FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER
JOB DESCRIPTION AND STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE
POSITION: STAFF PHARMACIST
DEPARTMENT: PHARMACY DEPARTMENT
RESPONSIBLE TO: DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY
BASIC FUNCTION: Under direction and supervision of the Pharmacy Director is continuously and directly responsible for providing prescribed medications and drugs and other pharmaceuticals as needed for adequate patient care according to professional standards and practices and performing related clerical duties; and is responsible for acting as consultant to medical and nursing staff, as needed.
PRINCIPAL RESPONBILITIES AND SANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:
- Understands rules and regulations of Franklin Medical Center, understands Policies and Procedures of Pharmacy Department.
- Complies with established hospital and department policies, procedures and communication codes.
- Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
- Maintains good working relationships within department.
- Meets with Pharmacy Director to discuss department functions, activities, policies, procedures and work flow patterns, etc.
- Makes recommendations concerning changes in any of the above.
- Performs department head duties as required in absence of the Pharmacy Director.
- Maintains good interdepartmental and public relations. Answers telephone.
- Exercises tact and diplomacy in interdepartmental relations and in contact with patients, family, visitors, etc.
- Responsible for acting as consultant to medical and nursing staff, as needed.
- Maintains a good attendance record, current health record.
- Notifies director if ill or unable to come to work. Gets required lab work performed on or near anniversary date of hire.
- Keeps up-to-date in field of Pharmacy.
- Attends appropriate seminars and in-service programs.
- Reads current literature.
- Belongs to a professional organization.
- Maintains current licensure.
- Receives copy of physician’s orders. Maintains patient medication profile. Fills orders according to established procedures.
- Receives copy of physician’s orders. Reviews orders to be sure drugs ordered do not result in overdose, toxicity, or other hazard if administered as ordered.
- If necessary, requests clarification from the attending physician or charge nurse.
- Fills and records orders according to established procedures.
- Codes drugs on patient profile.
- Prepares and labels intravenous admixtures according to established procedures.
- Receives physician’s orders, checks dosage, verifies compatibility of drugs and solutions.
- Prepares label.
- Prepares intravenous admixture in Laminar Flow Hood, using aseptic technique.
- Maintains adequate records according to established procedures.
- Shares responsibility for proper care of Laminar Flow Hood.
- Cleans interior work surface of hood with germicidal detergent each shift.
- Replaces prefilter, washes protective screen in front of Hepa filter as needed.
- Monitors interior of hood microbiologically according to established procedures.
- Helps maintain stock of drugs. Helps with annual inventory.
- Keeps up drug list of items needed to be ordered.
- Checks in, prices, codes and stores incoming merchandise.
- Assists in checking stock for out-dating, deterioration, and removes from stock.
- Checks drug cart. Replenishes as needed.
- Makes daily charges on patient profile for drugs removed from drug cart.
- Replaces drugs as needed.
- Checks items for expiration date.
- Shares responsibility for monthly inspections of nursing stations, Emergency Room, and all other areas of hospital where drugs are kept.
- Checks areas for expired drugs and replaces as needed.
- Documents inspections in Pharmacy Drug Inspection Reports
- Issues controlled drugs and maintains records according to established procedure.
- Dispenses controlled drugs to Nurses Stations according to established procedures.
- Helps maintain control drug records.
- Locks narcotic closet when not in use.
- Assists Director of Pharmacy with other duties as requested.
- Antibiotic Reviews, Drug Reviews, Quality Assurance Activities, etc.
RELATIONS AND CONTACTS:
- Reports to Director of Pharmacy
Supervises Positions of:
- Pharmacy Clerk
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Maintains contact with medical staff and nursing personnel concerning
drug detail and drug therapy and related matters.
- Maintains contact with local pharmacy to obtain products not stocked
in hospital pharmacy.
DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER PERSONNEL SPECIFICATIONS:
Education – Bachelor degree in Pharmacy, licensed.
Experience – Experience not essential.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Light work. Occasional prolonged standing and walking. Must have visual and hearing acuity. Manual dexterity. Must be able to orally communicate on the telephone and in personal contacts. Must have ability to access the entire physical plant. Requires repeated bending or stooping. Must be able to manipulate equipment and/or supplies. Must have temperature tolerance.
OSHA EXPOSURE CATEGORY: C Employees in this job classification
are not at risk for exposure to Blood borne pathogens.