Yale New Haven Health System

IV PHARMACIST COORD.

US-CT-Bridgeport
Job ID
63285
Department
PHARMACY
Category
PHARMACY
Position Type
Full Time Benefits Eligible
Scheduled Hours
40
Work Schedule
DAYS
Work Days
MON-FRIDAY
Work Hours
VARIABLE
Work Shift
ROTATING HOLIDAYS
Requisition ID
2017-16609

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient’s specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

Ensures appropriate drug selection, rational drug therapy, and accurate drug distribution for hospital inpatients and outpatients. Serves as drug information resources for patients and health care professionals. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Processes and Reviews medication orders.
    • 1.1 Enters medication orders into the computer according to established department procedures.
  • 2. Evaluates medication orders.
    • 2.1 Evaluates each medication order for correct drug, strength, dose, and dosing interval.
  • 3. Ensures the correct medication is dispensed to the correct patient at the correct time.
    • 3.1 Ensures the correct medication is dispensed according to established department procedures
  • 4. Performs in process and final checks on tasks completed by the technicians.
    • 4.1 Document unit dose prepackaging checks
  • 5. Ensures all parenteral products are prepared properly.
    • 5.1 Checks parenteral product preparation to ensure accuracy and that aseptic technique has been followed according to policy and procedures, USP chapter 797 and associated chapter standards.
  • 6. Provides drug information to hospital patients and health care professionals.
    • 6.1 Supplies accurate and complete information concerning drug therapy when requested.
  • 7. Conducts medication area-inspections as assigned.
  • 8. Provides in-services / CE education.
    • 8.1 Provides in-services education to pharmacy staff, nurses, physicians and other departments as requested and/or assigned.
  • 9. Maintains professional competency through continuing education.
    • 9.1 Maintains approved continuing education credit as required by state law as evidence by primary source validation.
  • 10. Participates in Health System, Hospital and Departmental quality assurance activities related to IV room.
    • 10.1 Monitor and follow-up on IV monitoring data as appropriate.
  • 11. Incorporates good customer service into day to day activities.
    • 11.1 Provides excellent customer service as outlined by the departmental customer service plan and is evidenced by feedback from fellow employees, nurses, physicians, and patients.
  • 12. Compliance with IV room and cytotoxic policies and procedures.
    • 12.1 Assist with coordinating quality checks/monitors as required by USP chapter 797 standards (e.g. room and hood testing and certification, etc)
  • 13. Oversight of technicians working in the IV room
    • 13.1 Provide constructive feedback to technicians in IV room about performance.
  • 14. Track IV room waste and make changes to production to minimize waste.
    • 14.1 Control inventory levels of medications and supplies in the IV room as to comply with pharmacy budget.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy. Eligible for licensure in Connecticut. Formal USP Chapter 797 training and competency preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

IV pharmacist experience or training in USP 797 and USP 800 strongly preferred.  

 

LICENSURE

 

Eligible for licensure in Connecticut. Pharmacist license in good standing.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Good written, verbal and communication skills including good organizational skills. In depth knowledge of USP Chapter 797 and related IV standards.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

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