GENERAL SUMMARY: Ensures safe, accurate and appropriate use of medications, by evaluating prescribers orders for dosing, allergies and contraindications. Supervises the work of supportive pharmacy personnel. Answers pharmacy-related questions for other health professionals and the general public. Performs pharmacokinetic monitoring and consultations, reports adverse drug events and variances involving medications. Recommends appropriate and cost-effective drug therapy options. Provides medication counseling to patients and their families. Actively participates and facilitates the medication reconciliation process upon admission, transfer, and discharge of patients. Promotes and participates in the defined missions of the hospital and the pharmacy. Actively promotes the profession of pharmacy by participating in the education of students on clerkships and experiential experiences.
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1. Appropriately reviews medication therapy and intervenes with healthcare team as warranted.
Evaluates medication order for appropriate medication selection, dosage, route, frequency, duration of therapy and drug interactions (drug-drug, allergy, drug-disease, drug-lab, drug-food) in relation to the patients clinical status.
Performs daily profile review to assess appropriateness of medication therapy as detailed in a in relation to patients ongoing and changing disease state and clinical status.
Appropriately and routinely utilizes formulary agents; follows appropriate procedures for the procurement of non-formulary items and the use of patients own medications.
Monitors pharmacokinetic patient profiles in accordance with policy. Performs accurate and timely pharmacokinetic consults.
Demonstrates competency entering medication orders into SMM or verifying a CPOE order as appropriate.
2. Responsible for the timely and accurate dispensing of pharmaceuticals, ensuring proper preparation, labeling, dispensing and billing.
Reviews medication orders and appropriately triages urgent, routine, and PRN medication orders
Understands and demonstrates appropriate order entry, preparation and documentation of the following pharmaceutical products: Controlled substances, Chemotherapy, TPN solution, IV solutions, Continuous infusions, Injectables, Oral preparations, Respiratory care items, Home medications, Non-formulary medications and Investigational Medications.
Provides appropriate supervision and timely checking of pharmaceutical products prepared by technicians and interns.
Proficient in describing appropriate delivery of all medications including routine meds, controlled substances, and chemotherapy.
Effectively identifies and resolves routine professional practice problems on a regular basis using critical evaluation skills.
3. Appropriately manages technology in the day-to-day delivery of pharmaceutical care.
CADD pump programming
BAXA compounder setup and trouble shooting
ABACUS order entry
Basic Pyxis functions
Electronic variance reporting system/physician credentialing system
Retrieval of Policy and Procedures from the Intranet
Electronic drug information resources (Lexi-comp, Micromedex)
4. Provides information to healthcare professionals and families regarding drug therapy.
Answers drug related questions in a timely and professional manner and utilizes other resources as necessary.
Provides discharge teaching instructions, including patient information sheets and medication calendars if warranted, and documents in patient chart appropriately.
Participates in educations opportunities with healthcare practitioners, including students and residents
Based on departmental/organizational need may be required to participate in Transplant program functions
Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.
Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section
5. Performs other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Mathematical skills necessary for algebraic conversion, subtractions, multiplication, and division
Verbal and written communications skills sufficient/necessary to receive and deliver information accurately among pharmacy staff and others
Previous experience in health care area or unit dose medication preparation helpful but not required
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in pharmacy required
PGY1 (Post Graduate Year 1 Residency) or a Minimum 2 years' experience in a pediatric hospital pharmacy or pediatric homecare pharmacy setting required
Current and Valid Nebraska pharmacist or be eligible for licensure in the state of Nebraska required