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Pharmacist PRN (2287) in Cleveland, MS at Bolivar Medical Center

Date Posted: 2/5/2019

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Job Description

Bolivar Medical Center

Interprets physician prescriptions and medication orders.  Acts as a drug information resource to patients, medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel.  Compounds and dispenses prescribed medications and other pharmaceuticals for patient care by performing the related duties.

Job Requirements

  • Reviews prescriptions issued by physicians or other authorized prescribers to assure accuracy and determines formulas and ingredients needed.
  • Compounds medications using standard formulas and processes, such as weighing, measuring and mixing ingredients.
  • Monitors all posting onto the patient profiles in order that accuracy, drug allergies, drug interactions, duplicate therapy, rational drug therapy and incompatibilities may be realized and better patient care received.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Prepares IV admixtures and extemporaneous parenteral products under aseptic conditions.
  • Directs Pharmacy Department personnel engaged in admixing, packaging and labeling pharmaceuticals.
  • Answers questions and provides information to physicians, nurses, patients and other healthcare professionals on the appropriate use of medications, drug interactions, side effects, dosage, storage, etc.
  • Assists in teaching programs (departmental, medical, nursing, community).
  • Endorses policies and procedures of the department and of the hospital.
  • Ensures the maintenance and proper operation of equipment and supplies in the work areas.
  • Maintains established procedures concerning quality control, security of controlled substances and disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Enters data into the computer system (Pharmacy program), such as patient, prescribed medications and cost, and maintains patient profiles and charge system.
  • Instructs students and other medical personnel on matters pertaining to the Pharmacy Department.
  • Reviews and monitors drug therapy that requires dosing adjustments as authorized by the physician.
  • Provides pharmaceutical care to all ages of patients from newborns to the elderly. Understands that there are dosage variations between newborn, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, and knows where to find appropriate information.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.  Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  • Assists the Pharmacy Director on special assignments.
  • Supervises at least one to two (1-2) members of the Pharmacy Department staff on a daily basis.
  • Assists the Pharmacy Director with responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s mission, policy and any applicable laws.
Compounded Sterile Preparations:
  • Assures the availability of adequate equipment to safely prepare compounded sterile preparations.
  • Ensures that pharmaceutical preparations are sterile, properly packaged, labeled and stored, and not outdated.
  • Certifies the skills of the compounding staff.
  • Maintains air quality check records.
  • Ensures compliance with USP .
  • Low-risk compounding:
  • The applicable media-fill test will be performed and passed annually, after the initial training and media-fill test is completed and passed.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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