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Hospital for Special Care PHARMACIST - PER DIEM in New Britain, Connecticut

  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy and/or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an Accredited School of Pharmacy required.

  • Connecticut Registered Pharmacy Licensure (or reciprocation eligibility as deemed by the laws set forth by the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, Pharmacy Commission for reciprocation).

  • Two to three years’ institutional pharmacy practice or ASHP Accredited Residency preferred.

  • Valid Connecticut Driver’s License required.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows computer software systems required.

  • Advanced degree and/or certification(s) preferred.

  • Advanced certification in anticoagulation management from nationally recognized program required within one year of hire date (excludes per diem.)

  • JOB SUMMARY

  • The Clinical Pharmacist ensures the prompt and accurate provision of pharmaceuticals to patients. Ensure physicians’ orders and patient medication profiles are reviewed, processed, and checked. Drug information is provided to health care professionals and patients to assist in providing rational drug therapy. Supervise and direct pharmacy support personnel daily.

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The Clinical Pharmacist is required to stand for long periods of time with some walking during the day. Fine motor coordination is necessary for typing (computer entry) and preparation of sterile products. May require lifting and carrying light loads (20-30lbs) including boxes, equipment, unit dose carts, and IV solutions; and stooping and kneeling. Must be able to physically operate the equipment used for the job.

  • COGNITIVE DEMANDS

  • The Pharmacist solves complex drug therapy related problems, is required to express such solutions verbally and sometimes in writing. Some pharmacokinetic equations involve calculus in computation.

  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Interprets medication orders accurately to ensure safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols

  • Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals, including sterile and parenteral nutrition products, accurately.

  • Maintains all controlled substance transactions records as required by law and issues them to patient care areas on the main campus as well as the satellite unit.

  • Ensures patient receives drug therapy appropriate to his/her age, weight, disease state and diagnosis through course of therapy.

  • Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies, unnecessary therapeutic duplication and appropriateness of drug and dose.

  • Assists with pharmacokinetics consult service and drug dosing per organizational protocol.

  • Sustains the formulary by minimizing nonformulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection.

  • Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely.

  • Engages in pharmacotherapy literature research and provides accurate adequate and timely drug information to the professional staff, patients and their families, and employees upon request.

  • Provides patient discharge counseling and documents such in progress notes of patient chart.

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