Under the supervision of the pharmacy manager, performs all duties necessary to ensure efficient daily operation of the pharmacy, providing quality products and services to infusion therapy patients.
DUTIES AND RESPONIBILITIES
- Ensures compliance with federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations, policies and procedures and accrediting body standards.
- Obtains, interprets, and evaluates all medication orders to assure therapeutic appropriateness, cost effectiveness, accuracy and completeness.
- Accurately maintains all legally required records.
- Assists in training and orientation of new employees.
- Provides technical and clinical information and communicates results of monitoring activities to patients, nurses and physicians as required regarding the contents, utilization, therapeutic actions, possible adverse reactions or interactions of drugs.
- Initiates, reviews and updates all Bayshore required documentation per Policy and Procedure (P&P)
- Follows established procedures for drug and supply procurement and maintains appropriate inventory levels and preferred product selection of drugs, solutions and supplies.
- Performs and documents compounding checks and double checks per P&P.
- Prepares and/or checks infusion supply orders for patients
- Prepares and/or checks equipment programming eg. infusion pumps
- Prepares and/or checks compounding sheets for compounding
- Adheres to stability and compatibility guidelines and quality control procedures.
- Performs accurate computer order-entry, labeling and dispensing in accordance with College of Pharmacist regulations.
- Participates with nurses and physicians in all clinical activities as required.
- Participates in Performance Improvement activities, educational programs and departmental/branch meetings.
- Works cohesively with and delegates appropriately to other team members.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Assists with tracking and obtaining narcotic/controlled substance prescriptions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelors Degree (BSc) in Pharmacy or a PharmD, from an accredited college or university.
Experience in sterile compounding an asset.
Ability to read, analyze, interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, patients, nurses and physicians.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent and to draw and interpret graphs. Should have the ability to solve word problems and algebraic equations. Must be able to make accurate pharmaceutical calculations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram or schedule form.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Licensed with Ontario College of Pharmacists to be able to provide direct patient care (Part A).
Current CPR certification if involved with direct patient contact.
Other Skills and Abilities
Computer ability (word processing, data base and spreadsheet programs, etc. )
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
- The employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to mix medications and operate equipment.
- The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit.
- Vision requirements include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Lifting required as per employee capacity, employee must notify Supervisor regarding any health issues that may affect ability to lift
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
- The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
- The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.