PRN Pharmacist - Ephrata Community Hospital

Ephrata, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 72009

Job Description:

Under general supervision, provides prescribed pharmaceuticals and drug information as needed for adequate patient care according to professional standards and practices.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Reviews all nonemergent orders prior to the first dose administered. Monitors patient medication profiles daily. Reconciles medications during all changes in level of care, including transfers and postoperatively.
  2. Provides initial pharmacokinetic evaluation for narrow therapeutic index medications. Oversees compounding of orders for parenteral nutrition solutions. Provides drug information to the health care team. Provides programs for patients that prevent disease and improve health.
  3. Provides Pharmacy management and/or oversight of: a) medications in all care locations; b) all investigational medications; c) preparation of injectable chemotherapy; d) medication waste, returns and recalls; e) the process of reconciling controlled-substance waste; f) compounding of formulations; and g) automated dispensing cabinets. Standardizes medication doses to improve safety and efficacy. Ensures appropriate medication label components and label quality, and safe medication storage.
  4. Provides medication event prevention, monitoring and reporting. Provides education to allied health professionals on medication safety issues.
  5. Ensures that technology provides patient safety. Uses technology and information systems to ensure the proper distribution and use of medications. Participates in the assessment of technology.
  6. Participates in quality, safety and performance initiatives related to medication use at organization and department levels. Applies infection-control principles to medication dispensing and administration.
 

Qualifications

  • Pharmacy Bachelor's Degree
  • Completion of 5 year program from accredited school of pharmacy
  • License and registration as required
  • 6 – 12 months experience required
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)