In this position, the Pharmacist plays an integral role in the coordination and provision of medication management services throughout the hospital and utilizes drug knowledge and clinical skills to enhance optimal drug therapy for patients.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Drug Distribution, Clinical and Intervention Responsibility
Interacts with physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to ensure that medications are appropriately prescribed and monitored to avoid drug allergies, drug interactions, drug contraindications, drug duplications, and drug dosages outside established guidelines. Documents all interventions.
Collaborates with the patient and other health care professionals involved with the medication use system to prevent medication errors.
Documents, reviews and assesses suspected adverse drug reactions.
Provides accurate written and verbal drug information to health care professionals, patients and family.
Follows formulary management policy and procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge of operational applications of departmental computer systems including identification and resolution of system issues. Accurately utilizes computer systems in the medication management process.
Participates in departmental work groups to contribute to process improvments and strategic planning.
Participates in pharmacy student rotations and presents educational topics to hospital staff and the community
Completes accurate floor checks of assigned areas and documents involvement with patient care areas.
Completes training and education programs to maintain licensure and to enhance knowledge and practice skills.
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy, or Master of Science in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy
Current Montana Pharmacist Licensure or eligibility for reciprocity. If employee is newly graduated from a Pharmacy program, must obtain MT Pharmacist licensure within three months of hire and will function as a Registered Pharmacy Intern until licensure obtained.
Current BLS certification or ability to obtain at next class offering
Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically within a multi-functional team
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to successfully function in a fast paced, service oriented environment
Experience in understanding and usage of computers, including the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as the ability to learn new applications relevant to the position
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.