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Pharmacist - Staff

Company: Waterbury Hospital
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

TEMPORARY OPPORTUNITY SCOPE OF POSITION: Under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy, provides advanced pharmaceutical care by assisting in the development and coordination of clinical pharmacy services and educational programs for the Department.# Responsible for providing tools and educational opportunities to enhance services provided by all staff members.# Participates on intra- and interdepartmental committees as assigned.# Serves as preceptor to pharmacy students and PGY-1 Pharmacy residents as assigned.# Participates in the development of institution-wide drug use policies. Perform a variety of duties involving the receiving, storage, compounding and dispensing of medications and supplies.# Responsible for the assessment of patient drug therapy, review of drug interactions, incompatibilities, drug induced adverse effects, and appropriate drug doses.# Documents the care provided to patients.# Participates in supervision of technical staff. # RESPONSIBILITIES: Works with staff, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to develop and monitor medication-use systems that promote safe and effective medication use as part of the interdisciplinary care team.### Clinically reviews medication orders from house-wide inpatient clinical areas to ensure that the medication as ordered safe and appropriate and intervenes with the clinician on behalf of the patient. Interpret medication orders and transcribe/verify to computerized patient medication profile accurately. Compound and dispense pharmaceuticals, including sterile and parenteral nutrition products accurately for the patient population. Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law. Monitor drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose for the patient population. Provide clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Suggest appropriate, cost effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff, as needed. Provide accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff. Participate in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Oversee central pharmacy operations as assigned. Supervise and directs pharmacy support personnel. Work independently with minimal supervision. Organize and prioritize work assignments.# Ensure pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner. Perform other related duties as required. # REQUIREMENTS; Ability to verbally communicate effectively with multiple levels of personnel/interdisciplinary teams, with tact and confidentiality. Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Knowledge of pharmacy information systems; keeping abreast of developments in software and technology Must be proficient in all aspects of compounding, preparing and dispensing drugs. Must have working knowledge of federal and state laws as they pertain to drug procurement, storage, dispensing, etc. Must be willing to maintain appropriate knowledge to provide state of the art service. Must demonstrate ability to maintain a collaborative practice relationship with physicians and other health care professionals. Must be able to meet the needs of patients of all ages. Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Pharmacy Three to five years in-patient pharmacy experience or completed PGY1 residency is strongly preferred. Must have current pharmacist license in State of Connecticut. In addition to a PharmD and residency/fellowship, board certification in a pharmacy specialty within the first 3 years of employment is preferred.

SCOPE OF POSITION:

Under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy, provides advanced pharmaceutical care by assisting in the development and coordination of clinical pharmacy services and educational programs for the Department. Responsible for providing tools and educational opportunities to enhance services provided by all staff members. Participates on intra- and interdepartmental committees as assigned. Serves as preceptor to pharmacy students and PGY-1 Pharmacy residents as assigned.

Participates in the development of institution-wide drug use policies. Perform a variety of duties involving the receiving, storage, compounding and dispensing of medications and supplies. Responsible for the assessment of patient drug therapy, review of drug interactions, incompatibilities, drug induced adverse effects, and appropriate drug doses. Documents the care provided to patients. Participates in supervision of technical staff.

REQUIREMENTS;

  • Ability to verbally communicate effectively with multiple levels of personnel/interdisciplinary teams, with tact and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge of pharmacy information systems; keeping abreast of developments in software and technology
  • Must be proficient in all aspects of compounding, preparing and dispensing drugs.
  • Must have working knowledge of federal and state laws as they pertain to drug procurement, storage, dispensing, etc.
  • Must be willing to maintain appropriate knowledge to provide state of the art service.
  • Must demonstrate ability to maintain a collaborative practice relationship with physicians and other health care professionals.
  • Must be able to meet the needs of patients of all ages.
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Pharmacy
  • Three to five years in-patient pharmacy experience or completed PGY1 residency is strongly preferred.
  • Must have current pharmacist license in State of Connecticut.
  • In addition to a PharmD and residency/fellowship, board certification in a pharmacy specialty within the first 3 years of employment is preferred.

Keywords: Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury , Pharmacist - Staff, Other , Waterbury, Connecticut

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