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Pharmacist – PT Nights, Saturday and Sunday

NYU Langone Health

This is a Contract position in Mineola, NY posted January 10, 2022.

NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center, which offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We are a major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services.

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Pharmacist.

In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for all aspects of medication therapy, including review of all inpatient medication orders and outpatient prescriptions, dispensing of medication, and counseling of patients. Provides guidance and mentors non-licensed staff performing approved medication-related tasks.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Conveys pertinent issues to the appropriate personnel to maintain an effective continuum of patient care and makes appropriate documentation for efficient follow-up. Contacts prescribers directly to resolve medication and therapy issues. Notifies Patient care personnel of outstanding issues affecting their patients. Informs outstanding issues to Pharmacy personnel working current and out coming shift. Interventions, ADR’s note and other documentation is entered into the computer appropriately.
  • Handles controlled substances in accordance with federal, state, local regulations, and hospital policies and procedures. Processes wasted, returned and expired drugs. Resolves discrepancies and notifies management of those discrepancies.
  • Maintains accurate patient profiles, prescription records, including patient’s name, DOB, address, and date filled, initials or signature, etc. Screens prescriptions for appropriateness of drug and therapy, and possible adverse event potential. Dispenses drug with the appropriate auxiliary labeling. Offers counseling to patient.
  • Complies with policies and procedures related to working in the sterile preparation area; proper hand-washing procedure; special handling requirements and procedures for preparation of sterile bio-hazardous orders. Maintains clean and aseptic workspace; Handles and disposes of sharps, bio-hazardous materials in a safe manner. Reviews chemo orders for appropriate drug, dose, protocol, and regimen. Receives co-signatures on orders; Maintains proper records for reference on patients for future treatments, for Human Resources regarding personnel handling bio-hazardous substances.
  • Participates in the training and supervision of staff, and continues to be a mentor and knowledge base for the purpose of enhancing continual staff development. Reviews filled orders for accuracy. Corrects any errors and educates personnel to the nature of the error and preventative measures.
  • Ensures patient-safe, time effective and appropriate medication therapy. Triages and reviews orders for appropriateness of therapy. Selects correct drug/dose/dosage form to be labeled. Prepares accurate container label, appropriate container and affixes the proper auxiliary information.
  • Enters medication information orders appropriately (SIGs, Start/Stop Dates, etc) from written orders D/C’s discontinued medications. Validates CPOE orders, and makes necessary correction to order. Screens for possible adverse drug events. Documents interventions, notes, and allergies properly.

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify, you must have a Bachelor’s Degree Pharmacy. Current New York State Pharmacy License. Excellent communication (both oral and written), organizational, detail oriented, problem solving, and record keeping skills. Basic computer skills. Proficient in the use of the Pyxis system. Knowledge of the special handling requirements and additional policies and procedures for preparation of sterile bio-hazardous orders..

Preferred Qualifications:
Post Doctoral PharmD. 1-2 years Licensed Pharmacist in healthcare or retail environment.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island 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 Langone Hospital-Long Island 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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