Relief Pharmacist (0.001 FTE, Rotating)
0.001 FTE, 8 Hour Rotating Shift
At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
As a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, the relief pharmacist provides the full range of distributive, clinical, consultative, research, and/or administrative pharmaceutical services. Incumbents select, compound, manufacture, purchase, dispense, and/or preserve drugs, medicines, and other therapeutic agents; serve as members and consultants on treatment or diagnostic teams; disseminate drug information to members of the hospital staff and interested community groups; may participate in hospital research projects or perform pharmaceutical research.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.
* Applies knowledge of solubility behavior of substances, stability of drugs, usages of drugs, and limitations on modes of administering drugs, and similarly applies knowledge of incompatibilities in evaluating dosages and permissible concentrations of drugs, and in anticipating, preventing, and treating undesirable chemical reactions.
* Applies knowledge of the physical and chemical properties and characteristics of computing dosages, weighing and measuring drugs, and mixing and compounding drugs and chemicals.
* Have legal responsibility for proper interpretation of prescriptions and the dispensing of prescribed products, and call to physician's attention any synergistic, antagonistic, and cumulative effects, as well as questionable overdoses or incompatibilities.
* Identifies fine differences between drugs as they relate to therapeutic efficacy of the products.
* Keep continually abreast of new developments in the fast-moving drug field and be aware of emerging patterns, systems, and techniques in pharmacy practice.
* Maintains records, documents patient data, prepares written reports, and provides oral reports concerning patient care.
* May contribute to the accredited teaching programs, indoctrination and refresher training courses.
* Specify proper storage, protection, and preservation of therapeutic agents, in accordance with the standards of the United States Pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.) and the National Formulary (N.F.)
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
* Education: Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a School of Pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
* Experience: Completion of a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency program - OR - Three (3) years as a hospital pharmacist
* Licensure/ Certification: PRM- CA - Licensed as a Pharmacist by the California Board of Pharmacy
* Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers -OR- Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for Healthcare Providers.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
* Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions.
* Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
* Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.
* Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.
* Knowledge of influence of patient's age, sex, concomitant disease states, concurrent drug therapy, foods and diagnostic procedures on drug activity and disposition.
* Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.
* Knowledge of Medical terminology and abbreviations; pharmacology and pharmacological nomenclature; medical therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and disease states.
* Knowledge of methods and procedures involved in proper handling and storing of pharmaceutical supplies.
* Knowledge of physiology, anatomy, pathology, chemistry and mathematics as they relate to pharmacy practice.
* Knowledge of prescription and non-prescription drugs and drug products and their indications, efficacy, dosage, mechanisms of action; fate and disposition (if known), major contraindications and potential side effects.
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job
Equal Opportunity Employer