Staff Pharmacist - Long term care pharmacy - ValuMed Pharmacy

Job Title: 
Staff Pharmacist - Long term care pharmacy
Seeking: 
Jobs for Pharmacists
Business Name: 
ValuMed Pharmacy
Application deadline: 
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Start Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Contact Person: 
Wendy Jackson
Location: 
2442 Transit Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106
Phone: 
712-224-4040

Independent, pharmacist-owned long term care pharmacy (no retail) seeking qualified Pharmacist for full-time position.  Position could be 32 to 40 hours per week based on mutual agreement.  Competitive compensation package, PTO, Comp Time, matching IRA, and AFLAC available.  Please e-mail for more details.  See job description below.

Summary:
 
Provides pharmaceutical services to long term care and institutionalized patients in a manner that maximizes quality and patient safety.  Participates in and oversees the dispensing of medication in accordance with federal and state regulations and ValuMed Pharmacy policy.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy.
Licenses/Certification: Current and active pharmacist license in the State of Iowa.
Experience: One year experience in long-term care preferred.

Essential Functions:

**    Evaluates physician medication orders for appropriateness of drug, dosage, potential interactions, and route of administration.  Makes recommendations for therapy changes to the physician and facility staff as appropriate.
**    Maintains patient/resident database to include appropriate current and past medical history, appropriate clinical and laboratory data, and concurrent medication (including over-the-counter and home remedies).
**    Ensures that appropriate laboratory tests for monitoring certain high risk conditions are ordered, evaluated and discussed with appropriate members of the healthcare team.
**    Collaborates with the healthcare team to provide clinical and technical support as needed.
**    Documents all communication with physicians, nurses, other members of the healthcare team and patients/residents and their family members in the medical record.
**    Implements policies and procedures for the safe procurement, storage, distribution and use of drugs and biologicals, as well as disposal of drugs.
**    Obtains, as necessary, and maintains all required documentation in accordance with federal and state regulatory agencies and ValuMed Pharmacy policy.
**    Informs the Pharmacy Manager of medication related errors.
**    Assists facility/agency staff personnel with procedures relating to safe and effective methods of procuring, maintaining, administering and disposing of drugs.
**    Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities.
**    Performs other tasks assigned.
**    Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the Company's policies and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    
**    Knowledge of pharmacy laws and federal and state regulations concerning long-term care.
**    Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.  Knowledge of pharmaceutical care practices for long term care residents.
**    Ability to maintain detailed and accurate records.