Mount Sinai Careers
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
· 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.
· 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.
· 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.