Northwell Health Pharmacist in New York, New York

Req Number 001V92

Job Category Pharmacy

Job Description

Prepares and distributes pharmaceuticals to patients to provide quality pharmaceutical care directed at appropriate medication therapy and positive outcomes.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Processes physician orders to provide pharmaceutical care services by screening orders when entering into the computer profile and reviewing for appropriate therapy - e.g., incompatibilities, interactions, dosing, non-formulary agents.

  • Prepares sterile products including large/small volume parenterals, Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN’s), chemotherapy utilizing aseptic technique and monitoring parameters.

  • Modifies, clarifies, and verifies medication orders through the interdisciplinary medical team by communicating with practitioners concerning therapy changes.

  • Dispenses controlled drugs following state and federal regulations and hospital policy including proper documentation and maintenance of inventory levels as well as the dispensing unit for controlled substances.

  • Maintains proper inventory control by monitoring stock levels to ensure adequate drug supplies to maintain pharmaceutical services and expiration dates to ensure quality control.

  • Performs computer operations to enter physician orders, maintain patient profiles, generate reports, fill patient medication needs for a twenty-four hour period, repackage unit dose for the “robotic” system, understand and operate the interfacing of various systems and utilize the dispensing unit for controlled substances.

  • Performs unit inspections of designated patient care areas by checking controlled drugs, refrigerators, stock levels, medication carts, expiration dating of multi-dose vials, medication stashes, expiration dates, and overall medication handling practices.

  • Monitors nonprofessional staff including the pharmacy students, assistants and messengers.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, required. PharmD, preferred.

  • Current license to practice Pharmacy in New York State.

  • Minimum of one (1) year related experience to ensure familiarity with hospital pharmacy practice, preferred.