ICU Clinical Pharmacist (Nights) Job

Children's Health - Pharmacy Careers

Job Number: 40058

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 12-3-2016

Description:

Position Summary

This is a night shift position, 7 on/ 7 off.

The pharmacist in this position is responsible for all pharmaceutical services in assigned areas. As a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team the clinical pharmacist promotes an environment of safe, rational, effective and efficient medication use while providing services to meet the needs of the patient. Performs other pharmacy services as appropriate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review orders for appropriateness and complete final verification.
  • Assess the effectiveness, safety and affordability of patient medications. Work collaboratively with the healthcare team to develop and optimize patient medication therapy and provide pharmacotherapy consultations as requested in practice area.
  • Provide drug information on medication use, dosage, side effects and composition to physicians, nurses, and patients/families. Monitor inpatient and outpatient profiles for drug interactions, food-drug interactions, and duplication of therapy.
  • Participate in transitions of care and assist with issues involving patient access to medications.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities such as floor inspections, medication use evaluations, and documentation of interventions. Have knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; demonstrates awareness of the industry, including regulatory requirements, evolving customer demands, and the factors that differentiate the organization in the market
  • Support contributions to pharmacy and medical literature. Participate in research where applicable. Maintain knowledge in area of expertise. Provide education to pharmacists, pharmacy residents, nurses and providers. Precept pharmacy students, residents and fellows.
  • Facilitate the compounding, labeling and packaging of medications and pharmaceuticals and provide supervision and verification of technicians work.
  • Respond to code and/or trauma pages when received.
  • Assist in maintaining the department drug inventory at acceptable levels, and ensuring security of narcotics.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and ongoing review of Epic order entry and set build.
  • Attend hospital committee meetings as needed.
  • Participate in continuing education programs, in-services, and workshops to maintain current knowledge and enhance professional growth.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as required.

Qualifications

Education

  • Four-year Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of Pharmacy and completion of one year required internship, required.
  • Doctorate of Pharmacy and completion of a pediatric clinical pharmacy residency is preferred.

Licenses & certifications

  • Current Texas licensure and registration as a Pharmacist is required.
  • BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification required within 90 days of hire is required.
  • PALS Certification required within 180 days of hire for all emergency care and critical care clinical pharmacists is required.
  • IV Certification is required
  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification is preferred.
  • ALS Certification required within 180 days of hire for all emergency care clinical pharmacists is required.

Experience

  • One to two years of previous hospital experience is preferred.

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
  • Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
  • Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
  • Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
  • Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
  • Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
  • Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
  • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

Physical demands

Medium - Exerting 20-60 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.


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