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Pharmacist - Night

Date: Nov 23, 2018

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: CHOP

Job Description

Req ID: 22270

Shift: Nights

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Reviews and process medication orders using the hospital information system (HIS) and the pharmacy computer system to ensure that the medication is appropriate in terms of dose, dosage form, route of administration, frequency, duration of therapy, and patient's disease state.  Supervise pharmacy technicians and interns to ensure that pharmacy products are prepared and distributed accurately, with the appropriate quantity and at the time the product is needed.  When necessary, the pharmacist prepares and distributes pharmacy product accurately, in the appropriate quantity and at the time the product is needed.

Job Responsibilities

Review and process medication orders using the hospital information system (HIS) and the pharmacy computer system to ensure that the medication is appropriate in terms of dose, dosage form, route of administration, frequency, duration of therapy, and patient's disease state.

  • Ensure medication order is appropriate for age, weight and disease state 100% of all medication orders.
  • Review medication orders for potential allergic reactions, drug interactions, therapeutic duplication, and potential drug incompatibilities 100% of all medication orders.
  • Ensure PRN medication orders contain indications and documented 100% of time.
  • For medication orders that are outside the normal range, ensure reason and rationale for use is appropriate and documented in pharmacy intervention record.
  • Provide drug information and/or presents educational programs to healthcare professionals and patients.
  • Consult with physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals concerning the dose, dosage form, availability, proper administration, side effects, and possible incompatibilities of currently available drugs.
  • Advise patients and family on the use of various medications as per OBRA: name, description, route, dosage form, duration of therapy, directions for preparation, administration, use, common side effects, inter-actions, contraindications, self-monitoring, storage, refill information and action to be taken if dose is missed.
  • Provide training to new pharmacy staff, as assigned, in compliance with training goals/objectives.
  • Ensure compliance to CHOP Formulary System.
  • When Non-formulary medications are ordered, staff pharmacist ensures order is reviewed for appropriateness or approved by the clinical pharmacist.
  • Staff pharmacist who can approve non formulary medication orders must ensure use is appropriate and reasonable/rationale.  Appropriateness and rationale must be documented in the Pharmacy Intervention Record.
  • Staff pharmacist who has order approval rights for non-formulary medication orders must ensure use is appropriate/rationale.  Appropriateness and rationale must be documented in the Pharmacy Intervention Record.
  • Staff pharmacist who has order approval rights or receives clinical pharmacist approval for non-formulary medication orders must ensure there is adequate inventory for completion of therapy.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Supervise pharmacy technicians and interns to ensure that pharmacy products are prepared and distributed accurately, with the appropriate quantity and at the time the product is needed.

  • Ensure that each unit dose medications (PO, SVP, LVP, TPN, and Chemotherapy) are correctly and accurately prepared and labeled.  Verification process is appropriately documented as per policy and procedure.
  • Ensure that sterile product (SVP, LVP, TPN and chemotherapeutic solutions) prepared in compliance with USP 797.
  • Ensure medication is prepared and stored in a manner that ensure the medication remains compatible and stable within the anticipated time of use.
  • Ensure replacement of approved floor stock medications as per policy and procedure.
  • Ensure the proper repackaging of doses of medication and completion of required quality control records. Verification process is appropriately documented as per policy and procedure.
  • Verify content of individual patient cassette bins to ensure that the correct medication and quantity are available for administration to the patient. 
  • Enable the proper retrieval of all medications that are discontinued or expired from nursing units by using standardized communication procedures (eg. label messages) 
  • Ensure the appropriate medication and quantity of medication is available to the patient, when there is a frequency or dosage form change, by using standardized communication procedures (eg. label messages) 
  • The turnaround time for an uncomplicated medication order does not exceed 1 hour.
  • The turnaround time for a stat medication order does not exceed 15 minutes.
  • Ensure errors identified are immediately corrected, and retrieved from patient care unit. Errors are reported to prescriber, nursing, and pharmacy administration. Error is documented on incident report and forwarded to pharmacy administration.

 

When necessary, the pharmacist prepares and distributes pharmacy product accurately, in the appropriate quantity and at the time the product is needed.

  • Unit dose medications (PO, SVP, LVP, TPN, and Chemotherapy) are correctly and accurately prepared and labeled.  Preparation is appropriately documented as per policy and procedure.
  • Sterile product (SVP, LVP, TPN and chemotherapeutic solutions) prepared in compliance with USP 797.
  • Medication is prepared and stored in a manner that is compatible and stable within the anticipated time of use.
  • Proper repackaging of doses of medication and completion of required quality control records. Preparation process is appropriately documented as per policy and procedure.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Ensure the proper documentation and secure storage of controlled substances.

  • Document every transaction completely and accurately.
  • No generation of discrepancies in the C2 Safe, Pyxis Medstation, or Inventory Logs.
  • Ensure the destruction of returned controlled substance continuous medication infusions.

 

Participate in hospital and departmental Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities.

  • Utilize the Lean Principals of to analyze, and resolve problems in a systematic manner.
  • All improvements must be made in accordance with the scientific method.
  • Participate in departmental LEAN Projects (RPI / 5S).
  • Work OT to allow co- workers to participate in department RPI.
  • Provide pre- and post- project feedback and support sustain measures to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Achieve patient safety and satisfaction through the use of lean principles:
    • 5S
    • Elimination of Waste
    • JIT
    • Stand Work
    • Quality
    • Promote and Comply with Standardized Procedures.
    • Promote and Comply with Standard Work.
    • Identify “waste” in ownership process and recommend solutions for implementation.
    • Correct abnormal conditions.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Licensed Pharm (90 Days)

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Knowledge of pharmacy information systems, automated dispensing technology and personal computers preferred.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to neonate, child, and adolescent preferred.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288 

Email:TalentAcquisition@email.chop.edu

 

 


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