Staff Pharmacist PRN
MercyOne

Sioux City, Iowa

Posted in Medical and Nursing


Job Info


Employment Type:
Part time
Shift:
Day Shift

Description:
Under limited supervision, ensures prompt and accurate services for patients, nurses, physicians and other staff. Interprets and evaluates the validity and safety of orders and prescriptions. Monitors the quality of pharmaceutical services provided. Dispenses medications in accordance with legal requirements. Provides information to staff and clients regarding medications and drug therapy. Maintains accurate records. Supervises the work of supportive personnel and verifies the activities of supportive personnel.
Your best life. Our one purpose.

At MercyOne, we are dedicated to the well-being of both our colleagues and the patients they serve. Elevating patient-centered care comes from the efforts of all colleagues.

What we offer:

We care about your well-being, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:

  • Wellness programs
  • Education reimbursement
  • Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision
  • Paid time off
  • Long- and short-term leave
  • Retirement planning
  • Life insurance coverage

What you will do:
  • Reviews electronic/written medication orders to determine clarity, appropriate dose, schedule, possible drug interactions and contraindications. Consults directly with the physician, physician/hospice nurse or nursing home, if changes or clarification is needed.
  • Supervises preparation of patient medications using standard techniques and procedures, including all drugs, prescriptions, controlled substances, IV's and IV admixtures.
  • Successfully interacts with interdisciplinary teams, administrators, physicians, residents, resident families, nursing directors, nursing staff, as well as state and federal regulations.
  • Directs and monitors pharmacy technicians in proper packaging, labeling and distribution of medications.
  • Successfully operates the outpatient computer system and prepares, fills and dispenses outpatient charity prescriptions as needed.
  • Participates in drug therapy monitoring including evaluation of at least the following: a) appropriateness of route and method of administration, b) potential therapeutic duplication, c) drug-drug interactions, d) drug-food interactions, e) drug-lab interactions, f) drug-disease interactions, g) pharmacokinetics analysis of lab data, h) safety and efficacy of drug therapy, I) cost-effective therapeutic alternatives, j) therapeutic appropriateness of medications and k) assessment of patient diagnosis, medical history and any pertinent physical findings.
  • Complies with OBRA standards for patient counseling on prescriptions.
  • Maintains departmental medication inventory levels by checking stock and orders supplies and drugs as indicated. Maintains perpetual inventory system. Maintains invoices in orderly fashion to comply with legal standards.
  • Consults with and advises physicians and nursing staff on matters pertaining to the selection, procurement, distribution, storing and safe use of drugs.
  • Maintains records as required by department, state and federal laws.
  • Researches drug information for physicians, nursing, patients and other health care professionals.
  • Checks pharmacy stock for outdates and proper amount of stock.
  • Is familiar with different pricing schemes and charging policies.
  • Participates in hospital educational programs and community outreach programs as a representative of the hospital.
  • Recognizes and communicates issues/occurrences utilizing established lines of authority, and assists in identifying ways to resolve variances or unacceptable outcomes.
  • Actively participates in department meetings, committees, conferences, and in-services.
  • Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patient safety and reducing risk to patients. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policy & Procedure.

What we are looking for:
  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy and licensure in the State of Iowa.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and to set priorities, make critical decisions, and respond quickly to emergent situations.
  • Must have basic typing skills and be familiar with computers and their functions.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Why MercyOne Western Iowa?

MercyOne Western Iowa serves the needs of individuals in a 33-county area including western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota. MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center, a 238-bed regional facility, is home to the only Level II trauma center in the area - one of only four trauma care facilities in the state to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons - and MercyOne Air Med, a regional helicopter ambulance service. Along with owned and managed hospitals in Primghar and Hawarden, Iowa, and a partnership with Dunes Surgical Hospital in South Dakota, the region also operates a primary care network, specialty care clinics and home health care, providing an entire continuum of preventative, primary, acute and tertiary health care services to provide personalized, compassionate care for the communities we serve and beyond.

About MercyOne and Trinity Health

We are MercyOne: a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping you and your community live your best life so you can get well-and stay well. With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond. MercyOne Western Iowa is a member of Trinity Health

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Our Mission defines us:

MercyOne serves with fidelity to the Gospel as a compassionate, healing ministry of Jesus Christ to transform the health of our communities.

Our timeless Values guide us:
  • Reverence
  • Integrity
  • Commitment to the Poor
  • Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Justice
  • Stewardship
MercyOne Cultural Beliefs direct us:
  • Be ONE: I benefit from and strengthen MercyOne.
  • Personalize Care: Your experience. My responsibility.
  • Own It!: I own my actions to deliver our key results.
  • Improve Daily: I make improvements every day for those we serve including each other.
  • Innovate: I imagine and embrace bold new ideas to revolutionize health.

MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.



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