Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Position works on an as needed basis.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology. The position is located at Center for Advanced Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position involves reviewing and filling prescriptions and dispensing medications to patients; supervising pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns during preparation/distribution of injectable and oral medications and checking technicians work before dispensing; maintenance of patient profiles and appropriate entry of medication orders and prescriptions in the pharmacy computer; responsible for daily operations of the pharmacy in the absence of the pharmacist in charge.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Receives medication orders from authorized prescribers; interprets medication order, and enters order in pharmacy computer. Orders are reviewed for accuracy, appropriateness and body surface area and dosages are verified; orders are reviewed for drug allergies and/or drug interactions; maintains accurate patient profiles.
Reviews all pertinent laboratory data prior to dispensing to assure safety and determine if dose(s) should be modified or withheld. Physicians(s) notified if problems exist.
Verifies appropriate compounding by technicians/interns of all medication orders, including injectables, cytotoxic medications, home infusion, and oral medications. Medication orders are checked for appropriate calculations for right drug/dose/patient before dispensing.
Prepares, checks and dispenses outpatient prescriptions and maintains accurate records for original prescriptions and refills, assures accurate filing is performed by technician, generates daily prescription log sheet and signs log sheet.
Assures compliance with state and federal regulations, securing/renewing licenses and registrations as required; obtains required hours of continuing education as outlined by State Board of Pharmacy.
Assures compliance with drug formulary to meet patient needs and minimize waste.
Supervises technicians/interns to assure adequate inventory of medications is maintained.
Provides physicians/staff/patients with appropriate information concerning therapeutic actions, interactions adverse effects, and formulary status of medications. Offers patient counseling when dispensing outpatient medications.
Participates in Quality Assurance (QA) programs within the pharmacy and assures technicians are completing assigned QA tasks by co-signing documents (if applicable).
Assists with entering and dispensing investigational medications; assures appropriate supplies of investigational drugs are used and completes all required log sheets and documentation in an accurate manner. Provides appropriate notification if investigational drug supplies need to be reordered.
Checks all floor stock medications, including items to be refilled in Nucleus; checks and dispenses controlled substances in compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations.
Participates in continuing education programs and pharmacy related programs as required for license renewals and completes required training programs for job.
Graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy or equivalent (PharmD or BS Pharm).
New graduates may fill this role subject to limitations mandated by the Missouri and/or Illinois State Board of Pharmacy pending results of their initial licensing examination.
Current registration in the State of Missouri and/or Illinois, as applicable by state of work location, as a Pharmacist.
Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Experience in IV admixture, cytotoxic drug handling, investigational drug handling procedures, and retail pharmacy.
Working knowledge of current state and federal regulations affecting pharmacy practice.
Demonstrated ability to implement standards of accuracy and judgment.
The hiring range for this position is $44.27 - $61.98 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
This position is not eligible to receive benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade S32.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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