Clinical Pharmacist

Clinical Pharmacist






Clinical Pharmacist

Details of the offer

As a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, the clinical pharmacist provides the full range of distributive, clinical, consultative, research, and/or administrative pharmaceutical services. Incumbents select, compound, dispense, drugs, medicines, and other therapeutic agents; serve as members and consultants on treatment or diagnostic teams; disseminate drug information to members of the hospital staff and interested community groups; may participate in hospital research projects or perform pharmaceutical research.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

Identifies fine differences between drugs as they relate to therapeutic efficacy of the products.

Applies knowledge of the physical and chemical properties and characteristics of computing dosages, weighing and measuring drugs, and mixing and compounding drugs and chemicals.

Applies knowledge of solubility behavior of substances, stability of drugs, usages of drugs, and limitations on modes of administering drugs, and similarly applies knowledge of incompatibilities in evaluating dosages and permissible concentrations of drugs, and in anticipating, preventing, and treating undesirable chemical reactions.

Have legal responsibility for proper interpretation of prescriptions and the dispensing of prescribed products, and call to physicians attention any synergistic, antagonistic, and cumulative effects, as well as questionable overdoses or incompatibilities.

Specify proper storage, protection, of therapeutic agents, in accordance with the standards of the United States Pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.) and the manufacturer package insert.

Keep continually abreast of new developments in the fast:moving drug field and be aware of emerging patterns, systems, and techniques in pharmacy practice.

May contribute to the accredited teaching programs, indoctrination and refresher training courses. Participates in the training or preceptorship and education of pharmacy residents, interns, and pharmacy students.

Maintains records, documents patient data, prepares written reports, and provides oral reports concerning patient care.

Monitors patient medication therapy to ensure safe and effective therapy.

Provides drug information to physician, nurses and other health care professionals as related to medication therapy.

May serve and attend on interdisciplinary teams.

Other Functions and Responsibilities

Supervision of pharmacy technicians.

Sterile and non:sterile product preparation.

Management and control of controlled substances.

Response to emergency responses requiring a licensed pharmacist (Rapid Response, Code Blue Resuscitation).

Has education and experience in clinical pediatric pharmacology.

Shall be assigned to work with the pediatric service(s)/department(s).

Will be available for education, consultation.

Will interface with physician and other team members on pediatric rounds and in team conferences.

Ensure that medications are dispensed efficiently on a routine basis and are available immediately for use in emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education an

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