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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Perioperative & Surgical Services

Orlando Health
Orlando, Florida
Competitive salary, based on training experience with excellent benefits and no state income tax.
Closing date
Jul 2, 2023

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Perioperative Care
Work Setting
Health System

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Perioperative & Surgical Services

Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute (OHJOI) is an orthopedic surgery hospital with 75 inpatient beds and 11 operating rooms attached to the 808-bed Level 1 Trauma Center at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (OHORMC). This new clinical pharmacy specialist position will be dedicated to optimizing patient care throughout the perioperative continuum of care (pre-admission testing, pre-operative, intra-operative, PACU).

Facility and Department Overview

OHORMC is the flagship hospital of Orlando Health, one of Florida’s most comprehensive not-for-profit health systems. OHJOI is located on the same campus and connected to OHORMC and will be served by OHORMC Pharmacy Services.

  • OHORMC is Central Florida’s only Level I Trauma Center and one of the busiest trauma centers in Florida.
  • OHJOI cares for over 250,000 patients annually and has more than 70 years of experience in orthopedic care.
  • Orlando Health has more than 250 Medical Residents and Fellows
  • Orlando Health pharmacy departments serve as training centers for 5 PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents, 2 PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residents, 1 PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident, 1 PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident, and 1-2 PGY-2 Pediatric Residents 

OHORMC / OHJOI Pharmacy Department:  

  • Over 100 Pharmacy Department team members providing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
  • Clinical pharmacy specialists (PGY-2 trained or PGY-1 with equivalent experience) in the areas of Infectious Diseases, Medical Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care, Neurocritical Care, Surgery/Trauma, Nutrition Support, Emergency Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, and Internal Medicine.
  • The majority of Clinical Staff Pharmacists are PGY-1 Residency Trained
  • Decentralized and satellite services specializing in Critical Care, Burn/Trauma, Intermediate Critical Care, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Surgery, Medicine, Oncology and the Operating Room.
  • CPOE / EPIC, Alaris Smart IV Pumps, SwissLog BoxPicker, Omnicell
  • Drug Information Center, Pharmacy Intranet Resources, Antimicrobial Stewardship Team
  • Extensive New Hire Orientation and Ongoing Staff Education Programs
  • Excellent Benefits plus Competitive Salary 

Position Overview

This Perioperative and Surgical Services position offers an excellent opportunity to directly impact patient care and medication safety. 

  • New position focusing on a quality-improvement driven projects to improve patient care for orthopedic and surgical patients across the entire continuum of perioperative care (from pre-admission testing to discharge support)
  • Opportunity to develop a new pharmacy service line, identify and implement perioperative projects / protocols / guidelines / order sets and build relationships with a diverse group of multidisciplinary specialists that ultimately improve patient care.
  • Actively participate in patient care in surgical areas (including ACLS/code response, rapid sequence intubation (RSI), difficult airway response team (DART)) as well as serving as the pharmacy / drug information resource to the multidisciplinary team
  • Provide support for the training of orthopedic surgery residents and fellows and pharmacy residents.   
  • Collaboration on various multidisciplinary and corporate committees, including but not limited to, anesthesia department meetings, orthopedic surgery department meetings, and surgical quality  
  • Serve as a mentor and drug information specialist for a growing decentralized clinical pharmacy staff.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary clinical translational research projects and provide education to orthopedic and surgical staff.
  • Opportunities to precept and serve as an advisor on projects and presentations for PGY-1 pharmacy residents, PGY-2 Critical Care, and PGY-2 Emergency Medicine, as well as pharmacy students.

Desired/Required Credentials 

Doctor of Pharmacy degree plus one of the following criteria:

  • Completion of PGY-1 residency in addition to 3+ years of hospital practice
  • Completion of PGY-2 residency (critical care or internal medicine preferred)
  • Five or more years of hospital practice experience OR experience, preferred, but not required.
  • Florida pharmacy licensure eligibility required

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