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Pharmacist - Critical Care

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Full Time
Closing date
Oct 13, 2022

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Critical Care
Work Setting
College / University

Job ID:642


The University of New Mexico Hospital is the state’s only Level I Trauma Center and the primary academic medical center. In addition, UNMH is the county hospital for Bernalillo County and is a Comprehensive Stroke Center along with an advanced ECMO program. This diverse patient population makes providing pharmaceutical care to patients a unique and challenging opportunity. There are 3-4 ICU pharmacists providing clinical services for three 24 bed adult ICUs: Trauma/Surgical/Burn, Medical/Cardiac, and Neuroscience ICU.


This position is a full-time ICU daytime pharmacist position. ICU pharmacists rotate through all through 3 ICUs monthly. Responsibilities include providing pharmaceutical care for one of the three adult ICUs, collaborating with the multidisciplinary care teams, and responding to medical emergencies. There are opportunities for teaching with the College of Pharmacy and precepting pharmacy residents and students. Qualified candidates should preferably have completed a critical care or emergency medicine residency; however, qualified experience will also be considered.



Pharmacists consult with and educate physicians, other health professionals, and patients and their families about drug usage, drug dosage, and drug substitution. Pharmacists focus on the cost effective and safe usage of drugs in inpatient, outpatient, and ambulatory settings and on improving the quality of care given to patients. Compound and dispense medications and pharmaceutical supplies on written order from a physician. Participate in Continuous Improvement (CQI program at the UNM Hospitals). Ensure adherence to UNM Hospitals and departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. Patient care assignments may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups.



* Program Graduate

* Accredited College of Pharmacy

* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days

* Pharmacist License in NM w/in 90 days

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