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PHARMACIST PRN

Company: MercyOne West Des Moines
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

Overview: MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals - MercyOne Children's Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) - along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health - two of the country's foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY

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Provide patient focused outcome oriented pharmaceutical care to patients of all ages, including neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric. Facilitate the timely distribution of drugs, and disseminate drug information to patients and health care professionals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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Deliver pharmaceutical care to patients.

Promote professionalism and continually strive to raise the level of professional practice.

Interpret physicians' orders as they relate to the patient's drug therapy.

Prepare, compound, and dispense medications.

Enter medication orders onto the pharmacy computer system and complete other documents related to the dispensing and control of medications.

Evaluate the appropriateness of medication orders based on clinical data available in the medical record (including computerized information) and provide recommendations to physicians when appropriate.

Monitor the patient's medication profile for allergies, contraindications, duplications of therapy, drug interactions, and potential adverse drug reactions.

Contact physicians and nurses to clarify orders or recommend changes in therapy as appropriate.

Respond to drug information questions.

Provide medication teaching to patients and families on discharge when requested.

Monitor adherence to dosing guidelines and target drug protocols and intervene as necessary.

Provide pharmacokinetic dosing.

Monitor intravenous nutritional supplements for patients.

After certification and when consulted, manage intravenous nutritional supplements for patients in area of responsibility.

Maintain patient care plans.

Participate in pharmacy quality management activities.

Document therapeutic and cost saving interventions on the pharmacy PC.

Oversee and assume responsibility of technician activities.

Oversee and interpret audits performed by technicians.

Assume responsibility for unit inspections in assigned areas.

Participate in experiential education of pharmacy students.

Check medication orders, including sterile products, filled by pharmacy technicians.

Ensure adequate inventory of pharmaceuticals and other supplies.

Maintain adequate records of disbursements of controlled substances.

Understand and comply with all state and federal pharmacy laws and regulations.

Complete required hospital education annually.

Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings or rounds in area of responsibility.

#MissionCritical

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

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Pharmacy degree (BS or Pharm.D.) from an ACPE approved college of pharmacy.

Licensed, or eligible for licensure, pharmacist in Iowa.

Previous experience desirable

Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

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