Staff pharmacist long term care - ValuMed Pharmacy
Summary: Provides pharmaceutical services to long term care and institutionalized patients in a manner that maximises 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, Pharm D preferred. Licenses/Certification: Current license in the state of Iowa. Experience: Some 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 activites. • 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.