Pharmacist

  • Valhalla, NY

Compensation

: $120,440.00 - $159,620.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Allied Health



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Job Details:
This is a hospital based position located at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY.

Summary:

The Hospital Pharmacist is a licensed professional with knowledge and proficiency in pharmacy practice including pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. The primary function of a hospital pharmacist is to assure the safe and appropriate use of medications and be an advocate of rational drug therap.

Responsibilities:

Evaluates the appropriateness of drug therapy based on patient specific factors; individualization of drug therapy; evaluation, dispensing and providing medications, and drug information

Responsible for assuring the safety and efficacy of the medication use process in the area assigned by reporting adverse drug effects, medication errors, and other quality issues

Reviews patients' medication profiles and medical records as necessary for appropriate drug selection, dosing, contraindications, side effects, potential drug interactions, and therapeutic outcomes as required

Provides medication counseling to patients as needed and documents appropriately

IV preparation including chemotherapy, understanding of USP 797 and USP 800

Understanding automated dispensing systems, IV Robotics and other pharmacy automation systems as required by the department

Participates in multidisciplinary review of patients, evaluates pertinent laboratory data, drug-drug and drug-nutrient interactions, monitors for adverse drug effects, and screens for allergies

Reports adverse drug events (ADE), near misses, and medication errors in alignment with local policies and procedures

Reviews and evaluates orders for non-formulary and restricted drugs for appropriateness and compliance based on established criteria and/or clinical judgement

Maintains appropriate records and completes reports as necessary

Other duties as assigned

Education

Graduation from an accredited College of Pharmacy resulting in Pharm D. or BS degree. Completion of an ASHP accredited residency program or equivalent experience is desired

Experience: Two years of Health Systems/Hospital experience.

Licensure: Current licensure as a pharmacist in good standing in the State of New York required


Associated topics: ach, bram, dispensing, drug, mna, pharmacist, prescription, retail, walgreens

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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