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Overnight Pharmacist

Posted: July 09, 2024
Salary:US$88483 - US$159286 per year + higher pay (premiums) for overnight shift
Job type: Permanent
Work Location:On-site

Job description

HIRING an overnight Pharmacist! Medix Healthcare is looking for a candidate with a PharmD degree (open to RPh) and Hospital Pharmacy experience!


Degree: PharmD or RPh

Years of Exp: Hospital pharmacy experience (or at least engaged in some form of clinical advancement enrolled in a clinical program)

Position Summary:

Location: Worcester, MA 01605 Pay: 88-159k depending on experience

Schedule: 10 hr shift, 7 days on, 7 days off, 70 hrs a week (paid for 80 hrs). Shift: Staggered shifts 9pm-7am Mon-Sun OR 7:30pm-7am Sat, Sun, 10pm-7am Mon-Fri. Duration: Direct Hire

Position Description:

The clinical pharmacist provides comprehensive medication management services that integrate clinical services, order management, patient/staff education and research. Clinical pharmacists are responsible for improving the patient's experience, safety, and achieving positive clinical and financial outcomes. This position is responsible to an immediate supervisor/manager.

Major Responsibilities:

The following key performance areas (Clinical, Operations/Distribution, Financial, Safety and Regulatory, Research and Education) are performed by the clinical pharmacist:

Clinical Performance

  • Provides medication management services in a collaborative manner that consist of the following:
  • Review patient medication history, educate patients on drug therapy, establish desired outcomes, develop/modify therapeutic plans, determine alternatives for achieving outcomes, develop drug monitoring plans, monitor patient outcomes, document medication related issues in electronic health record, interpret laboratory data, review patient medication profiles, monitor pharmacokinetics of drug therapy, monitoring for potential adverse drug - drug, drug-lab, drug-disease state, and drug - food interactions.

  • Maintains and updates a patient profile with demographics (e.g. height and weight), diagnosis, allergies, and current medications.
  • Monitors drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, and drug interaction.

Operations/Distribution Performance

  • Ensures the timely and accurate dispensing of medications from the pharmacy area.
  • Ensures proper technique and accurate preparation of all pharmaceutical products, including oral, non-sterile and sterile compounding, chemotherapeutic, hazardous, and investigational agents.
  • Responsible for the accurate filling and dispensing of medications from the pharmacy area.
  • Cross-covers in a variety of practice areas within the pharmacy as requested by supervisor.

Financial Performance

  • Promotes the use of formulary drugs by converting non-formulary orders to formulary drugs when possible according to P&T protocol. Coordinates procurement of non-formulary drugs when necessary.
  • Conducts targeted drug program and drug usage evaluations as needed and reports results to Department Managers/ Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
  • Identifies and acts upon cost avoidance in drug therapy by promoting cost effective regimens, drugs, and by reducing waste.

Safety and Regulatory Performance

  • Detects, monitors, documents, and reports adverse drug reactions and medication errors.
  • Utilizes drug use reports to identify adverse drug events.
  • Participates in Joint Commission and other accreditation and regulatory activities such as National Patient Safety Goals and Department of Pharmacy Quality Improvement Plan.

Research and Education Performance

  • Precepts Intermediate Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) rotation students, and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotation students, and pharmacy residents consistent with academic credentials and clinical experience.
  • Participates in continuing education programs, meetings, training programs and related activities.
  • Prepares educational materials and participates in information sharing activities for the health care community and general public.