Emory

  • Night Pharmacist, 9p-7:30a, 7 On/7 Off

    Division
    St. Joseph's Hospital
    Campus Location
    Atlanta, GA, 30342
    Campus Location
    US-GA-Atlanta
    Department
    SJH Pharmaceutical Services
    Job Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Job Number
    21407
    Job Category
    Pharmacy
    Schedule
    Other
    Standard Hours
    35 Hours
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: With the focus on the patient as the primary beneficiary, provide leadership, clinical, educational, informational, and distribution functions on the night shift. Prioritize the workload and organize the workflow of pharmacy technical personnel on the night shift, taking into account available resources. Follow departmental procedures for checking the accuracy of the pharmacy technical l personnel in assigned areas. May conduct in-service programs for medical, pharmacy and nursing staff. May act as the liaison between pharmacy services and other departments and/or participate on committee meetings as a department representative. Identify performance improvement opportunities and make recommendations of ways to improve clinical and distributive services. Proactively work to improve the medication process. Where applicable, use effective patient education techniques to provide counseling to patients and caregivers including information on drug therapy, adverse effects, compliance, appropriate use, handling and drug administration. May respond to questions from patients regarding their medications. Identify the requesters actual drug information need. Employ a systematic, efficient, and thorough procedure of retrieving drug information. Effectively manages pharmacy operations on the night shift in the absence of an on-site supervisor; seeks assistance from management as appropriate. Actively participates in employee performance and competency assessment. Coaches and counsels staff and documents as required. Prioritize the workload and organize the workflow of pharmacy technical personnel on the night shift, taking into account available resources. Follow departmental procedures for checking the accuracy of the pharmacy technical l personnel in assigned areas. May conduct in-service programs for medical, pharmacy and nursing staff. May act as the liaison between pharmacy services and other departments and/or participate on committee meetings as a department representative. Identify performance improvement opportunities and make recommendations of ways to improve clinical and distributive services. Proactively work to improve the medication process. Assure the appropriateness of a medication order including age-specific and organ-specific factors, allergy checking, duplicate checking and drug interaction checking before preparing or permitting the distribution of the first dose. Maintain the accuracy of patient profiles according to Emory Healthcare¿s Policies and Procedures. Utilize EMAR Summary to help with scheduling doses, avoiding duplicated doses and correctly initiating change in doses. Prepare drug products using appropriate techniques and following the Emory Healthcares Policies and Procedures. Dispense drug products in accordance with established policies and procedures. Exercise skill as a team member in the management of medical emergencies by attending codes as assigned. Ensure that policies and procedures related to drug distribution are followed. Recommend appropriate alternatives related to non-formulary requests and shortages/recalls. Ensure the accuracy of records pertaining to controlled substances, medication compounding, prepackaging, and sterile product preparation. Where applicable, use effective patient education techniques to provide counseling to patients and caregivers including information on drug therapy, adverse effects, compliance, appropriate use, handling and drug administration. May respond to questions from patients regarding their medications. Collect and organize all patient-specific information (medication work-up) needed to assure rational, safe therapy for patients on assigned areas. This shall include prevention, detection and resolution of medication-related problems including: Kinetics Renal dosing Anticoagulation Protocols and guidelines Medication reconciliation Core measures Refer to the Identification, Prevention or Resolution of Drug Related Problems policy Identify the presence of medication therapy problems in patients current medication therapy; develop a plan to prevent or resolve the problem in collaboration with members of the healthcare team. Utilize nomograms and other departmental guidelines when providing medication-related recommendations. Document those pharmaceutical care activities which require documentation including adverse drug reactions, adverse drug events and interventions. Write effective notes when documenting patient care in EeMR. Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments. Identify the requesters actual drug information need. Employ a systematic, efficient, and thorough procedure of retrieving drug information

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy; licensure or eligibility for licensure in Georgia. Basic Life Support (BLS)required. or must be obtained within 6 months of employment. One year of hospital experience and PGY1 residency preferred.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

    ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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