The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible in providing medication management services in collaboration with other healthcare providers to ensure that drug therapy will be rational, safe and cost-effective. They provide recommendations for appropriate drug product selection, effective regimen design and optimal drug therapy monitoring services. They participate in continuing education programs and provide training to other pharmacists, both in theoretical and practical knowledge, in order to give excellent healthcare to the patients.
- Suggests cost-effective therapeutic drug alternatives to optimize inventory management.
- Reduce incidental increase in medication cost brought by reducing errors.
- Provide advice to doctors to warrant safe and cost effective drug prescribing.
- Strengthen the implementation of government regulations regarding drug controls and Joint Commission to comply with all the minimum standards. Internal Operations
- Assigned in Clinical Pharmacy centralized practice.
- Assess medication management by reviewing medicine orders to ensure the appropriateness of use including identifying and prioritizing patient problems and medication-related needs.
- Evaluate drug therapy for appropriateness, effectiveness, safety, adherence, and affordability.
- Collaborate with other members of the health care team to achieve optimal patient outcomes across the continuum of care.
- Performs “Medicine Appropriateness Check” for all new prescriptions or orders. They take note of dose limits, therapeutic duplication, drug-drug & drug-food interactions, as well as other contraindications to ensure medication safety prior to dispensing the first dose.
- Coordinate with nurses and doctors if the medication order requires further verification.
- Assesses patients by checking parameters (i.e. microbiological and biochemical tests) to evaluate patient signs and symptoms.
- Monitors outcomes of the therapy.
- Supports the creation of a medication action plan thru collaborative care of plan. Provides information that may guide the prescribing of medications that is most suitable for the patient’s condition.
- Educates patients by providing relevant information to ensure safe and appropriate use of their medications during admission and prior to discharge per patient’s request.
- Prevents, detects, and documents adverse drug reactions through routine drug monitoring.
- Determines and resolves any medication problems including drugs without indications, medical conditions for which no therapy is prescribed, therapy inappropriate for medical condition, inappropriate dose, dosage form, duration, schedule, route of administration, method of administration, therapeutic duplication, medication allergies, and clinically significant drug-drug, drug-disease, drug-nutrient, or drug-laboratory test interactions. Ensures/enforces compliance to all Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (AMS) policies, guidelines and procedures. Initiates recommendations and action plans using reliable clinical references.
Data and Records Management
- Ensures complete understanding of confidentiality with respect to company proprietary information as well as patient information.
- Report and analyze medication variances for proper monitoring.
- Documents pharmacy interventions resulting in optimized patient outcome for proper monitoring.
- Performs all other duties as assigned by the Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor, Assistant Manager and Manager.
- Participates in Quality Improvement and Safety-related activities.
- Participates in teaching pharmacy student interns.
- Develops and conducts a Quality Assurance Program for Pharmacy Services.
- Participates in department meetings and staff development activities.
- Completes competency requirements and support staff development activities of the clinical pharmacists that include practical and theoretical knowledge, along with didactic direct experience.
- Participates in the development of new programs, services and practices, and educational activities of the Pharmacy Services. Enhances professional and technical knowledge/ competency of clinical pharmacy through training, class work, seminars or journal clubs.
- Attends continuing education programs, seminars and conferences both within and outside working hours for professional update.
- Observes and follows all procedures based on standards of medication management in AHMC to ensure core values are fulfilled.
- Ensures timely renewal of PRC license updated and not expired
- Free Uniform
- Employee Health Benefit Plan (Employees and Dependents)
- Group Life Insurance
- Service Incentive Leave
- Free Parking