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CLINICAL PHARMACIST

Job Description

Clinical Pharmacist JOB SUMMARY:  Clinical Pharmacists are responsible for ensuring safe and effective use of medications for patients, for the pharmaceutical care of patients, including patient outcome, patient satisfaction, medication dispensing and administration, and cost-effective drug therapy. He/she is responsible for providing health care professionals with education and information concerning all aspects of drug therapy, fulfilling all staff pharmacist duties when working in that capacity up to 70% of the time, maintaining the nursing Medication Administration Records, and overall pharmaceutical services on their assigned unit(s).  This is a 64 Hr, Day Shift position.

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Job Requirements

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CLINICAL PHARMACIST = EDUCATION: Graduate from a School of Pharmacy, or equivalent program, with a minimum of a BS Pharmacy degree. Pharm.D. degree preferred. LICENSURE: Currently licensed to practice pharmacy in the State of California. American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider required. EXPERIENCE:General clinical residency completed or minimum of two years as a practicing clinical pharmacist, or equivalent combination of education and experience. REPORTS TO: Director of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Manager, Clinical Coordinator EMPLOYEES SUPERVISED: Staff Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Students WORK SCHEDULE Weekdays, evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Repetitive use of hands and fingers (e.g. preparing IV admixtures, use of a computer keyboard). May require lifting and carrying light loads (up to 25 Lbs.), including boxes, equipment, unit-dose cassettes and IV solutions, and stooping or kneeling (e.g. to pick up items from the floor, to remove and replace items on lower shelves, and to filedocuments in lower file drawers). Sitting, walking, or standing for long periods of time (4-8 hours) is often necessary. Must be physically able to operate the equipment used for the job. CRITICAL DEMANDS Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision. Ability to work cooperatively with health-system and pharmacy staff. Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule. Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions, and respond quickly to emergency requests. Ability to exercise sound professional judgment. Must have excellent written and verbal skills, which exhibit confidence and reliability/accuracy. Ability to meet the pharmaceutical care needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric, psychiatric, oncology, obstetric, chemically dependent, rehabilitation, and skilled-nursing patients, with knowledge of unit-dose drug distribution, IV admixture service, and clinical drug therapeutics. OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS Potential to be exposed to infectious patients or materials. Potential for exposure to hazardous and toxic substances (including chemotherapy, cytotoxic drugs, and cleaning solutions). Potential for sticks and cuts by needles and other sharp items. Potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not used.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Part-Time
Job Type Pharmaceutical, Science
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Pharmaceutical, Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel None
Job ID 6607
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CLINICAL PHARMACIST


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