Northeast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities.
About the Role:
Responsible for providing "pharmaceutical care" which is defined as the responsible provision of drug therapy for the purpose of achieving definite outcomes that improves a patient's quality of life. Interacts with physicians, employees and patients throughout the hospital. This position will care for patients in the neonate, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups. Employee performs clinical duties in accordance with population specific guidelines and adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as outlined in policy and procedures.
Minimum Job Qualifications
Licensure or other certifications: Pharm D. or R.Ph.
Educational Requirements: High School Diploma w/ Pharm. D. or BS Degree.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Preferred Licensure or other certifications:
Preferred Educational Requirements:
Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work effectively with others
Organizational and decision making skills
Good clinical assessment and judgment skills
Ability to effectively communicate with pharmacy management, pharmacists, technicians, and other Healthcare professionals
Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
Provide customers with prescribed medications in an accurate and efficient manner to enhance the health of the NGHS Community. Perform analysis to ensure correct entry of each medication order including processing all medication orders for completeness, accuracy and dosing schedule, process all medication orders for completeness, accuracy and dosing schedule, and communicate with physician for any questions concerning a medication order for non-formulary request. Maintain proper aseptic technique and knowledge base when preparing chemotherapy. Maintain proper aseptic technique and knowledge base when preparing IV admixtures.
Actively participate in the Clinical Pharmacy Service to provide the customer with quality pharmaceutical care. Demonstrate basic pharmacokinetic skills and is capable of applying these principles to clinical situations. Perform clinical monitoring such as kinetics, nutrition review, chart review, and case management and necessary interventions on assigned patients. Assure that all patients are updated on a daily basis and patients are explained the pharmacy role in managing their outcome. Communicate with physician during the monitoring process regarding dosing adjustments or levels obtained. Also, communicate effectively with nurses and other members of the Pharmacokinetic Service to ensure quality management of our patients. Maintains NGMC's Drug Formulary by contacting physician with a formulatory alternative when a non-formulatory drug is written. There should be less than five missed calls per year. Participate in identifying and investigating adverse drug reactions with the completion of an adverse drug reaction form when appropriate. Demonstrate knowledge of Continuous Quality Improvement and its application to patient care and actively participate by monitoring assigned indicators monthly and giving input and ideas to improve the pharmacy system.
Communicate effectively with Physicians, nursing staff, pharmacy personnel and other hospital staff to provide quality care to our patients. Communicate with hospital personnel to provide quality patient care. Consult with prescriber when questions arise pertaining to medication, dosage or directions for use. Provide drug information to physicians and/or hospital personnel. Communicate effectively with physicians or nursing personnel about medication start times or other questions or concerns that may arise. Give short report of current work status and communicates all possible problems and concerns to oncoming pharmacist so that they may follow up appropriately. Supervise technician productivity and provide guidance and training in a respectful and considerate manner to ensure the efficient operation of the pharmacy. Take ownership of problems by reporting issues to appropriate hospital staff to achieve desired outcome. Involve supervisory personnel when necessary to reach goal.
Responsible for the proper handling and distribution of controlled substances to comply with federal and state regulations. Accurately distribute controlled substances using C-II Safe and follows policy and procedure. Understand the procedure for "specials" (non-floor stock narcotics) and follow-up with technician to obtain original disposition record. Document correct count after special issues and report any discrepancies to assistant director. Understand and accurately follow the current procedure for documenting the narcotics used in preparing epidurals, PCA exchange, GI cocktail, ER to Go packaging, and any other special procedures. Enforce pharmacy policies and procedures by completing a controlled substance variance report when a variance occurs and by using the controlled substance waste log appropriately. May rotate to various areas of pharmacy: OR, Outpatient Pharmacy, IV Room Etc. when staffing needs arise.
Train pharmacy personnel. Provide constructive feedback to appropriate supervisor or manager on employee performance.
Responsible for fully reading and complying with department email(s), (i.e. communication) upon receipt of such communication. Review email at a minimum of once per shift.
Complies with pharmacy and NGMC policies and procedures.
Weight Lifted: Up to 20 lbs, Occasionally 0-30% of time
Weight Carried: Up to 20 lbs, Occasionally 0-30% of time
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Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the people of Northeast Georgia. Through the services of a medical staff of more than 600 physicians, the residents of northeast Georgia enjoy access to the state's finest and most comprehensive medical services. It is our mission to improve the health of our community in all we do.