SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.
Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.
This position functions within the pharmacy division and its primary purpose is to assure efficacious, safe, and cost-effective drug therapy and appropriate outcomes in the use of drugs and medicines. To prepare and distribute medications according to Federal and State law, provide patient counseling and education, and to advise the medical and nursing staff on drug therapy. Select and maintain an appropriate drug inventory. Formulate and participate in quality improvement activities. Maintain CMS pharmacy regulations for long term care. The services directly impact the healthcare of our patients. Performs in a professional manner, respects confidentiality, and demonstrates qualities outlined in the SEARHC Human Resources Manual.
Independent professional judgment is used prior to the filling and dispensing of each medication order to evaluate it for appropriateness and safety. If any question arises, the prescriber must be consulted and recommendations for the alternate therapy are made by the pharmacist. Judgment failure could seriously affect the health care of one or more individuals. Extensive knowledge and understanding of the Pharmacy Services section of the CMS Long Term Care Operations Manual. Responsible for meeting CMS requirements for pharmacy services for the facility. Responsible for monitoring and maintaining Joint Commission's Medication Management standards for Critical Access Hospitals. These duties performed by the pharmacist results in better patient care, educates medical staff, and can result in cost-savings to the hospital. Decision making is required in the formulation of policy and procedure which affects the overall operation of the department.
$67.41/hour - $86.39/hour, DOE.
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