Pharmacist

JOB  DESCRIPTION:  Pharmacist

Department: Pharmacy

Reports To: Pharmacy Manager

JOB SUMMARY

The Pharmacist will demonstrate consistent application of knowledge and skills to deliver appropriate, safe, efficient, effective and cost effective pharmaceutical care in the scope of their particular assignment. The Pharmacist is also responsible for the care of patients as well as the development of effective, professional relationships within the multidisciplinary team. Acts as an advocate for the hospital in their respective communities and adhere to the hospital, Mission, Vision, Values, and Motto of “The Patient is First in all We Do.”

At Gunnison Valley Hospital we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer eligible colleagues an attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Sick Insurance and Life Insurance (Full-Time)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave (Full-Time)
  • Retirement through the Utah Retirement System (Full-Time)
  • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
  • ON site learning center (enrollment determined by availability)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Oversees and/or participates in assuring appropriate medications are prepared and delivered to care areas in a timely manner, and are stored both securely and in a manner appropriate for both stability and effective workflow.
  • Supervises and mentors technicians and other pharmacy staff working in/with area of responsibility in order to maintain the accuracy and quality of pharmaceutical services.
  • Provides accurate drug information to other health professionals and patients to assure safe and appropriate use of medications. Serves on committees as a resource on drugs and/or pharmacy policies as required.
  • Participates in the multidisciplinary team to provide feasible therapeutic recommendations and alternatives that improve patient drug therapy. This may include drug, dosage form, dose, route, dosage interval and duration. Monitors physician orders to ensure safe, correct, and appropriate use of medications. Monitors, documents and evaluates patient response, drug effects, and adverse medication events.
  • Actively participates in department cost savings initiatives. Monitors pharmaceutical inventory and formulary and exercises strict inventory control through diligent tracking of all substances. Participates in organization surveys or audit inspections.
  • Maintains quality in the department through completion of quality control check logs and other quality/clinical documentation. Takes responsibility for assuring quality improvement projects are developed, implemented and completed.
  • Trains and supervises new pharmacy technicians, student-interns, pharmacy students and other supportive staff as needed.
  • Is knowledgeable and compliant with State and Federal laws, regulations, pharmacy policies, procedures and standard operating procedures, formulary and pertinent Clinical Practice Guidelines.
  • Provides professional, engaging customer service to all patients, and healthcare providers with whom they work.
  • Assists with special projects, as necessary.
  • Demonstrates a spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm in order to create a team atmosphere conducive to self-improvement and agency growth. Performs other duties as assigned by the home care director, participating in specialty teams and agency programs.
  • Demonstrates patience and tact when dealing with patients, family and other staff members, conveying a sense of caring and dignity.
  • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility and moral integrity, acting as self-starter who works independently and who consistently finds ways to improve their own job and hospital operations as part of the health care team.
  • Assumes responsibility for knowing agency policy and expectations.
  • Must comply with HIPPA and keep home care / hospital confidentiality.
  • Must attend yearly OSHA training and yearly flu vaccination.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Job Qualifications include:

  • Current license as a Pharmacist by State in which one practices.
  • Controlled substance license.
  • Current knowledge of state and federal regulations and statutes regarding the practice of pharmacy and the distribution of approved drugs, controlled substances, and investigational agents.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to carry, hear/listen, lift, reach and manipulate objects, tools, or equipment, see, speak, and sit 80% of day.  Position requires moving materials weighing 10 – 20 pounds, and 25 – 50 pounds on an occasional basis.  Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 80% of the work period.  Work involves the potential for exposure to infection.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

I have read and fully understand the above job description and will perform these duties to the best of my knowledge and ability.