Responsible for assisting with planning, organizing, directing, executing and evaluating all aspects of the pharmacy services for the hospital. Under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, interprets and processes physicians’ orders, provides drug information, performs continuous quality improvement activities, participates in discharge planning and performs non-distributive services, such as drug-level monitoring, as established by policy.
- Education: Must be currently enrolled in didactic portion of classes at an accredited College of Pharmacy, with an expected graduation date within four years and a minimum degree of either Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or PharmD.
- Licensure / Certification: Must be actively licensed as a pharmacy intern issued by the State Board of Pharmacy.
- Experience: None required.
- Exercises appropriate clinical judgment in reviewing and evaluating patient’s drug therapy. Collaborates with medical and nursing staff to provide quality patient care.
- Reviews, compounds and accurately dispenses pharmaceuticals and IV admixtures from a direct copy of the physician’s original medication order.
- Prepares, maintains, updates and monitors each patient’s medication profile as required. Charges and credits medication to patients.
- Checks the work of supportive personnel and other pharmacy personnel for accuracy, proper labeling and adherence to pharmacy policy and procedure.
- Dispenses and maintains appropriate records for all controlled substance medications and other medications in conformance with federal and state laws.
- Oversees medication supplies, storage and utilization on assigned nursing units.
- Addresses any issues or problems in a professional and ethical manner.
- Assists the medical and nursing staff on all problems pertaining to medication orders or pharmacy policy and procedures. Promotes a positive and cooperative attitude in dealing with nurses, medical and other personnel, and with the public.
- Maintains professional knowledge by attending continuing education programs, reading professional and technical journals and participating in pharmacy-conducted in-service lectures.