The Home Infusion Pharmacist will:
Safely and correctly compound sterile medications and infusions for the home, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities and physician/clinic environments.
Initiate infusion therapies with successful on-going evaluation of care and completion of required documentation relative to processing therapies, both fiscal and legal.
Responsible for understanding of, compliance with and participation in Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement and accreditation guidelines ensuring achievement of excellence in quality patient care.
Assist with the referral process including but not limited to: provision of medical information to patients and care givers relative to home infusion therapy; assistance in the teaching of patients prior to discharge to home; and coordination of deliveries with nursing and support services.
Be actively involved in the education and inservicing of licensed health care professionals who perform services relative to the therapies provided by the home infusion center.
Act as pharmacist in charge while on duty.
Maintain working knowledge of all equipment and supplies necessary to administer therapies in the home or outpatient setting.
Responsible for knowing and adhering to all home infusion center Policy and Procedures.
Participate in inventory control, ordering, warehouse organization, packing/shipping, equipment maintenance and hazardous waste control.
Responsible for emergency on-call duties on weekends and weeknights as required by center scheduling.
Learn and utilize all computer programs necessary for the successful review, authorization, preparation, dispensing and management of home infusion center patients.
Remain familiar with literature, references and resources for therapies and care of patients serviced by the home infusion center.
Maintains the confidentiality of patients and their personal information at all times.
Currently licensed pharmacist with the Md Board of Pharmacy or be eligible for licensure. Must be in good standing with all State Boards of Pharmacy where licensure is presently or previously has been active.
Two years experience in intravenous therapy in a hospital or in a home infusion setting that includes parenteral admixtures and patient clinical management.
Demonstrate clinical competence on an ongoing basis.
Must possess good verbal and written communication skills and good computer skills.
Ability to work in a team environment and cooperate with all departments within the home infusion center.
Must be flexible with work schedule and emergency call duty.
Teaching experience with nurses and clients preferred.
Stay abreast of developments in field of home infusion therapy.
Participate in any continuing education and in-services as requested by management.
Meet State Board of Pharmacy and accreditation organization requirements by obtaining at least the minimum amount of continuing education needed to maintain license.