JOB TITLE: STAFF PHARMACIST -VERSION 2
Under the general direction of the Director of Pharmacy,
participates in responsibility for complete requisition, control
and distribution of all biologicals, pharmaceuticals,
pharmaceutical information and applicable systems throughout the
institution and its facilities to assure that patients receive
appropriate pharmaceutical care.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Evaluates physician's orders, consulting with members of the
nursing and medical staff when necessary to assure appropriate use
Dispenses all medications to individual patients on direct order
of physician, utilizing appropriate resources such as computerized
systems, automated mechanical systems, software, equipment and
supplies to ensure a safe and efficient medication use process.
Prepares and dispenses all special IV Admixtures, TPN, and
chemotherapy doses. Assures that a suitable environment and proper
technique is utilized in preparation, labeling, storage, handling,
and administration to ensure the safety of personnel, patients, and
visitors while monitoring product sterility and integrity.
Dispenses approved floor stock medications and controlled
substances to specified units throughout the institution and its
facilities. Assures that appropriate records and as required by
State and Federal Laws, are maintained.
Monitors patient medication profiles for appropriateness of drug
therapy, consulting with the responsible physician as
Is responsible for designated pharmaceutical purchasing,
inventory, management, distribution and control.
Is responsible for the monthly inspection of designated
medication storage areas throughout the institution and its
Maintains complete records as required by hospital and
Assures that pharmaceutical care is in conformance with all
applicable laws and regulations and current standards of practice
while maintaining consistent documentation of physician consults by
pharmacist and impact on patient outcome.
Provides patient specific drug information and accurate and
comprehensive information about drugs to other pharmacists, other
health professionals and patients as appropriate.
Directly supervises all job duties and responsibilities of
Participates in Clinical Rounds to ensure appropriate
pharmacotherapy is delivered in a cost effective manner.
Participates in ADR (Adverse Drug Reaction) reporting process
through concurrent identification of suspected ADR's.
Participates in personal continuing education programs to
maintain professional competency.
Participates in PEP (Professional Experience Program), providing
institutional and clinical education for Pharmacy Student
Is responsible for attending all annual mandatory educational
programs as required by position.
Participates in multi disciplinary patient care rounds as
Provides age appropriate care to neonate, infant, children,
adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
New York State Licensed Pharmacist.
New York State license eligible.
CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) REQUIREMENTS:
No CPR requirements.
Some physical effort required. Light objects lifted, some
stooping and reaching. Required to be on feet much of the time.
Category III. Tasks that involve no exposure to blood, body
fluids, or tissues. And Category I tasks are not a condition of