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Staff Pharmacist - Full Time Overnights (7 days on & 7 days off), every other weekend and variable holidays

Arkansas Children's Hospital

Arkansas Children's Hospital

Springdale, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

ARKANSAS CHILDREN'S IS A TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE. FLU VACCINES ARE REQUIRED. ARKANSAS CHILDREN'S IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, PROTECTED VETERAN STATUS OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTIC PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS.

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Work Shift:

Weekend Option (Night)

Time Type:

Full time

Department:

CC094250 Pharmacy

Summary:

Compounds and dispenses prescribed drugs per physician's instructions. Consults with medical staff about potential drug interactions, patient medical history, and the use of particular medications. Responds to questions from patients about medications and dosage instructions. Ensures that all required pharmacy data is recorded and maintained and complies with all regulatory, security and hospital procedures.

Additional Information:

Required Education:

Doctorate of Pharmacy or Bachelor of Pharmacy (if obtained prior to 2000)

Recommended Education:

Doctorate

Required Work Experience:

Direct - No experience required

Recommended Work Experience:

Required Certifications:

Pharmacist - Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy

Recommended Certifications:

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialties - Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties

Description

1. Verifies appropriateness of all doses in reference to the child’s diagnosis, weight, age and body surface area.

2. Identifies and intervenes when problems involving drug therapy arise e.g.. allergies, drug interactions, therapeutic duplications, adverse drug reactions, compatibility etc.

3. Verifies appropriateness of drug selected, initiates drug therapy when needed and suggests equally efficacious but less expensive therapy.

4. Evaluates need for all non-formulary drugs.

5. Assures that patients receive the ordered medication as to dose, route, salt, regimen and generic substitution.

6. Assures that all medications meet the highest standards in quality and preparation of the final dosage form and that all drug products are neatly prepared and labeled, including the use of appropriate auxiliary labels/comments.

7. Processes all orders efficiently, correctly establishes priorities. Processes orders in a timely manner.

8. Serves in a professional capacity in patient care areas. Monitors patients to assure optimal therapeutic outcomes and makes appropriate recommendations to other health care providers.

9. Participates in the education and training of patients, technicians, pharmacists and students. Serves as a teacher and participates in discharge planning.

10. Performs drug information activities, processing all information requests accurately, efficiently and completing the documentation. Reviews patients and assesses for compliance with AC criteria concerning food drug interactions and therapeutic drug monitoring. Assists in drug utilization review activities.

11. Places order with local wholesaler for medications and supplies and back orders directly with manufacturer for items in short supply immediately when local wholesaler unable to supply.

12. Assures that substitution items are obtained when original item unavailable and substitution items are checked by the appropriate manager.

13. Notifies Pharmacy manager immediately of any items unavailable at time of purchase.

14. Coordinates loan/borrow process, recalls, and coordinates annual departmental inventory.

15. Performs other duties as assigned.