Pharmacist Per Diem Desert Regional Medical CenterGENERAL DUTIES:The Clinical Pharmacist shall perform clinical, distributive, supervisional, and educational functions necessary to support the departmental functions. Furthermore, he/she use critical thinking skills and exercises independent decision-making as needed for the provision of safe and rational medication therapy. In addition, the Pharmacist works to uphold all department related policies and procedures with close attention to medication management duties dictated by the Joint Commission.DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES: 1. Practices pharmacy in accordance with all applicable regulations and upholds pharmacy policy/procedures as appropriate2. Establishes and maintains professional relationships with colleagues, physicians and other care providers.3. Helps coordinate department operations and assures responsibility for professional development.4. Establishes standards/norms for clinical practice/patient care and evaluates opportunities that improve patient outcomes.5. Demonstrates independent leadership and professionalism with respect to the oversight of pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, and pharmacy interns. Contributes to department research for both pharmacy students and residents6. Consistently demonstrates work habits that are in accordance with department standards/norms. Able to troubleshoot problems independently and use the management tree as appropriate.7. Is an active participant, who contributes to value of The Pharmacy Team by Helping peers and co-workers to improve services with comments, suggestions, and a positive attitude.8. Effectively communicates with colleagues, physicians, members of the health care team; and patients when deemed appropriate.9. Accurately assesses drug therapy, in relation to patient specific conditions, i.e. compromised renal/hepatic function, hypersensitivity, age-related dose adjustments, department/hospital policies and procedures, therapeutic indication(s), formulary/therapeutic alternatives, administration routes, contraindications, etc.10. Recognizes problematic Drug-Drug, Drug-Disease and Drug-Food interactions.11. Clinically assesses and appropriately documents reports of ADR’s and/or medication errors.12. Designs and implements an appropriate pharmacotherapeutic plan to address the identified problem(s).13. Monitors for clinical outcomes, and follows up with the patient and health care team.14. Effectively documents in the medical record all pertinent drug related interventions.15. Maintains compliance with drug related regulation in a hospital setting including but not limited to: USP, State board of Pharmacy, DEA, and CDPH.16. Maintain knowledge regarding hospital formulary, inventory, and drug shortages.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:Required:1. Pharm.D degree from accredited university (may consider RPh with extensive work exp)2. Possess a valid CA pharmacist’s license (maintain current at all times)3. Minimum 6 months experience in a hospital pharmacy or equivalent clinical practice experience4. Current American Heart Association BLS or within 30 days of hire (maintain current at all times) Preferred:1. If routinely staffed in critical care areas will require one or all of the following advanced life support certifications within 90 days of hire or transfer, as applicable (verify with Pharmacy Director):a. American Heart Association ACLS (maintain current at all times) b. PALS (maintain current at all times) c. NRP (maintain current at all times) d. S.T.A.B.L.E. (maintain current at all times) 2. Able to work all shifts and weekends3. Excellent written & verbal communication skills4. Completion of an ASHP residency program5. Certification through the board of pharmaceutical specialties or equivalent6. Collaborative practice experience using protocol management skills7. Office (Word, Excel, PPT) experience8. Familiarity with CPOE, Cerner, or other electronic documentation systemsJob: Pharmacist/Staff/ClinicalPrimary Location: Palm Springs, CaliforniaHospital Location: Desert Regional Medical CenterJob Type: PT2YShift Type: Rotating Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.
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