Full Job Description
Assists the clinical coordinator with providing clinical services to our patients. Supervises the scheduling and conduction of clinical rounds functions as required.
Doctorate of Pharmacy preferred; Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy accepted
PGY1 Residency preferred
3-5 years hospital experience preferred
Maryland State License
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.
Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital’s mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws. Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.
Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers.
Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
Ability to conduct retrospective medical record review for drug use evaluation, adverse drug reactions and quality assurance measures.
Knowledge of disease state management in such areas as anticoagulation, nutrition, and pain management.
Ability to interpret lab values and suggest changes in medication therapy.
Knowledge of clean room principles and USP 797 standards for compound sterile products.
Ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills with patients, coworkers and others demonstrating excellent customer service skills.
Basic knowledge of hospital pharmacy practice with the ability to demonstrate competence in the following areas:
Order review with therapeutic substitution
Compounded sterile product preparation and USP 797 standards
Total parenteral nutrition
Medical record review with clinical interventions
Joint Commission standards for hospitals
Use of laboratory values to recommend changes in therapy
Use of culture and sensitivity results to determine the appropriate selection of antibiotics
Automated dispensing technologies for hospitals (Pyxis) Created by Neevia Document Converter trial version http://www.neevia.com
Adverse drug reaction reporting
Conversion of patients from IV to oral therapy
Maryland pharmacy law
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Assists the clinical coordinator with medical record review and the collection of data for anticoagulation management, adverse drug reaction reporting and drug use evaluation. Please see comments. For revisions.
Performs medical record review for Subacute Care to meet state requirements for long-term care, as assigned
Assists with the preparation of urgently needed or complex IV products.
Participates in quality assurance initiatives within department.
Oversees the preparation of IV chemotherapy by technicians. Coordinates with nursing the timeline from preparation to administration. Orders and prepares products as needed.
Functions as staff pharmacist when coverage is needed due to sickness, vacations or staff vacancies. Works various shifts, day or evening and alternate weekends. On rare occasions, may cover night shift PTO.
Oversees the accuracy and efficiency of the work performed by the Staff Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians.
Participates in Regulatory Activities within the department and the hospital to ensure compliance.
Coaches and mentors pharmacy staff in the application of clinical knowledge
Participates in Quality Improvement initiatives and metrics development and reporting
Performs other duties as required.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.