NYU Lutheran Medical Center is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The medical center is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Medical Center's anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough. Learn more about NYU Lutheran Medical Center.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Pharmacist.
In this role, the successful candidate Responsible for safely preparing, compounding, and dispensing medications to patients in accordance with the laws and regulations governing pharmacists and the practice of pharmacy by the NYS Board of Pharmacy and Lutheran Medical Center pharmacys policy and procedure.
Responsible for the optimization of drug therapy by identification, resolution, and prevention of drug related problems and improving therapeutic outcomes.
Work independently within the limits of established pharmacy policies and procedures as a member of the inpatient care team.
Directs and coordinates the activities of a pharmacy service area.
Supervise all staff and support personnel assigned, operating within the limits of pharmacy policy and procedures, and the regulations of the NYS Board of Pharmacy.
Assignment will include covering satellite pharmacy preparing IV products, distributing controlled substances, providing drug information.
All pharmacists will be knowledgeable on the safe management and handling of hazardous medications stored and dispensed.
- Understand and respond to the needs of both internal and external customers with sensitivity, empathy, and understanding.
Responsible for the safe handling of pharmaceutical waste. Knowledgeable in the storage, dispensing and safe disposal of the medication deemed hazardous.
- Demonstrate and maintain highest possible standards and practices of care in a diverse and multi cultural environment while performing pharmacy duties.
Provide best customer service possible to all (co workers & those we serve).
Work with others toward shared goals including participation in department problem solving and improvement activities
- Demonstrates understanding of cultural competence while performing job.
Treat fellow colleagues with equity, fairness, and consistency.
Respect the rights of all to privacy and self determination.
- Treats people with fairness and recognizes the inherent value of each individual.
- Responsible for compliance with HIPAA, OSHA, Joint Commission, LMC policies and procedures, LMC standard operating procedures, Fit Testing, Annual PPD assessment, maintaining current pharmacy credentials and licensure, mandatory education requirements.
Responsible for ensuring compliance with all regulatory standards of practice.
Responsible for ensuring proper maintenance of appropriate records for investigational drugs as required.
Provide drug information services as required
Participate in pharmacy quality control and performance improvement activities
Monitor workflow processes and initiate change when necessary
Provide staff coverage, when needed, in areas of the department that the individual has been appropriately trained in.
Responsible for ensuring filling of medication orders so that scheduled medications are administered to patiently on a timely manner.
Responsible for overall aspects of department security and control.
Responsible for ensuring short supply medications are communicated to management.
Responsible for ensuring compliance with all regulatory standards of practice
Responsible for ensuring that medication therapies are cost effective and safe.
- Narcotic management
Responsible for distributing and maintaining controlled substances to all Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs) at Lutheran Medical Center. Duties may include, but not limited to the followings,
Restocking of controlled substances.
Destocking of expired/recall controlled substances.
Assigning/Unassigning/Removing/Returning controlled items in the ADC.
Receiving controlled substances into the cage.
Responsible maintaining, inventory control, safety and security of controlled substances at all times.
Responsible for proper record keeping and proper maintenance of appropriate records of all narcotic transactions.
Responsible for ensuring proper narcotic inventory control and informing pharmacy director of controlled substances to be ordered.
Responsible for dispensing and verifying of compounded narcotic IV products and proper inventory control of compounded narcotic IV products.
Responsible for reporting discrepancies discovered to pharmacy manager immediately.
Responsible for overall aspects of security and control of narcotic cage.
Responsible for ad hoc restock and supply of controlled substances.
Responsible for conducting narcotic inventory as required and to report any discrepancies to manager in a timely manner.
Responsible for assigning patients own controlled substance(s) bins in the Automated Dispensing Cabinet.
Responsible for collecting and management of narcotic returns via External Return Bins (ERBs).
Responsible checking and removal of expired/near expired narcotics from all ADCs.
Responsible for preparing ambulance boxes.
- Clinical Support
Responsible for completing assignments under the direction of the clinical pharmacist or clinical staff.
Attend and participate in daily medical and multi disciplinary rounds as required.
Attend and participate in daily patient discharge counseling and patient education as required.
Participate in the training of medical, nursing, and allied health professionals
- Order Checking, Verification
Responsible for coverage in the main pharmacy or satellite pharmacy for routine staffing as part of a rotation or other coverage (break coverage).
Responsible for verification of Adult and Pediatric/Neonatal Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) orders.
Responsible for checking emergency trays, emergency carts, ambulance boxes, etc.
- Work in the sterile products area, ensuring the accuracy and sterility of all compounded products based on USP 797 regulations.
Responsible for preparation and the verification of Adult IV orders.
Responsible for preparation and the verification of all Neonatal and Pediatric IV orders.
Responsible for ensuring the safest environment possible.
Responsible for compliance with USP 797 regulations (temperature, humidity, room pressure differential, aseptic techniques, etc).
Responsible for supervising and monitoring IV technicians.
Responsible for supervising and informing pharmacy manager of sanitation and maintenance issues of the IV clean room area.
Responsible for double checking all IV and chemo orders.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, education, safety and age related criteria pertinent to the patients served in his/her assigned area that may include, but not limited to, pharmacokinetic evaluation and monitoring, patients chart review, antibiotic monitoring, automatic renal dose adjustments, IV-PO switches, warfarin consultations, and therapeutic interchange.
Responsible for the interpretation and implementation of all departmental policies and procedures on the assigned shift.
Responsible for complete and accurately interpreting physician orders for completeness and appropriateness.
Responsible for filling medication cassettes.
Responsible for monitoring patient drug therapy including drug-drug, drug-food, drug-herbal, and drug-pregnancy/lactation interactions.
Responsible for documenting and reporting all clinical interventions and adverse drug events.
Responsible for ensuring that all step-down medication therapies have been appropriately assessed for conversion.
Responsible for communicating any therapeutic or toxicity concerns to the prescriber immediately.
Utilize all available resources to reach clinically sound decisions.
Initiates action to solve problems and assumes responsibility.
Supervise all staff and support personnel assigned, operating within the limits of pharmacy policy and procedures, and regulations of NYS Board of Pharmacy.
Supervise and verify the accuracy of all work completed by supportive personnel assigned to the area.
Responsible for submitting on time, assigned monthly inspection reports and equipment maintenance logs as needed.
Formulate and compound special dosage forms not commercially available.
Attend, participate in, and conduct continuing education programs and conferences to keep current with developments in the profession and to maintain license.
Maintain skill and competency level to comply with departmental and hospital Quality Assurance standards.
Participate in department quality improvement efforts.
Assist with the training of clinical pharmacy externship/internship students.
Provides staff coverage, when needed, in areas of the department that the individual has been appropriately trained in.
Perform all other responsibilities as assigned.
To qualify you must have a Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy or Doctorate of Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy or equivalence.
Must be licensed to practice in NY and license in good standing.
Completion of Post Graduated Year 1 (PGY1) and/or PGY2 residency in relevant area highly desirable.
Board Certification in relevant area highly desirable.
Inpatient pharmacy experience preferred.
Upon department orientation, and annually thereafter, must complete:
Safe handling of chemotherapeutic agents
Competency assessments in areas of,
Population specific pharmacotherapy
Active and current NY pharmacy license.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Lutheran Medical Center provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Lutheran Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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