Altru Health System

Inpatient Pharmacist

Grand Forks, ND
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Nov 10, 2020
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Job Summary

The Inpatient Pharmacist is an essential members of our health care team and interacts with patients, providers and all other team members to deliver medications safely and effectively to our patients. In this inpatient setting, the pharmacist participates in a wide variety of patient care activities including; medication management, patient rounding, kinetic monitoring, dosing of medications and sterile and non-sterile compounding. This position serves as a readily accessible resource for our patients and other team members. The Inpatient Pharmacist engages and interacts with patients on a daily basis.

Essential Job Functions
  • Demonstrates the ability to accurately interpret, manufacture, and dispense compounds, extemporaneous pharmaceutical products, intravenous admixtures, small volume parenteral, total parenteral nutrition and chemotherapy orders.
  • Interprets verbal and written medication orders, checks for patient name, location, drug name, route of administration, appropriateness of dose and frequency of administration.
  • Enters medication orders into the computer, reviews and monitors patient's past and present medication records, checks for duplication or medication errors, incompatibilities, adverse reactions and drug interactions. Completes all required documentation.
  • Provides educational information and programs to patients, families, health care providers and community organizations, i.e., physician rounding, in-services, consultations.
  • Communicates with other caregivers regarding the patient's status and needs.
  • Maintains appropriate patient and medication records in compliance with state and federal regulations and department policies and procedures.
  • Instructs and supervises order entry functions performed by technical support. Maintains adequate stock supplies, usage trends and anticipates stock levels.
  • Participates in creation, revision, and evaluation of Quality Assurance indicators.
  • Performs pain assessment and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.

License, Certification & Registration
  • Pharmacist, North Dakota Board of Pharmacy Prior to Start Date
  • Driver's License with Acceptable Driving Record, Drivers License - Current State Licensed
  • Prior to Start Date
  • HR Primary Sources Basic Life Support (BLS) American Heart Assoc Prof. Rescue

Education & Experience
  • Doctorate Pharmacy, Preferred

  • A minimum of 1 year of related experience, Preferred
  • Demonstrates the ability to multitask and be detail oriented, Required
  • Ability to work with several different patient care units and level of care providers., Required
  • Demonstrates the ability to work both with a team and independently with enthusiasm., Required
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills, Required