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Covenant Health Pharmacist in Knoxville, Tennessee

Overview

Pharmacist, Pharmacy

Full time, 80 hours per pay period, Shifts Vary

Able to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends

Position Summary:

Provide prescribed pharmaceuticals, medications, information and clinical monitoring for adequate patient care according to professional standards and practices.

Responsibilities

  • Compound, label and package medications and pharmaceuticals.

  • Responsible for review of patient medication profile for drug compatibilities, allergies, and appropriateness of drug order. Clarification of medication order and/or doses of medication as necessary with physicians.

  • Provide drug information to physicians, health care professionals, and patients. Assist nursing staff in calculations of infusion rates and IV drips.

  • Responsible for dispensing of medications of investigational drug trials to ensure proper study protocols are followed.

  • Responsible for compliance with all state and federal pharmacy regulations and requirements.

  • Provide support / consultative services to physicians.

  • Supervise technicians to include verification of drug order entry, filling of inpatient and outpatient prescriptions, and admixture of intravenous medications.

  • Inform patients and family on proper use of various medications including dosage, side effects and composition.

  • Ensure secure storage of narcotics and other controlled substances on a regular basis.

  • Inspect nursing units on a monthly basis to ensure medications are maintained According to Tennessee State law and manufacturer’s storage requirements.

  • Assist in preparing computerized reports such as the medication administration record and automated drug cabinet usage reports.

  • Participate in community education programs to provide pharmacy information.

  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority

Minimum Experience:

None

Prior hospital experience a plus,must be able to converse with the medical staff with clinical dosing, therapeutic interchange, drug shortages and other department and system driven clinical initiatives.

Licensure Requirement:

Tennessee Pharmacist License

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Job Title Pharmacist

ID 3366386

Facility Parkwest Medical Center

Department Name PHARMACY

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