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Pharmacist

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Medical
Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024
Job Title
Pharmacist
ID
3980247
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
PHARMACY

Overview

Pharmacist

PRN/OCC, Variable Hours & Shifts

Every other weekend staffing, primarily evening shifts.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is an award-winning, certified, and accredited facility with 541 beds. As a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, Fort Sanders offers state-of-the art care that maximizes recovery from stroke. We are also the region’s leader in technology in areas such as bariatric surgery, robotic surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Our door-to-balloon times for heart attack patients are below the national average, and our hip fracture center offers advanced diagnosis, surgery and recovery procedures for hip patients.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health, a locally-owned, non-profit health system based in Knoxville, TN, with a “patient-focused” culture. It has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as its 2020 “Best-in-State-Employer” for Tennessee. The CEO of our company, Jim VanderSteeg, attends every new employee orientation and will ask you to sign our pledge of excellence to always put patients first, strive for excellence in everything we do, and make Covenant Health the first and best choice for patients in our region. As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package, including: offering unmatched medical insurance, tuition reimbursement; student loan repayment assistance, certification bonuses; leadership and professional development programs; an employer-matched 401(k); and a generous Combined Time Off (CTO) program.

Position Summary:

Provide prescribed pharmaceuticals, medications, information and clinical monitoring for adequate patient care according to professional standards and practices.

Recruiter: Jennifer Gordon || jgordon2@covhlth.com || 865-374-8107

Responsibilities

  • Compound, label and package medications and pharmaceuticals.
  • Responsible for review of patient medication profile for drug compatibilities, allergies, and appropriateness of drug order. Clarification of medication orders and/or doses of medication as necessary with physicians.
  • Provide drug information to physicians, health care professionals, and patients. Assist nursing staff in calculations of infusion rates and IV drips.
  • Responsible for dispensing of medications of investigational drug trials to ensure proper study protocol procedures are followed.
  • Responsible for compliance with all state and federal pharmacy regulations and requirements.
  • Provide support / consultative services to physicians.
  • Supervise technicians to include verification of drug order entry, filling of inpatient and outpatient prescriptions, and admixture of intravenous medications.
  • Inform patients and family on proper use of various medications including dosage, side effects and composition.
  • Ensure secure storage of narcotics and other controlled substances on a regular basis.
  • Inspect nursing units on a monthly basis to ensure medications are maintained according to Tennessee State Law and manufacturer’s storage requirements.
  • Assist in preparing computerized patient care reports such as medication administration record and automated drug cabinet usage reports.
  • Participate in community education programs to provide medication information.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications

Position Summary:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

Minimum Education:

None.

Licensure Requirements:

Current TN pharmacist license.

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