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PD Pharmacist I FR - Pharmacist

Company: Swedish Covenant Hospital
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


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 Covenant 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/or 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 including medication errors and clinical interventions.


Makes appropriate clinical interventions according to patient age, height, weight, sex and condition for appropriate indications and dosing.

Monitors drug interactions, drug allergies, Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) and contraindications.


Computer system access is assigned based on manager's access level request and on the minimum necessary as described in this job description. The system administrator or manager of the department that has ownership of system/module gives approval for level of access. See Computer system Access control policy.


Two years of experience in hospital pharmacy. Person should be educated regarding disease states, pharmacology, and infection control and pharmacy law.

Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as an ability to train others. Have Expertise in keeping good customer service and follows hospital pharmacy policy and procedure.

Skills required: computer experience, ability to function with minimal supervision and ability to utilize professional knowledge to benefit patient care and to assist medical personnel.

Requires expertise in septic techniques and hospital pharmacy policy and procedure.

Understands third party charge adjudication / reimbursement and patient co-payment procedures.


Graduate of an accredited college of Pharmacy - B.S. or PHARM.D

Currently licensed as registered pharmacist by the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation


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 standing and walking in the pharmacy (95%), with some sitting (5%).

Includes some moving or lifting of objects (up to 30 lbs.) on a regular basis (0.5% of time). Includes about 80% of time spent using a computer keyboard and communicating with patients, other health care professionals regarding physician's orders and prescriptions.

Includes about 65.7% of time using a computer keyboard and communication with other health care professionals regarding physician's orders and prescriptions.

Exposed to possible injury from chemicals, oncolytics, needles or equipment (1-2%). Exposure to airborne germs when patient counseling (less than 5%).

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.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be used, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Keywords: Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago , PD Pharmacist I FR - Pharmacist, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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