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Job Details

Ambulatory Pharmacist I

Date Posted: 04/25/2022

Requisition Number: 1793

Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital

Work Days: Per Diem

Category: Pharmacy

Department: CHA Pharmacy Cambridge Hospital

Job Type: Per Diem

Work Shift: Various Shifts

Hours/Week: 0.00

Union: No

Union Name: Non Union

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

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

Summary:
Under the general supervision of the 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, and efficient / effective use of resources, teamwork, innovation, and performance improvement is required.

Responsibilities:
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.
Prepares controlled substances to be dispensed, completing the appropriate documentation while maintaining a perpetual inventory.
Performs weekly inventory and reconciliation of controlled substances. Notifies Site Pharmacy Manager or Senior Director of Pharmacy of any unexplained discrepancies.
Performs daily oversight of all Technician activities; checks / reviews all Technician work according to regulatory requirements.
Dispenses medication to ambulatory patients with appropriate medication counseling.
Contact prescribers concerning drug order clarification or drug therapy modification.
Receives, researches, and provides through a variety of media accurate and timely drug information.
Monitors selected aspects of drug therapy on an ongoing basis; intervenes as necessary to optimize drug use.
Minimizes or prevents drug misadventuring through targeted interventions.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Other information:
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


In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

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