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Job Description:JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the daily operation of the Pharmacy, ensuring compliance with patient care quality standards as they relate to the care provided to all age groups of patients. Interprets physician/provider prescriptions and medication orders, and subsequently compounds and dispenses prescribed medications and other pharmaceuticals for patient care. QUALIFICATIONS: Education and/or Experience • Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy • Three (3) or more years of experience in an acute care hospital, Intravenous Admixture, Unite Dose, Nutritional Support, Pharmacokinetics, and a strong clinical background preferred Certificates, Licensure, Registrations • Current licensure as a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Iowa (R.Ph) • Hospital Diabetic certification • Basic Life Support (BLS) ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Develop and maintain Pharmacy Quality Assurance Program to help reduce medication errors and adverse drug reactions, and to improve appropriate medication use. • Maintain Shenandoah Medical Center's (SMC's) Drug Formulary and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Formulary to promote safety, effectiveness, and affordability. • Maintain pharmacy-related medical policies that promote the safety, effectiveness, and affordability of medications used in the clinic setting. • Review new drugs, drug classes, new clinical indications, therapeutic advantages, new chemical entities, and new safety information. • Conduct Pharmaceutical Care activities for EMT-P services for Ambulance Service; evaluates and supplies emergency medications in sealed kits. • Prepare and deliver oral and parenteral medications prescribed for patients in collaboration with SMC's Medical Staff Providers. • Monitor medication orders for accuracy of dosage (in accordance to patient's age, weight, and health status), frequency, indication, interactions and allergies. • Participate actively in the establishment and maintenance of Shenandoah Medical Center's Electronic Health Record and assists in meeting Meaningful Use criteria. • Maintain a reasonable stock of Formulary medications in collaboration with SMC's Medical Staff Providers. • Demonstrate willingness to work with all patients, residents, co-workers, and Medical Staff Providers. • Keep procedure manuals updated and current. • Demonstrate knowledge of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Critical Access Hospital Guidelines for Pharmacy, Life Safety Codes, and Fire Marshall Codes. • Provide accurate, efficient and appropriate pharmaceutical distribution services to patients by properly interpreting providers' drug orders and dispensing the appropriate medications utilizing the accepted departmental programs for these activities. • Review patient medical and pharmaceutical records and monitors for efficient drug therapy, drug interaction, adverse drug reactions, contraindication, allergies and sensitivities. • Observe nursing personnel at work and recommends quality assurance techniques to ensure safe, legal, and ethical practices. • Compounds medications using standard formulas and processes, such as weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients. • Monitor all postings on patient profiles to ensure that accuracy, drug allergies, drug interactions, duplicate therapy, rational drug therapy, and incompatibilities are realized. • Check patient medication cassettes prior to delivery to patient care areas to ascertain that the correct drug, dosage form, schedule, and strength are being dispensed. • Prepare intravenous admixtures and extemporaneous parental products under aseptic conditions. 2. Complies, understands, and enforces state and federal regulatory requirements related to the performance of Shenandoah Medical Center's operations and requirements, including but not limited to HIPAA, the Code of Conduct, the Compliance Policy, Safety and Infection Control, all department and organization-wide policies, Critical Access Hospital requirements, and Federal and State of Iowa regulations. • Complies with and maintains Iowa State and Federal licensure of Shenandoah Medical Center's Pharmacy including but not limited to Drug Enforcement Licensure. • Maintains confidentiality, is in compliance and follows HIPAA regulations. • Follows all hospital and clinic policies. • Follows all SMC safety policies and procedures. • Attends all scheduled meetings and participates in these meetings. • Considers the impact of regulations in work that is produced and discusses concerns appropriately to ensure compliance. 3. Controls the purchase and inventory maintenance of all pharmaceuticals and related substances and supplies. • Manages the storage and distribution of all pharmaceutical items and ensures compliance by departmental locations and patient care units with established inventory control standards and procedures and federal and state regulations. • Reviews and assesses the pharmacy's revenue generation; ensures the department's continued compliance with reimbursement requirements and the maintenance of a competitive pricing structure. • Prepares and analyzes reports reflecting utilization of services and revenue information and initiates responsive actions. • Directs and participates in the preparation of the annual budget for the pharmacy; reviews the budget performance of the department and analyzes and identifies variances. 4. Communicates effectively. • Communicates directly with providers, nurses and other ancillary departments regarding questions concerning patient drug therapy. • Provides suggestions to SMC's Medical Staff Providers on therapeutic therapies. • Disseminates drug information to healthcare providers and patients of various ages, cultural backgrounds, levels of understanding, with respect to their diversity. • Provides teaching on medications and food/drug interactions to patients and their families. 5. Performs other duties as assigned.
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