Kindred Healthcare has partnered with Tennova Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Medical Center to open the brand new 57-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital provides care for patients across an 11-county region with impairments resulting from a traumatic medical situation, such as stroke, serious spinal cord and brain injury, neurologic illness, major multiple trauma, and orthopedic conditions with complex or profound impairments. Although the majority of patients are seniors, Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital is equipped to also treat younger patients recovering from traumatic incidents.
With more than 20 standalone inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) across a dozen states, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (KHRS) is a partner of choice for many major hospital systems in the creation and success of joint-venture operations that outperform in both clinical and financial outcomes. We bring proven rehabilitation management and services expertise that benefits our partners as well as the nearly 50,000 IRF patients we see each year who seek to recover and get home quickly from any of a number of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma.
The pharmacist is responsible for the dispensing of prescription medications to hospital inpatients. Provides information about medications and helps patients and clinical staff understand instructions provided by the physician. Monitors the patient's health and progress to assure medications are effective and safe. Adheres to state and federal regulations as well as Joint Commission standards.
Verifies physician medication orders with accuracy and timeliness.
Monitors and evaluates the six critical processes of medication management; determines risk points and is an active participant with physicians and clinical staff in continuous quality and performance improvement.
Verifies and approves the work of Pharmacy Technician(s).
Responsible for the management and utilization of the computerized pharmacy system.
Orders and stores medications, keeping them safe and effective.
Monitors drug therapy for appropriateness and promotes/ evaluates rational drug therapy that improves pharmaceutical care. Performs anticoagulant monitoring.
Maintains positive relationships with all customers.
Complies with regulatory and accreditation standards.
Provides information to the medical staff and administration regarding the cost effective use of pharmaceuticals.
Works with physicians, specialists and other clinicians to implement appropriate guidelines and protocols for drug use based on evidence based medicine, national guidelines, and literature based protocols.
Provides drug information to nurses, physicians, and other pharmacists to ensure current information on drug therapy.
Provides specialized services to assist nursing and patients manage conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, etc.
Recommends changes to drug therapy based on patient assessment.
Provides and documents clinical interventions, therapy recommendations and other clinical activities according to department policy and procedure in order to maintain accurate and complete patient records
Participates in the Medication Reconciliation activities of the Pharmacy Department.
Prepares sterile and non-sterile compounds per USP standards.
Other duties as assigned.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy.
BS Pharm or Pharm D degree required, accredited clinical residency preferred.
Must hold a current state license to practice pharmacy.
Two years' experience in hospital pharmacy is preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.