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CommonSpirit Health Pharmacist in CLIVE, Iowa


MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.



Provide patient focused outcome oriented pharmaceutical care to patients of all ages, including neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric. Facilitate the timely distribution of drugs, and disseminate drug information to patients and health care professionals.


  • 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 2021-159411

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Outpatient Pharmacy

Shift Day

Standard Hours Varied

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Location IA-CLIVE

Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ 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.