Pharmacy Resident FT Days in Sebring, FL at Florida Hospital Heartland

Date Posted: 8/25/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Sebring, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    8/25/2018
  • Job ID:
    18004276
  • Job Function
    Pharmacy
  • Travel
    Yes, 50 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital Heartland

Job Description


Description
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

All essential functions must be performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Demonstrates, through behavior, Florida Hospital's core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program booklet.

Under the direction of the Preceptor, coordinates and provides clinical pharmacy services for patients receiving treatment. Identifies service requirements by interaction and consultation with patients, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and technicians. Monitors for appropriateness of medication, dose, strength, expiration date, route of administration, and dosage form are appropriate for each patient, as documented in patient medication profile. Patients receive the correct medications for the optimal length of time.

Document clinical interventions, which prevent or eliminate drug-related problems (e.g., adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, etc.), or promote cost-effective drug therapy. Prepare and submit concise activity reports documenting the number of interventions, estimated cost savings, and potential change in patient outcome. All intravenous medications are converted to the oral route whenever possible and appropriate for the patient. Nursing is notified of any discrepancies. Provide specialty consults as assigned in a timely, accurate and consistent manner. Calculate pharmacokinetic parameters and communicate recommendations. Appropriately intervenes for drug allergies, potential drug interactions, and duplication of therapy. Serum drug concentrations are recommended, obtained and evaluated when consulted. Optimal dose adjustments based on therapeutic drug monitoring results and/or the patient's clinical status are recommended and implemented in a timely manner. Non- consulted patients levels are also reviewed and recommendations are made to the prescriber when needed.

Drug information and recommendations are provided to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Effectively communicates to medical staff recommendations for alternative drug regimens for all drugs, which are not on the hospital formulary.  Patients are educated and counseled on how to take their medications properly. Patients receive appropriate information regarding possible side effects. The resident attends patient care rounds and actively participates as a member of his/her assigned medical team routinely as requested by the preceptor.

Participates in education presentations to healthcare personnel on the principles of pharmacokinetics and/or pharmacotherapy as needed. Prepares drug monographs for review by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Formulary and MUE Committees as needed.

Coordinates and participates actively in staff development programs (i.e., presents interesting cases or reviews journal articles). Nursing staff and other health care professionals receive timely and effective in-service regarding new procedures or pertinent new drug therapies (may include newsletters, etc.). A resource for drug information for other healthcare workers. 

Participates as a preceptor for Pharm.D. students as requested by the preceptor.

Understands how to handle, process and appropriately dispose of all waste materials, including all levels of hazardous waste, within the department. Knowledgeable about the appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Chemo Spill Kits in the event of a cytotoxic spill.

Employee will receive appropriate training in the handling of hazardous waste during initial training into the department, and then will receive an annual update thereafter.
Qualifications
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Good communication skills, ability to work with staff members

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
Ability to work closely with medical, nursing and pharmacy services in the area of pharmacotherapy
Ability to work with pharmacy and medical students when appropriate
Ability to take active part in pharmacy staff development
Ability to serve the needs of neonatal, pediatric, adult, adolescent and geriatric patients

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

 Graduate of a Doctor of Pharmacy degree program


LICENSURE, CERTIFICAITON, OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
Current valid State of Florida Pharmacist license
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
• State of Florida License in Consultant Pharmacist

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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