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White Plains Hospital Registered Pharmacist in WHITE PLAINS, New York

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Director of Pharmacy Services, the Registered Pharmacist provides indirect patient care. The

Registered Pharmacist works with nurses, peers, physicians and other members of the healthcare team in the delivery of

pharmaceutical services to patients. The Registered Pharmacist reviews the patient's medication orders against the patient's

medication profile in accordance with hospital and pharmacy philosophy, policies and procedures and standards. The Registered

Pharmacist demonstrates leadership/management skills and a commitment to customer service, professional accountability and growth

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:

  1. Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors.

  2. Utilizes all aspects of the Pharmacy process to meet the age specific needs of the patient in medication education, safety and

patient rights into work practice.

  1. Utilizes and monitors methods of Infection Control, participates in the PI and Risk Management programs, demonstrates

competency by completing all established standards.

  1. Utilizes appropriate steps in the decision making process to include recognition, data collection, priority setting, resource

utilization, and offering of suggestions through collaboration with the health care team.

  1. Productive through punctuality, observing time limits on breaks, using periods of low activity to the Pharmacy/ patient benefit,

effective time management, consistent level of performance that ensures social/ personal activities do not interfere with work.

  1. Shows interest and commitment through attendance at in-services, participation in projects/ PI, maturation towards own self

development, maintains current required license requirements.

  1. Assumes accountability for completion of competency standards and accepts constructive criticism and follows through to

implement corrective measures.

  1. Is cooperative and professional though response to change, assistance to peers and effective communication among the

health care team.

  1. Flexible in staffing and adjustment to assignments.

  2. Maintains a positive attitude with positive responses requiring conflict resolution.

  3. Practices cost containment measures.

  4. Adheres to all WPHC policies and procedures, dress code, code of conduct, customer service and meets all mandatory inservices

and standard for attendance.

  1. Supervision of Pharmacy Assistants

  2. Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements

? Graduate from an accredited school of Pharmacy with minimum of a BS in Pharmacy

? Current New York registration.

? Successful completion of Hospital and Departmental Orientation Program, according to hospital and Pharmacy policy and


Core Competencies

Demonstrates the ability to establish two-way communication by clearly defining expectations, communicating utilizing a variety of

methods, actively listening to ideas and concerns and responding in an appropriate manner.

Demonstrates proficiency in pharmaceutical calculations

Maintains department competencies

Maintains required continuing education credits as required for licensure.

Demonstrates the ability to act in a professional capacity and serve as a role model.

Demonstrates ability to retains composure under stress

Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment

? May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be

exposed to are listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital's

Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard,

saved on a disc.

? Ability to act in a professional capacity and serve as a professional role model

? Communicate effectively in written and verbal English

? Position requires ability to ambulatory, sit/stand for extended periods of time, perform difficult manipulative arm-hand

steadiness and hand-eye coordination skills. Must be physically able to meet all regulatory requirements

? Position requires ability to concentrate on fine detail with interruption and attend to tasks for more than 60 minutes at a

time. Individual must be able to understand and relate to theories behind several related concepts and remember multiple

tasks given during the course of a day

? Sees objects closely and far away and hears normal sounds with some background noises

? Tasks that involve exposure to chemotherapeutic agents. Requires the knowledge and use of Universal Precaution


? Must be physically able to ambulate or be stationary for extended periods of time.

? Must be able to perform word processing/computer work and use of transcription equipment for extend periods of time

? Use of coordination an dexterity to operate word processing, remove and install toners/ink, labels etc

? Must be physically able to move, remove and transport heavy objects more than 30 lbs.

? Must have the ability to concentrate for extended periods of time and with distractions

? Perform repetitive functions

? Must be able to detect and communicate with internal and external customer as well as inspect deliveries for accuracy.

Primary Population Served

Check appropriate box(s) below:

?Neonatal (birth – 28 days) ?Patients with exceptional communication needs

?Infant (29 days – less than 1 year) ?Patients with developmental delays

?Pediatric (1 – 12 years) ?Patients at end of life

?Adolescent (13 – 17 years) ?Patients under isolation precautions

?Adult (18 – 64 years) ?Patients with cultural needs

?Geriatric (> 65 years) ?All populations

?Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities ? Non-patient care population

The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs

of White Plains Hospital.