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Per Diem Pharmacist

Cardinal Health

This is a Full-time position in victoria, tx posted March 22, 2023.

What Health System Pharmacy contributes to Cardinal Health
Pharmacy Operations is responsible for the safe, efficient and effective coordination of Cardinal Health’s pharmacy operations that service acute care hospitals, hospital retail customers, ambulatory care and alternate site facilities, oncology and cardiology practices as well as retail customers.
Health System Pharmacy is responsible for providing customized pharmacy program solutions that reduce costs and improve patient care quality for hospitals, health systems and other integrated healthcare providers may also consult with and advise healthcare team on prescribed medications, supplies and related processes.
Job Summary
Working in a hospital system pharmacy outsourced to Cardinal Health, the Pharmacist II adjusts and dispenses medication to patients and drives the compliant and efficient operations of the pharmacy. The Pharmacist verifies physician orders using the pharmacy information system, makes adjustments according to protocols for a given medication, and provides patient education. This job also supervises Pharmacy Technicians and manages compliance tasks related to accreditation, narcotics control, and inventory management.
Cardinal Health manages the pharmacy at PAM Health Specialty Hospital of Victoria North, PAM Health Specialty Hospital of Victoria Southeast, PAM Health Specialty Hospital of Victoria South and PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Victoria. We are currently recruiting for a Per Diem Pharmacist to work at these locations on an as needed basis Monday–Friday, 8:00AM–4:30PM. Must have ability to cover on-call.
Applies expert knowledge of drugs and related protocols, to verify physician orders for medications using pharmacy information system. Checks drug and dose in relation to stated patient issue and addresses automated alerts from the system regarding drug type, dose, and other metrics.
Supervises Pharmacy Technicians to ensure the compliant and efficient operations of the pharmacy. Checks all work of Pharmacy Technicians in line with State Boards of Pharmacy regulations and provides guidance on complex prescriptions, pharmacy automation systems, orders, and other issues.
Adjusts dosages based on established protocols for each drug, ensuring that dosages are appropriate for the patient’s condition and in light of other medications the patient is using and completes clinical tasks related to antimicrobial stewardship.
Educates patients on the proper use and expected effects of medications, especially when patients are using multiple medications, are beginning new regiments, or are being discharged.
Manages narcotics and inventory control and compliance, including regular documentation and completion of checklists. Audits outdated medication in states where Pharmacy Technicians are not permitted to do so.
Contacts Nurses and Physicians as necessary to verify orders and obtain additional information regarding the order.
Assists the Pharmacy Director in maintaining the pharmacy’s accreditation and in implementing operational changes within the pharmacy, such as the use of new systems or adjustments of standard procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree in pharmacy or PharmD.
Must be a “good standing” licensed Pharmacist and/or eligible for licensure in the state of Texas.
IV certification or ability to obtain certification required.
Hospital/Inpatient experience highly preferred.
Ability to hear, write, and speak clearly in order to communicate with customers and health care professionals.
Strong customer service skills.
Computer savvy to learn and perform successful operation of multiple pharmacy information systems.
Flexibility to work various shifts.
Ability to work on call or be in an on call rotation.
A Covid-19 vaccination or a legitimate accommodation is required in order to be employed in this position. Covid-19 vaccination includes: 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Please Note: vaccines may be required for the position subject to federal, state and/or customer requirements.
What is expected of you and others at this level
Applies working knowledge in the application of concepts, principles and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks.
Works on projects of moderate scope and complexity.
Identifies possible solutions to a variety of technical problems and takes action to resolve.
Applies judgment within defined parameters.
Receives general guidance and may receive more detailed instruction on new projects.
Work reviewed for sound reasoning and accuracy.
Your safety is our top priority. We regularly consult with medical professionals on best practices in COVID-19 prevention to protect our employees. We train our employees on these best practices and regularly clean our sites in accordance with CDC guidelines. Please note: All individuals entering our facilities are required to complete a self-health check, wear a mask and follow all posted guidelines.
Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.