Job Description

Location: St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center
Posted Date: 1/16/2024
Job Type: See job requirements for other schedule information
Department: 4001.04280 Pharmacy

About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 33 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

The Pharmacist fills medication orders/prescriptions, monitors patient medication therapies, counsels’ patients, documents interventions, provides drug information, and supervises and directs support personnel. In the absence of a pharmacy supervisor or director, a pharmacist may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the pharmacy supervisor.

The Pharmacist will enhance professional relationships with all departments, staff, and patients. Communicate effectively to promote clinical initiatives, provide patient care and education, and promote pharmacy initiatives. The Pharmacist will provide pharmaceutical care for patients of all ages: from child through geriatric. Maintain a professional presence throughout the hospital. Assure pharmacy services and activities are carried out to meet goals and standards of Steward Healthcare.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Candidate must be available to work Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays for a total of 32 hours per week (Benefit eligible).

-Interprets medication orders/prescriptions (verbal and written) and enters to computerized patient medication profiles accurately

-Prepares and dispenses medications per orders/prescriptions written by licensed prescribers according to established policies and procedures

-Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals products accurately

-Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law

-Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel. Verifies the activities of pharmacy technicians including medication preparation and use of Automated Dispensing Cabinets

-Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, protocols, and national guidelines

-Monitors drug therapy regimens for allergies, contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, drug-laboratory test interactions, adverse drug reactions, appropriateness of drug and dose, and therapeutic duplications

-Supports the pharmacy’s pharmacoeconomic efforts and Antimicrobial Stewardship program

-Provides drug information, clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed

-Documents interventions accurately and appropriately

-Provides drug information to patients and their families

-Assists with purchasing activities and maintenance of adequate inventory level

-Inspects medication areas for outdated medications, proper storage of medications, proper medication administration records, and availability of reference materials

-Accepts and completes special duties to be performed on a regular basis. Examples include controlled substance accountability, record-keeping and reconciliation; crash cart inspection; quality assurance reporting; newsletter contribution and other special projects

-Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education, and training programs to the pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other staffs

-Attends and participates in departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs

-Maintains all required training and education per department requirements.

-Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control. Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations

-Current license to practice Pharmacy in state and maintains all required CE

-Graduate of college of Pharmacy accredited by ACPE or equivalent

-Training and proficiency in age specific therapies for patients

--pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric

-Customer oriented at all times - must be diplomatic

-Work within a diverse workforce

-Pressure to perform in emergency situations

-Overall decision-making responsibility

-Constant interruptions

-Ability to handle multiple projects

Benefits:

  • Grow with a health system that supports career advancement
  • Competitive Pay & Salary Increases
  • Locations close to home, that support work-life balance
  • Affordable Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401k via Fidelity, for eligible team members, with company match
  • Tuition Assistance / Reimbursement
  • Family atmosphere and team approach that provides flexibility
  • Opportunities to grow your career, while not changing your employer! With 39 hospitals nationwide, we care for over 12.3 million patients annually and employ approximately 42,000 team members
  • And much more!

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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