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Pharmacist- PRN

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Snowmass
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Job Description:

Job Summary:# Clinical staff pharmacists fill orders for medications, monitor patient medication therapies, provide drug information, and supervise and direct support personnel. In the absence of the pharmacy manager, a staff pharmacist may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the pharmacy manager.# They compounds and dispenses medication and other pharmaceuticals according to established operational and pharmaceutical procedures as prescribed by legally authorized and qualified prescribers in the state of Colorado.# They review prescriptions, obtains clarifications as necessary and regularly consults with medical, nursing and other professional staff in order to coordinate the delivery of high quality pharmaceutical services to hospital patients. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS # I CLINICAL PROCESS # PRACTICE SKILLS # # Fully competent in primary role on unit; performs patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved. # # Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards. # # Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice. # # Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care. # # Prioritizes patient#s situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner. # # Makes value-added resource decision for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment and acuity of care. # II PATIENT TEACHING # # Keeps patients informed regarding what to expect pre/during/post procedure######### # # Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient#s learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs # # Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning # III COMPLIANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES # # Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. # # Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. # # Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. # # Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.) # IV PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT # INTEGRATION # # Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making. # # Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals # # Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice. # # Able to express values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding. # # Active participant in quality improvement processes. # # Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities. # # Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to practice # V SERVICE EXCELLENCE # CUSTOMER SERVICE # # Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations. # # Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee. # VI #####UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES # RESPONSIBILITIES # # # Interprets medication orders (verbal and written) and transcribes to computerized patient medication profiles accurately.# Determines accuracy of medications by reviewing medication therapy regimens for drug-drug interactions, allergies, incompatibilities, appropriateness of drug and dose and therapeutic duplications. # # # Prepares and dispenses sterile and chemotherapy compounding as required using aseptic technique and ensuring compatibility and stability of all added ingredients.# Labels all preparations with appropriate data and warnings.# Also compounds special solutions, ointments, etc. when not commercially available.# Dispenses medications accurately ensures that they are safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients. # # # Assists with pharmacokinetics consult service, renal dosing services, IV to PO switch services, antimicrobial stewardship services, and any other therapeutic drug management per organizational protocols # # # Maintains records pertaining to all phases of drug and supply ordering, storage, and distribution as required by hospital policy and/or governmental regulations. Completes necessary paperwork for the preparation of patient charges, pharmacy statistical data, scheduled drug control records, patient profiles, etc.# Ensures all equipment, balances, Laminar air flow hood, etc. are maintained in good working order and that work area is maintained in an orderly, clean and when necessary aseptic manner. Ensures nursing stations are periodically checked for outdated and overstocked medications. # # # Clinical pharmacists identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems. They recommend and monitor patient medication therapy and provide drug information. Clinical pharmacists interact with patients, family, and other healthcare providers as appropriate to ensure continuity of services and to achieve desired patient outcomes through safe, timely, cost-effective medication therapy. # # # Assumes daily procedural responsibilities of the Director of Pharmacy in their absence or an emergency situation # POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA Pass/No Pass # Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with customers of all ages, recognizing language and learning barriers, and technology challenges. # VII CORE VALUES 50% # Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients# expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient#s safety above all else. # # Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas # # Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly.# He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance.# The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders # # Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital#s guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders.# He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers # # Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled.#He/she#demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others.##The employee#s word can be trusted.##Behavior is#consistent with these AVH Core Values # KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS # ABILITIES # # EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Graduation from an accredited school of pharmacy and registered with the State of Colorado to practice pharmacy Knowledge of procedures, schedules and basic medical terminology LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS Current State of Colorado pharmacy license Current BLS certification within one year of employment ACLS Recommended KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS #Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail Relatively high degree of analytical abilities Strong interpersonal skills required Ability to work independently LANGUAGE SKILLS #Ability to read and communicate effectively in English # WORKING CONDITIONS #Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities Potential for exposure to hazardous and toxic substances including chemotherapy, cytotoxic drugs, and cleaning solutions May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices May be exposed to stressful situations # DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS # PHYSICAL DEMANDS # On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities.# ########################################################################## - Percent of Time- Stand:####################################################################### 40% Walk:######################################################################## 30% Sit:############################################################################ 30% Talk or hear:############################################################# 99% Use hands to finger, handle or feel:######################## 100% Push or pull:############################################################# 10% Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl:################################## 10% Reach with hands and arms:##################################### 10% Taste or smell:########################################################## 05% # This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted. ####################################################################################### - Yes/ No - Up to 10 pounds:######################################################## yes## Up to 25 pounds:######################################################## yes## Up to 50 pounds:######################################################### no# Up to 100 pounds:####################################################### no### More than 100 pounds:################################################ no### # This job has vision requirements as follows:############# - Yes/No - Clear close vision:###################################################### yes# Clear distance vision:################################################## yes# Depth perception:####################################################### yes# Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge ## distances and spatial relationships:######################## yes# Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into ## sharp focus:########################################################### yes# # Specific demands not listed: WORK ENVIRONMENT # Job may have exposure to the following environmental conditions: ######################################################################################### -Yes/No - Wet, humid conditions (non-weather):######################### no### Work near moving mechanical parts:########################## yes## Fumes or airborne particles:####################################### yes### Toxic or caustic chemicals:########################################## no### Outdoor weather conditions:######################################## no### Extreme cold (non-weather):######################################## no### Extreme heat (non-weather):######################################## no### Risk of electrical shock:############################################## yes### Work with explosives:################################################# no### Risk of radiation:######################################################## yes### Vibration:##################################################################### no### # Hearing ability required for work environment is:### - Yes/No - Ability to hear alarms on equipment:########################## yes## Ability to hear patient call:########################################## yes## Ability to hear instructions clearly:############################# yes## # ################################################################################## - Hi/Med/Lo - The typical noise level for the work environment is:########### med## # Repetitive Motion Actions############################# - Percent of Time - Repetitive use of foot control:################################### 00%### Repetitive use of hands:############################################ 50%## Grasping - simple/light:############################################ 80%## Grasping - firm/heavy:############################################# 15%## Fine dexterity:######## 50%Job Summary: Clinical staff pharmacists fill orders for medications, monitor patient medication therapies, provide drug information, and supervise and direct support personnel. In the absence of the pharmacy manager, a staff pharmacist may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the pharmacy manager. They compounds and dispenses medication and other pharmaceuticals according to established operational and pharmaceutical procedures as prescribed by legally authorized and qualified prescribers in the state of Colorado. They review prescriptions, obtains clarifications as necessary and regularly consults with medical, nursing and other professional staff in order to coordinate the delivery of high quality pharmaceutical services to hospital patients.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ICLINICAL PROCESS & PRACTICE SKILLS Fully competent in primary role on unit; performs patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved. Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards. Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice. Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care. Prioritizes patient?s situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner. Makes value-added resource decision for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment and acuity of care. IIPATIENT TEACHING Keeps patients informed regarding what to expect pre/during/post procedure Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient?s learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning IIICOMPLIANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.) IVPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making. Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice. Able to express values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding. Active participant in quality improvement processes. Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities. Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to practice VSERVICE EXCELLENCE & CUSTOMER SERVICE Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations. Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee. VI UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Interprets medication orders (verbal and written) and transcribes to computerized patient medication profiles accurately. Determines accuracy of medications by reviewing medication therapy regimens for drug-drug interactions, allergies, incompatibilities, appropriateness of drug and dose and therapeutic duplications. Prepares and dispenses sterile and chemotherapy compounding as required using aseptic technique and ensuring compatibility and stability of all added ingredients. Labels all preparations with appropriate data and warnings. Also compounds special solutions, ointments, etc. when not commercially available. Dispenses medications accurately ensures that they are safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients. Assists with pharmacokinetics consult service, renal dosing services, IV to PO switch services, antimicrobial stewardship services, and any other therapeutic drug management per organizational protocols Maintains records pertaining to all phases of drug and supply ordering, storage, and distribution as required by hospital policy and/or governmental regulations. Completes necessary paperwork for the preparation of patient charges, pharmacy statistical data, scheduled drug control records, patient profiles, etc. Ensures all equipment, balances, Laminar air flow hood, etc. are maintained in good working order and that work area is maintained in an orderly, clean and when necessary aseptic manner. Ensures nursing stations are periodically checked for outdated and overstocked medications. Clinical pharmacists identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems. They recommend and monitor patient medication therapy and provide drug information. Clinical pharmacists interact with patients, family, and other healthcare providers as appropriate to ensure continuity of services and to achieve desired patient outcomes through safe, timely, cost-effective medication therapy. Assumes daily procedural responsibilities of the Director of Pharmacy in their absence or an emergency situation POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIAPass/No Pass Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with customers of all ages, recognizing language and learning barriers, and technology challenges. VIICORE VALUES50% Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients? expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient?s safety above all else. Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly. He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance. The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital's guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders. He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled. He/she demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others. The employee's word can be trusted. Behavior is consistent with these AVH Core Values KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduation from an accredited school of pharmacy and registered with the State of Colorado to practice pharmacy
  • Knowledge of procedures, schedules and basic medical terminologyLICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS
    • Current State of Colorado pharmacy license
    • Current BLS certification within one year of employment
    • ACLS RecommendedKNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
      • Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail
      • Relatively high degree of analytical abilities
      • Strong interpersonal skills required
      • Ability to work independentlyLANGUAGE SKILLS
        • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English WORKING CONDITIONS
          • Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature
          • May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities
          • Potential for exposure to hazardous and toxic substances including chemotherapy, cytotoxic drugs, and cleaning solutions
          • May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices
          • May be exposed to stressful situations DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS PHYSICAL DEMANDS On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities. - Percent of Time-Stand: 40%Walk: 30%Sit: 30%Talk or hear: 99%Use hands to finger, handle or feel: 100%Push or pull: 10%Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: 10%Reach with hands and arms: 10%Taste or smell: 05% This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted. - Yes/ No -Up to 10 pounds: yes Up to 25 pounds: yes Up to 50 pounds: no Up to 100 pounds: no More than 100 pounds: no This job has vision requirements as follows: - Yes/No-Clear close vision: yes Clear distance vision: yes Depth perception: yes Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships: yes Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus: yes Specific demands not listed:WORK ENVIRONMENT Job may have exposure to the following environmental conditions: -Yes/No -Wet, humid conditions (non-weather): no Work near moving mechanical parts: yes Fumes or airborne particles: yes Toxic or caustic chemicals: no Outdoor weather conditions: no Extreme cold (non-weather): no Extreme heat (non-weather): no Risk of electrical shock: yes Work with explosives: no Risk of radiation: yes Vibration: no Hearing ability required for work environment is: - Yes/No -Ability to hear alarms on equipment: yes Ability to hear patient call: yes Ability to hear instructions clearly: yes - Hi/Med/Lo -The typical noise level for the work environment is: med Repetitive Motion Actions - Percent of Time -Repetitive use of foot control: 00% Repetitive use of hands: 50% Grasping - simple/light: 80% Grasping - firm/heavy: 15% Fine dexterity: 50%

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