The Hospital Pharmacist is a licensed professional with knowledge and proficiency in pharmacy practice including pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. The primary function of a hospital pharmacist is to assure the safe and appropriate use of medications and be an advocate of rational drug therapy.
Evaluates the appropriateness of drug therapy based on patient specific factors; individualization of drug therapy; evaluation, dispensing and providing medications, and drug information
Responsible for assuring the safety and efficacy of the medication use process in the area assigned by reporting adverse drug effects, medication errors, and other quality issues
Reviews patients' medication profiles and medical records as necessary for appropriate drug selection, dosing, contraindications, side effects, potential drug interactions, and therapeutic outcomes as required
Provides medication counseling to patients as needed and documents appropriately
IV preparation including chemotherapy, understanding of USP 797 and USP 800
Understanding automated dispensing systems, IV Robotics and other pharmacy automation systems as required by the department
Participates in multidisciplinary review of patients, evaluates pertinent laboratory data, drug-drug and drug-nutrient interactions, monitors for adverse drug effects, and screens for allergies
Reports adverse drug events (ADE), near misses, and medication errors in alignment with local policies and procedures
Reviews and evaluates orders for non-formulary and restricted drugs for appropriateness and compliance based on established criteria and/or clinical judgement
Maintains appropriate records and completes reports as necessary
Other duties as assigned
Graduation from an accredited College of Pharmacy resulting in Pharm D. or BS degree. Completion of an ASHP accredited residency program or equivalent experience is desired.
Two years of Health Systems/Hospital experience
Current licensure as a pharmacist in good standing in the State of New York required