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Ambulatory Pharmacist II

Category: Pharmacy
CHA Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA

Department: Outpatient Pharmacy CH
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Class: Non-Union
Work Days: rotating weekends/holidays, night/day shifts
Hours/Week: 0
Date Posted: 04/26/2021
Requisition Number: hrq-114705

Job Details

  • Under the general supervision of the Supervisor / Manager, Ambulatory Pharmacy, and within established organizational and departmental policies and procedures, the Ambulatory Pharmacist is responsible for providing pharmaceutical care in a community practice setting. Primary, essential job functions involve ensuring rational drug therapy through a focus on prescription filling / distribution. Must be willing / able to support the clinical pharmacy and other organizational activities as required. A commitment to patient safety, customer satisfaction, efficient / effective use of resources, teamwork, innovation, and performance improvement is required

    Job - Specific Duties and Responsibilities (Primary): 1. Checks for safety, accuracy, appropriateness and completeness with respect to drug, dose, route, frequency with consideration given to patient-specific data including laboratory values, age, gender, height, weight and BSA. 2. Prepares controlled substances to be dispensed, completing the appropriate documentation while maintaining a perpetual inventory. 3. Performs weekly inventory and reconciliation of controlled substances. Notifies Site Pharmacy Manager or Senior Director of Pharmacy of any unexplained discrepancies. 4. Performs daily oversight of all Technician activities; checks / reviews all Technician work according to regulatory requirements. 5. Dispenses medication to ambulatory patients with appropriate medication counseling. 6. Contact prescribers concerning drug order clarification. 7. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

    Physical Skills: 1. Sufficient mobility to negotiate the hospital. 2. Must be able to withstand extended periods of sitting or standing. 3. Ability to enter data into the computer. 4. Ability to tolerate repetitive motion for wrist and arms. 5. Auditory acuity to hear telephones, beepers, alarms.

    Mental Skills: 1. Cognitive ability to observe, analyze and interpret general, technical and clinical data (verbal and written). 2. Good communication and behavioral skills. 3. Ability to effectively prioritize responsibilities while under pressure. 4. Ability to perform without direct professional supervision and to oversee the work of Technicians and students.

    Working Conditions and Physical Environment: 1. Fluorescent lighting, no natural light. 2. Tile floors. 3. Controlled air system. 4. Tight storeroom areas and crowded, sometime congested areas. 5. Locked and secured work area. 6. Physical hazards due to chemicals and electrical. 7. Patient contact in outpatient area. 8. Some need to be in patient areas with possible inpatient contact. 9. Stocked areas to 7-1/2 feet.

    Education/Training: Graduate of an accredited college/university with a B.S. in Pharmacy or a Pharm.D. Degree is required. Licensure: Must have a current license in good standing from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy or be eligible for licensure in MA. In lieu of an active MA license, candidates must attain MA licensure prior to working 1000 hours at the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). Failure to attain MA licensure within this time period will result in the discontinuation of employment at CHA.

    Work Experience: Previous ambulatory experience as a pharmacist is highly desirable.


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