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Clinical Pharmacist- Critical Care-2nd Shift Department

Cape Fear Valley Health System
Fayetteville, North Carolina
$10,00 sign on bonus and relocation assistance reimbursement
Closing date
Jun 1, 2024

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

Job Details

JOB SUMMARY: The clinical pharmacist is responsible for demonstrating clinical and operational knowledge and expertise as it relates to assessment, treatment, and care of Critical Care patients at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. The clinical pharmacist will be expected to implement and maintain clinical services in the Intensive Care Units. The clinical pharmacist will also complete medication orders and target medication dosing consults for their designated teams. The clinical pharmacist will assist with orienting and training new employees, and will provide opportunities for the development, evaluation, and advancement of residents and students by serving as a preceptor.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS: Responsible to: Clinical Services Manager Nature of supervision received: Indirect Positions Directly Supervised: Pharmacy technicians, residents, and students.

MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS: The following is a summary of the major essential functions of the job. The incumbent may perform other duties, both major and minor, that are not mentioned below; and specific functions may change based on department needs.

1. Performs comprehensive patient medication order evaluation, check for problems with dosages, interactions, and incompatibilities

2. Prepares and dispenses medication orders per physician request according to established policies, procedures, and protocols

3. Reviews/interprets culture and susceptibility data for antibiotic appropriateness and recommends changes as necessary

4. Assist with pharmacokinetics consult services and drug dosing per organizational protocols

5. Detects and reports suspected adverse drug reactions and medication errors accurately and in a timely manner set by medication safety pharmacist

6. Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely

7. Works independently with minimal supervision; organizes and prioritizes work assignments, and ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner based on team responsibilities that are reflected by peer benchmarking and set by clinical services manager

8. Answers the telephone, identifying self and department; directs calls to appropriate personnel, and in person drug information requests when necessary

9. Attends and successfully completes orientation, education, and training programs; reviews literature and other materials pertinent to the practice of pharmacy

10. Completes all competence/skills assessment requirements

11. Performance demonstrates efforts to improve patient satisfaction, lower costs, improve quality, and promote safety

12. Is punctual and dependable; reports to work as scheduled; fulfills on-call obligations per prearranged schedule; absenteeism and tardiness are within policy guidelines

13. Develops working relationships with pharmacists, attending physicians, medical residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care team members in the Cape Fear Valley system

14. Creates a sustainable rounding schedule to provide clinical pharmacy services to patients as part of the medical team

15. Perform work within specific time frames; adapts positively to frequent interruptions and changes in workload and/or work schedule

16. Demonstrates sound professional judgment consistent with clinical/academic background

17. Functions as a supervisor of residents, students, and co-workers

18. Maintains professional development requirements set by ASHP to be a qualified preceptor

19. Develops and implements quality improvement measures to improve patient care and staff efficiency

20. Precepts, evaluates, and serves as a mentor to pharmacy learners including PGY1/PGY2 pharmacy residents and PharmD students

QUALIFICATIONS: The following qualifications, or equivalents, are the minimum requirements necessary to perform the essential functions of this job:

• Licensed as a pharmacist by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy (NCBOP), or eligible to become licensed by NCBOP.

• Minimum of one year of post-graduate training (i.e. ASHP-Accredited PGY1 Residency) or equivalent clinical experience required.

• PGY2 in an acute care setting or equivalent practice experience or PGY1 Residency plus 3 years of clinical experience preferred

 • Board Certification, e.g. pharmacotherapy (BCPS), cardiology (BCCP), critical care (BCCCP) preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Good communication skills, both oral and written; interpersonal skills that promote cooperative peer behavior; knowledge of drugs and how they act and interact; knowledge of Pharmacy laws (state and national).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to see and read physician orders, medication labels, etc.: have manual dexterity to use computer and typewriter, compound prescriptions and IV admixtures, ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and patients.


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