Interprets and evaluates provider's orders and prescriptions for accuracy, completeness and appropriateness, recognizes therapeutic problems, including drug interactions contradictions, improper dosing and precautions of therapy and toxicities. Consults the practitioner when problems or adverse effects are identified. Appropriately reports all adverse drug reactions, drug defects and medication errors.
Counsels and trains patients regarding appropriate use of their medications (i.e. purpose, actions, dosage, side effects, storage, precautions, etc.).
Prepares, labels and controls all medications for patient use. This includes assuring proper drug storage in all areas where medications are dispensed or stored. Maintains appropriate records as required by law and hospital policy.
Participates in and advances patient centered pharmacy programs to include appointment based programs adherence packaging.
Responsible for providing collaborative drug therapy management services (CDTM), complete medication reviews, medication reconciliation services, and other clinical pharmacy services that will help improve patient care and outcomes. Assists with devising, developing and operationalizing programs to optimize medication use and achieve continuous quality improvement.
Participates in drug product selection, counsels prescribers on selection of appropriate and cost effective alternatives.
Pursues active membership in professional organizations and seeks continual professional development in an effort to identify best practices and improve patient care.
Participates in the preceptorship/supervision of pharmacy students. May also participate in set up/continuation and supervision of a pharmacy resident of fellowship.
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