Arkansas Children's Staff Pharmacist, PRN in Little Rock, Arkansas
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CC014260 Retail Pharmacy
Compounds and dispenses prescribed drugs per physician's instructions. Consults with medical staff about potential drug interactions, patient medical history, and the use of particular medications. Responds to questions from patients about medications and dosage instructions. Ensures that all required pharmacy data is recorded and maintained and complies with all regulatory, security and hospital procedures.
Required Work Experience:
Direct - No experience required
Recommended Work Experience:
Pharmacist - Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy
Verifies appropriateness of all doses in reference to the child’s diagnosis, weight, age and body surface area.
Identifies and intervenes when problems involving drug therapy arise e.g.. allergies, drug interactions, therapeutic duplications, adverse drug reactions, compatibility etc.
Verifies appropriateness of drug selected, initiates drug therapy when needed and suggests equally efficacious but less expensive therapy.
Evaluates need for all non-formulary drugs.
Assures that patients receive the ordered medication as to dose, route, salt, regimen and generic substitution.
Assures that all medications meet the highest standards in quality and preparation of the final dosage form and that all drug products are neatly prepared and labeled, including the use of appropriate auxiliary labels/comments.
Processes all orders efficiently, correctly establishes priorities. Processes orders in a timely manner.
Serves in a professional capacity in patient care areas. Monitors patients to assure optimal therapeutic outcomes and makes appropriate recommendations to other health care providers.
Participates in the education and training of patients, technicians, pharmacists and students. Serves as a teacher and participates in discharge planning.
Performs drug information activities, processing all information requests accurately, efficiently and completing the documentation. Reviews patients and assesses for compliance with AC criteria concerning food drug interactions and therapeutic drug monitoring. Assists in drug utilization review activities.
Places order with local wholesaler for medications and supplies and back orders directly with manufacturer for items in short supply immediately when local wholesaler unable to supply.
Assures that substitution items are obtained when original item unavailable and substitution items are checked by the appropriate manager.
Notifies Pharmacy manager immediately of any items unavailable at time of purchase.
Coordinates loan/borrow process, recalls, and coordinates annual departmental inventory.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Arkansas Children’s (https://www.archildrens.org/contentpage.aspx?nd=919) is the only hospital system in the state dedicated to caring for children, which enables us to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas.
Arkansas Children’s is driven by four core values—safety, teamwork, compassion and excellence—which inform every action.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital has received Magnet Status (http://www.archildrens.org/contentpage.aspx?nd=2489) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), for nursing excellence and patient outcomes. And we are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report (https://www.archildrens.org/health-and-wellness/news/news-story?news=123) for Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery and Urology.
For more than a century, Arkansas Children’s has met the unique needs of children. But we’re more than just a hospital treating sick kids—our services include two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, foundation, clinics, education and outreach, all with an unyielding commitment to making children better today and healthier tomorrow.
Arkansas Children’s Little Rock campus includes a 336-bed hospital with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, as well as a nationally-recognized transport service. And Arkansas Children’s Northwest (http://www.archildrens.org/contentpage.aspx?nd=3691) provides inpatient and emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that corner of the state.
“Arkansas Children’s is a place of hope and comfort for children and parents. When you are at children’s, you are part of an elite team united with a common goal of saving children and making their lives better.” Michael – Business Operations Manager
“Arkansas Children’s Hospital is a prestigious institution that cares for children.” Linda – Information Systems Analyst
“We are an organization of care, love, and hope while we champion children.” Angela – Parking and Fleet Coordinator
“Care, love, and hope for children!” Kathy – Administrative Assistant
“When I think of my time here at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, I can honestly say that it has given me a unique perspective on the human condition, and the various roles that we all have in patient care. As a supply assistant, I have a very important job ensuring that the doctors and nurses have what they need to provide the world class medical care to the Children of Arkansas and surrounding states. Being a Champion for Children is more than a catch phrase, it is a way of life!” Nick – Supply Assistant
Arkansas Children's provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. Further, Arkansas Children's will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.