Staff Pharmacist - Long term care pharmacy - ValuMed Pharmacy
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.
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.
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.
** 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 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.