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Staff Pharmacist

Company:
Entourage Consulting LLC
Location:
Garapan, Saipan, 96950, Northern Mariana Islands
Posted:
October 12, 2018

Description:

Entourage is accepting resumes for this excellent role. Please send your resume information to us.

Job Summary:

Staff Pharmacist prepare medications by reviewing and interpreting physician orders; detecting therapeutic incompatibilities. Dispense medications by compounding, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals. Control medications by monitoring drug therapies; advising interventions.

Specific Tasks:

• Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide accurate, comprehensive information about drugs and their use to health practitioners and patients alike and serve as drug information center.

• Participates in patient care through monitoring of patient's drug therapy for safety, efficacy, and cost effectiveness with emphasis on utilizing pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic principles.

• Participates in the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of quality improvement programs including DUE, ADR, Medication error reporting, and clinical pathways.

• Provides accurate and timely drug information to patients and medical, nursing, and other allied health professionals.

• Participates in strategic planning to improve drug usage and patient outcomes ensuring cost effective drug utilization.

• Prepares and presents staff development programs and intradepartmental in-services.

• Serves as a preceptor/mentor for pharmacy specialist, pharmacy technicians, and other students.

• Attends continuing education programs to maintain clinical proficiency.

• Actively participates on inter and intro-departmental committees.

• Oversees the medication distribution system. Screens all physician treatment order sheets for appropriateness of drug therapy.

• Evaluates, profiles, and clarifies drug orders prior to dispensing.

• Reviews patient profiles, interviews patients and consults with other health care professionals to assure appropriate drug therapy.

• Supervise the issuing of medications by pharmacy specialists and technicians.

• Assures timely delivery of medications relative to patient needs and departmental policy.

• Oversees proper storage and inventory of medications.

• Ensures compliance with all federal, local, and policies and procedures concerning controlled substances.

• Assists in training of new personnel.

• Provides professional supervision to all department staff and assists the Pharmacy Manager in the administrative supervision of departmental staff.

• Ensures compliance with aseptic technique.

• Provides care that is appropriate to the specific chronological age, developmental age, social maturity, and cultural background of the patients being treated or served.

• Provides 24 hour a day pharmacy service on an "on-call" basis.

• Identifies problems related to aspects of drug use control and offers constructive ideas for resolution.

• Ensures that policies and procedures related to drug distribution are followed and complies with all other health center and departmental policies and procedures. Aseptically prepares chemotherapy in a manner to protect the working environment from exposure.

• May be required to provide pharmacy-related duties at the health center in Tinian and Rota.

• Attends and participates in other programs, committees, meetings, and functions required by the hospital or the pharmacy. Safety and infection control are the responsibility of all employees.

• Must report unsafe and unsanitary practices and conditions to a supervisor. Treats all patients, co-workers, physicians, and visitors with sensitivity, dignity, and respect. May be required to temporarily fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the Pharmacy Manager as assigned. Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

• A Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from an ACPE approved college of pharmacy.

• Minimum of one-year experience as a Pharmacist.

• Licensed to practice pharmacy in at least one U.S. state and the CNMI or be eligible for licensure in the CNMI before the start date of employment.