Pharmacist Clinical II
Company: Washington Hospital Center
Posted on: May 22, 2020
* Job Summary* Provides pharmaceutical care to assigned patients
under the general supervision of a more senior clinical
pharmacist/manager. Participates autonomously in clinical rounds
and routine monitoring of the drug therapy of assigned patients. If
assigned to the Physician Office Building (POB) Pharmacy, monitors
new prescription and current drug therapy of patients and
adjudication of prescription benefits insurance. May provide
in-service/educational presentations to pharmacists, prescribers,
and nursing and support personnel.
* Minimum Qualifications* Education/Training* A Pharm D. with a
residency in pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy is
required. A specialty residency may be substituted for the required
minimum of one year experience.
** Experience* Approximately one to two years of progressively more
responsible job related experience in the delivery of clinical
** On The Job Experience* Approximately six to twelve months to
gain familiarity with the Hospital environment, department routines
and procedures, and the full range of job duties.
** License/Certification/Registration* Licensure as a Pharmacist in
the District of Columbia or eligibility for reciprocity is
** Knowledge, Skills & Abilities* PROBLEM SOLVING: Job requires a
relatively high level of problem solving to find solutions to
difficult human, technical, clinical or administrative
* INTERNAL CONTACTS: Internal contacts necessary to effectively
advise, consult or counsel others to gain cooperation and
acceptance of ideas or actions.
* INDEPENDENT JUDGEMENT: Work assignments are generally received in
the form of results expected, due dates, and general approach to be
* Primary Duties and Responsibilities* Monitors drug therapy of
assigned patients. Identifies areas for optimum drug therapy and
assures drugs/dosages are accurate based on the therapeutic intent
and the patient's physiologic functions. Reviews patient profile to
determine possible contraindications with the prescription.
* Participates autonomously in patient care rounds. Reviews patient
specific data to evaluate patient's status and medication needs and
develops a therapeutic plan. Counsels/educates patient to correct
dosing schedule and duplicate therapy.
* Responds to evaluative and/or non-evaluative drug information
requests. Evaluates and dispenses medication orders, prepares IV
admixtures and/or sterile admixtures, assures drug interactions are
identified and brought to the prescriber/patient's attention, and
orders/prescriptions are filled accurately.
* Checks for accuracy all medications/prescriptions prepared by the
technical staff prior to dispensing the medication to the patient
and makes appropriate corrections when required.
* Provides functional supervision for support personnel. Monitors
attendance and work quality, organizes and prioritizes resources
based on workload and productivity, and directs the workflow of
support personnel. Ensures departmental standards and time frames
* Assures compliance of prescribers with clinical practice
guidelines or third party prescription benefit management
procedures, minimizes non-formulary drug use, eliminates
therapeutic duplication. Makes recommendations for appropriate
alternative medications, duplicate therapy and dosage changes.
* Provides educational services including professional development
of pharmacy technicians, staff and clinical level I pharmacist,
pharmacy residents, nurses, prescriber and other healthcare
* Continues professional growth and development through
participation in educational programs, current literature work
shops, in-service meetings, etc.
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