Reviews, evaluates and dispenses individual drug orders including unit dose medications, intravenous additive preparations, total parenteral nutrition, chemotherapeutic agents, and investigational agents; interacts with nurses and prescribers to consult on medication and treatments along with drug therapy; monitors the drug therapy and offers cost effective alternatives, as appropriate; counsels patients in the proper use of prescribed drugs; oversees and directs pharmacy technician staff in the execution of technical functions.
Must have extensive knowledge of drug protocols, medical therapeutics, pharmacokinetics and disease states. Must have the ability to work with information systems, automated and technical equipment. Must possess word processing, database, and spreadsheet capabilities. Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills. Must have good organizational skills. Must have the ability to follow policies and procedures and individual instructions. Must have the ability to prioritize tasks.
Education and Experience:
1. Doctor of Pharmacy degree; or
2. Master’s degree and the equivalent of one (1) year of full-time clinical pharmacy or pharmacy-related experience; or
3. Bachelor’s degree and the equivalent of three (3) years of full-time clinical pharmacy or pharmacy-related experience.
Licensure: License to practice as a Registered Pharmacist in the State of New York
WORKING SCHEDULE: Day, Evening, Weekend, and Holiday.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS: The Clinical Pharmacist – Generally has considerable contact inside and outside of the department and with other departments, divisions, and patients, vendors or sales representatives.