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Hackensack Meridian Health Pharmacist Per Diem in Hackensack, New Jersey

Pharmacist Per Diem

Job ID

Pharmacy - Inpatient

Hackensack University Med Cntr

Job Location

Position Type
Per Diem

Standard Hours Per Week


Shift Hours

Weekend Work
Every Third Weekend

On Call Work
No On-Call Required

Holiday Work
Every Other Holiday


How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.
The Pharmacy Per Diem is responsible for the dispensing and monitoring of medication therapy in accordance with all applicable regulations and standards.


A day in the life of a Pharmacy Per Diem at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:
Complies with all state and federal regulations and Medical Center policies and procedures relating to drug dispensing, including appropriate handling of drug products, adherence to security procedures, and completion of necessary documentation. This includes appropriate control and dispensing of controlled dangerous substances and investigational drugs.
Reviews and dispenses medication orders and clarifies any and all potential problems with orders.
Monitors patient drug therapy regimens for allergies, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, and potential adverse reactions.
Prepares admixtures using aseptic technique (e.g., IV solutions, TPN, chemotherapy).
Performs assigned unit inspections to assure proper maintenance and storage of medication supplies, including emergency drug supplies.
Oversees activities of ancillary personnel (Pharmacy Technicians and Assistant/Couriers).
Employs principles of safe medication practice as dictated by departmental and organizational policies and procedures.
Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.) This process includes communicating with the patient, parent and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developing/age, educational, literacy, etc.).
Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Graduate of an APCE accredited school of pharmacy, or equivalent, with a minimum of a BS degree in Pharmacy.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
1-2 years of hospital pharmacy experience.
Knowledge of unit dose dispensing and principles of aseptic technique and related computer applications.
Licenses and Certifications Required:
NJ Licensed Registered Pharmacist.
If you feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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