HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Pharmacist in Richmond, Virginia

Johnston-Willis Hospital, *a 292-bed acute care facility, *is located in the upbeat, North Chesterfield area, a short drive from Chesterfield Town Center, offering an abundance of restaurants and shops. Johnston-Willis Hospital is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, who ranks 63rd on Fortune’s 100, and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!

Among other awards and certifications, the Joint Commission* has awarded Johnston-Willis Hospital the *Gold Seal of Approval* and named us a *Top Performer on surgical care, perinatal care, pneumonia, heart attack, and hip and knee replacement. Our ER is also the only state-authorized *Level III Trauma Center *in Chesterfield County.


GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES –Pharmacists fill orders for medications, monitor patient medication therapies, and provide drug information. Pharmacists supervise and direct support personnel. In the absence of the pharmacy manager or assistant manager, a staff/clinical pharmacist may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the pharmacy manager.


SUPERVISOR –Director of Pharmacy. Assistant Director in Director’s absence. Clinical Coordinator for clinical training.

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SUPERVISES –All pharmacy support personnel


DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: * Prepares and dispenses medication orders per physician request according to established policies, procedures, and protocols. * Interprets medication orders (verbal and written) and transcribes to computerized patient medication profiles accurately. Maintains accurate, complete patient medication profiles. * Prepares and dispenses medications, including sterile, chemotherapy, and parenteral nutrition preparations safely and accurately using appropriate techniques. * Issues controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law. * Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols. * Monitors medication therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, drug-laboratory test interactions, allergies, appropriateness of drug and dose, and therapeutic duplications. * Assists with pharmacokinetics consult service and drug dosing per organizational protocols. * Reviews/interprets culture and susceptibility data for antibiotic appropriateness and recommends changes, as needed. * Reads, extracts, and interprets information in patient charts accurately. * Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions and medication errors accurately and in a timely manner. * Sustains the formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic substitution protocols, and promoting rational medication therapy selection. * Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Recommends evidence-based medication therapy regimens and monitoring plans. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff, as needed. * Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff. * Provides drug information to patients and their families. * Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely. * Participates in the quality improvement and medication-use review activities of the department. Collects data; conducts quality monitors and inspections; and maintains logs, records, and other documentation as assigned. * Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education, and training programs to the pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other staffs. * Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the department. * Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel. Participates in the performance appraisal of pharmacy support personnel, when requested. * Works independently with minimal supervision. Organizes and prioritizes work assignments. Ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner. * Completes or supervises pharmacy technicians in completing and documenting inspections of all assigned medication storage areas at least monthly. Identifies and replaces outdated and unusable medications. * Answers the telephone, identifying self and department. Directs calls to appropriate personnel. Answers requests at the window/door. * Keeps pharmacy areas and equipment clean, neat, and well-organized. * Performs essential duties of the pharmacy director in the absence of the director and assistant director. * Maintains competence required for current job title/position. * Maintains current pharmacist licensure. * Attends orientation, education, and training programs. Reviews literature and other materials pertinent to the practice of pharmacy. * Completes all competence/skills assessment requirements as assigned by the director or clinical coordinator * Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. * Is punctual and dependable; reports to work as scheduled. Fulfills on-call obligations per prearranged schedule. Absenteeism and tardiness are within policy guidelines. * Maintains a neat, professional, well-groomed appearance. Wears identification badge at all times. * Performs work within specified time frames. Adapts positively to frequent interruptions and changes in workload and/or work schedule. * Does not abuse personal phone calls, does not use personal cell phones or other forms of electronic socializing except on meal breaks or other authorized breaks, does not engage in lengthly non-work related discussions on hospital time. * Provides courteous, cooperative service to patients, visitors, and staff. Demonstrates good oral and written communication. * Works cooperatively with all staff. Voices concerns and suggestions to appropriate persons in a positive manner. * Demonstrates sound professional judgment consistent with clinical/academic background. * Maintains strict confidentiality of patient, visitor, and employee information. Complies with HIPAA Privacy Rule standards. * Fosters a team environment by providing orientation and training to new team members. * Adheres to health system and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, medication-use safety, security, fire safety, and infection control. Complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations. * Performance demonstrates efforts to improve patient satisfaction, lower costs, improve quality, and promote safety. * Understands and meets customers’ needs and expectations. The patient and family members always come first. * Demonstrates the ability to address problems in a group setting using tools and techniques for identification and resolution of problems. * Demonstrates the values and behaviors of the organization. * Attends meetings and participates in committees as required * Reads emails and other communications in a timely manner. * Perform other duties as deemed necessary by the Director of Pharmacy, Assistant Director of Pharmacy or Clinical Manager in accordance with established facility hospital policies and accrediting agencies.

EDUCATION * Bachelor’s degree or PharmD degree from an accredited college of pharmacy


EXPERIENCE * Health-system experience preferred, but not required * Residency training or equivalent experience preferred


CERTIFICATE/LICENSE

•Appropriate State Pharmacy License(s)

BLS certification within 3 months


Job: *Pharmacy & Pharmacy Tech

Title: Pharmacist

Location: Virginia-Richmond-Johnston-Willis Hospital

Requisition ID: 00035-39012