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  • Mercy Health
  • Carthage, MO, United States
  • May 02, 2019

Job Description

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We’re a Little Different


Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.


The Staff Pharmacist will be expected to read, understand and verify orders, obtain order clarifications, provide medication therapy evaluation, provide medication intervention when necessary, provide medication information to staff, including stability and compatability information, antibiotic, anti-coagulant, total parenteral nutrition initiation and management, order, check in and outdate controlled substances, admix medications as required, provide oversight for technician admixtures, assist the director in ensuring that staff has sterility testing up to date, complete all required CE and mercy education, keep a current Missouri pharmacist and MTS license, manage technicians in the absence of the director and any activities within the scope of practice of a hospital pharmacist as requested by the director.


Collaborates with the director in the maintenance, addition and deletion of departmental polices and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

Maintains a high level of proficiency in ordering and interpreting lab results, maintains high level of proficiency in medication intervention and  medication therapy evaluation.

Directs, checks and is responsible for all aspects of pharmacy technicians activities.
Manages compounding, labeling and packaging of all medications and pharmaceuticals within the hospital.
Ensures proper storage and inventory control of medications in the hospital.
Manages ordering, receiving and stocking of medications.
Ensures invoice information is properly filed.

Verifies medication orders with a high degree of accuracy and in a timely manner.
Is proficient in the use of vigilance and uses it continually for medication therapy monitoring and intervention.

Consults, monitors and writes orders for TPN.
Initiates, manages and monitors antibiotic therapies.
Conducts medication use and interaction reviews for all hospital patients on an ongoing basis through the use of vigilance.
Consults and compounds epidural pain medication in conjunction with the attending physician and CRNA.

Assists the director in the preparation of reports and compilation of information as necessary.

Provides pharmaceutical information to staff and administration with assistance from the director.
Collaborates with other health care professionals as necessary for optimum patient care.
Obtains information on investigational medication therapy, and provides compounding and information on uncommonly used medications such as provacholine, adenosine stress tests, talc mixtures, etc.
Provides poison control and medication use questions for hospital and community.

Maintains a high level of proficiency in pharmacy computer systems and other equipment necessary for proper operation of the pharmacy department.
Maintains ability to troubleshoot and fix problems related to automated dispensing systems and other pharmacy computer systems.


Performs duties pertaining to the handling and disposition of site-generated hazardous waste as part of daily job activities.


Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:


Education: BS in Pharmacy
Licensure: Active Missouri Pharmacist License Active Missouri MTS license
Experience: Clinical Internship/1 year hospital experience
Other: Familiarity with computer order entry and verification Familiarity with sterile procedures, IV admixture Proficient with antibiotic management Proficient managing TPN Proficient with lab interpretation Familiar with medication therapy evaluation
Preferred Education: N/A
Preferred Licensure:
Preferred Experience: 5 years hospital experience preferred.
Preferred Certifications: Immunization certification
Preferred Other: Proficiency with microsoft office suite.


We’ll Support You at Work and Home


Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed.  We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!


What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

Company Description:

Transforming the Health of Our Communities.

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 43 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.