Specialists (Clinical and Non-Clinical)
10 Hour Shift
Rancho Mirage, CA
Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
Apply specialized knowledge and skills in the purchasing, storing, prescribing, assessing, preparing, dispensing and monitoring of pharmaceutical agents and investigational drugs for used in the treatment of acute care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary healthcare team for the purpose of optimizing healthcare outcomes.
Director of Pharmacy
Ages of Patients
Blood Borne Pathogens
Low exposure to blood borne pathogens
Required: Pharmacy degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy
Preferred: Completion of an ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency
Required: California Board of Pharmacy License
Required: ACLS certification for pharmacist preceptors
Preferred: ASHP and/or CSHP membership; Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy
Preferred: One year acute-care hospital experience as a Clinical Pharmacist or equivalent experience
Reviews and interprets prescription orders for inpatients carefully checking dosages, allergies, interactions, therapeutic duplication, and appropriateness.
Contacts and confers with medical and nursing staff members concerning problems with drug therapy, drug selection, and/or drug availability.
Demonstrates the specialized knowledge of the physiological and pathological variables important for the delivery of drug therapy in neonates, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development so as to be able to assess and interpret data in order to identify each patients age specific needs
Prepares, dispenses, and maintains patient profiles on all medications according to departmental procedures.
Reviews and corrects work done by ancillary personnel, including computerized order entry, IV admixture preparation, controlled substance and floor stock distribution, etc.
Acts on behalf of the patient to assure the most cost effective medication is used or in the proper dosage to increase the probability of desirable outcome.
Documents interactions with customers (nurses, physicians, patients, etc.) to allow pharmacy management to demonstrate benefits and identify problems associated with the provision of pharmaceutical care.
Provides drug information and patient education to patients, RN’s, MD’s, and other health care professionals.
Conforms to all policies and procedures associated with formulary management, clinical interventional monitoring services and outcome monitoring services.
Reviews Patient’s own medication usage in the hospital per policy.
Consistently resolves all problems and completes assigned work assignments during shift without interference to the quality of work performed.
Consistently contributes to the maintenance of an adequate, properly dated inventory which is mandatory to proper pharmacy operation.
Demonstrates ability to organize work and establish priorities in order to meet deadlines and daily responsibilities.
Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations in dealing with co-workers, supervisors, managers, nurses, physicians, administrative staff, patients, and the public.