PRN Pharmacist

What Health System Pharmacy contributes to Cardinal Health
Pharmacy Operations is responsible for the safe, efficient and effective coordination of Cardinal Health's pharmacy operations that service acute care hospitals, hospital retail customers, ambulatory care and alternate site facilities, oncology and cardiology practices as well as retail customers.

Health System Pharmacy is responsible for providing customized pharmacy program solutions that reduce costs and improve patient care quality for hospitals, health systems and other integrated healthcare providers may also consult with and advise healthcare team on prescribed medications, supplies and related processes.


Job Summary
Working in a hospital system pharmacy outsourced to Cardinal Health, the Pharmacist II adjusts and dispenses medication to patients and drives the compliant and efficient operations of the pharmacy. The Pharmacist verifies physician orders using the pharmacy information system, makes adjustments according to protocols for a given medication, and provides patient education. This job also supervises Pharmacy Technicians and manages compliance tasks related to accreditation, narcotics control, and inventory management.

Cardinal Health manages the pharmacy at PAM Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Wausau and we are currently recruiting for a PRN Pharmacist to work as-needed during facility hours and on-call. The facility is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm and on-call after-hours and weekends.


Responsibilities

  • Applies expert knowledge of drugs and related protocols, to verify physician orders for medications using pharmacy information system. Checks drug and dose in relation to stated patient issue and addresses automated alerts from the system regarding drug type, dose, and other metrics.

  • Supervises Pharmacy Technicians to ensure the compliant and efficient operations of the pharmacy. Checks all work of Pharmacy Technicians in line with State Boards of Pharmacy regulations and provides guidance on complex prescriptions, pharmacy automation systems, orders, and other issues.

  • Adjusts dosages based on established protocols for each drug, ensuring that dosages are appropriate for the patient’s condition and in light of other medications the patient is using and completes clinical tasks related to antimicrobial stewardship.

  • Educates patients on the proper use and expected effects of medications, especially when patients are using multiple medications, are beginning new regiments, or are being discharged.

  • Manages narcotics and inventory control and compliance, including regular documentation and completion of checklists. Audits outdated medication in states where Pharmacy Technicians are not permitted to do so.

  • Contacts Nurses and Physicians as necessary to verify orders and obtain additional information regarding the order.

  • Assists the Pharmacy Director in maintaining the pharmacy’s accreditation and in implementing operational changes within the pharmacy, such as the use of new systems or adjustments of standard procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in pharmacy or PharmD.

  • Must be a “good standing” licensed Pharmacist in the state of Wisconsin, or able to obtain licensure.

  • In-patient/hospital pharmacy experience preferred.

  • IV experience preferred. 

  • Computer savvy to learn and perform successful operation of multiple pharmacy information systems.

  • Ability to see, hear, write, and speak clearly in order to communicate with customers and health care professionals.

  • Ability to work on call or be in an on call rotation.

  • Customer/vendor credentialing is required (this may include vaccinations). More details will be provided during if you are selected for an interview.

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies working knowledge in the application of concepts, principles and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks.

  • Works on projects of moderate scope and complexity.

  • Identifies possible solutions to a variety of technical problems and takes action to resolve.

  • Applies judgment within defined parameters.

  • Receives general guidance and may receive more detailed instruction on new projects.

  • Work reviewed for sound reasoning and accuracy.

Anticipated hourly range: $48.70 per hour - $69.60 per hour.

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Paid time off in compliance with applicable laws.

Application window anticipated to close: 08/24/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

The hourly range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.