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Maxim Healthcare Services Hospital Pharmacist in Laurel, Maryland

LOCATION: Laurel, MD

SCHEDULE: 48 hours a week - 12 hour shifts

QUALIFICATIONS: Licensed Pharmacist in Maryland, 2 years of hospital experience as a Pharmacist

Compounds and dispenses medications according to physician or authorized medical practitioner's prescription or written orders. Evaluates drugs prescribed for appropriateness of dose, therapeutic efficacy, allergy, drug interaction, and contraindications. Consults with physician as needed. Advises patient concerning use of prescription. Procures, packages, and stores pharmaceuticials. Requires B.S. or Pharm.D degree in Pharmacy and state licensure.

Principal Duties:

  1. Responsible for review and entering medication orders accurately and according to departmental standards.

  2. Profiles and dispenses medication after checking appropriate parameters, including but not limited to allergies, therapeutic class duplication, incompatibility and recommended therapeutic dosage range. Profiles only those orders that are complete and accurate.

  3. Oversees the process of medication preparation, packaging and distribution by technicians for accuracy and safety.

  4. Contacts physicians and other appropriate health care givers in case of order clarification and notifies the related persons of any change and/or delay of treatment due to unavailability or other reasons.

  5. Ensures aseptic and safe handling techniques are employed by technicians in preparation of parenteral medications.

  6. Fulfills goals set by Director on department's criteria indicators in the designated patient care areas such as reducing length of stay, drug cost/patient/day, medication delivery, turn-around time etc.

  7. Monitors physician orders in designated patient care areas for drug toxicity and consult physicians for dose adjustment based on patient specific parameters (i.e., pharmacokinetics).

  8. Conducts targeted drug utilization evaluation under supervision of Clinical Coordinator or Director.

  9. Responsible for meeting goals developed by Clinical staff to investigate and document adverse drug reactions (ADR) in his/her designated area.

  10. Responsible for providing drug information and in-service education to health care providers as requested.

  11. Provides consults for patients during their hospital stay and prior to discharge about their medications and problems expected, as requested by the medical and nursing staffs. Also demonstrates knowledge and skills to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served on the unit by pharmaceutical care guidelines.

  12. Contacts physician and other health care providers for clarification of medication orders as required.

  13. Documents all clinical activities in the hospitals clinical intervention reporting system (SPIN).

  14. Participates in departmental clinical programs under the direction of the clinical pharmacist/coordinator including but not limited to: IV to PO Conversion program, renal dosing, therapeutic interchange, age specific dosing, anticoagulant dosing and antibiotic screening.

  15. Maintains a working knowledge of all pharmacy computer systems including automated dispensing machines and Siemens Pharmacy (SPIN).

  16. Prepares and refills emergency drug supply carts or provides supervisions for technicians refilling

  17. Adheres to all state and federal regulatory standards related to drug control and supply maintenance.

  18. Attends departmental and hospital staff development programs and provides presentations/in-services on medication related topics as requested by clinical staff or Director.

    Benefits

At Maxim Healthcare Group, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. *CO Specific Benefits: Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Health Advocacy (company paid if enrolled Medical), Health Advocate Employee Assistance Program, Health Savings Account , 401(k), 401(k) Company Match, Profit Sharing, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Primary Caregiver Leave, Parental Leave, Life and Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Voluntary Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Hospital Expense Protection Plan, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Home and Auto Insurance, Pet Insurance, Transportation Benefits, CommonBond, Educational Assistance Program, College Partnership Program, Paid Time Off/Company Holidays

    About Maxim Healthcare Group

Maxim Healthcare Group has been making a difference in the lives of our patients, caregivers, and employees for more than 30 years. Our nationwide suite of services includes home healthcare, companion and behavioral care, healthcare staffing, and workforce solutions. Maxim’s commitment to customer service, compassionate patient care, and filling critical staffing needs makes us a trusted partner wherever healthcare is needed.

Maxim Healthcare Group is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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