Inpatient Pediatric Pharmacist - Part time

Pediatric Pharmacist experience required
Position Summary:
This position provides pharmaceutical care services to all patients of the hospital including, but not limited to, oversight, monitoring, preparation, dispensing and proper documentation of patient medication therapy as well as providing drug information and oversight over information and dispensing systems. Pharmacists will work with the pharmacy team to ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws and reguations, as well as proper storage and documentation of pharmaceuticals. This position supervises and directs support personnel. In the absence of a pharmacy manager, this position may be required to assume some of the essential responsibilities and duties of the manager.
II. Position Responsibilities:
Process medication orders for age-appropriate and disease-appropriate medication therapy. a) Screen medication orders for the correct dose, the absence of drug interactions, contraindications or allergies, and for the
appropriateness of therapeutic and age specific parameters. b) Verify orders prescribed by physicians or other licensed independent practioners entered through the Epic system after screening for above has been
completed. c) Check and/or fill medication orders to provide for the therapy of patients of all ages. d) Resolve questionable orders to provide safe, effective patient drug therapy. e) Respond to changing priorities and
emergent situations to provide for critical patient care needs. f) Identify areas of potential expense reduction and cost savings to optimize departmental budgetary performance g) Perform technical tasks that are
new or complex in the absence of pharmacy technicians or to provide continuous pharmacy service. h) Monitor and trouble shoot problems associated with the dispensing technologies and information systems. i)
Participates in pharmacy department driven protocols, such as IV to PO conversion and renal dosing. j) Documents medication interventions in the designated on-line system. k) Participates in the quality
improvement/qualtiy control activities of the department. l) Interpret information in the electronic medical record in order to make appropriate recommendations regarding medication therapy. m) Provide meal
recommendations regarding medication therapy. m) Provide meal coverage for satellite areas, such as OR, ASC and Peds. n) Staff in satellite areas such as ASC, OR and Peds
Supervise the work of Pharmacy Technicians to ensure the delivery of high quality pharmaceutical services. a) Check the work of pharmacy technicians in the IV admixture, TPN admixture and unit dose dispensing
areas to ensure accuracy and age appropriateness of the preparation. b) Monitor work flow through the IV admixture, TPN admixture and unit-dose dispensing areas to ensure the timely provision of pharmaceuticals. c) Take responsibility for changing technician work assignments and tasks to accomodate fluctutating staffing patterns and work load demands, especially in the absence of managerial personnel.
Provide medication information to other health care team members to assist them in their patient care activities. a) Provide medication information to other health care professionals that is accurate, adequate
and timely to optimize the patient's drug therapy . b) Explain procedures and optimal pathways to achieve understanding and patient care goals. c) Negotiate solutions to pharmacy service conflicts that result in
achievement of patient care priorities.
Act as an interface between pharmacy and its customers to coordinate the delivery of Pharmacy services. a) Assist Pharmacy customers to satisfy their medication and information needs. b) Counsel patients concerning
their medications so they will understand their drug therapy and maximize its effectiveness. c) Participate in continuing education to maintain up to date skills and knowledge. d) Provide information on and
practice according to controlled substances regulations and pharmacy practice to ensure compliance with the law.
Work consists of various duties involving different processes and methods. Factors to be considered differ with each assignment, and elements of the work must be identified and analyzed to determine appropriate action. (Ex. Manager, RN, Physical Therapist, Admin Asst, Supervisors, Medical Records Tech)
Patient Population Specific Competencies:
Demonstrates the skills and knowledge necessary to provide appropriate care to the patient populations served by the specific unit to which the incumbent is assigned. Must be able to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirement relative to population specific n e e d s .
The primary patient population for the unit is (ie clinical, disease, culture, special needs, etc.)
Age Specific Competencies:
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development for the appropriate age
span of the units patients. The age span of the unit's patients is:
School Age
Young Adult
Middle Adult
III. Position Requirements:
Minimum Education:
Required: Bachelors Degree
Preferred: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Specify Degree(s): Pharmacy
Residency: Pharmacy Practice - General (Preferred)
Minimum Experience:
Required: Less than one year of previous job-related experience
Preferred: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience
Managerial Experience: N/A
Registered Pharmacist
ACLS (Advanced Cardio Life Support Certified)
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
Other: N/A
Computer Skills:
Basic Keyboarding Skills
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Other: N/A
Typing Words Per Minute: N/A
Required Skills:
Ability to analyze and interpret data
Ability to communicate verbally
Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people
Ability to deal with stressful situations
Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner
Ability to follow oral and written instructions and established procedures
Ability to function independently and manage own time and work tasks
Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to organize workflow
Ability to perform basic filing, office procedures and word processing
Ability to work as an effective team member
Other: N/A
Personal Relationships:
Routine job with interpersonal contact
Internal Contacts:
Within Department
Physician Assistants, Adv Practice Nurses
External Contacts:
Working Conditions:
Normal light, heat, air and space in work environment
Work takes place on hospital unit or clinical setting
Occasional exposure to unpleasant physical conditions and/or health & safety hazards
Physical Demands:
Reaching with Arms
Finger/Hand Dexterity
Lifting/Carrying (Up to 10 lbs)

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