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Delivers pharmaceutical care through the provision of patient-centered clinical service, medication information, education, medication preparation and distribution that ensures safe, effective, and cost efficient medication therapy. Exercises sound judgment, and developed clinical skills to provide input to and implement the patient's plan of care based on the diagnosis in a timely manner. Gains confidence and cooperation from the patient, their family/support group, and other healthcare providers through competent patient assessment, attentive monitoring and care, and effective communication. Adheres to all local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies and procedures to ensure privacy and safety while delivering optimal patient care. May also be responsible for performing specific tasks and/or orient other staff to the department.
These Principal Accountabilities, Requirements and Qualifications are not exhaustive, but are merely the most descriptive of the current job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, staff changes, workload, or technical development).
PHARMACY SERVICES • Prepares medications by reviewing and interpreting physician orders, detecting therapeutic incompatibilities. • Dispenses medications by compounding, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals. • Controls medications by monitoring drug therapies; advising interventions. • Ensures that routine and priority tasks are completed within established departmental time frames. • Mentors and fosters a constructive environment that helps students, interns, and Pharmacy Technicians build confidence in their skills, knowledge and abilities. • Completes pharmacy operational requirements by organizing and directing technicians' workflow; verifying their preparation and labeling of pharmaceuticals; verifying order entries, charges, and inspections. • Provides pharmacological information by answering questions and requests of health care professionals, counseling patients on drug therapies.
CLERICAL • Performs general clerical tasks, such as answering phones; updating patient information; or retrieving, entering, and revising patient Electronic Health Records (EHR). • Prepares and completes accurate documentation related to patient in medical and departmental records as required.
SAFETY • Participates in quality improvement processes, including updating and revision of safety and procedure manuals and interdisciplinary projects. • Maintains a clean, neat, and safe working environment by complying with policies, procedures and regulations. • Protects patients and technicians by adhering to infection-control protocols.
COMPLIANCE • Maintains strictest confidence of all patients Protected Health Information (PHI) and protects all PHI from accidental, intentional, or inappropriate disclosure. • Prepares, administers, and documents medications and treatments in accordance with state and federal regulations. • Complies with state and federal drug laws as regulated by the state board of pharmacy, the drug enforcement administration, and the food and drug administration by monitoring nursing unit inspections; maintaining records for controlled substances; removing outdated and damaged drugs from the pharmacy inventory; supervising the work results of support personnel; maintaining current registration; studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; advising management on needed actions. • Retains certification and completes mandated continuing education requirements to meet facility and regulatory agencies accreditation and licensure requirements. • Develops hospital staff's pharmacological knowledge by participating in clinical programs, training pharmacy staff, students, interns, externs, residents, and health care professionals.
EDUCATION: Doctorate: Graduation from an accredited school of Pharmacy.
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE: PHARMD-Licensed Pharmacist OR PHARMR-Registered Pharmacist
ACLS-Advanced Cardiac Life Support (for those who will be responding to codes)
1 year of recent relevant experience.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of medical terminology, generic and trade pharmaceutical names, pharmaceutical calculations and laws and regulations.
Knowledge and understanding of different Pharmacy practice settings, including narcotic delivery and procedures.
Knowledge and ability to identify and employ pharmaceutical and medical terms, abbreviations and symbols commonly used in prescribing, dispensing, and record keeping of medications.
Requires a basic working knowledge of legal requirements and accreditation standards including National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), The Joint Commission (TJC), Title XXII, United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Pharmacopeia (USP).
Possess written and verbal communications skills to explain sensitive information clearly and professionally to diverse audiences, including non-medical people.
Well-developed time management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize assignments and work within standardized operating procedures and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.
General knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook), related pharmaceutical technology, EHR, and EPIC.
prioritize assignments and work within standardized policies, procedures, and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.
work independently, as well as be part of the team, including accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions.
identify, evaluate and resolve standard problems by selecting appropriate solutions from established options.
ensure the privacy of each patient’s PHI.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:
See required physical demands, mental components, visual activities & working conditions at the following link: Job Requirements
Days of the Week:
Every other Weekend
Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Pay Range is $88.28 to $101.51 / hour
The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate’s experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package. ?
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