Distribution Pharmacists serve as a vital members of the health care team. They perform and support dispensing activities and consult with physicians and other health care professionals to ensure patients receive appropriate drug therapies. In addition, this position is responsible for the preparation and distribution of medications and compounded preparations within the established guidelines and statutory
Requirements. The Distribution Pharmacist play a key role in the daily operations and work flow within the department of pharmacy.
Key responsibilities include:
• Performs dispensing activities as needed.
• Ensuring medications are dispensed in a timely and accurate manner.
• Supervises the preparation of the sterile products by technicians
• Oversees technician workflow in the department
• Compounds sterile products as needed
• Operates CII safe in accordance with state laws
• Answers phone, triages issues as need
• Clarifies problem orders with prescriber
• Provides drug information to healthcare professionals and patients as requested.
• Obtains medication histories and performs reconciliation upon discharge.
• Enters orders for medications, IV's and parenteral nutrition
• Reviews patient profiles/MAR's for accuracy and duplicate therapy
• Makes recommendations for renal dosing and or hepatic dosing
• Oversees Pyxis optimization
• Checks and fills Pyxis refill lists
• Delivers meds to floors as need
• Participates in departmental education and training
• Implements countermeasures to drug shortages
• Uses documentation strategies for compliance with state law and departmental standards
The distributive pharmacist will be required to work varying shifts rotating into evenings, weekends, nights and holidays as needed.
The Distributive pharmacist may be required to serve on various committees such as Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Medication Safety and Antimicrobial Stewardship as needed.
The incumbent is required to complete all department required pharmacist specific competencies within the first 90 days of employment
Education: Graduate of an accredited school or college of pharmacy
Experience: Applicants with previous hospital experience preferred.
License(s): Possession of a valid State of Massachusetts Pharmacy Pharmacist license.