ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
TITLE: Resident Pharmacist
REPORTS TO POSITION: Pharmacy Manager
DATE LAST REVIEWED: March 31, 2015
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community,
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better
health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
The St Charles Health System Pharmacy provides a broad range of
inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical care services to ensure
safe and effective medication use.
The postgraduate year-one (PGY-1) resident will participate in
an organized, directed, postgraduate training program for one year
in hospital pharmacy practice. During this one year training
experience, he/she will design, recommend, monitor, and evaluate
patient-specific pharmacotherapy and hospital-wide patient care
initiatives. The pharmacy resident will also assist Pharmacy
Leadership in other hospital wide medication management initiatives
through education of health professionals and students, leadership
activities, and at least one research project.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Under the direct supervision of a precepting pharmacist,
resident pharmacists will:
Provide specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drug
usage and therapeutic outcomes including, but not limited to,
advising physicians on issues concerning drug therapy, the inherent
toxicity of drugs and their side effects, as well as assisting in
the prescription of appropriate doses.
Coordinate the activities of assigned pharmacy technicians
engaged in the preparation, labeling and delivery of medications
and other pharmaceutical supplies in accordance with physicians'
prescriptions; ensures compliance with federal, state and local
laws and regulations pertaining to the dispensing of drugs and
controlled drugs and the maintenance of required records.
Mentor and trains others in training including practical
Maintain liaison relationships with medical and nursing staff;
provides timely information pertaining to pharmaceutical supplies,
drug usage and compatibility, state and federal regulations
regarding drug controls, and Joint Commission Standards.
Conduct and evaluates medication histories, assesses compliance
and suggests modifications so as to achieve desired outcomes;
instructs patients in the proper use of prescribed drugs and makes
Patient Care Rounds with physicians to evaluate patient
Individualize medication regimens using sound principles,
accounting for pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic variations in
drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination with
responsibility for establishing and continually improving the
delivery of Pharmaceutical Care to patients within areas of direct
responsibility and assisting others in the department with the
Extract pertinent information from patient/other sources for the
patient's medical management plan.
Operate pharmacy computer system(s) and other equipment.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of
continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a
champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers,
patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of
professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable
laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the
organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical
and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of
applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational
investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that
promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the
organization, as required or assigned.
Required: Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy.
Required: Must be able to obtain current registration by the
Oregon Board of Pharmacy within 90 days of hire.
Preferred: Clinical Pharmacy experience.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Continually (75% or more): Standing, walking, carrying 1-10
pounds, Operation of Motor Vehicle (courier).
Frequently (50%): Lifting 1-10 pounds, pushing/pulling 1-25
Occasionally (25%): Sitting, bending, climbing stairs,
lifting/carrying 11-25 pounds, Use of clear and audible speaking
voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Rarely (10%): Stooping/kneeling/crouching, reaching overhead,
pushing/pulling 25-50 pounds, keyboard operation.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/stepstool, lifting/carrying 25-50
pounds, operation of motor vehicle, whispered speech level
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Rarely (0%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area.
Occasionally (25%): Noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution,
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
Variable (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Shift Start & End Time: