Mount Sinai Careers

Pharmacist I

New York, New York
Allied Health


Job Description


Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
May be required to perform other duties as assigned or perform other duties when necessary

Clinical/Technical/Service

·         This position will float between two clinic sites.

·         Provides pharmaceutical care to patients by correlating the physician's orders with the patient's clinical status to determine the optimal dose (individual, daily, and cumulative), route, scheduling, and duration of each prescribed medication.

·         Reviews prescriptions issued by the Physician, or other authorized prescriber to assure accuracy, appropriateness of medication, and determine formulas and ingredients needed.

·         Upholds the policies, procedures, standards, goals, and mission of the Out-Patient Pharmacy and the institution.

·         Answers questions and provides information to pharmacy customers on drug interactions, side effects, dosage and storage of pharmaceuticals.

·         Maintains established procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances, and disposal of drugs designated as hazardous waste.

·         Assesses the appropriateness of medication orders based on interview, observation, and review of the patient's medical records.

·         Develops a goal-oriented pharmaceutical care plan based on assessment, in cooperation with the patient, the patient's significant others, and other members of the health care team.

·         Provides consumers with information necessary to comply with medication regimens or avoid potentially harmful interactions, or medication errors.

·         Recommends modification of the medical regimen to achieve consistency with the care plan.

·         Applies therapy modification by protocol when appropriate.

·         Documents patient progress and intervenes to redirect care, if necessary.

·         Records verbal orders and order clarifications accurately based on proper procedure.

·         Communicates with the patient in a manner consistent with patient's age, level of awareness, and ability to learn.

·         Comply with all State and Federal Laws and Regulations.

·         Successfully complete Annual Competency Assessments.

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Organizational/Pharmacy Out-Patient

·         Participates in the department's performance improvement activities.

·         Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information.

·         Exhibits awareness of the philosophy, standards, objectives, policies and procedures of the the Out-Patient Pharmacy.

·         Supports orientation of new staff members by acting as a role model and resource and providing feedback and assistance to new employees.

·         Communicates to supervisor(s) the need for additional intervention when necessary.

·         Provides feedback on policies affecting the delivery of pharmaceutical care.

·         Practices pharmaceutical care that is consistent with the policies and procedures of the Department and the institution.

·         Monitors selected medications as determined by the Department.

·         Documents and categorizes suspected medication reactions.

·         Maintains awareness of departmental performance improvement projects and center wide activities relating to quality improvement.

·         Communicates the need for supplies in a timely fashion based on departmental policy.

·         Demonstrates the ability to profile orders in the pharmacy computer system.

·         Demonstrates the ability to use Drug Information resources, including the Micromedex, Lexicomep, Epic and AHFS systems.

·         Documents and categorizes drug interventions.

·         Shows awareness of professional development needs by participation in ACPE-approved Continuing Education or other appropriate learning experiences, and meets statutory requirements for Pharmacist Continuing Education.

·         Provides in-service education to pharmacy staff within the established area of interest and to medical and nursing staff of the comprehensive center of care.

Requirements: 

  • ·         Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Pharmacy; active State Pharmacist License; and Board Certification, as appropriate.

    ·         Retail Pharmacy experience required. Must demonstrate practical knowledge of computers, software, and products applicable to the the department. The applicant is expected to demonstrate the ability to obtain knowledge of the Institute's departmental structure (Mission, Vision, and Goal Statements) and department policies and procedures. Have the ability to demonstrate effective time management skills while working independently with minimal supervision and supervising others.

    Submit cover letter and resume.

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
 
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation


 

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