At Medical Arts Alliance, our Consulting Pharmacists promise to render the following duties and responsibilities to our clients as part of the denoted service package that the client purchases:
- Assist the client in general auditing of labeling of medications
- Assist the client in complying with professional standards, respective state regulations, and federal regulations for Long Term Care facilities.
- Inform the client of the appropriate accessory and cautionary instructions as well as the expiration date when applicable.
- Arrange consultation and recommendations for patient care.Create plans for implementation of drug related procedures.
- Asses pharmacy related activities.
- Provide dated and signed reports to clients, for distribution to respective physician, nursing, and other team members. Please note that it is the primary responsibility of the client to follow up with their team members for evaluation of performance and/or implementation of recommendations.
- Provide a licensed and registered pharmacist to serve as an active member of the client’s committee. Availability of the pharmacist for this service and/or limitations will be at the sole discretion of Medical Arts Alliance; and will depend upon the extent of the services rendered by Medical Arts Alliance to the facility.
- Present programs to client’s employees for education.
- Provision of programs to client’s staff are provided by a Medical Arts Alliance team member by means of media communication. The pharmacist will inform the client of the media used.
- Maintain licensure requirements to practice pharmacy in the respective state of practice.
- Abide by laws and regulations in the client’s respective state.
- Abide by laws and regulations of the federal government and/or governing entity.
- Aid in the creation and revision of pharmacy related policies and procedures.Properly interpret and apply laboratory tests as they relate to the clinical use of drugs.
- Create and apply parameters necessary for the monitoring of drug therapy.Analyze and report the possibility of drug related adverse reactions and drug-induced disease.
- Promote the safe and rational use of drugs.
- Consider the proper application of drugs to disease states.
- Consider principles of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, including: mechanisms of actions, drugs of choice, alternative medications, drug dosage forms, and recommended dosage ranges, physiological factors, bioavailability, gender, age, additional disease states, co-administration, food, and laboratory testing.
- Provide reports for each chart review session to the client as required by law. Depending upon the nature and urgency of the recommendation, the Consultant may contact the Medical Director and/or Chief Medical Officer.
- Aid in general supervision of and provide recommendations concerning the client’s procedure for medication storage and disposal.
- Assure that drugs and biologicals shall be approved and dispensed in compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations and the facility’s own policies and procedures.
Note: The providing pharmacy holds primary responsibility for all drug supplies. This includes emergency kits, starter doses, and med carts. The providing pharmacy is also responsible for proper drug storage in medication carts and medication room inspections.Investigative drugs and their use in client’s facility may be include in Consultant Pharmacist’s contract, but only through the creation of a separate contract stating specific responsibilities.
The nature and scope of each service provided depends upon the extent of the pharmacy retainer, chart review, med room inspection, med pass observation, and or pharmacy consulting purchased.