• Pharmacist

    Location US-GA-Decatur
    Employee Type
    Full-Time
    Department
    107300 - Pharmaceutical Services
    Shift
    *(Please describe Other below)
    Other Shift
    varies from day and evening
    Days of the Week for Employee
    Varies
    Other Days of the Week
    plus every 4th weekend
    Street
    2701 North Decatur Road
    Posted on Monster
    Yes
  • Responsibilities

    JOB SUMMARY:


    The Pharmacist is responsible for quality, safe, appropriate, and timely medication therapy to the patients of Dekalb Medical. Pharmacist oversees the procurement and dispensing of medication therapy to patients. Will provide patient care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license, certification, registration, and/or assessed competencies. Practice will be in accordance with laws and regulations.

     

    JOB RESPONSIBILTIES:


    1. Prepares medications by reviewing, interpreting, and verifying physician orders; detecting therapeutic alerts and incompatibilities.
    2. Dispenses medications by compounding, packaging, labeling pharmaceuticals, and double checking..
    3. Controls medications by monitoring drug therapies; advising interventions, keeping current on backorders, shortages, recalls
    4. Completes pharmacy operational requirements by directing technicians' work flow; verifying their preparation and labeling of pharmaceuticals; verifying message que entries, charges, and inspections.
    5. Provides pharmacological information by answering questions and requests of health care professionals; counseling patients on drug therapies if needed.
    6. Monitors anticoagulation therapy and provides pharmacokinetic and other clinical dosing request per physician or midlevel practitioner consults.
    7. Participates in Blue Alert Codes for specified campus
    8. Develops hospital staff's pharmacological knowledge by participating in continuing education clinical programs; training pharmacy staff, students, interns, externs, and pharmacy residents as required.
    9. Complies with state and federal drug laws as regulated by the State Board of Pharmacy, the Joint Commission, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Food and Drug Administration.
    10. Assists with compliance of maintaining records for controlled substances; monitors nonformulary requests for therapeutic substitutions.
    11. Supervising the work results of support personnel; advising management on pending issues and needed actions.
    12. Adheres to Infection Prevention policies and protocols that protect patients and staff.
    13. Maintain safe and clean work environments as set in department policy
    14. Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with all clinical and non clinical personnel
    15. Performs other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of DeKalb Medical
    16. Participates in supporting the organization’s vision, mission and adheres to DeKalb Medical I Reach Values.

     

    Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS


    Minimum Education, Experience and Licensure Required:
    • Bachelors of Science or Pharmacy Doctorate from an accredited school of Pharmacy required
    • Current registration and licensure with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy
    • Minimum of one year hospital pharmacy experience preferred.

     

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
    • Ability to hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner via telephone and in person
    • Ability to interact positively with, physicians, nurses, peers, patient caregivers, patients/family members, and other customers that represent DeKalb Medical.
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Knowledge of USP 797 requirements
    • Ability to use a computer and related software applications.
    • Performs skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist if applicable.
    • Demonstrates and maintains competencies specific to all patient populations served
    • Familiarity with current hospital drug distribution systems and progressive pharmacy services

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