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Intern/Associate Pharmacist

Company: International Community Health Services
Location: Seattle
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

This position is responsible for providing pharmaceutical services to patients and medical staff by interpreting and preparing medication orders from health care providers; assuring that pharmaceuticals dispensed are in accordance ICHS standards, policies and procedures, and federal and state laws, regulations and standards; and ensuring patients receive safe and appropriate medication therapy, with a focus on quality customer service and sensitivity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and dispense prescriptions for patient and medical providers.
  • Provide consultation to medical care providers and support staff regarding prescribing policies, including patient care plans and case reviews.
  • Maintain patient's profile for medication intolerance and/or allergies; participate in chart review and patient evaluation as requested.
  • Check for drug-drug interactions, food-drug interactions, and disease-state interactions.
  • Check for accuracy and appropriateness of all medication prescriptions, using information from medication history, patient medical records, and provider inquiry; and ensure patients receive safe and appropriate medication therapy by providing quality customer service and sensitivity.
  • Assure the appropriate use and storage of pharmaceuticals.
  • Assist in refill authorization according to prescriptive protocol.
  • Assist in patient case management upon requests (i.e. mediset filling, chart review).
  • Communicate with providers of formulary changes, patient specific prescribing of non-formulary medication, and formulary alternatives.
  • Understand and comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and standards, and ICHS policies and procedures.
  • Participate in quality improvement program to improve processes to attain organization mission and goals.
  • Assist in management of anticoagulation therapy for specific physicians in the ID medical clinic, by making warfarin dose adjustments to keep the patient's INR value within prescribed therapeutic range. The patients are referred by the physicians of ID medical clinic.
  • Ensure all safety and health policies, rules, standards and procedures are observed; report all accidents within 24 hours; identify and eliminate any unsafe conditions and/or acts' actively support the Emergency Preparedness program and activities.
  • Assess appropriateness of medication therapy; identify and suggest resolution to medication related problem; provide consultation and recommendation; and document pharmaceutical interventions and track outcome.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements

    • Education ' Must be license as an Intern Pharmacist by the State of Washington.
    • Experience ' None.

      Keywords: International Community Health Services, Seattle, Intern/Associate Pharmacist, Healthcare, Seattle, Washington

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