Covenant Health

Job Title
PHARMACIST
ID
3932803
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
PHARMACY

Overview

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Pharmacist

Full Time, 80 Hours per pay period, Day Shift, Hours Variable

 

 

Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.

 

Pharmacy

The Pharmacy Department is open 24 hours a day seven days a week.  We provide all medication needs throughout the hospital to include all procedural and patient care areas.  Out staff consist of Licensed Pharmacist and Registered Pharmacy Technicians, currently we are about 50:50 techs to pharmacist ratio. The pharmacist and techs work closely together to meet the needs of our patients.  The pharmacy is newly renovated with Omnicell Carousels in the main Pharmacy and Omnicell nursing medication cabinets and anesthesia work Stations.  The pharmacy also has a newly renovated IV Room and that is both Chapter 797 and 800 compliant and soon to have completed renovation of our OR Pharmacy Satellite also with a Chapter 797 IV Room.  The pharmacy department is also highly involved in Medication Reconciliation on all of our admitted patients.  This task is conducted by our Pharmacy Technicians working in conjunction with the nursing, pharmacy and medical staff out of the Emergency Department. Services provided include but not limited to:  Pharmacokinetic dosing of medications, Renal Dosing of medications, Antibiotic Stewardship, formulary and auto-substitution of many medications as approved by the medical staff.  We have a good relationship with the medical staff who provide a lot of leeway for the Pharmacy to expand and assist in patient care.  Restocking of medications in all Omnicells throughout the house is also conducted by the pharmacy department.

 

Position Summary:

Provide prescribed pharmaceuticals, medications, information and clinical monitoring for adequate patient care according to professional standards and practices.

 

Contact Jason Shubert if you have any questions 865-374-5393, jshuber1@covhlth.com 

 

Responsibilities

  • Compound, label and package medications and pharmaceuticals.
  • Responsible for review of patient medication profile for drug compatibilities, allergies, and appropriateness of drug order. Clarification of medication orders and/or doses of medication as necessary with physicians.
  • Provide drug information to physicians, health care professionals, and patients. Assist nursing staff in calculations of infusion rates and IV drips.
  • Responsible for dispensing of medications of investigational drug trials to ensure proper study protocol procedures are followed.
  • Responsible for compliance with all state and federal pharmacy regulations and requirements.
  • Provide support / consultative services to physicians.
  • Supervise technicians to include verification of drug order entry, filling of inpatient and outpatient prescriptions, and admixture of intravenous medications.
  • Inform patients and family on proper use of various medications including dosage, side effects and composition.
  • Ensure secure storage of narcotics and other controlled substances on a regular basis.
  • Inspect nursing units on a monthly basis to ensure medications are maintained according to Tennessee State Law and manufacturer’s storage requirements.
  • Assist in preparing computerized patient care reports such as medication administration record and automated drug cabinet usage reports.
  • Participate in community education programs to provide medication information.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:           

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience:         

None

 

Licensure Requirement:      

Current TN pharmacist license.

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