Pharmacist - Inpatient

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 155696-1A
Date Posted: Jun 21, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Health is a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Position Summary:  Supports the mission of the department by ensuing that the right patients receive the right

medication in a safe and timely manner.  Clinically reviews medication orders received from prescribers

to ensure that the medication, as ordered, is safe to administer to the patient.  If not, intervenes with the prescriber on behalf of the patient.  Appropriately enters order into the Pharmacy Information System. Supervises pharmacy technician,

and interns to ensure that they daily needs of our patients are being met.  Provides drug information to medical staff and

patients upon request or when need is apparent.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  1. Clinically reviews all medication orders to ensure that medications entered into the patient’s profiles are safe for administration.  Assessment should include, appropriate drug selection, medication allergy, dose, route of administration, diagnosis, relevant laboratory results, therapeutic duplication, drug interactions and age of patient.
  1.  Intervenes with appropriate health care professional when necessary, and documents clinical interventions consistent with departmental policy.
  1. Appropriately enters reviewed orders into the Pharmacy Information system with attention being paid to how this medication will be administered by the nurse
  1. Supervises pharmacy technician and interns to ensure that the daily needs of our patients are being met.  Educate technician and interns as to safe medication practices.
  1. Provides drug information to medical staff and patients upon request or when need is apparent.  Documents request into the intervention database in accordance with departmental policy
  1. Responsible for day-to-day management of drug distribution, including all controlled substances, IV medications, extemporaneously compounded medications, repackaged medications and investigational drugs.
  1. Responsible for understanding and utilizing all technology to accomplish the above.
  1. Serves as a liaison between pharmacy department and any health care provider
  1. Pharmacists are responsible for their own professional development including, meeting all requirements for continuing  education, keeping abreast of current professional literature, both from a clinical and medication safety perspective.
  1. Actively participates in continuous performance improvement activities of the department, including providing suggestions on how to improve day-to-day operations
  1. Performs assigned projects in a efficient and timely manner
  1. Demonstrates competency in all practice areas in which pharmacist duties are performed.  Has completed all required departmental competency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy with a current MA registration in Pharmacy

Licensure, Certification, Registration:  Must possess a valid MA pharmacist license

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:  Demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet the requirements of this job description.

Experience:     Previous hospital pharmacy experience is preferred.  Requires a working knowledge of all basic aspect of
health system pharmacy (including drug therapeutics).

Shift

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