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Pharmacist

Chinese Hospital

845 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

About this role

Department: Pharmacy
Reports to: Director of Pharmacy
Type: Per Diem
Requisition #12298

Position Summary

Under the supervision of a licensed Pharmacist, this position is assigned to perform operational duties in the pharmacy from medication preparation, delivery, record keeping to patient consultation, and other duties allowed by law, to assure safe patient care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Outpatient:

  • Medication consultations
  • Filing prescriptions and patient profiles, and maintaining other pharmacy records.
  • Assist the pharmacist in processing all drug orders.
  • Assist the pharmacist in transcribing drug orders and maintain current records.
  • Assist the pharmacist in transcribing drug orders and maintain current records.

Inpatient:

  • Assist pharmacists in processing all drug orders including:
  • Prepare patient cassettes.
  • Prepare IV solutions with additives and TPN.
  • Collect laboratory data for medication therapy assessments by pharmacists.
  • Prepare pre-operative medications for same day surgery.
  • Replenish medication trays from operation room.
  • Collecting data for Medication Reconciliation Forms.
  • Maintain cleanliness of IV preparation area.
  • Maintain temperature logs of refrigerators and freezers.
  • Delivery to nursing units.
  • Assist the pharmacist in transcribing drug orders and maintain current records.
  • Compound pharmaceutical preparations (training and competencies required) such as:
  • IV solutions with additives
  • TPNs

Procurement and material management

  • Ordering, maintaining, and controlling stock levels of drugs, parenteral solutions, forms, supplies, etc, as requested.
  • Receive and verify shipments.
  • Place items received in stock inventory.
  • Checking out-dates.

Quality Control

  • Assist in monitoring all aspects of quality control of the department and make necessary, appropriate entries.
  • Maintain area, equipment, and facilities etc.
  • Follows Hospital and Department policies and procedures at all times, including but not limited to: Administrative Manual, Environment of Care, Human Resources, Infection Control, Corporate Compliance, Code of Ethics, etc.
  • Attend, actively participate and complete in-services, training classes, mandatory classes, seminars/workshops, staff meetings, exercises and drills; reads all department communication and assigned materials.
  • Customer Service – Provides excellent customer service and shows compassion to all patients, visitors and co-workers. Seeks feedback to ensure all needs are met. Anticipates and recognizes the concerns of others, even if those concerns are not openly expressed.
  • Communication – Keeps manager and team informed of progress, problems, development and plans. Gets along and interacts positively with co-workers and others.
  • Accepts and performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required

  • A “pharmacist intern” is a person registered with the California State Board of Pharmacy pursuant to sub-division (c) of Section 4085 and Section 4087 of Chapter 9, Division 2, Business and Professions Code, Pharmacy Law, who shall have completed the educational requirements as determined by the Board. Pharmacist Intern License must be valid and current.
  • A “pharmacist intern” may perform all activities pertaining to the practice of pharmacy, as outlined by the California State Board of Pharmacy, Title 16, Chapter 17, Section 1717, provided that at the time of performing, he/she is under the immediate, direct and personal supervision of a registered pharmacist.

Knowledge of :

  • Brand and generic names of medications.
  • Technical terms dealing with chemicals, medical terminology and pharmacy terminology.
  • Computer entry skills.
  • Pharmacy Law & Ethics.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, staff is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and/or listen. He/she uses his/her hands to do computer work, write reports, do equipment set-up/cleaning/storage, clerical support, etc. He/she will be using the phone frequently. Good vision is needed to be able to read schedules, enter accurate data, etc. He/she must have good general health and demonstrate emotional stability so as to carry out the above-enumerated duties.

  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Use proper body mechanics when handling equipment
  • Standing, walking and moving 50% of the day

Compliance Requirements

Complies with Chinese Hospital Compliance Handbook including Code of Ethics and all statutes, regulations, guidelines applicable to federal and state programs. Responsibilities include, following the guidelines and reporting suspected violations of any statute, regulations, agreements or guidelines applicable to all healthcare programs.

Base Pay Scale: Starting at $23.00 per hour
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. This pay scale is not a promise of a particular wage.

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