Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital remains among the nation's top hospitals for patient experience as a recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the eighth consecutive year. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.
1. Preparation and dispensing: Demonstrates competence in the performance and responsibilities related to providing the safe and appropriate dispensing and preparation of medications in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and in compliance with the requirements of the state's Board of Pharmacy.
o Prepares and labels medications according to applicable laws, regulations and policies.
o Checks work prepared by supportive personnel in a timely and accurate manner.
o Provides direction to supportive personnel for the preparation of complex drug preparations.
o Demonstrates a through knowledge of rules, regulations, policies, and laws pertaining to the preparation, storage, procurement, use and disposition of medications.
o Accurately documents all transactions involving controlled substances dispensing, preparation, and disposition according to established polices and procedures: reporting discrepancies, receiving obsolete inventory, delivering controlled substances and chain of custody documentation, recording transactions in the perpetual inventory system.
o Records recommendations, interventions, or other appropriate activities in Quantifi or other applicable intervention program.
o Compounds and accurately dispenses medications and sterile IV products including chemotherapeutic agents and TPN if applicable.
o Accurately monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug/drug interactions, food/drug interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug dose and frequency.
o Supervises and directs pharmacy support personnel.
o Works independently with minimal supervision. Organizes and prioritizes work assignments. Ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner.
o Identifies complications resulting from drug therapy and recommended treatment alternatives to minimize or negate the patient's adverse response.
o Reconciles patient's home medications for high risk medications upon patient admission and completes Medication Reconciliation within 24 hours.
o Participates inpatient discharge planning as needed/requested.
o Completes daily clinical monitoring reports in a timely manner.
o Completes Adverse Drug Reaction entries in Midas for applicable unit.
o If holds certification in BALS and ACLS, will respond to codes while on duty.
2. Provides education and information on pharmaceutical care and drug therapy.
Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff of Wentworth Douglass Hospital.
o Provides a clinical inservice annually to pharmacy staff.
o Provides at least one educational inservice annually to nursing staff and/or other allied health professionals, Medical staff.
o Participates in or provides ongoing educational opportunities for pharmacy technicians.
3. Leadership and Professional Development
o Actively participates in hospital committees.
o Is a member of local, state, national or international pharmacy organization.
o Productively works with Pharmacy Management as well as leadership of other disciplines in the development of department policies and procedures.
4. Functions as a Preceptor for pharmacy students and resident having met the criteria for Levels I-III Preceptor (score N/A if not applicable)
o Complete at least two CE credit per year in Preceptor Development.
o Complete one CE credit per year in professional development activity related to teaching, learning or mentoring.
o The seacoast area of NH has an unmet need for pediatric medical services both chronic and acute care. WDH is developing a rapidly growing pediatric and neonatal department to service this need.
o Practice area will be level II NICU, pediatrics, and labor and delivery
o Requirement of 1 evening shift per month and every 4th weekend which will be covering the main hospital
Experience Minimum Required
- 3 to 5 years clinical practice
- 8 to 10 years health system experience
Education Minimum Required
- Graduate of an ACPE Accredited School of Pharmacy
- BS in Pharmacy
Training Minimum Required
- ASHP Approved Residency
- ASHP Approved Residency or Equivalent Major healthcare experience
- Board Certification in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy
Special Skills Minimum Required
- Proficient in English, Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Licensure and/or Certifications Required
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