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PRN PharmacistFort Smith, Arkansas

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Job # 421749 Date posted 11/22/2021

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PRN Pharmacist

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital - Fort Smith, AR

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Smith is a joint venture partnership between Kindred Healthcareand Mercy. This brand new state of the art, 50 bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital provides care for adults recovering from conditions such as stroke, neurological disease, injury to the brain or spinal cord and other debilitating illnesses or injuries. Kindred and Mercy are also partners for rehabilitation hospitals in Oklahoma City, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri.

With more than 25standalone inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) across a dozen states, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (KHRS) is a partner of choice for many major hospital systems in the creation and success of joint-venture operations that outperform in both clinical and financial outcomes. We bring proven rehabilitation management and services expertise that benefits our partners as well as the nearly 50,000 IRF patients we see each year who seek to recover and get home quickly from any of a number of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma.

As the PRN Pharmacist:

You are responsible for the dispensing of prescription medications to hospital inpatients.  Provides information about medications and helps patients and clinical staff understand instructions provided by the physician.  Monitors the patient’s health and progress to assure medications are effective and safe.  Adheres to state and federal regulations as well as Joint Commission standards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Verifies physician medication orders with accuracy and timeliness.
  • Monitors and evaluates the six critical processes of medication management; determines risk points and is an active participant with physicians and clinical staff in continuous quality and performance improvement.
  • Verifies and approves the work of Pharmacy Technician(s).
  • Responsible for the management and utilization of the computerized pharmacy system.
  • Orders and stores medications, keeping them safe and effective.
  • Monitors drug therapy for appropriateness and promotes/ evaluates rational drug therapy that improves pharmaceutical care. Performs anticoagulant monitoring.
  • Maintains positive relationships with all customers.
  • Complies with regulatory and accreditation standards.
  • Provides information to the medical staff and administration regarding the cost effective use of pharmaceuticals.
  • Works with physicians, specialists and other clinicians to implement appropriate guidelines and protocols for drug use based on evidence based medicine, national guidelines, and literature based protocols.
  • Provides drug information to nurses, physicians, and other pharmacists to ensure current information on drug therapy.
  • Provides specialized services to assist nursing and patients manage conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, etc.
  • Recommends changes to drug therapy based on patient assessment.
  • Provides and documents clinical interventions, therapy recommendations and other clinical activities according to department policy and procedure in order to maintain accurate and complete patient records
  • Participates in the Medication Reconciliation activities of the Pharmacy Department.
  • Prepares sterile and non-sterile compounds per USP standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy.
  • BS Pharm or Pharm D degree required, accredited clinical residency preferred.
  • Must hold a current state license to practice pharmacy.
  • Two years’ experience in hospital pharmacy is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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Rehabilitation is the key to everything we do. And our caring, compassionate caregivers and team members are proud to lead the way. If you are interested in joining our team, we have opportunities that allow you to provide exceptional care and outstanding service in an environment committed to career growth and continual learning and support.

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