Staff Pharmacist - Cincinnati/Mason, Ohio

Position Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned

I.         CLINICAL PHARMACIST DUTIES                                                                                (70%)

  • Adheres to organization policies and procedures
  • Reviews, receives/verifies all new patient orders and documents the same on the respective order form
  • Assists the physician and other healthcare professionals involved in planning and implementing patient care in the home to ensure safe and effective drug therapy
  • Conducts initial and ongoing assessment of specific patient, drug and disease information to identify real and potential drug-related problems or needs
  • Assists the physician and nursing staff in setting therapeutic objectives for drug therapy and establishing parameters for monitoring the safety and efficacy of drug therapy
  • Monitors the outcomes from drug therapy by collecting, evaluating, and interpreting the results of laboratory data, clinical data and other pertinent patient information
  • Communicates the results of therapeutic drug monitoring activities to the physician, nursing and other appropriate persons
  • Provides consultation and answers inquiries from patients, families, physicians, and other healthcare professionals regarding drugs and their use
  • Maintains thorough and appropriate documentation in the patient/client record of all clinical activities and communication with patients, physicians and other healthcare professionals
  • Maintains clinical skills and knowledge of pharmacotherapy by reviewing the literature and attending in-services, seminars and conferences
  • Identify and implement appropriate formulary substitutions
  • Matches appropriate drug therapy with diagnosis to ensure efficacy

II.        OPERATIONAL DUTIES                                                                                               (25%)

  • Processes and checks all medications, supplies and equipment prior to dispensing from the pharmacy
  • Maintains pharmacy records in accordance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Participates in weekend, holiday and on-call rotation
  • Participates in orientation/training programs for new personnel and current staff
  • Attends designated department meetings as scheduled

III.     REGULATORY DUTIES                                                                                (5%)

  • Dispenses all pharmaceutical and related supplies and equipment in accordance with federal, state and local laws and standards of practice which govern the profession of pharmacy