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CommonSpirit Health Pharmacist in ANKENY, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


  • Deliver pharmaceutical care to patients.

  • Promote professionalism and continually strive to raise the level of professional practice.

  • Interpret physicians' orders as they relate to the patient's drug therapy.

  • Prepare, compound, and dispense medications.

  • Enter medication orders onto the pharmacy computer system and complete other documents related to the dispensing and control of medications.

  • Evaluate the appropriateness of medication orders based on clinical data available in the medical record (including computerized information) and provide recommendations to physicians when appropriate.

  • Monitor the patient's medication profile for allergies, contraindications, duplications of therapy, drug interactions, and potential adverse drug reactions.

  • Contact physicians and nurses to clarify orders or recommend changes in therapy as appropriate.

  • Respond to drug information questions.

  • Provide medication teaching to patients and families on discharge when requested.

  • Monitor adherence to dosing guidelines and target drug protocols and intervene as necessary.

  • Provide pharmacokinetic dosing.

  • Monitor intravenous nutritional supplements for patients.

  • After certification and when consulted, manage intravenous nutritional supplements for patients in area of responsibility.

  • Maintain patient care plans.

  • Participate in pharmacy quality management activities.

  • Document therapeutic and cost saving interventions on the pharmacy PC.

  • Oversee and assume responsibility of technician activities.

  • Oversee and interpret audits performed by technicians.

  • Assume responsibility for unit inspections in assigned areas.

  • Participate in experiential education of pharmacy students.

  • Check medication orders, including sterile products, filled by pharmacy technicians.

  • Ensure adequate inventory of pharmaceuticals and other supplies.

  • Maintain adequate records of disbursements of controlled substances.

  • Understand and comply with all state and federal pharmacy laws and regulations.

  • Complete required hospital education annually.

  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings or rounds in area of responsibility.


  • Pharmacy degree (BS or Pharm.D.) from an ACPE approved college of pharmacy.

  • Licensed, or eligible for licensure, pharmacist in Iowa.

  • Previous experience desirable.

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Requisition ID 2021-180605

Employment Type Full Time

Department Outpatient Pharmacy

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours Day

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Location IA-ANKENY

Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.