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Sr Pharmacist- evenings

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 26548

Shift: Evenings

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Senior Pharmacist is responsible for Coordinate and schedule appropriate staff to provide optimal pharmaceutical support to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia patients in a safe, cost effective, appropriate and efficacious fashion. 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. In concert with Compliance Pharmacy, conduct audits/tracers as identified annually by Pharmacy Administration to assess compliance to department/hospital, policy and procedures, JCAHO standards, DEA regulations, and state/federal laws.

Job Responsibilities

Staff Scheduling

  • Coordinate and schedule appropriate staff to provide optimal pharmaceutical support to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia patients in a safe, cost effective, appropriate and efficacious fashion.
  • Prepare staffing schedule based on projected workload, budgeted FTE and overtime, two (2) months in advance.
  • Prepare new employee training/orientation schedule in concert with Pharmacy Educator.
  • Coordinate staff PPL request and approval.
  • Monitor/Analyze/Report Lateness/UPPL.

                                                           

In concert with Compliance Pharmacist, assist to monitor the compliance to established Hospital and Departmental Policy and Procedures.  Monitors performance of core pharmacy processes.

  • Achieve proficiency in JCAHO Standards, CHOP Patient Care Manual, CHOP Pharmacy Policy and Procedure, DEA.
  • Provide data and analysis of compliance to establish hospital and departmental policy and procedure including USP797, JCAHO standards, DEA regulations, state and federal law.
  • Provide data and analysis of performance of core pharmacy processes.
  • Conduct audits/tracers as identified annually by Pharmacy Administration to assess compliance to department/hospital, policy and procedures, JCAHO standards, DEA regulations, and state/federal laws.
  • Provide data and analysis for employee performance evaluations, lean initiatives, and other quality improvement initiatives.
  • Review, assess and update the P&P manuals reflects the activities of the pharmacy.
  • Conduct mock inspections to assess overall compliance after each audit.  Ensure pharmacy’s policy and procedure manual is in compliance to DEA, Board of Pharmacy, and Board of Health.
  • Review and analyze IR within 72 hours of notification.
  • Present analysis of IR in the Pharmacy Administrative Meeting, the Pharmacy Quality and Standards Council.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)

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.
  • 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, 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. 
  • Enables 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.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)

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

  • Analyze and evaluates continuously, the quality of service, and develops plans necessary to correct any deficiencies identified.
  • 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
    • Standard 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.
  • Act as a liaison with nursing and medical staff concerning prescriptions, orders, drug and pharmaceutical detail, patient reactions, errors and complaints.
  • Attend monthly unit base QI meetings enhance the appropriate effective utilization of the department for all hospital patients requiring such support.
  • Investigate and analyze incident reports.

 

Perform other related duties as assigned by authorized personnel to provide departmental flexibility to patient care needs including those for emergency situations.

  • Coordinate the activities of the Pharmacy Staff to provide optimal pharmaceutical support to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia patients in a safe, cost effective, appropriate and efficacious fashion during the weekends.
  • 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, 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.
  • Provide drug information and/or presents educational programs to healthcare professionals and patients. Provide training and guidance to new pharmacy staff.
  • Provide training to new pharmacy staff, as assigned, in compliance with training goals/objectives.
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Licensed Pharmacist (PA)
Required Education and Experience

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

 

Required Experience: 3 - 5 years hospital experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Additional Technical Requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of drug products, medical therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and disease states. Ability to work with information systems, automated and technical equipment.
  • Knowledge of pharmacy information systems, automated dispensing technology and personal computers preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to neonate, child, and adolescent preferred.
  • Knowledge of practice standards and regulatory requirements. Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with various members of the health care teams.
  • Meticulous with respect to attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Possesses software skills e.g. Microsoft Office, Excel, Access.

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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