Clinical Pharmacist - Brockton Behavioral Hospital
Company: Boston Medical Center
Posted on: August 1, 2022
Reporting to the Clinical Coordinator, interprets and verifies
inpatient medication orders, processes and dispenses outpatient
prescriptions, and directly supervises safe and accurate delivery
of medications to patients. Compounds and dispenses medications as
required. Acts as drug information resource to patients, medical
staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel. Ensures
optimum patient outcomes related to medication use by preventing or
resolving drug-related problems and coordinating the acquisition,
distribution, and control of all drug therapy to patients.
Position: Clinical Pharmacist - Brockton Behavioral Hospital
Department: Psych Facility
Schedule: Part Time
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:
- Ensures all drugs and medications are handled in the manner
established by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P & T)
- Monitors drug therapy by direct patient contact, chart review,
reviews applicable laboratory data to identify drug-related
problems or to prevent drug-related toxicity. Specific aspects of
drug therapy evaluated include: clinical indication for drug
prescribed, appropriate dose and route of administration for
indication and organ function, absence of therapeutic duplication,
screening allergy history and current medications, use of formulary
drugs or less costly drugs when possible. Evaluates
pharmacokinetics (drug effects) and assesses drug or nutrient
- Collaborates with Clinical Specialists, Physicians and other
medical staff on drug therapies and regimens. Reviews and approves
medication orders, and participates in daily rounds with the
medical team. Enters physicians' orders into the inpatient pharmacy
- Provides timey and accurate drug information to patient,
nursing and medical staff. Adjusts dosages for proper renal
function, and accordingly to the age and weight of the patient,
etc. Conducts interventions on IV to PO conversion, and therapeutic
interchange, as needed.
- Assures accurate and timely acquisition, distribution and
control of all medications, including investigational drugs.
- Maintains all protocols and policies related to restricted
drugs and narcotics.
- Ensures assessment and interventions of patients is systematic,
complete, timely and documented according to standards (timely,
- Supervises the activities of supportive personnel including
student interns and technicians. Responsible for checking all
medication and sterile products prior to dispensing and Pyxis
refill deliveries. Assists in the orientation and training of
pharmacy residents, students and technicians, as well as newly
- Conducts at least two in-service education programs to nurses
or physicians at Boston medical Center.
- Develops goals for each fiscal year in conjunction with the
manager(s). Works on accomplishing goals throughout the year.
- Participates in the Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) Reporting
Program, Drug Use Evaluation (DUE) Program, etc. Participates in
departmental and hospital-wide quality assurance activities. Takes
corrective action to improve performance on problem areas.
- Ensures compliance with standards and regulations from federal,
state and local governments, as well as other regulatory bodies
such as The Joint Commission. Resolves patient complaints emanating
from areas of responsibility. Ensures that all significant patient
complaints are reported promptly to the Patient Advocate or
Director of Quality Improvement.
- Maintains own professional and specialized competencies,
including the following:
- Assumes responsibility for participating in experiences
necessary to ensure appropriate skill development and
- Maintains and displays appropriate knowledge of developments in
the field through continuing education, reviewing pertinent
literature and/or by attending professional meetings.
- Attends and participates in hospital and other management
training and development workshops.
- Follows all department policy and procedure, to include:
- Ensures that all staff attend mandatory BMC training sessions,
receive annual TB testing, etc.
- Maintains all designated hospital information confidential at
- Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct,
including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best
possible customer service and patient care may be provided.
- Utilizes hospital's Values as the basis for decision making and
to facilitate the hospital mission.
- Follows established hospital infection control and safety
- Performs other related tasks as needed.
PharmD degree ( or Bachelor's plus 2 years hospital pharmacy
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Work requires licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of
Massachusetts, or eligibility to become fully licensed within 45
days from date of hire.
Prior hospital pharmacy experience preferred but not required.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Work requires a comprehensive understanding of the procedures,
systems, and equipment used by pharmacists and technicians in the
pharmacy as well as a high level of proficiency in performing
pharmacist's duties and responsibilities.
- Work requires a high level of analytical ability,
organizational and personal management skill and focus to ensure
the concerted approach to operations.
- Practice experience working with as well as revising and/or
implementing information systems.
- Excellent interpersonal and telephone communication skills.
Professional in conduct and demeanor.
- Proficient with standard software used in a pharmacy office
setting (i.e. MS Word, Excel, pharmacy systems, web browsers,
etc.)For Brockton Behavioral Hospital, the pharmacy team at BMC is
hiring three clinical pharmacists; one 24-hour position and two
8-hour positions. The three positions will rotation every third
weekend, and the 24-hour position will have weekday shifts as
Req id: 25205
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