Job Description

Pharmacist (PRN)
St. Dominic Hospital
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Job Summary

Provides prescribed medications, drugs and other pharmaceuticals as needed and assures responsible provision of drug therapy for the purposes of achieving definite outcomes that improve a patient's quality of life. Reports to the appropriate supervisor.
Job Requirements
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited School of Pharmacy and continuing education requirements of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy.
Required Skills: Must demonstrate ability to recognize patients' individual needs based on medical condition, age (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, young adults, middle aged, and geriatric), limitations and planned procedures. Computer and communication skills, both verbal and written are needed.
Required Licenses: [Mississippi, United States] Pharmacists
Licensed as a pharmacist in Mississippi, and controlled substance license.
Organizational Expectations
Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization. Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention. Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience. Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice. Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities. Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards. Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information. Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization. Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.
Essential Functions
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.Participates in the dispensing, implementation, and monitoring of all pharmacotherapeutic aspects of patient care.Instructs patients and families on use of various medications including dosage, side effects and composition.Ensures secure storage and maintains records of receipt, issuance and return of controlled substances on a routine basis.Acts as a liaison between the medical staff and other health care providers, interpreting and clarifying orders and resolving any potential problems related to the patient's medication regimen.Performs and documents patient medication histories within 24 hours of admission as ordered.Responds to codes and maintains code charts.Evaluates suspected adverse drug reactions and submits report to Manager of Clinical Services.Response to drug information requests from medical staff and other health care providers.Participates in training and supervising pharmacy personnel, pharmacy students and pharmacy technicians.Supervises compounding, labeling, packaging and dispensing of all pharmaceutical products.Performs inspection of assigned drug storage area to ensure appropriate stock levels and storage of pharmaceuticals. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings and workshops, and attends meetings as required.
Functional Demands
Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty.Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 10-15 pounds with or without assistance.Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required.Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast paced environment.Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. Maybe subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential. Climate control an ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances.Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.

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