The pharmacist is responsible for the dispensing of prescription medications to hospital inpatients. Provides information about medications and helps patients and clinical staff understand instructions provided by the physician. Monitors the patient's health and progress to assure medications are effective and safe. Adheres to state and federal regulations as well as Joint Commission standards.
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Verifies physician medication orders.
Monitors and evaluates the six critical processes of medication management; determines risk points and is an active participant with physicians and clinical staff in continuous quality and performance improvement.
Verifies and approves the work of Pharmacy Technician(s).
Responsible for the management and utilization of the computerized pharmacy system.
Orders and stores medications, keeping them safe and effective.
Monitors drug therapy for appropriateness and promotes/ evaluates rational drug therapy that improves pharmaceutical care. Performs anticoagulant monitoring.
Maintains positive relationships with all customers.
Complies with regulatory and accreditation standards.
Provides information to the medical staff and administration regarding the cost effective use of pharmaceuticals.
Maintains ethical practices and HIPAA requirements.
Ensures compliance with policies and procedures regarding department operations, fire, and safety and infection control. Maintains medical staff rules/requirements, as well as regulatory body standards.
Works with physicians, specialists and other clinicians to implement appropriate guidelines and protocols for drug use based on evidence based medicine, national guidelines, and literature based protocols.
Provides drug information to nurses, physicians, and other pharmacists to ensure current information on drug therapy.
Provides specialized services to assist nursing and patients manage conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, etc.
Recommends changes to drug therapy based on patient assessment.
Provides and documents clinical interventions, therapy recommendations and other clinical activities according to department policy and procedure in order to maintain accurate and complete patient records
Participates in the Drug Reconciliation activities of the Pharmacy Department.
Other duties as assigned.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy.
Pharm D degree and/or accredited clinical residency preferred.
Must hold a current license to practice pharmacy in the State of Iowa.
Two years' experience in hospital pharmacy is preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.