Palmdale Regional Medical Center serves the region by providing high quality medical services to residents of the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding communities. With the recent addition of the Rehabilitation Institute, the hospital features 184 licensed acute care beds as well as inpatient and outpatient surgery, cardiac services featuring a STEMI Receiving Center (heart attack) and a 35-bed 24-hour emergency department. The Center for Wound Care provides treatment for people with chronic non-healing wounds. This comprehensive wound-healing service includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Palmdale Regional Medical Center is active in the community and regularly participates with the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance, Chambers of Commerce and other civic and governmental groups. Palmdale Regional Medical Center believes in "Community Service Excellence" and supports nonprofit agencies such as the American Cancer Society, United Way, the Antelope Valley Boys and Girls Club and performing arts organizations.
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Essential Job Duties:
Prepares drug orders according to established policies, procedures and protocols, and within specified time frame. Has all work checked by a registered pharmacist.
Demonstrates continuing education in acute care pharmacy and health care that relate to job responsibilities and integrates them into their practice.
Demonstrates proficient competence/knowledge of all aspects in pharmacy services, including but not limited to: Drug names and classification, medication order and prescription interpretation, prescription computer order entry, pharmaceutical calculations, medication error prevention methods.
Demonstrates proficient competence/knowledge of the general chemical and physical properties of drugs handled in the pharmacy department. This includes but is not limited to, identifying medications that are light sensitive, requires refrigeration, is caustic, or poisonous. Is able to use reference books to locate stability information or material safety data sheets.
Carries out the calculations required for the usual dosage determinations and solutions preparation using weight and volume equivalents in both the metric and apothecary systems and has a registered pharmacist check prior to dispensation for preparation of product.
Interacts effectively with other members of the healthcare team on a regular basis. Maintains attentiveness to the rights of patients. Maintain confidentiality of patient information.
Operates automatic technology, under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, (Pyxis, computers, unit dose machines, etc) in accordance to policy, procedures, and manufacture's instructions.
Issues controlled substances, under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, to patient care areas and maintain records as required by law.
Performs the essential functions relating to drug purchasing and inventory control.
Participates in continuing education programs, meeting, training programs and related activities.
Participate in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data, conducts inspections and maintains logs and other documentation per Department procedure.
Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education and training programs for new employees.
Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, and fire and infection control. Complies with all applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations.