As an integral part of the pharmacy team, the pharmacist practices pharmacy consistent with SLHD expectations and applicable state and federal laws and regulations in a fast paced and growing environment focused on efficiency and quality patient care. As a PRN pharmacist, the hours of work and schedule will be adjusted to ensure the effective and efficient operation within pharmacy services. The employee must work at least 12 hours per fiscal quarter, with a maximum of 73 hours per month. Flexibility in availability and ability to travel within a 70 miles radius around the Kemmerer area to provide staffing support at other SLHD pharmacies (out-patient or in-patient) may be required.
Desired Education, Certifications and/or Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy or PharmD degree
- Active Wyoming Pharmacist License
Responsibilities/Functional Job Description
General: Performance Expectations
1. Responsible - works independently, in a safe and appropriate manner. Demonstrates both problem-solving and problem-prevention skills.
2. Sensitive - displays sensitivity to the needs of patients and co-workers. Demonstrates good communications skills and empathy.
3. Timely - recognizes time as a customer's most valuable resource and responds promptly to patients' and co-workers' needs.
4. Accurate - works carefully and precisely, with attention to detail.
5. Coordinated - organizes and delivers service in the proper order. Displays good organization skills and utilizes resources wisely.
6. Thorough - meets all the requirements of his/her position. Is able to evaluate and follow up on his/her services.
General: Teamwork and Service Expectations
1. Display and encourage sensitivity to needs of patients, visitors, and co-workers.
2. Treat others with consideration, courtesy and respect.
3. Perform duties willingly and with initiative; shares necessary information so co-workers can do the same.
4. Remain composed and takes actions to restore calm in stressful situations.
5. Demonstrate judgment and tact when dealing with others.
6. Cooperate with other hospital departments and work groups.
7. Communicate effectively with patients, visitors, and co-workers; take action to clarify information received from others.
General: Standards of Behavior
1. Demonstrates a commitment to living the SLHD standards of behavior through exemplifying in action, a commitment to the values of SLHD, namely:
a. Innovation – continually seeking the latest advances in cost effective healthcare and customer service.
b. Compassion – concern for the individual, empathy for the situation, action to provide service
c. Integrity – doing the right thing; always.
d. Community – supporting, giving and acting to improve where we live, serve, and work.
e. Passion for Healthcare – fervently, avidly, and zealously seeking the improvement of human health
2. Displays this commitment to the standards of behavior through actions and words, by demonstrating the following behavior traits:
a. Adaptability – Responding resourcefully to changes in direction, priorities, schedules, approaches and responsibilities for the good of everyone. Maintaining a positive attitude when faced with a difficult or challenging situation and providing an uplifting and realistic outlook on the opportunities the future may present.
b. Communication – Listening attentively and seeking clarification, being friendly in words and actions, responding to others in a timely manner to ensure satisfaction, comfort and quality care. Utilizing AIDET and the promise to explain the experience the patient can expect, and communicate how the patient will receive excellent and timely care.
c. Professional Conduct and Attitude – Keeping personal conversations to an appropriate volume for the area I am working in, treating everyone in a courteous manner – rudeness is never acceptable, addressing conflict with others privately and respectfully and utilizing the appropriate chain of command. Doing the right thing, even when no one is watching, keeping frustration separate from patient care and professional activities, and recognize that patients are not an interruption, they are our reason for being here.
d. Commitment to Team Members/Patients – Assist patients in finding their destinations, walking with them when possible, interacting constructively with team members and supporting a blame free environment, recognizing there is no place for “it’s not my job”, finding the right person to support a patient or coworker if I am unable to support or help them. I will not spread negativity, being positive starts with me.
e. Personal and Career Development – Demonstrating a curiosity toward learning and practicing self-development. Supporting co-workers by sharing knowledge, expertise and encouragement to help them be successful in their role. Finding ways to improve the quality of my work even when things are going well. Seeking creative solutions to problems and encouraging creativity in others.
f. Sense of Ownership – Admitting and correcting mistakes, taking personal responsibility to help the organization to succeed. Ensuring cleanliness by maintaining a clutter free environment. Refraining from behavior or conversations that undermine the confidence of the community in our facility. Utilizing resources effectively and maintaining financial responsibility.
Role Specific: Work role responsibilities
1. Performs patient pharmacist services including compounding, drug therapy reviews, verification, blister packing, medication therapy management, and immunization administration and after-hours support.
2. After-hours support to include responsibilities for order verification and dispensing for Long Term Care, home health or hospice, admixtures previously scheduled during after hours or as needed on a case basis, potential preparation for and transport of refrigerated medication stock, phone response for verification of dosing, calculations and admixture preparation by nursing staff.
3. Reviews, interprets and accurately dispenses medications.
4. Enhances the customer experience through best practices, including resolving issues in a timely manner to ensure a positive and satisfied outcome.
5. Assists and supports the pharmacy manager(s) in areas of customer service, implementation of procedures, asset protection, inventory management, and staff performance.
6. Is an active member of the interdisciplinary team creating relationships with physicians, nurses and other health care providers.
7. Ensuring compliance with Federal and Wyoming State laws and Rules and Regulations
8. Ensures compliance with USP 795, USP 797 and USP 800.
9. Ensures the accurate processing of insurance claims to resolve customer issues and prevent payment rejections. Follows up with insurance companies as well as medical providers.
10. Maintains current knowledge and skills related to pharmacy and healthcare.
11. Participates in 3rd party audits as required.
12. Participates in quality assurance programs related to drug utilization and effectiveness.
13. Participates in new employee training and education programs.
14. Takes an active role in patient drug therapy monitoring.
15. Provides medication education to patients and family members
16. Responsible for pharmacy inventory control and pharmacy purchases.
17. Ensures proper handling of all outdated medications.
18. Responsible for the opening and closing of the pharmacy and shift change duties as necessary.
19. Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment by assessing and maintaining equipment and stock supplies. Also assists in maintaining the general appearance of the department.
20. Participates in budget and financial management for the department.
21. Participates in community outreach.
22. Participates in committees as requested.
23. Performs other duties as assigned.
Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Knowledge of state and federal regulations, policies, and procedures governing accounting, medical billing and financial recordkeeping.
2. Skill in accuracy and attention to detail
3. Ability to perform public speaking in a professional manner
4. Ability to maintain confidentiality
5. Ability to calculate difficult mathematical calculations
6. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables
7. Ability to work with, lead and supervise others
8. Ability to manage multiple assignments/projects; meet timelines and prioritize responsibility
9. Ability to handle stressful situations and react appropriately
10. Ability to exercise good judgement in appraising situations and making decisions
11. Ability to work and interact effectively and positively with other staff members to build and enhance teamwork across SLHD departments
12. Ability to communicate to complete responsibilities effectively
13. Ability to see to use computer efficiently
Equal Employment Opportunity
South Lincoln Hospital District will provide equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person shall be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or intellectual disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Korinne Costello - HR Benefit & Education Coordinator