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Nashville - PRN Hospital Pharmacist

Date: Jul 9, 2018

Location: Nashville, TN, US

Company: PharMerica

PharMerica Corporation is a premier institutional pharmacy services provider, dedicated to providing quality patient care and innovative pharmacy solutions to institutional customers and patients in long-term care settings. With nearly $2 billion in annual revenues, PharMerica is the second largest institutional pharmacy company in America. PharMerica operates more than 100 institutional pharmacies in over 40 states and serves nursing facilities that care for approximately 350,000 patients.

PharMerica Hospital Services division is recruiting a Pharmacist to join our team.

 

Summary: Pharmacists are primarily responsible for evaluating physician orders for appropriateness of drug, dosage, potential interactions, route of administration and stability.  This position is also responsible for making recommendations for therapy changes to the physician and facility staff as appropriate.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluates physician medication orders for appropriateness of drug, dosage, potential interactions, route of administration and stability.  Makes recommendations for therapy changes to the physician and facility staff as appropriate.
  • Maintains patient database to include appropriate current and past medical history, appropriate clinical and laboratory data, and concurrent medication (including over-the-counter and home remedies).
  • Collaborates with the healthcare team to provide clinical and technical support as needed.
  • Documents all communication with physicians, nurses, other members of the healthcare team and patients and their family members in the medical record.
  • Obtains, as necessary, and maintains all required documentation in accordance with federal and state regulatory agencies and policy.
  • Implements policies and procedures for the safe procurement, storage, distribution and use of drugs and biologicals, as well as disposal of drugs.
  • Assists facility/agency staff personnel with procedures relating to safe and effective methods of procuring, maintaining, administering and disposing of drugs.
  • Provide pharmaceutical care that includes cost conscious therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacokinetic evaluations, and documentation of patient medical records.
  • Respond to pharmaceutical inquires from patients, medical personnel, and pharmacy staff.
  • Oversee activities and assign projects to resident pharmacist and other pharmacy personnel.
  • Responsible for, handling incoming physician calls, logging data into the computer, and Drug Utilization Review.
  • Maintains inventory of automated dispensing machine.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Pharmacy
  • One year experience in a hospital pharmacy strongly preferred
  • Knowledgeable of principals related to pharmaceutical preparation and practices.
  • Must exhibit competent clinical judgment
  • Bachelor´s degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy or Pharmacy Doctorate.
  • Current license in the state of desired practice.
  • IV clinical experience preferred

 

EOE M/F/D/V

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