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Company: Atrium Health
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides high quality comprehensive pharmaceutical care appropriate to the age of the patient which contributes to positive patient outcomes. Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building. Processes medication orders and prescriptions to provide medications and pharmaceutical supplies ordered by physicians or nurses for patients. Supervises the work of technicians to ensure that correct medications are provided for patients on time, and support staff is fully utilized to meet area needs. Provides pharmaceutical care to patients to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes. Participates in the team approach to quality improvement to support the Pharmacy Department commitment to the philosophy and principles of Total Quality. Updates knowledge and skills of self and other health care professionals to maintain, improve and document competency. Documents activities to provide information needed to meet standards, regulations, laws and/or other administrative requirements. Participates in planning by establishing personal goals to support quality improvement efforts and contribute to the achievement of departmental objectives. Provides age/developmental appropriate care in accordance with Age/Development Specific Guidelines for the age groups served when participating in patient care.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy with a B.S. in Pharmacy or Pharm. D. Degree is required.
  • One or two years' experience in hospital pharmacy is preferred for inpatient positions.
  • Must be licensed to practice pharmacy in North Carolina or eligible for licensure. Previous mentorship of pharmacy residents and perioperative experience is preferred.
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency or equivalent experience preferred.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION:

  • Active Registration with North Carolina Board of Pharmacy required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Processes medication orders and prescriptions ordered by physicians or nurses for patients. 2. Supervises the work of technicians to ensure that correct medications are provided for patients on time, and support staff is fully utilized to meet area needs. 3. Provides pharmaceutical care to patients to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes. 4. Participates in the team approach to quality improvement to support the Pharmacy Department's commitment to the philosophy and principles of Total Quality. 5. Updates knowledge and skills of self and other health care professionals to maintain, improve and document competency. 6. Documents activities to provide information needed to meet standards, regulations, laws and/or other administrative requirements. 7. Participates in planning by establishing personal goals to support quality improvement efforts and contribute to the achievement of departmental objectives. 8. Provides age/developmental appropriate care in accordance with Age/Development Specific Guidelines for the age groups served when participating in patient care. 9. Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to communicate on a professional level with physicians, nurses and other professional staff when discussing drugs and drug related problems Strong oral and written communication Contact with patients, family members, visitors, coworkers and medical staff under a wide variety of circumstances Excellent customer service skills

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Potential exposure to infections and contagious diseases Handles emergency or crisis situations Possible exposure to latex Possible exposure to cytotoxic (chemotherapeutic) agents Requires judgment/action that could result in death of patients Noise generated from telephones, computers/printers, hood and verbal communication Possible exposure to the risk of bloodborne and/or airborne pathogens Subject to many interruptions Pressure due to multiple demands Subject to changes in work schedules and areas to meet customer/department needs 


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