, care and treatment of patients. Interviews patients to obtain information regarding medication use, medication allergies and sensitivities. Documents the information in the patient's electronic medical record and other systems as appropriate. Advises patients of directions for use, medication storage requirements, importance of compliance, precautions and warning for medication therapy. Advises the patient on the use of related devices and the coordination of drug therapy with diet, according to established policies and procedures. Provides medical personnel with medication information, drug therapy options, and pharmacokinetic dosing advice. Orders and adjusts dosages, orders laboratory tests, and administers medication under protocol according to established policies and procedures.
Dispenses, compounds, procures, stores, and distributes pharmacy products. Monitors the effectiveness and accuracy of medication distribution. Reviews physician orders, and enters orders, in the patient's electronic medical record. Verifies accuracy of transcription or data entry in the medication administration record or electronic medical record. Verifies accuracy of medication preparation and dispensing by pharmacy personnel. Reviews patient's medical record to verify proper delivery and correct administration of medication. Reports discrepancies to appropriate medical and/or administrative personnel.
Participates in assigned education and training programs. As necessary, provides inservices and educational programs for pharmacy, other medical personnel, and patients. As necessary, participates in patient-care rounds, hospital committees, utilization review, and quality management programs.
Performs other duties as required.
This job coaches, problem solves, and provides functional direction to other employees, but does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.