Pharmacist - Hospital
Madisonville, KY
Job Description

Baptist Health strives to cultivate a close-knit, positive and professional environment that encourages our employees to want to come to work every day.

When you choose Baptist, you have an opportunity to play a role in providing compassionate, quality care that makes a difference in the lives of our patients and promotes joy throughout our communities.

Job Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Maintains a neat, professional, well-groomed appearance. Observes pharmacy and hospital dress code. Wears identification badge at all times.

Observes hospital procedures utilizing the badge system to clock in/out.

Takes only scheduled breaks and returns on time.

Performs work within specified time frames. Adapts positively to frequent interruptions and changes in workload and/or work schedule.

Provides courteous, cooperative, and timely service to patients, visitors, and staff. Demonstrates good oral and written communication.

Voices concerns and suggestions to appropriate persons in a positive manner.

Demonstrates sound professional judgment consistent with clinical/ academic background.

Maintains strict confidentiality of patient, visitor, and employee information.

Fosters a team environment by providing orientation and training to new employees. Assists coworkers in tasks, as time permits.

Adheres to hospital and department policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, corporate compliance, safety, security, fire, and infection control. Complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.

Performance demonstrates efforts to improve patient satisfaction, lower cost, and improve quality.

Demonstrates the ability to address problems in a group setting using tools and techniques for identification and resolution of problems.

Demonstrates the values and behaviors of Baptist Health Madisonville.

Maintains Baptist Health Core Competencies annually.

Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, specific job related hazards, and national patient safety goals.

Ensures positive customer relations interactions

  • Manages difficult or emotional customer situations
  • Responds promptly to customer needs. Patient needs come first
  • Solicits customer feedback to improve service
  • Responds to requests for service and assistance
  • Meets commitments

Key Accountabilities/competency

Key Accountability

  • Prepares and dispenses medication orders per physician request according to established policies, procedures, and protocols. Interprets medication orders (verbal and written) and transcribes to computerized patient profiles accurately. Maintains accurate, complete medication profiles. Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals, including non-sterile, sterile, non-hazardous parenteral, and parenteral nutrition products accurately. Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law.
  • Ensures safe, appropriate, cost effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols. Assists with pharmacokinetic drug dosing. Reads, extracts, and interprets information in patient charts accurately. Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the department. Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel. Verifies the daily activities of pharmacy technicians. Participates in the performance appraisal of pharmacy support personnel as requested. Works independently with minimal supervision. Organizes and prioritizes work assignments. Ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner.
  • Maintains competence required for current job title/position. Maintains current pharmacist licensure. Maintains CE hours as required by law and for job title/position. Clinical Staff Pharmacist designation requires 20 hours of CE yearly, 5 hours to be in one area of study.
  • Keeps pharmacy areas and equipment clean, neat, and well organized.
  • Answers the telephone, identifying self and department. Directs calls to appropriate personnel. Answers and greet customers entering department timely and with courtesy.
  • Attends orientation, education, and training programs. Reviews literature and other materials pertinent to the practice of pharmacy
  • Completes all competence/skills assessment requirements as appropriate for job title/position
  • Age Appropriate Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to provide care appropriate to the newborn (0 - 28 days), infant (29 days - 1 year), child (1 - 12 years), adolescent (13 - 18 years), adult (19 - 59 years) and geriatric (over 59 years) patient including principles of growth and development over the life span of the patient. Possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs and provides the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education, and training programs to the pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other staffs as assigned.
  • Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data; conducts quality monitors and inspections; maintains logs, records, and other documentation as assigned
  • Documents clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely.
  • Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies, and appropriateness of drug use and dose
  • Pharmacist performing clinical directed activities: Performs dosing for anticoagulation patients and follow-up according to established protocols. Completes necessary documentation
  • Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Communicates effectively and suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff, as needed
  • Sustains the formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchange protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection
  • Pharmacist performing clinical directed activities: Reviews/interprets culture and susceptibility data for antibiotic appropriateness and recommends changes, as needed
  • Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff. Provides drug information to patients and their families, as requested
  • Demonstrates the ability to mentor pharmacy residents/students (e.g. through resident/student evaluations). Applies to those pharmacists seeking preceptorship in residency program and participating in ongoing preceptor development.
  • Oversees activities of pharmacy residents and students as assigned. Applies to those pharmacists seeking preceptorship in residency program and participating in ongoing preceptor development.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education, Experience, Training, and Licensures Required:

B.S. Pharm or Pharm D. degree from an accredited university required. Must be licensed or eligible for licensure by the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy. EXPERIENCE: Hospital experience preferred, but not required. (1 year pharmacy experience required for BS graduates, no additional experience required for Pharm D graduates).

If you would like to be part of a growing family focused on supporting clinical excellence, teamwork and innovation, we urge you to apply now!

Baptist Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Job Type Full-time