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Sanford Health Medication Safety Pharmacist - Pharmacy-SMCF in Fargo, North Dakota

Job Title: Medication Safety Pharmacist | Pharmacy-SMCF | Fargo

City: Fargo

State: North Dakota

Department : Pharmacy-SMCF

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: Other


Possesses the knowledge and ability to dispense prescription drugs to patients. Helps patients understand doctor's instructions and monitors patients' health and progress. Manages daily prescriptions. Advises doctors on the selection, dosages, interactions and side effects of medication. Provides information about drug side effects and interactions among different drugs. Dispenses drugs and makes sure people are taking the right medications. Monitors the health and progress of patients in response to drug therapy. Reviews drug utilization and answers questions about prescription drugs. Provides information and makes recommendations about drugs. Takes inventory and handles other basic pharmacy events, such as answering incoming physician calls and logging data.


Demonstrates experience with compounding, dispensing, and labeling of drugs. Follows pharmaceutical guidelines, regulations and standards; adheres to safety procedures. Participates in basic prescription-verification practices. Collaborates with other health care professionals to identify therapeutic treatments and advises providers on safe and effective use of drugs for clinical/therapeutic procedures, including benefits and side effects of alternative treatments. Communicates with patients and providers about therapeutic responses, side effects and associated time frames to optimize drug therapy and improve therapeutic outcomes. Identifies medicinal side effects, drug-drug interactions and food-drug interactions. Follows organizational guidelines and procedures by participating in the collection, processing, documentation, and reporting of adverse events.


Sanford Medical Center Fargo is a Level 1 Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center with numerous medical and pharmacy service lines. Primary responsibilities include improving medication safety throughout the organization. The scope of a medication safety officer reaches into every corner of the health system and encompasses many roles, including educator, preceptor, mentor, detective, compliance officer, and risk manager. Participation in interdisciplinary teams related to medication management, safety, technology and systems will be routine. Completion of a PGY2 Medication Safety Residency, 2 years of experience as a Medication Safety Officer or equivalent training/experience preferred.


License must be in good standing by the State Board of Pharmacy in state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position. In a retail/community pharmacy setting: Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy. Must have a thorough knowledge of drugs and their actions; knowledge of state and local regulations.In a medical center or institutional setting: Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy. Must have a thorough knowledge of drugs and their actions; knowledge of state and local regulations. Hospital experience or residency preferred.

About Sanford Health:

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City: Fargo

State: North Dakota

Job Function: Allied Health

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req31576