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.
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.
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
Prepare, compound, and dispense medications.
Enter medication orders onto the pharmacy computer system and
complete other documents related to the dispensing and control of
Evaluate the appropriateness of medication orders based on
clinical data available in the medical record (including
computerized information) and provide recommendations to physicians
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
Oversee and assume responsibility of technician activities.
Oversee and interpret audits performed by technicians.
Assume responsibility for unit inspections in assigned
Participate in experiential education of pharmacy students.
Check medication orders, including sterile products, filled by
Ensure adequate inventory of pharmaceuticals and other
Maintain adequate records of disbursements of controlled
Understand and comply with all state and federal pharmacy laws
Complete required hospital education annually.
Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings or rounds in area
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Pharmacy degree (BS or Pharm.D.) from an ACPE approved college
Licensed, or eligible for licensure, pharmacist in Iowa.
Previous experience desirable
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).
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