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Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine (7 on/7 off Rotating)

Employer
Children's National Hospital
Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
Up to $130,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Nov 14, 2023

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Emergency Medicine
Work Setting
Health System
Hours
Full-time

The emergency medicine clinical pharmacist is responsible for all pharmaceutical services in the Emergency Department, as well as emergencies and traumas across the organization. The Emergency Department, a unique clinical environment which is considered high risk for adverse drug events from a systems perspective (i.e., medications in the ED are usually ordered, dispensed, and administered at the point of care, higher prevalence of verbal orders, particularly in urgent and high-stress situations, medication orders are diverse, unpredictable, and time-sensitive, increased use of higher risk intravenous medications such as inotropes and sedatives, frequent interruptions/distractions, etc). As a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, the emergency medicine clinical pharmacist promotes an environment of safe, rational, effective, and efficient medication use while providing services to meet the needs of the patient and reduce costs. The emergency medicine clinical pharmacist provides oversight of the medication reconciliation program performed by the medication history technicians. Additionally, this position requires cross-training and staffing in the main pharmacy when necessary. 

Required Skills/Knowledge
Well-versed in medication management and pharmacology in the following area:
1) Airway management, rapid sequence intubation/post-rapid sequence intubation sedation
2) Ambulatory care
3) Cardiology
4) Critical care
5) Infectious diseases
6) Pediatrics
7) Procedural sedation
8) Psychiatry
9) Toxicology/drugs of abuse/overdose
10) Disaster management


Work Hours - 10-hour shifts that rotate 7 days on, 7 days off, providing coverage at two campuses [i.e., the Children’s Emergency Department at United Medical Center (Extended Campus) and the Children’s Emergency Department at Children’s National Hospital (Main Campus)]. Hours consist of rotating shifts between 1p-11:30p, 5p-3:30a, and 10p-8:30a.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Pharmacist Current Washington DC Pharmacist License Upon Hire (Required)Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS) Upon Hire (Required)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 180 Days (Required)
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 180 Days (Required)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support 180 Days (Required)
Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification 1 Year (Required)

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