PRN Hospital In-Patient Pharmacist - Inpatient Pharmacy
Supports the direction, strategies, and overall policies and goals for the hospital pharmacy services. Strengthens the relationship between inpatient pharmacy and other department heads, medical staff, and nursing staff to determine needs, resolve problems, improve processes and promote effective drug therapy. Shares on-call responsibilities with the Inpatient Pharmacy Director and other organization pharmacists as applicable.
Desired Education, Certifications and/or Experience
-Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy with a Bachelor’s Degree or Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD)
-Active Wyoming Pharmacist License
-PGY 1 or 1-3 years of inpatient hospital experience
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: 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. Dispensing: interprets physicians’ orders and compounds and dispenses medications within regulatory guidelines.
2. Reviews patient’s medication order for allergy, interactions, duplications and appropriateness of therapy.
3. Prepares and maintains all necessary records on prescriptions, charges and inventory.
4. Supervises and directs activities of technicians, pharmacists, and interns as applicable.
5. Contributes and works alongside hospital leadership and healthcare team to ensure that appropriate pharmaceutical care is administered to patients throughout the organization.
6. Provides clinical, operational, administrative, inventory, staffing and financial support of hospital pharmacy
7. Is an active member of the interdisciplinary clinical team as requested or assigned.
8. Assumes responsibility for ensuring compliance with practice standards and regulatory requirements including USP, DEA, Board of Pharmacy, and other applicable state and federal laws.
9.Develop a system to ensure compliance with USP 797 and USP 800 for sterile compounding.
10. Performs in an efficient professional manner to meet pharmacy profitability and productivity targets.
11. Participates in and leads quality and patient safety initiatives as part of QAPI, Infection control, & Antibiotic Stewardship.
12. Participates in quality assurance programs related to drug utilization and effectiveness, e.g., Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee.
13. Identifies potential areas for improvement and develops protocols, procedures and policy to support streamlined or revised services.
14. Develops new employee training and education programs.
15. Takes an active role in patient drug therapy monitoring.
16. Provides medication education to patients and family members
17. Ensures maintenance of an adequate floor stock for Med Surge, PACU, ED, and clinics.
18. Develops processes and provides training and education for appropriate documentation for staff responsible for utilization of Pyxis and other emergency dispensing means, including means when pharmacy services are not open.
19. Responsible for immunization private stock for acute, ED, LTC, employee health, and clinics (including Mine).
20. Fulfills First-Dose Pharmacy obligations for the Long-Term Care including after-hours call coverage.
21. Provide consultative pharmacy services to the Long-Term Care through developing, coordinating, and supervising pharmacy services and review each resident’s medical record at least monthly.
22. 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. Knowledge of general accounting principles and ability to produce, read and analyze financial reports
3. Knowledge of accounting and finance best practices and programs which enhance the financial success of the organization
4. Skill in accuracy and attention to detail
5. Ability to perform public speaking in a professional manner
6. Ability to maintain confidentiality
7. Ability to calculate difficult mathematical calculations
8. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables
9. Ability to work with, lead and supervise others
10. Ability to manage multiple assignments/projects; meet timelines and prioritize responsibility
11. Ability to handle stressful situations and react appropriately
12. Ability to exercise good judgement in appraising situations and making decisions
13. Ability to work and interact effectively and positively with other staff members to build and enhance teamwork across SLMC departments
14. Ability to communicate to complete responsibilities effectively
15. Ability to see to use computer efficiently
16. High proficiency with Microsoft office products (excel, word, PowerPoint, etc.)
Equal Employment Opportunity
South Lincoln Medical Center 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.
Position Type : Pool/PRN/Per Diem
Anna Chytka - HR Employee Benefits &Training
Kemmerer, Wy 83101