York Hospital

Department: Pharmacy – York Hospital

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: Variable hours

Hours: Variable

On-Call Requirements: Possibly

Benefit Eligible: No

Temporary Position: No

Weekend Requirements: Occasional Weekends

Hours / Pay Period: Variable

 

At York Hospital, we're more than a hospital.  We are a team of providers, clinicians and staff members offering expertise within a Hospital setting, our community sites, and physician practices located throughout Southern Maine and the NH seacoast. Our caregivers' commitment is to make a positive difference in the lives of one another, our patients and our community by instilling our vision of Loving Kindness for all. 

 

York Hospital, we are a Community. For Life.

We are looking for an experienced Pharmacist.  This is a per diem position, working variable shifts and is located in York, Maine.  The York Hospital Pharmacy is open from 365 days a year from 7:00am-9:00pm.

The Pharmacist is responsible for processing/filling orders for drugs and prescriptions, monitoring patient drug therapies, providing drug information and maintaining appropriate inventory.  Pharmacists supervise and direct supportive personnel (Technicians and clerks).  In the absence of the Pharmacy Director, may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform duties of the Pharmacy Director.  Duties are performed in accordance with established policies, procedures, protocols, laws and regulations.

  Primary Responsibilities include:  

  • Prepares and dispenses prescriptions and physician drug orders in the hospital (inpatient & outpatient) and retail (Apothecary) settings.

1.      Interprets drug orders (verbal and written) and transcribes them to computer patient profiles.

2.      Maintains accurate and complete pharmacy patient medication profiles.

3.      Dispenses and may compound pharmaceuticals, including sterile products, chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition products accurately.

4.      Issues controlled substances and maintains all records as required by law and/or policy.

 

  • Ensures safe, appropriate cost effective drug therapies for patients.

1.       Monitors drug therapy regimens/profiles for contraindications, interactions (drug-drug and drug-food),

allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose.

2.       Assists with pharmacokinetics consult service and drug dosing per protocols.

3.       Review/interpret antibiotic appropriateness and recommend changes as necessary.

4.       Support patient care through monitoring and recommending appropriate pain management therapies.

5.       Reads and interprets information in patient charts/records appropriately.

6.       Detects and reports suspected Adverse Drug Reactions and errors accurately and in a timely manner.

7.       Supports the hospital drug formulary, minimizing procurement of non-formulary items, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols and promoting rational drug therapy selection.

8.       Provide clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners.  Suggest appropriate, effective, safe, cost effective, therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed.

9.       Provide accurate, timely drug information to the hospital professional staff.

10.    Provides drug education to patients and their families.

11.    Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely.

12.    Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education and training programs for the medical staff, nursing service, other staff and the community.

 

  • Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the Pharmacy service.

1.       Participate in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the hospital and

        Pharmacy service.   Collects data, maintains logs, records and other documentation as assigned.

2.       Supervises and directs Pharmacy support personnel. 

3.       Oversees operation of the Pharmacy in the absence of the Director of Pharmacy.

4.       Helps keep the pharmacy areas clean, neat and well organized.

5.       Answers the telephone in an appropriate and timely manner.    

6.       Is punctual and dependable, reporting to work as scheduled.  Fulfills on-call obligations.

 

 

  • Maintains competency required for the job.

1.       Maintains current state of Maine pharmacy license.   Completes all CEU requirements.

2.       Attends Pharmacy Services team meetings.

3.       Attends required orientation, education and training programs.

4.       Reviews literature and other materials pertinent to the practice of pharmacy.

5.       Completes all competency/skills assessment requirements.  IV technique/preparation competency.

 

In order to continue providing exceptional patient/customer experiences, you must have the following:

 

  • Minimum (1) year of Hospital and retail Pharmacy experience preferred.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal direct supervision and work cooperatively with hospital,  pharmacy staff and physicians. 
  • Have the ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and schedule.  
  • Make critical decisions and respond quickly to emergencies. 
  • Effectively communicate and foster a team approach to care.   
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy with a BS and/or PharmD degree.
  • 1 year of Hospital and retail Pharmacy experience preferred, but not required.
  • Currently licensed to practice Pharmacy in the state of Maine

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