State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Recommends appropriate pharmaceutical prescription based on patient parameters and interpretation of current literature, safety, efficacy and cost;
Advises prescribers on patients’ medication therapy;
Assists in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee process for review and evaluation of treatment options;
Maintains accurate medication histories and monitors effect and adverse reactions of all patients;
Participates in multi-disciplinary team activities to provide patient-specific medication information and education when appropriate;
Evaluates information from prescriber or interviews patients and provides education or assistance for the self-administration of take-home or discharge medications;
Assists in problem resolution with the healthcare team;
Directs the work of and instructs pharmacy students, residents, interns and/or pharmacy assistants;
Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical pharmacy services such as clinical pharmacy, specialty residencies, workshops, and continuing education programs in the clinical service;
Participates in development, implementation and evaluation of departmental policies;
Participates in the development and documentation of quality assurance indicators such as drug use evaluation;
Develops and presents periodic in-services to healthcare providers;
Participates in pharmacy and hospital committees;
Participates in research studies in the clinical service;
Performs the duties of a Pharmacist 2;
Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: pharmacology, pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics, current medical literature and techniques of critical evaluation, clinical drug usage, patient monitoring techniques, drug blood level analysis and interpretation.
Class Specification History
New Class: September 16, 1998.
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Pharmacist III), class code (formerly 6029), revises definition and distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007; general revision revises typical work, adds knowledge and abilities, and revises minimum qualifications; effective July 1, 2007.