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Pharmacist, Clinical 32 hour

Job ID: 2305012868 Date posted: 02/05/2023 Facility: Metrowest Medical Center
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Reports to the Pharmacist-in-Charge. Under general supervision of a Pharmacy Manager or Supervisor is responsible for the interpretation evaluation preparation and dispensing of medications pursuant to a legitimate order in keeping with established policies procedures and standards of practice and scope of pharmacy services of the respective affiliate. Collaborates with multidisciplinary care providers to monitor assess and intervene as needed to ensure safe appropriate and cost-effective medication use. Oversees and closely reviews the work of pharmacy technicians and ancillary support personnel.

Receives patient medication orders as written by a physician or practitioner. Reviews and interprets each order to determine completeness therapeutic appropriateness as it relates to the patients clinical status concomitant drug therapy and diet and with consideration of the aging processes and human developmental stages (neonate child adolescent adult geriatric). Contacts the prescriber or covering prescriber as necessary to initiate appropriate interventions

to ensure therapeutic efficacy minimize potential risks of drug therapy and optimize cost effectiveness.

Applies pharmacotherapeutic and pharmacokinetic principles to ensure safe and effective use of medications for the patient populations served.

Provide drug information and consultation to prescribers nurses and other health care professionals regarding appropriate drug therapy including drug interactions side effects incompatibilities allergies medication order discrepancies drug stability problems and drug administration.

Supervises work performed by pharmacy interns and technicians to ensure performance standards are maintained and work is in accordance with federal state and organizational rules and regulations.

Identifies documents resolves monitors and prevents drug therapy related problems including contraindications duplications of therapy and drug interactions.

Engages with other clinical pharmacists or clinical pharmacist specialists for complex clinical situations

Integrates patient-focused medication therapy management and pharmaceutical care in accordance with established clinical pathways or guidelines.

Participates in prospective and retrospective pharmacokinetic dosing and monitoring of selected medications and recommends dose adjustments and laboratory monitoring as required.

Ensures compliance with target drug programs formulary management initiatives medication management initiatives and adverse drug event monitoring programs.

Documents and reports all clinical interventions medication errors near misses and adverse drug events in accordance with established protocols.

Participates in emergency code blue response.

Attends and participates in daily medical multi-disciplinary and specialty rounds as time allows.

Reviews and approves formulations for sterile products requiring compounding or manipulation prior to dispensing. In accordance with established procedures completes in

process and final checks for medications prepared by pharmacy technicians. Ensures accuracy sterility and stability of compounded products.

Reviews and approves formulations for medications requiring compounding or manipulation prior to dispensing. In accordance with established procedures completes in-process and final product checks prior to dispensing medications prepared by pharmacy technicians.

Participates in education and training of healthcare practitioners including pharmacy residents students interns and technicians physicians practitioners nurses and other care professionals on matters relevant to medication use.

Serves as preceptor to pharmacy residents and students.

Participates in continuous quality improvement activities and total quality management initiatives including but not limited to adverse drug reaction pharmacist clinical intervention and medication incident reporting programs.

Participates in coordination of transitions of care as appropriate.

Maintains professional competence through participation in Pharmacy staff development and skills enhancement programs including but not limited to ongoing independent study and membership and participation in professional organizations.

Other information:
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy.

Effective interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal to interact appropriately with patients families colleagues and others. Effective organizational and presentation skills.

Knowledge of area/specialty specific technology including but not limited to pharmacy information systems automated dispensing technology software equipment and automation. Experience with MS Word Excel Outlook and web browsers.

Extended periods of time spent standing and walking.

Requires the visual and manual dexterity to operate a computer.

Occasional travel between facilities or sites as required.

Functions independently within broad scope of departmental policies and practices.

Refers specific complex problems to supervisor when clarification of departmental policies and procedures may be required.

Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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