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Pharmacist PRN

Req #: 17013442
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Job Category: Pharmacy
Organization: FH Memorial Medical Center
Potential Referral Bonus: $

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Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center    

     Our goal at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is simple: to offer our patients the absolute best care around, in the most compassionate, community-focused setting possible.

     Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center consists of two campuses: a 277-bed main hospital in Daytona Beach and a 119-bed hospital in Ormond Beach, as well as our new outpatient facility, located at the Pavilion at Port Orange. Through our Christian mission of hope, health and healing, we strive to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. We are a recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Sterling Award, which is the highest award an organization in Florida can receive for performance excellence.

     More than 400 physicians hold privileges to practice at our facilities, and we employ more than 1,700 care-team members. Our specialties include cardiology, cancer, emergency care, surgical services, obstetrics, neurosurgery, stroke care, rehabilitation, weight-loss surgery, imaging, laboratory, home health, wound care, diabetes, hospice, physician practices and women’s services.

     Patients and families from across the country appreciate Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s unique culture. Our cutting-edge technology is accompanied by the holistic environment and patient-centered care that have defined Florida Hospital for more than a century. Best of all, it’s just a short trip from some of Florida’s most exciting attractions—and minutes from the Sunshine State’s premier beaches.

You will be responsible for:
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served.
  • All medication orders are screened to ensure that drug therapy is appropriate to the ages of the patient served by the hospital (neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric).
  • Provides a safe and effective drug control system throughout the hospital.
  • Accurately processes medication orders into the computer system with the correct drug, dose and dosage form, frequency, duration, and route as compared to the original physician order.
  • Dispenses medications for the correct patient in the correct dose, dosage form, and amount at the right time.
  • Verifies all medications for the correctness before they are distributed to patient care areas.
  • Assists in the maintenance of adequate stock of medications in the pharmacy and patient care areas in accordance with the formulary and medication policies.
  • Enhances teamwork by showing willingness and flexibility in responding to patient, department and/or co-workers needs.
  • Prevents, identifies and resolves medication related problems to assure patients safety, optimize patient outcome, improve patient satisfaction, and minimize cost.
  • Reviews physician orders to assure accuracy and appropriateness, and intervenes with prescriber and documents interventions as required.
  • Monitors patient profiles for drug allergies, drug interactions, duplicate therapy, and incompatibilities.
  • Performs renal dosing adjustments, IV to PO conversions, therapeutic interchanges and other medical staff-authorized policies and protocols.
  • Dispenses and/or compounds medications, sterile products and chemotherapy.
  • Screens all medication orders for allergies, therapeutic duplication, and other drug-related problems specific to each individual patient, and taking action when required according to professional standards.
  • Follows through on all orders requiring clarification and/or alteration in a responsible and accountable manner in accordance with the highest professional standards and formulary compliance.
  • Manages time and resources effectively through good organization and prioritization of work and through use of positive problem solving skills.
  • Reviews daily laboratory values, culture and sensitivities, and other reports for appropriateness of drug choice, dosing, route, and monitoring.  Address problems discovered in a timely and professional manner.
  • Identifies and reports Adverse Drug Reactions.
  • Consistently documents interventions performed on a patient’s behalf.
  • Stays up to date with departmental information, Net Learning assignments, staff meetings, and policy changes, by attending meetings, reading posted communications, e-mail, and other methods of communication.
  • Provides consultative services to patients and professional staff to assure safe, effective, and cost effective use of medications.
  • Provides patient-specific pharmacokinetic dosing consultation for any medication requested in a timely manner.
  • Provides patient-specific nutrition support consultation as requested.
  • Participates in a multi-disciplinary patient care rounds or discharge planning meetings as requested.
  • Provides accurate drug information to health professionals.
  • Participates in the education of patients regarding medication therapy as requested.
  • Provides in-services to patients and health care staff as requested.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement initiatives including Medication Use Evaluations.
  • Medication use recommendations are based on P&T Committee and medical staff guidelines.
  • Responsible for the direct supervision of the technicians/technical staff.
  • All medications prepared by technicians are verified prior to delivery to patient care areas.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Assists in drug purchasing, control and storage.
  • Supervises the work of pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns.
What will you need?
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy
  • Current registration with Florida State Board of Pharmacy as a registered pharmacist
  • Hospital experience preferred
  • Doctor of Pharmacy preferred
  • Glycemic management (preferred)
  • IV to PO medication conversion (preferred)
  • Pharmacokinetic dosing and monitoring (preferred)
  • Warfarin dosing and monitoring (preferred)
  • Total parenteral nutrition management (preferred)

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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