Summary: The Pharmacist works in collaboration with the Director of Pharmacy and according to standard procedure compounds and dispenses medications and pharmaceutical supplies up receiving written prescriptions from the physician. Participates on Performance Improvement plans within the hospital. Consults with and advises Administration, Medical Staff and hospital staff on quality, regulatory and risk issues within the organization. Supports and serves as consultant to all clinical and Medical Staff. Assists the Director in coordinating and implementing the activities of the Pharmacy. Interprets medication orders, compounds and dispenses medication and other pharmaceutical preparations in accordance with the legal, ethical and professional standards of pharmacy practice. Supervises the technical support staff. Assists with clinical, quality management and education programs. Provides support for all departments with respect to the care of all patients aged 18 through the geriatric population ages 65 and older.
A: Job Specific:
Participates in the maintenance and dissemination of drug information through in-service education of hospital personnel, consultation with patients, hospital and Medical staff
Actively assists other Pharmacists and Technicians in the discharge of routine duties as necessary. Directs activities of and provides professional and technical guidance to Pharmacy personnel
Exercises professional judgment in imparting therapeutic and drug information to patients and health professionals.
Is competent in the range of treatment needed by the following patients as appropriate to the ages served by the hospital: Adult and Geriatric.
Capable of entering a minimum of 40 orders per four hour shift.
Assists Technicians in performing technical tasks. Maintains aseptic techniques. Recycles product as appropriately.
Checks technician prepared products prior to release. Ensures Technician maintains I.V. refrigerator temperature and hood cleaning logs
Fills orders with correct medication. Checks support staff accuracy prior to medication release.
Prioritizes work to prepare STAT, Now and Waiting in order of importance. Follows through on fill on arrival orders.
Reviews patient profile to ensure appropriate and safe drug therapy. No therapeutic duplication. Prevents significant drug interaction. Prevents avoidable ADR secondary to allergies. Medication ordered is appropriate for patient height, weight, age, renal function and disease state. Must be have knowledge of patient population served.
Pharmacokinetics Dosing Service: Ensures Apriority dosing is appropriate. Interprets levels appropriately. Modifies doses appropriately. Writes progress notes per protocol. Dates times and initials all vials for reuse.
Capable of calculating fluid, electrolyte and calories needs. Monitors patient appropriateness for formulation. Clarifies controversial orders with physician.
Keeps current on new drugs. Adds additive in the proper sequence. Syringe and Vial counts reflect what has been made. Labels containers accurately including auxiliary labels. Completes packages including seals, protective wraps, etc.
Maintains security of Pharmacy. Maintains security of controlled substances. Informs staff of pending problems, physical call back, etc.
Fills orders with correct medications. Prepares unit of use dosage when possible. Keeps Director informed of workload status. Prioritizes work to prepare Stat, now and waiting in order of importance. Follows through on fill on arrival orders.
Returns medications to stock and rotates stock. Fills requisitions from Nursing floors in a timely fashion. Can calculate appropriate medication doses based on patient's age.
B: Company Specific
Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty.
Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.
Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.
Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.
Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.
Consistently demonstrates Guest Relation's skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.
Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws; follow hospital policy in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.
Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Kindred's Code of Conduct, Kindred policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.
Qualifications: Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy with Pharmacist degree. Licenses/Certification: Current state license in good standing Experience: Minimum of three (3) months of experience in pharmacy. Working knowledge of OSHA, JCAHO, HCFA and state guidelines. Experience in facilitating teams. Experience in writing policies and procedures. Job : Other Primary Location : TX-Austin-Central Texas Rehab Hospital Organization : 4844 - Central Texas Rehab Hospital Shift : Day