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Overnight Clinical Staff Pharmacist - Pharmacist

Company: Swedish Covenant Hospital
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Overnight Clinical Staff PharmacistJOB SUMMARY

Participates in Medication Utilization Evaluations (MUE), education, patient monitoring, Quality Improvement (QI) programs and drug information activities of the pharmacy. Interprets physician orders, evaluates patient profiles, makes appropriate interventions as needed, enters medication orders into the computer, compounds or prepares medication for patients as prescribed by the physician, and practices and promotes the concept of patient-focused care.


Essential Functions

Demonstrates a commitment to the mission of Swedish Hospital and demonstrates a service orientation and adheres to all responsibilities and standards of the Hospital.

* Participates in medication utilization evaluations (MUE), education, patient monitoring, Quality improvement (QI) programs and drug information activities of the pharmacy.
* Profiles medication orders via computer accurately and makes appropriate changes or additions on the patient profiles if necessary.
* Supervises and trains pharmacy technicians.
* Ensures compliance with patient quality standards and maintains quality assurance documentation.


* Makes appropriate clinical interventions according to patient age, height, weight, sex and condition for appropriate indications and dosing.
* Monitors drug interactions, drug allergies, ADRs and contraindications.



* Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of Pharmacy.


* Clinical pharmacy experience and residency is preferred.
* Two years of experience in hospital pharmacy. Person should be educated regarding IV admixture, drugs, disease states, pharmacology, and infection control and pharmacy law.
* Needs to have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as an ability to work all IV room equipment and train others.
* Requires expertise in aseptic techniques and hospital pharmacy policy and procedure.


* Current license by the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (of Education and Registration) as Registered Pharmacist.


* Supervising the Pharmacy in the absence of the Pharmacy Supervisor and training Pharmacy Technicians as needed.


* Internal - Pharmacists, Technicians, Physicians, Nursing, Transportation and Patients.
* External - Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives and other pharmacies.


* Spends a majority of work time sitting (70%), with some standing and walking (30%) around the hospital.
* Includes some moving or lifting of objects (up to 30 lbs.) on a regular basis (0.5%), especially bins of checked IV admixtures.
* Includes about 65-70% of time using a computer keyboard and communicating with other health care professionals regarding physician's orders and prescriptions.
* Exposed to possible injury from chemicals, oncolytic, needles or equipment (20%).
* Exposure to airborne germs when doing renal dosing or patient counseling on the floor (10%).
* Other environmental conditions might include eyestrain and exposure to other computer side effects, such as radiation and high-pitched noise. Also, exposed to constant noise from printers and phones, etc. about 50% of the time.


Computer system access is assigned based on manager access level request and on the minimum necessary as described in this job described in this job description. Approval for level of access is given by the system administrator or manager of the department that has ownership of system/module. Computer access includes Name, Demographic, and Clinical.

Keywords: Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago , Overnight Clinical Staff Pharmacist - Pharmacist, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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