Job Description

Location: Tempe St. Luke's Hospital
Posted Date: 9/13/2021

Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital is a 74-bed full-service hospital. Located in the heart of Tempe, near Arizona State University, the hospital offers a broad range of medical services and accredited physicians to care for a diverse and dynamic community. Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital is equipped with sophisticated medical technology, features all private rooms, electronic health records and wireless Internet access. The hospital’s experienced team of doctors and nurses work together to provide expert care and the best possible patient experience. To learn more about Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, click here: Tempe St. Luke's Hospital

Position Title: Pharmacist (As Needed)

Essential Functions:

  • Interprets medication orders/prescriptions (verbal and written) and enters to computerized patient medication profiles accurately
  • Prepares and dispenses medications per orders/prescriptions written by licensed prescribers according to established policies and procedures
  • Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals, including sterile, chemotherapy, and parenteral nutrition products accurately
  • Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law
  • Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel. Verifies the activities of pharmacy technicians including medication preparation and use of Automated Dispensing Cabinets
  • Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, protocols, and national guidelines
  • Monitors drug therapy regimens for allergies, contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, drug-laboratory test interactions, adverse drug reactions, appropriateness of drug and dose, and therapeutic duplications
  • Supports the pharmacy’s pharmacoeconomic efforts and Antimicrobial Stewardship program
  • Provides drug information, clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed
  • Document’s interventions accurately and appropriately
  • Provides drug information to patients and their families
  • Assists with purchasing activities and maintenance of adequate inventory level
  • Inspects medication areas for outdated medications, proper storage of medications, proper medication administration records, and availability of reference materials
  • Accepts and completes special duties to be performed on a regular basis. Examples include controlled substance accountability, record-keeping and reconciliation; crash cart inspection; quality assurance reporting; newsletter contribution and other special projects
  • Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education, and training programs to the pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other staffs
  • Attends and participates in departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs
  • Maintains all required training and education per department requirements.
  • Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control. Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations

Requirements:

  • Current license to practice Pharmacy in state and maintains all required CE
  • Graduate of college of Pharmacy accredited by ACPE or equivalent
  • Training and proficiency in age specific therapies for hospital patients
  • Neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric
  • Customer oriented at all times - must be diplomatic
  • Work within a diverse workforce
  • Pressure to perform in emergency situations
  • Overall decision-making responsibility
  • Ability to work through constant interruptions
  • Ability to handle multiple projects

Preferences:

  • Previous hospital pharmacy experience
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing

Benefits Offered:

We have many plans with various deductibles, which can cover individuals or families, so you can customize a plan that will work for you! Steward Health Care works with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to provide affordable health insurance for our employees in benefit eligible positions. Our Health Plans Highlights are:

Steward Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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