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Pharmacist

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Alma
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Summary This position screens physician orders to ensure the correct medications are given to individual patients that range in age from birth to 100+ years assuring that the most correct drug and dose is prescribed, dispensed, administered and properly monitored. Screens orders for proper drug/dosage, drug interaction, adverse reactions, allergies, and contraindications. Researches and answers drug information questions and provides various clinical pharmacy services.

(30%)* Receives and reviews all prescriptions for correctness and appropriateness and dispenses the most appropriate medications for individual patients. (30%)* Supervises the preparation of intravenous admixtures and parenteral products. (30%)* Responsible for the pharmacy workflow and leadership on their shift and communication between shifts. Follows up on problems during the course of the daily shift. (10%)* Participates in patient care rounds with nursing, physicians, dietitians, social workers and other health professionals to provide multidisciplinary approach to the care of each patient, as applies to the specific affiliate where pharmacist works. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides and documents drug information to healthcare professionals and patients. Assists in the maintenance of the hospital formulary by intervening on non-formulary orders and helps with the maintenance of the pharmacy inventory. Recommends antibiotics, when to switch patients to oral therapy and advises on duplicate therapies. Involved in teaching of patients, students, or other healthcare professionals, i.e., discharge counseling, in-services, and hands on teaching of students. Also involved in the training of new pharmacists and pharmacy interns and residents. Assists in formulating new/revised pharmacy policies and procedures through actual revision or participation in performance improvement teams. Doses patients on any medications provided by the kinetics service and follows kinetic policies and procedures. Manages dosing of renally eliminated drugs and TPN. Compounds IV and piggyback medications, TPNs, and narcotic drips. Makes all biohazard IVs, including IVIG/Gammagard, Remicade, etc. using aseptic technique and universal precautions. Follows USP 797 guidelines. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS: Controlled Substance required. State of Michigan Pharmacist required. Bachelor Degree required, completion of a 6 year Pharm. D. degree and one to three years' experience working in a hospital or medical center pharmacy setting is preferred. Annual completion of 15 hours of continued education required. Basic knowledge of personal computer needed to enter prescription information. Organizational skills needed to prioritize multiple tasks. Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understanding manner. MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health. Completion of a 6 year Pharm. D. degree preferred. One (1) to three (3) years' experience working in a hospital or medical center pharmacy setting preferred. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position. Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description. Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s). Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake. Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis. Physical Demand Level: Light. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 11-20 lbs., frequently (34-66% of the workday) 10 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls.

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Flint , Pharmacist, Healthcare , Alma, Michigan

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