Henderson Hospital Henderson Hospital is a member of The Valley Health System, a network of six acute care hospitals that provide care for patients throughout Southern Nevada and nearby communities. Located in the suburb of Henderson, the 120-bed hospital, which opened in 2016, offers emergency care, surgical services, including an ambulatory surgery center, cardiovascular care, women's health and maternity services. A level II neonatal intensive care unit is slated to open by late 2017.
The Clinical Staff Pharmacist provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care through integrated drug distribution, patient counseling and teaching. Clinical Staff Pharmacists fill orders for medications, monitor patient's drug therapies and provide drug information.
Essential Job Duties:
Interprets medication orders (verbal and written) and transcribes to computerized patient medication profiles accurately. Maintains accurate, complete pharmacy patient medication profiles. Maintains awareness of developments in pharmacy and healthcare that relate to job responsibilities and integrates them into their practice. Supports the pharmacy's pharmacoeconomic efforts. Reviews the use of targeted medications for compliance with current pharmacoeconomic programs. Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies, adverse reactions and appropriateness of drug, dosage form, regimen route, and therapeutic duplications. Assists with pharmacokinetic consult service and drug dosing regimens per hospital protocol. Sustains the hospital drug formulary, minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols and promoting rational drug therapy selection. Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel. Verifies the daily activities of pharmacy technicians. Verifies the accuracy of all orders, IV admixtures and chemotherapy prepared by the technician. Participates in the performance appraisal of pharmacy techs. Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternative to medical staff as needed. Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law. Participates in continuing education programs, meeting, training programs and related activities. Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data, conducts inspections and maintains logs and other documentation as assigned. Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education and training programs for the medical staff, nursing service, new employees and other hospital staff. Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, and fire and infection control. Complies with all applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations.
Department Specific Requirements
Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, objectives, safety and infection control standards sufficient to be able to maintain the expected level of efficiency. Knowledge of sanitary and safety standards sufficient to be able to manufacture and work safely with pharmaceutical substances. Effectively works with vendors Maintains compliance with federal and state regulatory rules as appropriate. Understands operational functions of department and relationship with corporate and understands how own role is part of overall operation. Maintains current, accurate knowledge of hospital policies, procedures, benefits, and practices. Effectively communicates to other departments, administration, vendors and staff in layman terms so that complex technical issues are understood by them Maintains department in neat and organized condition. Maintains appropriate inventory and documentation
Classification Specific Requirements
Collects and analyzes data. Completes work with little or no supervision. Meets agreed upon deadlines or negotiates due date revisions prior to deadline. Ensures efficient utilization of resources. Coordinates activities within set standards. Maintains operating expenses in line with budgeting guidelines and takes corrective action when necessary. Reviews contracts/vendors for efficiency and cost effectiveness. Functions as an active member of committees, as needed. Maintains operating expenses in line with budgeting guidelines and takes corrective action when necessary. Makes suggestions/recommendations for improved operations to the department, facility. Effectively communicates both orally and in writing.