Under direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist dispenses, compounds, procures, stores & distributes pharmacy products. Consults w/ patients & medical personnel regarding medication therapy. Provides pharmaceutical care for hospitalized or ambulatory patients as assigned. Provides medical personnel & patients w/ medication information & product identification.
Essential Functions: - Considers the cognitive, physical, emotional & chronological maturation process in the delivery of services to patients of all age groups served - Assesses data reflective of the patient's status & interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs & provides pharmaceutical care needed in accordance w/ department policy - Dispenses, compounds, procures, stores, packages & distributes pharmacy products according to laws, regulations, standards, established policies & procedures & acceptable professional practices; documents responsibility by signing or initialing prescriptions, batch sheets or other forms according to established policies & procedures - Interviews patients to obtain information regarding medication use, medication allergies & sensitivities; documents the information in the patient's medical record or pharmacy information system when appropriate; advises patients of directions for use, medication storage requirements, importance of compliance, precautions & warnings for medication therapy; advises the patients on the use of related devices & the coordination of medication therapy w/ diet, according to established policies & procedures - Substitutes for pharmacy personnel as necessary - Evaluates & resolves, according to established policies & procedures, potential medication therapy problems identifies through any & all available sources, including the patient & pharmacy information system - Confers w/ medical personnel concerning pharmaceutical care & treatment of patients, related clinical diagnosis, drug combinations & dosage forms, & other factors that might influence the course of treatment & the activity of medications; suggests changes in medication therapy &/or use as appropriate to assure optimum therapeutic results & cost effective prescribing - Participates in assigned education & training programs; conducts educational programs for pharmacy, other medical personnel & patients - Participates in quality management programs - Evaluates an manages the medication therapy of hospitalized or ambulatory patients as assigned to assure optimum therapeutic results & cost effective prescribing - Makes recommendations to management regarding systems or operational improvements to enhance services provided by the department - Checks equipment used to prepare & dispense medications for proper functioning; reports deficiencies to appropriate personnel - Maintains work area & equipment in an organized & clean condition; maintains a safe, secure & efficient work environment - Answers & makes telephone calls, consistent w/ assigned duties in accordance w/ telephone access standards - Exemplifies pharmacy's mission & the organizations vision by contributing to the health & satisfaction of members by providing appropriate medications, information & professional services in a helpful, caring, courteous, & efficient manner - Performs other duties as required - Note: Specific duties may vary depending on pharmacy location