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To provide medications, sterile and non-sterile products to inpatients and some outpatients.

+ Inputs physicians orders accurately and promptly onto the patient's drug profile to maintain workload and workflow.

+ Reviews the order for appropriateness of therapy against the patient's profile, noting and discerning all pertinent information for pharmacy (indication, dose, route, frequency, duration, contraindications, warnings, restrictions, drug allergies, drug-drug, drug-food interactions, drug-disease interactions) and takes appropriate actions to prevent related adverse events.

+ Checks for and enforces adherence to the hospital drug formulary and other restrictions as established by the P&T Committee or policies and procedures; uses good judgement in the procurement of non-formulary items, e.g. cost, timeliness

+ Contacts physicians, nursing staff or other health care personnel regarding any recommended change in orders, in a courteous and professional manner and provides safe, effective, and cost-containing recommendations and drug information.

+ Updates the patient's profile accurately with pertinent patient-specific information, e.g., allergy, weight, height, diagnosis, special instructions, etc.; ensures that the patient's profile is accurate with important information such as room number, account number, and medical record number.

+ Fills and labels medications accurately, consistently and in a timely manner to maintain workload and workflow.

+ Demonstrates/ensures proper aseptic and protective safety techniques in preparing IV, TPN and chemotherapy products; ensures IV, TPN and chemotherapy medications are prepared in compatible solutions, correct concentrations, etc.

+ Keeps accurate perpetual inventory of Schedule II Controlled Substance when adding to the inventory, signing out inventory, and returning or destroying controlled substances.

+ Determines and fills the appropriate quantities of controlled substances for each nursing unit.

+ Screens each nursing unit's controlled substances record sheet for signatures and other pertinent information and takes appropriate measures or investigative steps to assist in resolving narcotic discrepancies.

+ Uses judgement and follows policies and procedures in the dispensing of discharge medications and other outpatient prescriptions and provide patient counseling in a clear, easy to understand manner, if needed.

+ Ensure Ensures the use of Medi-Cal approved formulary drugs for the treatment of patients in the Subacute Unit and Coastside; collects and reports needed information for the submission TARs to cover non-Medi-Cal drugs.

+ Ensures that the medication needs of Coastside (SNF, acute, ER, Pyxis) are met on a timely basis and during emergency off-hours (evenings, nights and weekends) according to policies and procedures.

+ Ensures that home care orders are processed and dispensed accordingly; ensures orders are covered by third party payors before dispensing products.

+ Maintains an adequate inventory level of all drugs, including narcotics, and communicates with the buyer on routine and special procurement needs.

+ Uses good judgement and follows polices and procedures when loaning and borrowing medications.

+ Ensures that medications are stored properly, rotates stock and checks for expiration dates.

+ Demonstrates accuracy and proficiency in the use of the inpatient pharmacy computer system (Megasource).

+ Demonstrates accuracy and proficiency in the use of the automated dispensing system (Pyxis).

+ Demonstrates accuracy and proficiency in the use of the outpatient pharmacy computer system (QS1) .

+ Demonstrates accuracy and proficiency in the use of the parenteral nutrition computer program (TPN-Plus) and the parenteral nutrition automated compounder (Nutrimix)

+ Maintains current knowledge on and demonstration of changes, new features, upgrades, interfaces, etc. of the above systems as it relates to pharmacy practice and operations.

+ Demonstrates good judgement and follows policies and procedures in trouble-shooting and investigating problems such as downtime, corrupt data, hardware and software failure, etc. of all computerized systems.

+ Maintains current knowledge of key programs related to quality issues.

+ Participates in and completes departmental quality assurance programs, QA/PI activities, task force, etc. as assigned

+ Maintains a professional, enthusiastic and responsible manner in the provision of all clinical services.

+ Demonstrates consistency, accuracy, competency, relevance and timeliness when providing safe and effective clinical recommendations for appropriate drug of choice, dosing, drug interactions, contraindications, etc.

+ Demonstrates consistency, accuracy, competency, relevance and timeliness when providing drug information to patients or health care professionals.

+ Provides drug inservices to nurses and other health professionals in an organized, concise manner.

+ Participates in drug use evaluations, studies and audits.

+ Reports and investigates adverse drug reactions according to policies and procedures.

+ Contributes to the pharmacy newsletter at least once in the past 2 years.

+ Maintains complete, accurate and timely documentation of clinically related activities according to policies and procedures, e.g. interventions binder, logs, etc.

+ Demonstrates competency and efficiency in the execution of the Pharmacokinetic Service.

+ Demonstrates competency and efficiency in the execution of the Anti-Infective Management Program.

+ Demonstrates competency and efficiency in the monitoring and management of parenteral nutrition patients

+ Communicates with other pharmacists, written and oral, regarding important patient care issues to maintain consistency and quality of clinical services.

+ Maintains current clinical expertise which reflects practice at Seton/Seton Coastside.

+ Prioritizes workload (dispensing and clinical) and performs duties in a timely and proficient manner to meet the needs of the department and maintain adequate workflow.

+ Follows up on pending problems or issues; tends to all areas of the department (inpatient, Coastside, home care, clinical, Pyxis, etc.) when on duty.

+ Directs work flow and personnel in an effective and professional manner to maintain productivity.

+ Supervises and checks the activities of technicians, interns, volunteers and trainees to assure accurate and proficient completion of assigned tasks.

+ Counsels staff in a courteous and effective manner when necessary.

+ Communicates areas of concern to the Director of Pharmacy.

+ Discusses and contributes ideas and solutions for problems, issues or other developments pertaining to the operation of the pharmacy.

+ Ensures order and cleanliness in the pharmacy.

+ Completes duties as assigned in a timely manner and according to predetermined criteria.

+ AHMC - Seton Values: Work assignments and professional interactions are consistent with AHMC Seton Values.

+ Age-Related Competency: Has demonstrated knowledge of and competence in age-related patient care, as defined and documented in department standards.

+ Workplace Safety: Is aware of and works within hospital and departmental safety guidelines, including reporting potential hazards and hazardous behavior. Uses appropriate body mechanics and lifting devices, as needed, for all work assignments.


B.S. Pharmacy; or M.S. Pharmacy, or Pharm. D.

Minimum of 2 years hospital pharmacy experience and/or residency training preferred.


Graduate from an accredited school of Pharmacy


Computer Skills


Current California license.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift up to ____pounds and push/pull up to ____pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The duties of this job include possible exposure to gases and fumes, blood and body fluids, and hazardous chemicals; the employee must understand and demonstrate

AHMC- Seton Medical Center has a long tradition of providing patient-centered, quality care and a commitment to clinical excellence and our community. Founded in 1893, the 357-bed medical center now serves 1.5 million residents of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical specialties, as well as emergency and urgent care services. Its sister facility, Seton Coastside, is a 116-bed skilled nursing complex offering inpatient care and the only 24-hour standby Emergency Department on the Pacific Coast between Daly City and Santa Cruz. We pride ourselves on improving the health and well-being of our patients, community, and populations, we serve with high quality community partnerships, and continuous innovation to our health care delivery system and this is why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to deliver the safest and highest quality patient-centered care

iCIMS Assigned Requisition ID: req10550

Shift: Nights

External Company Name: AHMC Healthcare

Street: 1900 Sullivan Ave


Full time
Daly City, CA

Published on 04/05/2021

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