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Bon Secours Mercy Health Clinical Pharmacist Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown in Youngstown, Ohio

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SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Compounds and dispenses medication pursuant to a physician order. Monitors drug therapy for appropriateness of drug, dose, route and duration of therapy. Screens for drug interactions, incompatibilities and contraindications. Recognizes potential adverse drug effects and intervenes as appropriate. Provides drug information to physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and patients. Participates in Interdisciplinary Team Conferences and other patient-care activities. Cares for all age group patients (birth and above).

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

· B.S. Pharmacy degree from accredited College of Pharmacy.

· Licensed as a Registered Pharmacist by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy (or must be Ohio-licensed within 90 days of employment).

· Must provide evidence of meeting state-mandated continuing education requirements upon request.

EXPERIENCE:

· For third-shift positions, at least one year experience as a staff pharmacist in a hospital pharmacy is required.

· For all other shifts, previous hospital pharmacy experience is highly desirable.

· Previous pharmacy computer experience desirable.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Knowledge and skill required to perform the job responsibilities for both technical and dimensional content.

Has broad working knowledge of the practice of Pharmacy. Analyzes and interprets complicated information. Determines a course of action based on general guidelines. May modify existing forms, procedures or methods. May use highly sophisticated equipment requiring extensive training. Individual must remain current in his/her knowledge of drugs, therapeutics and drug delivery systems.· PROBLEM

SOLVING/DECISION MAKING:

The degree to which judgment and analysis must be exercised in planning, investigating issues, and evaluating alternative solutions to the challenges posed by the job. Deals with the nature of the decisions, the variety of problems, and how decisions are made in context of the typical requirements of the job.

Makes decisions based on an analysis of facts and general principles. Receives guidance through broad policy only and has varied courses of action available. Requires risk-taking and judgment to adapt existing philosophy or practices. Ability to solve problems and/or decisions made frequently that have direct impact on patient care and/or an individual patient’s course of treatment. Considerable professional judgment required.

· SCOPE OF IMPACT/ACCOUNTABILITY:

The potential impact of actions on results of HM Health Services and the job’s accountability for achieving results.

Impacts multiple work areas on a day-to-day basis. Provides information regularly to decision-making process. Has little or no responsibility for committing resources (financial or staff) in work area, but performs analyses and makes recommendations.

· INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION:

The nature and frequency of interpersonal human relations skills required by the job. The extent to which the job requires cooperation and tact in meeting or influencing others by phone, correspondence, or personal contact.

Provides team leadership by assisting and training others. Responds to non-routine and detailed inquiries from others who may not be knowledgeable in subject area. Requires understanding others’ expectations/perspectives to collaborate and reach consensus on solutions.

PRINCIPAL JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Uses appropriate downtime procedures when computer system is unavailable to assure accurate dispensing and charge capture.

  2. Performs nursing unit inspections in accurate/timely manner.

  3. Participates in research/investigational drug usage as needed; maintains IND disposition records as required.

  4. Assists in maintaining departmental drug information library.

  5. Serves as an active member on hospital committees as assigned by the Pharmacy Manager.

  6. Assists in training of new employees and pharmacy students.

  7. Participates in hospital and community drug education programs as assigned.

  8. Projects a professional image for the department

  9. Demonstrates an understanding of basic hospital and departmental policies.

  10. Assists in maintaining basic drug supply from vendors.

  11. Demonstrates understanding of how pharmacy interacts with other departments; understands the “big picture”.

  12. Performs stock section checks as assigned.

  13. Wears prescribed uniform per Departmental policy.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES – Other:

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.

Physical Demands

PHYSICAL DEMAND

OCCASIONAL

1-33% workday

FREQUENT

34-66% workday

CONSTANT

67-100% workday

NOT AT ALL

0% workday

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

S cheduled Weekly Hours:

0.01

Work Shift:

Days (United States of America)

Department:

Pharmacy - St. Elizabeth

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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