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Logan Health Pharmacist - Whitefish - PRN in Whitefish, Montana

Job Description Summary:

Under general direction of the Pharmacy Director, continuously is responsible for carrying out all functions of the Pharmacy according to hospital needs and professional principles and standards; and for maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local codes and regulations.

Position Responsibilities

  • Performs duties relating to dispensing of medication.

  • Reviews written prescriptions to assure the prescription does not result in overdose, toxicity, or other hazard if filled as prescribed, and if necessary, requests clarification from the medical practitioner or nurse.

  • Verifies patient medication history and monitors for drug/drug interactions, adverse reactions, allergies or other drug related problems.

  • Compounds medications or selects pre-packaged pharmaceuticals from stock, fills orders, and packages and labels them appropriately.

  • Prepares IV additives, total parenteral nutrition solutions and other IV solutions.

  • Follows established policies and procedures and standard practices for compounding, packaging, and labeling medications; rechecks labels for accuracy and compliance with all federal, state, and local codes and regulations before dispensing or delivering medication.

  • Processes prescription medications for Emergency Department patients and inpatients.

  • Completes written records of prescriptions and controlled substances as required.

  • Checks stock supplies of drugs and pharmaceuticals on each nursing unit and medication carts daily and replenishes them as necessary.

  • Participates in all functions and activities of the department, including Quality Assessment, Drug Utilization Evaluations, and other various duties as assigned by the pharmacy supervisor.

  • Consults with medical staff, nursing staff and other departmental personnel providing pharmaceutical information and recommendations whenever necessary or requested.

  • Participates on hospital committees as requested and in hospital projects and public relations programs as requested.

  • Checks the anesthesia medication carts monthly and removes all outdated and otherwise unusable medications.

  • Monitors Adverse Drug Reactions.

  • Cleans equipment used in the performance of duties according to established procedures and infection control policies.

  • Performs duties relating to purchasing and receiving functions in the absence of the Pharmacy Supervisor.

  • Sees that pharmacy is stocked with essential drugs and pharmaceuticals, and performs related purchasing and receiving duties.

  • Regularly inspects department for compliance with established standards and policies and procedures, and reports violations to the Pharmacy Supervisor.

  • Sees that appropriate records are maintained of all drugs and any other controlled substances that are stored in or dispensed from the pharmacy.

  • Meets with salespersons concerning products and meets with other Pharmacy Directors concerning economy purchasing, discounts and quality of non-drug products, as necessary.

  • Checks incoming merchandise, marks invoices for payment, and routes to the business office; follows established procedures for disposition of damaged goods and for handling shipping or invoice errors; verifies prices and updates pricing in drug dictionary and places them in stock.

  • Periodically checks and removes outdated or otherwise unusable items from stock removes recall items from stock, nursing units, and supply carts as soon as notified.

  • Assists Pharmacy Supervisor in accumulating statistics and preparing reports as required by CEO, CCO, government agencies and other authorities.

  • Regularly checks department equipment for malfunction or defects and requisitions maintenance and repair service.

  • Maintains adequate Automated Dispensing Cabinet med-station inventories daily.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Compliance Plan and Code of Conduct: LHW is dedicated to the highest ethical standards as it is essential to meeting our commitment to our mission and vision. Individual responsibilities include adhering to our organizational Compliance Plan and Code of Conduct.

  • Maintains awareness and understands the organization-wide compliance plan. Familiar with and adheres to LHW's published Code of Conduct which provides guidance and expectations regarding confidentiality, conflict of interest, billing, controlled substances, Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), payments for referrals, gifts, anti-kickback laws, safety and health, waste disposal, and compliance with antitrust laws, advertising and marketing, discrimination, insider trading and government requests.

  • Reports any violation or suspected violation of this Code or other hospital policies or procedures to supervisor, Compliance Officer or through the compliance hotline.

  • Attends and/or completes mandatory training regarding organizational compliance.

Education and Experience Requirements

Requires: B.Sc. degree in Pharmacy or Pharm.D. from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy; Montana Pharmacy license in good standing with no prior disciplinary actions. Requires current CPR or AHA BLS certification or ability to obtain within 2 months of hire.

Desire: Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a hospital setting, automated medication dispensing stations, Hospital Information System (ex: McKesson Paragon) application experience, competency in basic word processing, spread sheet, and data base software.


Variable (United States of America)

Schedule Details:

Please know schedules and shifts are subject to change based on patient care and department/organizational needs.

Logan Health operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Schedules are set to accommodate the requirements of the position and the needs of the organization and may be adjusted as needed.

Notice of Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

If you receive a job offer, please note all offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment screening, which includes:

  • Criminal background check

  • Reference checks

  • Drug Screening

  • Health and Immunizations Screening

  • Physical Demand Review/Screening

Equal Opportunity Employer

Logan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA/M-F/Vet/Disability). We encourage all qualified individuals to apply for employment. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on protected veteran status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable law. If you require accommodation to complete the application, testing or interview process, please notify Human Resources.

Patient Centered Care

Welcome to Logan Health - Whitefish and thank you for your interest in becoming a part of our fascinating team. We believe that everyone who works at Logan Health - Whitefish is a caregiver, regardless of their job description. While Logan Health - Whitefish provides competitive pay and benefits, as well as a comfortable work environment, our employees are motivated by our service commitment to provide quality patient care for our community.

As a Planetree affiliate, we have embraced the philosophy of providing patient-centered care, recognizing diversity and providing exceptional customer service. It was the catalyst for change that resulted in Logan Health- Whitefish receiving national recognition for six consecutive years from Avatar International, Inc. for exceeding patient expectations. We take pride in providing our quality level of service and continuously work to go above and beyond our stellar reputation.

Please take a few minutes to view this informational video for a look into Logan Health - Whitefish.

Our people are everything.

The amazing providers, employees, and volunteers at Logan Health gift this organization with their innovation, knowledge, and compassion. Together, we're connecting our community to trusted, quality care and helping to improve lives every day.

Do you dream of living and working in a beautiful area surrounded by stunning scenery and endless recreation?

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