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Pharmacist-Hospital Pharmacy -13010

West Virginia University Hospital - Morgantown, WV

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  • Company
    West Virginia University Hospital West Virginia University Hospital
  • Location
    Morgantown, WV
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
  • Education
    Bachelors Degree
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Job Description


Job Title:

Pharmacist (13010)


Pharmaceutical Services

Reports To:

Manager, Inpatient Pharmacy

FLSA Status:


Prepared By:

Director Pharmacy


January 2016


* BS in Pharmacy from an accredited school of pharmacy. Pharm.D. is preferred.

* Must possess current license to practice pharmacy in

West Virginia or be license eligible. Licensure must be completed within 90 days of hire. West Virginia Intern licensure is required in the interim.

* Hospital pharmacy experience and residency training is preferred.


Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Assures safe and effective use of drugs through clinical involvement.

1.1 Successfully completes annual clinical competency tests.

1.2 Monitors drug therapy of patients by participating in medical rounds and routinely evaluating the patient's drug regimen, medical problems, laboratory data, and special procedures.

1.3 Participates in the management of acute and chronic disease states, medical emergencies, and adverse drug reactions.

1.4 Communicates relevant findings and recommendations to other health care practitioners.

1.5 Documents relevant findings and recommendations in the EPIC computer system.

1.6 Detects, reports, and helps to minimize or manage adverse drug reactions and medication errors.

1.7 When requested, assists nursing in discharge planning and patient education related to the appropriate use of medication.

2. Responsible for drug use control in assigned service areas.

2.1 Assumes responsibility for and makes decisions related to the provision of pharmaceutical services in assigned service area.

2.2 Dispenses medications, including parenteral solutions, from the physician's order.

2.3 Reviews each order to verify and confirm accuracy and appropriateness of drug, dosage, route, and to detect incompatibilities or drug interactions.

2.4 Identifies problems related to aspects of drug use control and offers constructive ideas for resolution.

2.5 Ensures that policies and procedures related to drug distribution are followed.

3. Participates in educational activities related to drug therapy to enhance personal knowledge as well as that of other health professionals at West Virginia University Hospitals.

3.1 Provides the medical and nursing staffs with information regarding appropriate cost effective drug therapy and drug administration.

3.2 Provides drug information and educational programs to the medical and nursing staffs, other health care practitioners, and pharmacy staff.

3.3 Participates in the orientation and education of pharmacy students, pharmacy residents, and new departmental employees.

3.4 Maintains professional competence by attending and presenting at conferences, continuing educational programs, and reading current professional literature.

4. Participates in administrative and quality assurance activities of the department.

4.1 Supervises technicians in drug preparation and distribution duties:

a. Ensures that technical duties are performed accurately and efficiently with quality results.

b. Ensures that policies and procedures are followed.

c. Provides ongoing feedback to technicians regarding their performance.

4.2 Provides objective information on the performance of co-workers (both within and outside the pharmacy department) to facilitate performance management.

4.2 Participates in drug use evaluations and other quality assurance programs.

4.3 Routinely completes and submits written assignments in a timely manner, continuing education documentation, and other items as assigned.

4.4 Ensures that necessary records are appropriately maintained according to legal requirements and hospital policies and procedures:

a. Controlled substances

b. Investigational drugs

d. Medication orders

e. EPIC pharmacy documentation

f. Billing records

4.5 Ensures that the pharmacy service areas and drug storage areas in the institution are kept clean and orderly.

4.6 Participates in planning and implementing changes in the pharmacy and improves productivity through participation in staff meetings and projects.

PERFORMANCE STANDARD: Adheres to the established Performance Expectations for WVUH Employees in the areas of People, Service, Performance Improvement, Shared Values & Culture.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to walk and stand for long periods of time. Must be able to lift 30 pounds and must be able to push 50 pounds. Dexterity required to finger, handle, and reach.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.