HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Pharmacist in Augusta, Georgia

Doctor’s Hospitalis located in Augusta, Georgia, the state’s second largest and oldest city, and is home of the annual Masters Golf Tournament. Doctors Hospital is nationally known for our Burn Center, the largest in the U.S. We have also been recognized as a top performing hospital by the Joint Commission, Cancer Center accredited by the American College of Surgeons, Chest Pain Accredited, earned the Joint Commission's certificate of distinction for total hip and total knee replacement and spinal fusion surgery, and we are the only CARF accredited facility in our area. We are a level 3 trauma and emergency center.

Position Summary:



The goal of the Pharmacist is to achieve a high level of pharmaceutical care for the medical staff, nursing staff, and patients while fostering appropriate, cost- effective healthcare. To bring all departmental employees to a higher level of clinical involvement and understanding.

Essential Duties: * Interpret orders and transcribes or verifies them accurately and efficiently into the pharmacy computer system * Accurately compound and dispense pharmaceuticals * Complies with facility policy and procedures and regulatory requirements * Monitor drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose * Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic medication alternatives to medical staff * Sustain the hospital formulary, minimizing nonformulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchanges and promotes rational drug therapy selection * Provide accurate and timely medication information to healthcare staff and patients * Assist with clinical services such as drug consults, nutrition support, pharmacokinetics, anticoagulant monitoring, pain management, IV to PO, renal dosing and other programs as defined by Pharmacy Leadership. * Assist with the antimicrobial management and other clinical programs * Document all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely * Support and participate in the goals of the organization’s quality improvement, risk management and patient safety program to include but not limited to National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures and HCAHPS medication related initiatives. * Complete notification reports regarding medication errors and adverse drug reactions * Participate in the training of new pharmacists, pharmacy students, and technicians * Maintain professional competency sufficient to meet current and future needs of the facility * Has knowledge of the patient population served and apply that knowledge in the care of those patients * Provide basic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computer systems * Effectively supervise pharmacy operation activities and provides support to the whole pharmacy team Compliant with facility pharmacy schedule to work physically at patient care areas to interact with medical staff, nurses and other members of the healthcare team. * Effectively and proactively intervene in conflicts between pharmacy and medical staff regarding drug therapy issue resolutions. * Maintain appropriate controlled substance records * Comply with all regulatory standards * Prioritize work and lead others to comply with facility medication turn-around time policy and procedure. Identify areas for improved efficiency * Supervise and assist pharmacy technicians and other support staff effectively * Act as supervisor in charge as assigned * Participate in the continuous quality improvement of pharmacy operations (operational/clinical) * Provide input for improving pharmacy computer system programs relating to pharmacy, nursing and physician programs * Practice and adhere to the “ Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement” * Perform other duties as assigned* *

Education: * Must be a graduate of an accredited school or college of Pharmacy * A Pharm-D degree is preferred, however a combination of BS degree and demonstrated clinical work experience is also acceptable * A Pharmacy Residency is preferred License/Certification: * An active State of Georgia issued Pharmacist license is required Experience: * At least one year of relevant clinical experience in a hospital pharmacy setting is preferred Shift/Coverage: * Evening Shiftposition - approximately 10:30am to 7:00pm * Rotating weekends (approximately every 4th at this time) and rotating holidays are required for this position

Job: *Pharmacy & Pharmacy Tech

Title: Pharmacist

Location: Georgia-Augusta-Doctors Hospital of Augusta - Augusta

Requisition ID: 01417-8334