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visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Pharmacist

Company: Covenant Healthcare
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Covenant HealthCare





The Visiting Nurse Association - Staff Pharmacist compounds and dispenses medications and pharmaceutical preparations according to authorized prescriptions. Monitors work of technicians to ensure accuracy, conformity and timeliness of order. Consults with nursing staff, physicians, patients and the public regarding proper medication usage, potential side effects and adverse drug reactions. Provides pharmacy services to patients of all ages. The Staff Pharmacist demonstrates excellent customer service and attitudes and actions that are consistent with the standards contained in Covenants Vision, Mission and Values and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation!


* Sorts physicians' orders received from the intake department, and enters new orders into the computer, using home infusion specific computer software. Current software package is CPR+.
* Clarifies with the physician or nursing staff any questionable or incomplete orders.
* Reviews all physician orders for completeness and accuracy before entered into the computer and drugs are dispensed.
* Maintains an accurate perpetual inventory of Class II controlled substances within the pharmacy department.
* Responsible for checking of controlled substances filled by a technician before delivery.
* Supervises the mixing of all intravenous admixtures, intravenous piggybacks and TPN's, and irrigation solutions.
* Responsible for checking of all supplies before being delivered and the repackaging and recertification of Hospice Boxes.
* Responsible for keeping a want book updated to maintain adequate inventory.
* Responsible for filling or checking all outpatient prescriptions: Both Infusion patients and Hospice-Partners in caring.
* Providing educational services to patients, nurses, physicians and pharmacy technicians.
* Assisst in Quality Assurance programs for the department.
* Provides dosing and management service for all home TPN patients.
* Provides dosing service for all Pharmacy monitorable medications. To wit: Vancomycin, all aminoglycosides, and any drug requiring renal dosing.
* Provides dosing recommendations for pain control for all hospice patients.
* Contributes to organization success targets for patient satisfaction and net operating margin.



* Must be a graduate from an accredited school of Pharmacy, with a BS Pharmacy or PharmD degree.
* Must maintain a current Michigan License as a Registered Pharmacist and a current controlled substance license.
* Experience with Home Infusion Pharmacy, Pharmacokinetic dosing, Clinical management of TPN patients preferred.


* Communicate effectively with physicians, nurses, other staff members, and patients using verbal and written English language skills.
* Suitable dexterity to operate standard office equipment and able to understand and work with a computer.
* Capability to stand or sit for extended periods of time.
* Ability to problem solve effectively.
* Ability to make decisions in an appropriate manner through analytical process.
* Demonstrate creativity and innovation to improve work processes.
* Ability to handle issues and do problem solving in an effective and timely fashion.
* Ability to consistently meet assigned deadlines for projects.
* Ability to accept and adapt to change.
* Ability to work without supervision.


It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities. Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenant's premises. Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant.

Keywords: Covenant Healthcare, Saginaw , visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Pharmacist, Healthcare , Saginaw, Michigan

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