About the Job
Under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist this position oversees the daily activities of the medication use process and provides comprehensive Pharmacy services to patients from neonate to young adulthood. Performs the duties of a registered pharmacist or graduate intern as defined by the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy Administrative Code º R4-23-402-407 and Phoenix Children's Hospital.
- Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
- Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
- Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
- Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
- Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
- Accurately completes Controlled Substance Documentation Records when dispensing controlled substances and accurately maintains investigational drug study records and documentation as required by the study sponsor and accrediting bodies.
- Accurately processes outpatient prescriptions and provides oral and written counseling information to the patient and/or caregiver; ensures appropriateness of all medication doses in reference to the patient's diagnosis, weight/body surface area, age, allergies, and drug interactions.
- Assures departmental policies and procedures are being followed, medication orders are being processed in a timely manner, and the quality of products dispensed meets established departmental guidelines. Ensures that patients receive ordered medications as to dose, route, salt, regimen, and generic substitution
- Verifies appropriateness of medication selected; recommends initiation of drug therapy when necessary; evaluates need for all non-formulary medication requests; suggests equally efficacious but less expensive therapy.
- Acts as a liaison between the Pharmacy and the medical and nursing staff for issues pertaining to pharmacy services; identifies and intervenes when problems involving drug therapy arise (e.g., allergies, drug interactions, therapeutic duplication, adverse drug reactions).
- Initiates and processes medication incident reports and adverse drug reaction reports as needed; participates in departmental data collection and reporting of Drug Use Evaluation, Quality Assurance, and Performance Improvement activities.
- Completes annual aseptic technique certification by skills validation with a qualified observer; participates in on-going self-education activities while preparing for NAPLEX or AZPLEX.
- Enters medication orders in the computer accurately and efficiently; completes intervention documentation and submits information according to departmental guidelines.
- Serves in a professional capacity on unit-based clinical teams. Monitors patients to assure optimal therapeutic outcomes.
- Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.