Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Cardiac, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Employer
Nemours Children Hospital
Location
Orlando, Florida
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Feb 14, 2022

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Work Setting
Other

Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Cardiac, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Orlando, Florida

Nemours Children Hospital in Orlando FL is recruiting a full-time pediatric clinical pharmacist specialist for the Cardiac / Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

This position is responsible for providing and coordinating specialty Pharmacy Services within the Pharmacy Department at Nemours Children’s Hospital. The clinical pharmacy specialist will be responsible for clinical and distributive activities in the assigned area of practice.  This position works closely with the medical staff, nursing staff, and pharmacy staff to develop and maintain services that utilize the pharmacist’s drug knowledge base to improve patient care, reduce cost, reduce medication errors, and improve efficiencies.  The clinical pharmacy specialist will develop, implement, monitor, and review Pharmacy Services specific to their specialty area of practice. 

Position Requirements

  • PharmD with PGY-1 residency and 5 years hospital experience or preferably PGY-2 specialized residency training. 
  • Board Certification in Pediatrics preferred.
  • Currently licensed by the State of Florida or legally eligible, knowledge and experience with Pediatric unit dose drug distribution systems.
  • AHA BLS is required within 30 days of hire.
  • Unit dose training, IV, and TPN experience. Drug Storage, Distribution, and Automation Technology Systems. EPIC experience preferred Pyxis experience preferred, Good working knowledge infusion pump technology preferred.
  • A pharmacy practice residency may be considered as a candidate having approximately 3 years’ work experience maximum regardless of the number of residencies

Nemours offers a competitive salary and extensive benefits package that includes relocation allowance, life insurance, personal time off (PTO), comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage, 403 B retirement plan with employer matching. An additional 457B retirement savings plan, educational allowance, and much more.

Nemours is not-for-profit; employed associates qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Position Responsibilities

  1. Reviews interpret and verify medication orders for accuracy using sound principles, accounting for the pharmacology of the drug, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic variations in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination with responsibility for establishing and continually improving the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients within areas of direct responsibility and assisting others in the department with the same.
  2. Consults educates and works cooperatively with internal customers (e.g. members of the pharmacy staff, medical staff, clinical staff, research staff, nursing staff, and informatics staff) concerning information on medications, therapeutic evaluations, and drug protocols. Develops and provides drug information material. Meets and/or coordinates with medical and/or personnel to resolve problems related to Clinical Pharmacy Services in their specialty area of practice.
  3. Provide specialized pharmaceutical services with a focus on critical care to improve drug usage and therapeutic outcomes including advising physicians and practitioners on issues concerning drug therapy in both the hospital and clinic settings, the inherent toxicity of drugs, drug-drug, drug-food interactions, and side effects, as well as assisting in the prescribing of appropriate doses.
  4. Assists the Clinical Pharmacy Manager in maintaining compliance with Joint Commission and other regulatory standards. Assists in the development and maintenance of performance measures, reports, and statistics. Effects change as needed to improve services provided and assures compliance with regulatory requirements and protocols.
  5. Develops quality improvement projects and participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data; monitors processes; maintains logs, records, and other documentation as assigned.
  6. Provides clinical support for multidisciplinary committees, including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, through the development of materials to support clinical evaluation of drugs, procedures, and processes including the coordination and reporting of adverse drug reaction reporting, pharmacist interventions, and other quality initiatives, within areas of direct responsibility. Promotes the use of the Nemours Children’s Hospital drug formulary by converting non-formulary orders to formulary alternatives when clinically appropriate.  Coordinates procurement of non-formulary drugs when necessary.
  7. Supports clinical staff pharmacist education and training associated with core competencies and performance review.
  8. Participates in policy, procedure, and order set development for the pediatric population. 
  9. Oversees activities of pharmacy technicians and mentors pharmacists-in-training including but not limited to Pharmacy Practice Residents, School of  Pharmacy clerkship students; activities include both practical and didactic experiences.
  10. Able to maintain punctual attendance consistent with Nemours policies, regulatory, and federal, state, and local standards.
  11. Work with other NCH colleagues to engage the patient and their family in medication discussions, planning, and educational sessions to support Patient and Family-Centered Care.

ABOUT US

As one of the nation's premier pediatric health care systems, we've made a promise to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. It's a promise that extends beyond our nationally recognized clinical treatment to an entire integrated spectrum of research, advocacy, education, and prevention.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion guide our growth and strategy.  We are looking for individuals who are passionate about, and committed to, leading efforts to provide culturally relevant care, reducing health disparities, and helping build a diverse and inclusive environment.  All Nemours Associates are expected to ensure that these philosophies are embedded in their day to day work with colleagues, patients and families.

To learn more about Nemours and our commitment to treat every child as if they were our own, visit us at www.nemours.org.

For more information and to apply, go to Req 2831 Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Cardiac, Antimicrobial Stewardship.

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