Full Time Home Infusion Pharmacist Jacksonville, FL
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Internal Number: 112414620
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Variable shifts Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 6:30pm
This position will work 5 days a week in the branch. Will be required to go into the On-call Pharmacist rotation, which is 1 week every 5 weeks from Tuesday to Monday
Must live within a commutable distance to the Jacksonville branch
IV compounding experience is a plus
Reviews medication orders and evaluates appropriateness and completeness of orders with consideration given to the special needs and behaviors of the specific age group served. Obtains patient prescription and assists physician, as necessary, in formulating prescriptions and monitoring regimen. Enters medication orders into the computer system and dispenses medications in an accurate and timely manner in appropriate quantities based on stability, compatibility of the drug and age specific needs of the patient. Verifies all prescriptions not directly received from the physician or the physician’s agent
Assesses the patient at the initiation of drug therapy, develops a patient care plan and drug monitoring regimen and monitors the patient according to the care plan throughout the course of therapy
Communicates with physicians in suggesting alternate or modified drug therapy programs that are the most cost effective. Communicates with the patient, physician, nursing staff, pharmacists and other members of the health care team regarding patient status, response to therapy and clinical objectives to ensure clinical outcomes is met
Coordinates with nursing staff to assure the most cost-effective method of delivery is utilized to achieve expected outcome
Information is input into the computerized software system to ensure accurate and timely dispensing and billing
Coordinates the drug preparation work of pharmacy technician and checks the accuracy of that work prior to releasing the medications for distribution. Accurately checks medications prepared by pharmacy technicians
Where applicable, compounds pharmaceuticals in an aseptic fashion according to literature guidelines. Compounds specialty drug products. Uses aseptic technique when compounding sterile drug products. Completes accurate documentation of items compounded and repackaged. Is familiar with, and strives to meet, various guidelines and recommendations as put forth by various governing bodies
Is knowledgeable with regards to the proper use and handling of sterile and hazardous medications. Compounds and handles sterile and hazardous medications in accordance with established guidelines and regulations (i.e. USP <797>)
Ensures compliance with all FDA, DEA, State Board of Pharmacy, OSHA and other regulatory standards. Follows all department policies and procedures. Participates in department staff meetings and other functions required in the department, maintains license, continuing education and competencies as required by the appropriate regulatory agency and department
Complies with all applicable Federal, State pharmacy rules and regulations related to dispensing, controlled substances, etc.
Ensures that all manufacturer requirements for REMS and/or other requirements are met when dispensing and/or shipping drugs
Provide oversight of the safety; appropriateness, and effectiveness of the pharmaceutical care provide to patients (consumers) as it relates to specialty products dispensed
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
BS in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree
Current, unrestricted Pharmacist License in the state of FL
1+ years of Pharmacist experience
Computer proficient especially with Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word)
Knowledgeable of the variety and complexity of pharmaceuticals, the types of medication orders and be able to fill medication orders accurately and in a timely manner
Proficient in clinical patient monitoring
Available to be on call 1 week every 5 weeks when scheduled
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
Home Infusion experience
PGY-1 Residency training
Experience with sterile compounding
Possess both verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal relationship skills and problem-solving skills
If the hired individual resides in Florida (office based or telecommuting) this position requires the AHCA Level II background check (fingerprinting) by the State of Florida for all clinicians that have direct face to face contact with members OR employees who will have access to confidential patient data and will require renewal every five years.
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