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Clinical Pharmacist - Infusion Center Float - West Palm Beach, Florida - Pharmacist

Company: West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
Location: West Palm Beach
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Clinical Pharmacist - Infusion Center Float - West Palm Beach, Florida

The clinical pharmacist also applies standards relating to all aspects of distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs. The primary function of a clinical pharmacist is to assure the safe and appropriate use of medications, and be an advocate of rational drug therapy through the following: evaluation of the appropriateness of drug therapy based on patient specific factors; individualization of drug therapy; evaluation, dispensing and providing medications, and drug information.

Duties include but not limited to the following:

  • The pharmacist is responsible for providing shift coverage primarily in the Infusion Center and covering the inpatient pharmacy as designated by the Inpatient Supervisor or Inpatient Program Manager.
  • The pharmacist provides appropriate selection of drug therapy based upon the pharmaceutical principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; monitoring for efficacy, side effects and clinical outcome; and advises prescribers as appropriate.
  • The pharmacist provides clinical pharmacy care in oncology/hematology areas throughout the medical center; works with other pharmacists and practitioners to provide comprehensive clinical and educational services, precepts residents and students, prepares chemotherapy; coordinates handling of investigational drugs, serves as drug information resource to oncology/hematology providers.
  • Provides patient-specific therapeutic drug monitoring and communicates relevant findings and/or recommendations to other health care providers in charge of the patient both orally and in writing. Monitoring will include prospective review and intervention in:

    • Therapeutic appropriateness of a patient's drug regimen
    • Therapeutic duplication in the patient's drug regimen
    • Appropriateness of the route and method of administration
    • Degree of patient compliance with the prescribed drug regimen
    • Drug-drug, drug-food, drug-laboratory, or drug disease interactions
    • Clinical and pharmacokinetic laboratory data to evaluate the efficacy of drug therapy and to anticipate side effects, toxicity, or adverse effects
    • Physical signs and clinical symptoms relevant to the patient's drug therapy

    • Performs continuous evaluation of prescribed medications to assure optimal drug therapy.
    • Furnishes drug information to physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, patients, and others. Information should be age and physical status appropriate.
    • Provides medication counseling to patients.
    • Completes medication histories including patient interviews.
    • Serves as a drug information resource by providing up-to-date drug information to prescribers, other health care professionals, patients and caregivers.
    • Reviews charts, evaluates pertinent laboratory data, drug-drug and drug nutrient interactions, monitors for adverse drug effects, and screens for allergies.

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