Pharmacist II - Full Time - Day/Evening

Gettysburg, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 104801

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Primarily Days, some Evening shifts

Weekend Rotation required

 

Job Description:

Under general supervision, Level II Pharmacists provide prescribed pharmaceuticals and drug information as needed for patient care according to professional standards and practices.  The Level II Pharmacist position is a transitional role between the distributive and clinical domains within the pharmacy department. Time spent in each domain is contingent upon the needs of each facility and department. Level II Pharmacists may advance to a Level III Pharmacist position based upon job performance and successful completion of the requirements for advancement established in the Pharmacist Career Ladder Program (PCLP) criteria grids.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintains the requirements located in the PCLP Mandatory and Optional Criteria Grids for the Level I Pharmacist.
  2. Provides oversight of safe, accurate, and timely medication order verification including clarification of any medication orders with discrepancies prior to dispensing.
  3. Provides pharmacy management and oversight of:
  4. Integrity and security of medications in all care locations
  5. Investigational drugs
  6. Preparation of injectable chemotherapy
  7. Medication wastage, returns, and recalls
  8. Reconciliation of controlled substance wastage
  9. Compounding of formulations
  10. Automated dispensing cabinets
  11. Medication label components and label quality
  12. Provides medication therapy management services in collaboration with other members of the health care team including consultative services pursuant to the facility’s available protocols which may include:
  13. Pharmacokinetic evaluation, monitoring, and dosing (initiation and daily follow-up)
  14. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) consults
  15. Anticoagulation initiation and follow-up pursuant to a consult
  16. Renal dose adjustments
  17. Intravenous to oral conversions
  18. Additional clinical opportunities may be available based upon departmental needs, clinical experience, and performance, and may include unit-based pharmacist, antimicrobial stewardship, patient care rounds, or pain management team
  19. Provides educational services to patients and healthcare providers regarding medication therapy and/or medication safety concerns.
  20. Participates in the training and education of pharmacy technicians, interns, students, and/or pharmacy residents.
  21. Provides medication event prevention, monitoring, and reporting with an increased emphasis on patient safety.
  22. Utilizes technology to enhance patient safety by ensuring the proper distribution, monitoring, and use of medications. Participates in the assessment of technology.
  23. Participates in quality, safety, and performance initiatives related to medication use at the organizational and departmental levels. Collaborates on operational system/process research activities.
  24. Adheres to WellSpan Health’s medication-use policies and standard work. Develops and modifies polices and standard work related to the use of medications within the health system. Participates in the health system’s formulary process, ensuring an appropriate formulary system is in place.
 

Common Expectations:

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment for neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients. Provides patient care for assigned patient age group(s).
  2. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  3. Maintains established policies and procedures, patient experience caring behaviors, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  4. Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  5. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • Completion of a PGY-1 residency; OR 3 years hospital experience; OR internal advancement from Level I Pharmacist
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  • Minimum Education:
    • Pharmacy Bachelor's Degree
  • Required Certification:
    • Valid Pennsylvania Pharmacist License or eligible for reciprocity
  • Physical Demands:
    • Occasional prolonged standing/walking
    • Occasionally lifts supplies/equipment
Paula Hosler
Paula Hosler
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

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