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Lancaster General Health Pharmacist:Horizon (casual Day) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Company

Horizon Healthcare

Cost Center

3310 Horizon Health Services Operations

Supervisory Organization

Horizon Healthcare Services Pharmacists

Grade

U10

Summary

Job Title: Pharmacist : Horizon (Casual/Day)

This position is located in Lancaster, PA

$500 sign on with a 2 year committment

Casual 0.1 FTE hours working 10-20 hours per week Monday through Friday 4-8 hour shifts between 6:00am-6:00pm and 1-2 Sundays per month 8:30 am to 5:00 pm no holidays or on call. Will process and verify compunded Sterile IV meds. Located at Horizon Healthcare Services.

SUMMARY: Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is currently seeking a Pharmacist for Horizon Home Care Services. This position will work Per-Diem as a pharmacist to process and verify compounded IV medications. The pharmacist assists healthcare providers in utilizing drug therapy safely and effectively through medication prescription review and fulfillment, patient monitoring and patient education. Supervises pharmacy interns, students and technicians in their tasks, and verifies all work completed by those personnel. Patient care includes care to patients in all age groups.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

Dispenses Medications:

Accurately compounds, labels and dispenses medications per physician orders utilizing appropriate techniques and completing proper documentation (including lot numbers and expiration dating information) within established timeframes.

Interprets and evaluates physician medication and IV admixture orders, obtaining clarification as deemed necessary, and carefully reviews the prescription, retrospectively and prospectively, to prevent adverse reactions, allergic reactions, drug interactions and improper dosing. Consistently recognizes inappropriate physician orders and takes action to resolve problems without resulting delays in patient treatment. Documents findings and interventions appropriately.

Controls the disposition of narcotics and other scheduled drugs as required by State and Federal regulations. Assists with inventory control for pharmaceutical products and accessories.

Responds to drug information requests as required, effectively utilizing library and reference sources. Accurately & effectively counsels patients on the appropriate use of medications & responds to drug information requests in a helpful & professional manner. Provides patients with the basic information necessary to safely administer medications.

Thoroughly reviews all products made by a pharmacy technician for accuracy and correctness & resolves problems prior to products being dispensed.

Monitors Clinical Therapy:

Consistently follows established policies regarding patient assessments and re-assessments.

Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the care planning process. Initiates appropriate care plans at the start of therapy. Through communication with patients, nursing staff and physicians, monitors medication effectiveness and makes recommendations for therapy changes as appropriate, and completes and updates the Pharmaceutical Care Plan as required.

Reviews lab work in a timely manner and responds to abnormal lab values by making appropriate recommendations to the prescribing physician.

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Quality Improvement:

Actively participates in the CQI program, making recommendations for process improvement and identifying processes requiring intensive examination and study.

REQUIREMENTS:

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

B.S. degree in Pharmacy, or PharmD.

Current, valid Pennsylvania Pharmacist license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (or eligible to reciprocate)

Familiarity with computer-based operating and reporting systems and knowledge of network computer usage (or ability and willingness to be trained.)

Compliance with federal, state and other funding agents: A healthcare provider in good standing with Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal and state health insurance programs, i.e., not excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal or state health insurance program.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a pharmacist preferred.

Hospital or home-infusion pharmacy experience preferred.

This position requires a Professional License/Certification.

This position requires FBI and Child Abuse Clearances #LI-MDI

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), is a not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (a partnership with Kindred Healthcare). We are an Accredited Trauma Center-Level I through the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation with 805 Licensed beds. Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.

Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region.

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