PeaceHealth Pharmacist Lead in Bellingham, Washington
PeaceHealth is seeking a Pharmacist Lead for a Part Time, 0.50 FTE, Day position. Hourly compensation starts at $60.77, more depending on experience.
Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.
Responsible for coordinating the day-to-day functions for assigned area.Assists with ensuring that departmental goals are achieved, timelines met and service excellence provided in all aspects of work.Subject matter expert.
This position is responsible for performing all necessary functions to ensure optimal use of medications to achieve specific outcomes that improve a patient’s quality of life.Functions included in providing compassionate pharmaceutical care are both cognitive and medication distribution related and include: dispensing and distributing drugs; advising physicians and patients regarding proper usage of prescribed drugs; collaboration with other healthcare professional to plan, monitor, review and evaluate patient effectiveness; monitoring patients for side effects and drug interactions.
Assigns work; plans and manages priorities, provides technical assistance, oversees staff schedules, monitors quality of work, monitors team projects, mentors staff, provides constructive feedback, oversees staff training, ensures quality improvement, provides leadership feedback on staff performance and assists with goal setting for the team.
Reviews medication orders for appropriateness and accuracy including, but not limited to: contraindications, allergies, dose, route, frequency, duplicate therapy and formulary status.
Interprets, clarifies and rectifies physician medication and IV orders, including the medication reconciliation process.
Interprets, clarifies and rectifies prescriptions and selects medications for outpatient dispensing.
Monitors all patients on specified target drugs and initiates pharmacokinetic dosing protocols.
Evaluates drug therapy for appropriateness and makes drug therapy recommendations to clinician.
Prescribes drug therapy per collaborative drug therapy management agreements/Medical Executive Committee approved protocols.
Dispenses the final product for administration and performs patient counseling.
Detect, monitor, and report adverse drug events and medication errors.
Supervise and train pharmacy technicians to assure accurate order entry, preparation and proper technique.
Supervise and trains pharmacy interns and externs.May serve as preceptor for the intern or extern as defined by the State Board of Pharmacy.
Participate in development of drug protocols, clinical pathways, policies and procedures related to purchasing, ordering, storing, compounding, delivering, dispensing or administering of controlled substances or legend drugs.
Perform drug usage evaluations on selected drugs and reports results to the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee.Completes quality assurance auditing as required for prescriptive authority.
Assures accuracy of inventory records, patient medical records, and any other records required by State and Federal regulations and assures adequate and controlled security and access of legend drugs and controlled substances.
Performs other duties as assigned
- Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy with a BS/PharmD degree required.
Minimum of three years as Pharmacist in hospital setting required.
Demonstrated advanced pharmacy clinical skills.
Demonstrated customer services skills.
Previous leadership experience preferred.
Currently licensed or able to obtain Registered Pharmacist license to practice pharmacy in the state in which caregiver will be working.
BLS and ACLS/PALS certification preferred.
Basic computer and keyboarding skills including MS Office applications
Ability to identify medications and to read graduation marks on syringes and flasks
Strong planning, prioritizing and organizational skills.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
Ability to think and act independently.
Strong mathematical and analytical skills.
ST JOSEPH’S PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:
Work requires fairly light physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.
Work involves exposure to hazardous medication and/or sharp instruments.
Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).
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