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Pharmacist - OALH Inpatient Pharmacy - Full Time

Ochsner Clinic Foundation
United States, Louisiana, Jennings
May 10, 2024

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, andinnovate.Webelieve that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

This job maintains and ensures complete and appropriate drug therapy in a multidisciplinary pharmaceutical care environment. Prepares, dispenses and verifies medications ordered for an assigned group of patients, using safe, rational, and cost-effective therapeutic decision making. Assesses, evaluates and monitors patient drug therapy; provides drug information, patient education, and other clinical pharmacy services.


Required -Bachelor's degree

Preferred -Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)

Work Experience

Required -None.


Required - Current Pharmacy license in the state of practice

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
  • Skills necessary to compound pharmaceuticals, operate technical equipment, and etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Job Duties

  • Evaluates all physician orders based on a clinical assessment of the patient which includes but is not limited to allergies, age, renal function, concomitant drug therapy, lab values, approved dosing guidelines, best practice protocols, diagnosis, and physical clinical status.
  • Assures the safe and accurate preparation and dispensing of medications including sterile products and investigational drugs measured by QA, medication occurrences, competency assessment and other documentation.
  • Manages drug therapy to optimize patient outcomes measured by intervention documentation, ADR assessment, chart reviews, target drug reviews, patient education, and the provision of drug information.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge, licensures and certifications through continuing education.
  • Manages the operations of the pharmacy in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.

Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.).
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.
Work may require travel throughout and between facilities.
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).

Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, however incumbents may be called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.

The incumbent works with patients who have known or suspected communicable diseases and may enter isolation rooms. The incumbent has an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases. There is potential to encounter hazardous medications and hazardous waste.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

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