Under the direction of the CCO the Staff Pharmacist is responsible for all areas of pharmaceutical services at MMHD including the procurement, distribution, storage and administration of drugs by appropriate staff and ensures that pharmacy services of MMHD are in compliance with all State and Federal regulations.
This job description is intended to identify some of the primary duties and responsibilities. Mayers Memorial Hospital District reserves the right to modify, supplement, delete or augment the duties and responsibilities specified in this position description, at MAYERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT’S sole and absolute discretion.
Is licensed to practice pharmacy in the State of California.
Has at least a Bachelor of Science degree from a college of Pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
Meets the requirements as set forth by current federal, state and local laws, guidelines and regulations governing pharmaceutical services in the acute and long-term care facilities.
Maintains the required continuing education hours (annually) relative to the practice of pharmacist to assure continued competence.
Professional behavior is demonstrated, both when on duty and as a representative of MMHD outside of normal work hours.
Ability to work with others, at all levels within the organization, and collaborate effectively.
Above-average interpersonal, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills.
A positive working relationship with patients, visitors, and facility staff is demonstrated.
Organizational ability and time management is demonstrated.
Produces deliverable products on time, within budget with minimal direction.
Demonstrates the ability to compile and organize data using Microsoft Office Applications. Ability to make appropriate recommendations or conclusions, given the data obtained.
Maintains an organized set of records, upon request, for the functions that are performed within the scope of this job.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to directors, managers, and coworkers.
Performs all assigned tasks accurately, to include proper spelling and grammar, reference materials, and minimal mathematical calculation.
Takes direction from others to include those employees of other departments with which he/she works on a temporary basis in accordance with the chain of command.
Maintains all information as confidential as appropriate, to include payroll, material produced for union negotiations, personnel information, and other information obtained during the course of performing job duties that is confidential.
Demonstrates ability to effectively use office machines in the performance of job functions.
Answers phone calls, assists public, and forwards appropriately if necessary and in a professional and friendly manner.
Other duties as assigned.
Review all areas of pharmaceutical services in Mayers Memorial Hospital District, including the procurement, distribution, storage and administration of drugs by appropriate staff.
Review operation of all drug distribution systems in the facility in order to operate efficiently and effectively within the framework of its pharmacy license. Recommend solutions to problems in operation of its pharmacy services.
Provide drug information to other health care professionals within the facility, through written materials, references or telephone conferences.
Maintain the Pharmacy Services Policy and Procedure Manual to comply with changes in the law and accreditation standards.
Ensure that Pharmacy Services of MMHD are in compliance with all State and Federal regulations regarding pharmaceutical services.
Help the Pharmaceutical Services realized cost savings through correct purchasing procedures utilizing a drug formulary program.
Provide in-services to appropriate staff in the operation and maintenance of the Pharmaceutical Services.
Maintain a Quality Assurance program and report quarterly.
Maintain a Drug Usage Evaluation Program and report quarterly.
Provide quarterly reports to MMHD Administration, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Quality Assurance Committee regarding relevant aspects of the services provided.
Assist with Pharmacy licensure issues as needed.
Serve as the consultant pharmacist for the skilled nursing facility patients for monthly drug regimen reviews.
Recommend to Administration methods of accountability and implementation of pharmaceutical services, policies and procedures.
Maintain the confidentiality of patient and resident information as established by MMHD’s policies and procedures.
Maintain the Formulary and provide any changes to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Review all inpatient medications orders for appropriateness and correctness of order.
Review and summarize all adverse drug reactions.
Identify and verify all patients’ home medications prior to use in the facility.
Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and professional.
Completes annual education requirements if applicable.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Attends annual evaluation and participates actively in this process.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Attends all meetings as appropriate.
Exhibits the mission, ethics and goals of Mayers Memorial Hospital District in the performance of job duties.
Willingness to work beyond normal working hours and in other positions temporarily when necessary.
Is involved with personnel, visitors and government agencies, etc., when necessary.
Must function independently, have personal integrity, have flexibility and the ability to work effectively with other personnel, clients and support agencies.
Sits, stands, bends, lifts, walks and moves intermittently during working hours.
Able to lift 20 lbs.
About Mayers Memorial Hospital District
Here at Mayers Memorial Healthcare District we value your health, well being and happiness. Our dedicated staff is here to provide quality, compassionate healthcare. We are "friends and family caring for friends and family."
MMHD is located near the junction of the Cascade and Sierra mountain ranges in the northeastern California. Mayers has been providing high quality healthcare since 1956. With facilities in the rural communities of both Fall River Mills and Burney, we are here to provide quality care for all the residents and visitors of our service area.