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Heywood Hospital Staff Pharmacist, Pharmacy in Athol, Massachusetts

Job Requirements

Minimum Education

  • B.S. in Pharmacy

Minimum Work Experience

  • Clinical background to help develop programs

Required Licenses[Massachusetts, United States] Pharmacists

  • Current MA licensure

Required Skills

  • Good communication skills to relate with medical and nursing staff

Functional Demands

Physical Requirements:Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Frequently reaches (extending hands and arms in any direction), and handles (seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or working with hands). Occasionally stoops (bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist).

Organizational Expectations

Behavioral Attributes:The following behavioral attributes are required: achievement motivation, concern for order, flexibility, initiative, self-confidence, customer service oriented, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork, analytical thinking and information seeking.

Essential Functions

  • Enters all medication orders correctly into patient medication profiles in compliance with hospital formulary. Interprets medication orders accurately. Maintains accurate and complete patient medication profiles.
  • Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose. Consistently does DUR before entering medication orders.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate standards, policies, protocols, procedures and practices in a manner that demonstrates adequate baseline knowledge.
  • Proficient in dosing/monitoring of medications with an established protocol. Provides double checks as needed on pharmacokinetic consults to detect calculation errors and assess outcome goals.
  • Documents interventions in the medical record that advocate IV to PO conversion, dose optimization, dose adjustments, therapeutic duplications, drug-drug interactions, allergy conflicts and other interventions groups for Antimicrobial Stewardship and other medication therapies.
  • Supervises the manufacture and distribution of medications and IV solutions by the Pharmacy Technicians to ensure medications are delivered to the patient care area staff at the scheduled times of administration.
  • Contacts prescriber about questionable orders and provides information on the correct therapy, noting formulary alternatives when indicated.
  • Educates patients and clinicians regarding medications.
  • Collects data for DUR and ADR programs.
  • Prepares chemotherapeutic medications according to the program so that patients receive the correct dose and medication at the scheduled time.
  • Systematically gathers and evaluates relevant information and data from the patient interview and/or all the patient information sources. Consistently looks at Med Recs for appropriate dosing.
  • Able to recommend appropriate antibiotic therapy based on culture and susceptibility data or suspected infection. Uses appropriate antibiogram to see sensitivity data.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and completes all job functions in accordance with the five patient rights.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and completes all job functions in accordance with the five patient rights.
  • Follows hospital policy in reporting medication errors and adverse drug reactions.
  • Assists physicians and nurses with medication reconciliation.
  • Follows all policies and procedures related to inventory management and control.
  • Promotes critical pathways that encourage the selection of antimicrobials and antimicrobial combinations that delay or prevent the emergence of resistance.
  • Follows practices that encourage selection of the antibiotic regimens with the narrowest spectrum of activity based on culture and sensitivity results.

Statement of Duties:

This document describes the major duties and responsibilities for this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that employees may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

Facility: Athol Hospital

Department: AMH PHARMACY-,16740

Regular or Temporary Position: Regular

Position Control #: 16740270

Position Hours: Per Diem

Shift: Per Diem

Job Title: Staff Pharmacist, Pharmacy

Location: Athol, Massachusetts

Posted Date: 12/04/2019

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