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Staff Pharmacist - Pharmacy - Kings Hwy (Open)

Company: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Location: Shreveport
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

This job maintains and ensures complete and appropriate drug therapy in a multidisciplinary pharmaceutical care environment. Prepares, dispenses and verifies medications ordered for an assigned group of patients, using safe, rational, and cost-effective therapeutic decision making. Assesses, evaluates and monitors patient drug therapy; provides drug information, patient education, and other clinical pharmacy services.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.
EducationRequired -Bachelor's degreePreferred -Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)
Work ExperienceRequired -None.
CertificationsRequired - Current Pharmacy license in the state of practiceKnowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
  • Skills necessary to compound pharmaceuticals, operate technical equipment, and etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    Job Duties
    • Evaluates all physician orders based on a clinical assessment of the patient which includes but is not limited to allergies, age, renal function, concomitant drug therapy, lab values, approved dosing guidelines, best practice protocols, diagnosis, and physical clinical status.
    • Assures the safe and accurate preparation and dispensing of medications including sterile products and investigational drugs measured by QA, medication occurrences, competency assessment and other documentation.
    • Manages drug therapy to optimize patient outcomes measured by intervention documentation, ADR assessment, chart reviews, target drug reviews, patient education, and the provision of drug information.
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge, licensures and certifications through continuing education.
    • Manages the operations of the pharmacy in compliance with state and federal regulations.
    • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
      Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

      Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.
      This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

      The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
      Physical and Environmental Demands
      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.).
      Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.
      Work may require travel throughout and between facilities.
      Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).
      Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, however incumbents may be called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.

      The incumbent works with patients who have known or suspected communicable diseases and may enter isolation rooms. The incumbent has an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases. There is potential to encounter hazardous medications and hazardous waste.Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Shreveport , Staff Pharmacist - Pharmacy - Kings Hwy (Open), Healthcare , Shreveport, Louisiana

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