The Clinical Pharmacist provides clinical pharmacy management for home infusion therapy patients. Performs initial and on-going patient assessments. Interprets prescription and physicians’ orders and performs computer entry. Responsible for all aspects of intravenous admixture and product distribution functions, by either performing personally or by appropriate direction and supervision of pharmacy technicians. Discusses patient care as needed with others involved in providing service, including physicians and home health nurses. Identifies potential adverse drug events, including risks for medication errors. Reviews reported adverse events, and identifies opportunities for improvement. Rotates 24/7 on call coverage with other pharmacists. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served. This requires that the individual demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development as well as the physical, emotional and psychosocial needs of the patient population served.
Minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy, active Illinois pharmacist license.
Knowledgeable of state, federal and JCAHO regulations, which govern the provision of services in which he/she supervises.
Analytic skills necessary in order to organize and oversee the work of others and evaluate quality and outcome of care provided.
Develops, implements policies and procedures.
Provides own transportation and auto insurance and abides by all laws, rules and recommendations for safe driving while on duty.
Maintains a valid driver’s license.
Demonstrates ability to work independently and execute own workload.
Must be able to use computer workstation, and to operate infusion pumps, clean room pharmacy equipment, and office equipment.
Interpersonal skills for effective verbal and written communication.
Responsible for taking on-call on a rotating basis.
Expected to take night and weekend calls, and make home visits to patients during the evening, night, weekend and/or holiday hours as required.
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