Using clinical judgment and available resources, approves the ordering of medications for patients treated at the medical center. Oversees and directly contributes to compounding, preparation and dispensing of medications for patients of SMH in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations for Pharmacy practice. Provides supervision of Pharmacy Technicians when assisting in medication preparation and dispensing activities as defined by NYS Laws and Regulations.
Medication Authorization and Distribution
Understands and follows departmental and hospital policy and procedures related to dispensing of medications.
Dispenses medications accurately and in a timely manner.
Independently resolves problem medication orders appropriately and in a timely manner.
Processes/validates medication orders utilizing current information system technology to create and maintain accurate patient profiles.
Directs and supervises the work of technicians to ensure appropriate workflow as required.
Verbal communication to all hospital staff is conducted in an effective and professional manner.
Checks all products requiring a pharmacist approval prior to dispensing.
Participates in departmental Q/A processes such as reporting and following up on medication incidents, reconciling MARs, reporting medication adverse events and errors, etc.
Develops or participates in a clinical practice by interacting with physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, and patients as a member of an interdisciplinary team on patient care units to guide and recommend appropriate medication use.
Participates in focused clinical initiatives as defined by the department (e.g. pharmacokinetic consultation, antimicrobial stewardship, etc.).
Participates in Medication Use Evaluations when appropriate.
Monitors assigned patient populations for clinical progress including renal/hepatic function, culture results, and other applicable laboratory tests. Recommends adjustments to therapy as necessary.
Documents clinical activities and interventions on a regular basis.
Supports patient teaching initiatives, identifying opportunities and performing teaching and documentation tasks when needed.
Thoroughly resolves problems with appropriate and direct communication to all pertinent staff in a clear and concise manner.
Proactive in identifying patient care problems or safety concerns, and does not pass on problems to the next shift without exhausting reasonable attempts at resolution and communicating progress.
Problem solving will often go beyond patient-specific issues, and may require participation on interdisciplinary teams or revising hospital or departmental policy, procedures or treatment guidelines.
Assists in coordinating and implementing staffing plans based on available resources, conflict resolution, and appropriate communication from shift to shift.
Contacts supervisor for assistance when solution is beyond his/her expertise or authority.
Training and Education
Provides training, mentorship and feedback for evaluating Level 1 Pharmacists and other trainees as needed.
Contributes to Pharmacy PGY1 Residents training as assigned. This training is primarily focused on operational and technical aspects of covering the main pharmacy area, but may also include clinical team coverage.
Contributes to the training of pharmacy students for IPPE and APPE rotations.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy or Pharm D is required.
Experience in acute care pharmacy or completion of a Post Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Residency is preferred.
Training in hospital pharmacy practice, including internship is preferred.
New York State Pharmacy License or eligibility is required.
Candidates can apply online to: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/careers.aspx
Search for Job Requisition Number 226957.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021.
Internal Number: 226957
About University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital
The University of Rochester – Strong Memorial Hospital is located in Rochester, NY on the shores of Lake Ontario. Strong Memorial Hospital is an 850-bed quaternary referral center which includes the region’s Level 1 trauma center, transplant center, comprehensive stroke center, Wilmot Cancer Institute, Golisano Children’s Hospital, and many other specialty and subspecialty services. It is the main teaching site for the University of Rochester medical and nursing students and is an important training site for pharmacy students from several schools of pharmacy including St John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy, the University at Buffalo, and D’Youville College.
Five public high schools in the metropolitan area are ranked among the 100 best high schools in America and Child and Family magazine calls Rochester one of the best places to raise a child in the U.S. Economically, Rochester ranks 5th among 300 metro areas for high-tech employment, and has two times the national average of scientists, engineers, and technical specialists living in its metro area.