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 Medical Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position involves reviewing and filling of prescriptions and dispensing of medications to patients; supervising pharmacy technicians 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 pharmacy director.
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. Physician(s) notified if problems exist.
Verifies appropriate compounding by technicians of all medication orders including injectables, cytotoxic medications, home infusion and oral medications. Medication orders are checked for appropriate calculations and right drug, right dose, right 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 Missouri Board of Pharmacy.
Assures compliance with drug formulary to meet patient needs and minimize waste.
Supervises technicians 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.
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 Pyxis; checks and dispenses controlled substance 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 school of pharmacy with a BS and/or Pharm.D degree.
Current registration in the State of Missouri as Pharmacist (new graduates may fill this role subject to limitations mandated by the Missouri State Board of Pharmacy pending the results of their initial licensing examination).
Experience in IV admixture, cytotoxic drug handling, investigational drug handling procedures and retail pharmacy.
Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Normal pharmacy environment involving light physical activity and possible exposure to infectious patients and toxic drugs.
Working knowledge of current state and federal regulations affecting pharmacy practice and demonstrated ability to implement standards of accuracy and judgment required.
The hiring range for this position is $43.84 - $61.37 per hour.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -10 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
HR website (hr.wustl.edu)
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.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please upload the following medical license/certification requirements: MO and/or IL (whichever is applicable)
Any additional license or certifications you may have.
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