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Pharmacist - PRN
Summary
Title:Pharmacist - PRN
ID:1111111252
Department:Pharmacy
Location:Addison (DFW)
Shift:Flex
Status:PRN (.1)
Description

JOB SUMMARY:  
Compounds and dispenses prescribed medications, drugs, and other pharmaceuticals for patient
care, according to professional standards and state and federal legal requirements:  Reviews prescriptions issued by physician, or other authorized prescriber to assure accuracy and determine formulas and ingredients.  Directs pharmacy employees in mixing, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals.  Answers questions and provides information to pharmacy customers on drug interactions, side effects, dosage and storage of pharmaceuticals.

Reports To: Chief Nursing Officer

Supervises: Pharmacy Technician

Classification:  Exempt
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QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree in pharmacy required.
At least 3 years of experience in a hospital pharmacy preferred.
Must have a current license in the state of Texas.
Interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with physicians and various other hospital personnel.
Minimum six months experience in a hospital is required.


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE:
Category I exposure to bloodborne pathogens, frequent exposure to chemical hazards and may encounter radiation hazards.

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Educate healthcare professionals and patients on medication use as well as compounding and dispensing prescribed medications for patient care.

2. Performs professional and technical activities associated with distribution of medications,
maintenance of drug inventory, patient records and patient financial records.

3. Supervises interns and technicians for assigned area.  Adheres to policies, procedures and
regulations to ensure compliance and patient safety.

4. Accepts total responsibility for orders including review, clarification, order entry, accuracy,
preparation, follow up and delivery to correct unit.  Identifies, intervenes and assures resolution when problems involving drug therapy are identified.

5. Visually reads and interprets physician’s orders including drug product, strength, dosage,
start and stop time, initial inventory quantity, etc.  Assures that appropriate products are selected to prepare the dose accurately.

6. Routinely follows internal procedures in the pharmacy and on nursing units to verify    
controlled substance inventories, minimize drug diversion and document wastes or missing doses.

7. Routinely checks for expired drugs.

8.   Routinely performs nursing unit inspections, narcotics audits, nursing/pharmacy meetings.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, converse, and listen; use hands to touch, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
- The employee must be able to life and/or carry over 20 pounds on a regular basis and be able to push/pull over 25 pounds on a regular basis.
- The employee must be able to stand and/or walk at least five hours per day.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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