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PRN Pharmacist  

Location HMRX - Palmetto Patriots  
Position Pharmacist - PRN  
Description

Purpose:

 

To assist the Director of Pharmacy in managing the facility’s Pharmaceutical Services in accordance with federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern VA facilities to ensure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to residents at all times.

 

Essential Functions:

 

  • Follow written policies and procedures that govern the operation of the facility’s pharmaceutical services.
  • Interpret the facility’s pharmaceutical policies and procedures to employees, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies, etc., as necessary.
  • Assumes responsibility for insuring adherence to policies and procedures related to the administration, storage, labeling, and distribution of medication.
  • Maintain liaison with families and residents as necessary.
  • Ensure that public information describing pharmaceutical services is accurate and fully descriptive.
  • Make routine inspections of the facility’s pharmaceutical services to ensure that established policies are being implemented and followed.
  • Ensure that physician’s orders are checked to ensure that residents are receiving medications as ordered by the attending physician.
  • Supervise the records of receipt and distribution of all controlled substances and the maintenance of such records in sufficient detail to allow for an accurate reconciliation.
  • Participate in discharge planning, the development and implementation of resident care plans, assessments, drug reviews, etc. as necessary.
  • Assist in destroying medications in accordance with current regulations.
  • Ensure that labeling of drugs and biologicals are in compliance with existing regulations, as well as established policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate pharmaceutical services with other departments as necessary.
  • Ensure that a level of stock medications, supplies, equipment, etc. is maintained at adequate levels to meet the needs of residents.
  • Develop and maintain a current drug profile for each resident.
  • Ensure all residents receive pharmaceutical services in a manner and in an environment that maintains or enhances their quality of life without abridging the safety and rights of other residents.
  • Performs other related assignments as required.

 

 

Work Schedule

  • PRN (as assigned) - which may include week-ends, evenings and Holidays.

 

Working Conditions

  • Works in well-lighted/ventilated areas.
  • Most of the work is performed indoors
  • Is subject to frequent interruptions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
  • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
  • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing staff, and other department supervisors.
  • Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
  • May be exposed to bodily fluids, infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including the AIDS and hepatitis B viruses.

 

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; implements or office equipment; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Collect information through observation, listening, touching, and smelling.
  • Must have auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess
  • Job requires regular sitting, standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, writing, and carrying charts, food, trays, etc.
  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Employee may be required to move chairs, beds, and medical equipment, move patients in bed (with or without assistance).
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the residents, personnel, and support agencies.
  • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
  • May be required to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc., in excess of fifty (50) pounds.

 

Safety, Sanitation and Infection Controls

  • Assure the assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.
  • Assure that established infection control and universal precautions practices are observed.
  • Report all hazardous conditions or equipment to your supervisor.
  • Follow established safety policies and procedures.
  • Dispose of refuse daily in accordance with established sanitation procedures.
  • Keep work/assignment areas free of hazardous objects, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Report any accident/incident to your supervisor no matter how minor.

 

 

 
Position Requirements

Qualifications:

 

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Bachelor of Science degree from a college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
  • Must be currently licensed or eligible for licensing in the state where facility is located.
  • Must have, as a minimum, two years hospital and/or clinical experience and at least one year of management experience.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
  • Must be knowledgeable of pharmaceutical regulations and nursing practices and procedures, as well as, laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to living center facilities.
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with laws, regulations, and guidelines governing the dispensing of medications; accuracy is imperative.
  • Must be training in consultant pharmacy regulations as pertaining to living center facilities.
  • Must be knowledgeable of computer systems, system applications, and other equipment relative to pharmaceutical services.
  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
  • Must be trustworthy, holding residents medical and personal information in confidence at all times.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.

 

 

 
Shift Various Shifts  
Full-Time \ Part-Time \ PRN PRN 

Full-Time/Part-Time PRN  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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