Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Posted on: October 7, 2021
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.
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
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.
Keeps patients informed regarding what to expect pre/during/post
Provides individualized patient and family education consistent
with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self care
Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning
COMPLIANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS AND
Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with
regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital
Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations
concerning HIPAA privacy and security.
Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code
Participates in required training for compliance related activities
(HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional
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
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
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
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
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
Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with customers of
all ages, recognizing language and learning barriers, and
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
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
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
- Graduation from an accredited school of pharmacy and registered
with the State of Colorado to practice pharmacy
- Knowledge of procedures, schedules and basic medical
- Current State of Colorado pharmacy license
- Current BLS certification within one year of employment
- ACLS Recommended
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