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PRN Pharmacist

Company: Kindred Hospitals
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionPharmacist
A career at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital, a 50-bed inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital operated jointly with LifePoint Health and Mercy, is more than a job. It's a chance to be a vital member of an interdisciplinary team caring for people who need continued care to recover completely.
This state-of-the-art, 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospitalprovides care for adultsrecovering from conditions such as stroke, neurological disease, injury to the brain or spinal cord and other debilitating illnesses or injuries. LifePoint and Mercy are also partners for rehabilitation hospitals in Oklahoma City,St. Louisand Springfield, Missouri.
As thePRN Pharmacist:
You areresponsible for the dispensing of prescription medications to hospital inpatients. Provides information about medications and helps patients and clinical staff understand instructions provided by the physician. Monitors the patient's health and progress to assure medications are effective and safe. Adheres to state and federal regulations as well as Joint Commission standards.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Verifies physician medication orders with accuracy and timeliness.
Monitors and evaluates the six critical processes of medication management; determines risk points and is an active participant with physicians and clinical staff in continuous quality and performance improvement.
Verifies and approves the work of Pharmacy Technician(s).
Responsible for the management and utilization of the computerized pharmacy system.
Orders and stores medications, keeping them safe and effective.
Monitors drug therapy for appropriateness and promotes/ evaluates rational drug therapy that improves pharmaceutical care. Performs anticoagulant monitoring.
Maintains positive relationships with all customers.
Complies with regulatory and accreditation standards.
Provides information to the medical staff and administration regarding the cost effective use of pharmaceuticals.
Works with physicians, specialists and other clinicians to implement appropriate guidelines and protocols for drug use based on evidence based medicine, national guidelines, and literature based protocols.
Provides drug information to nurses, physicians, and other pharmacists to ensure current information on drug therapy.
Provides specialized services to assist nursing and patients manage conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, etc.
Recommends changes to drug therapy based on patient assessment.
Provides and documents clinical interventions, therapy recommendations and other clinical activities according to department policy and procedure in order to maintain accurate and complete patient records
Participates in the Medication Reconciliation activities of the Pharmacy Department.
Prepares sterile and non-sterile compounds per USP standards.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy.
BS Pharm or Pharm D degree required, accredited clinical residency preferred.
Must hold a current state license to practice pharmacy.
Two years' experience in hospital pharmacy is preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
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Keywords: Kindred Hospitals, Fort Smith , PRN Pharmacist, Healthcare , Fort Smith, Arkansas

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