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Pharmacist Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine

Employer
Glens Falls Hospital
Location
Glens Falls, New York
Salary
Competitive salary based on experience
Closing date
Jun 12, 2024

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

Attention all Pharmacists with a background in Emergency Medicine; Glens Falls Hospital has the perfect career growth opportunity for you as the Pharmacist Clinical Specialist - Emergency Medicine! If you are someone who thrives in an environment that hones your strategic thinking and emergency preparedness skills, this opportunity is for you! As the Pharmacist Clinical Specialist, you will play a vital role in improving the quality those in our seeking treatment at the hospital by providing direct patient care, as well as optimizing the use of medications for adult and pediatric populations in the emergency department. 

Your expertise in emergency medicine will help to improve patient outcomes for those seeking acute care in our community. You will take ownership of the oversight of medication reconciliation for the emergency department, as well as serve as a key stakeholder in the coordination of various clinical programs/initiatives to optimize drug use, improve therapeutic outcomes, prevent drug related problems/medication errors! Take your pharmacy career to the next exciting professional phase by applying today! 

 

Team Impact

In this role, you will join an experienced team of healthcare professionals with over 20 years of emergency pharmacy experience. You will have the opportunity to form impactful relationships with a diverse group of healthcare professionals including various medical and nursing staff outside of pharmacy. 

In this role, you will work among an interdisciplinary team to improve patient outcomes through direct bedside care and provide leadership for medication reconciliation in the Emergency Department.  You will be responsible for coordinating various clinical programs/initiatives to optimize drug use, improve therapeutic outcomes, prevent drug related problems/medication errors, and reduce associated costs. In summary, your work will have a substantial impact on the development and implementation of mechanisms that promote safety and quality related to medication management at Glens Falls Hospital. Some position highlights include:

  • Full time 7-on-7-off with 3:00 PM– 1:00 AM schedule (Great for accruing shift differentials!)
  • Great opportunity for advancement for those with a background in emergency medicine
  • Great opportunity to showcase your leadership and critical thinking skills, and apply them to making system wide improvements within the Pharmacy and Emergency Departments
  • Excellent opportunity to join a team that values your impact within the organization and is committed to developing your clinical, teaching, and leadership skills
  • For experienced professionals, the position allows you to work at the top of your license
  • Opportunity to make a broad reaching impact across multiple stakeholder/departments within the Glens Falls Hospital System and see the impact of your work on our community

Responsibilities

  • Provide direct patient care to all adult or pediatric patients as needed in the emergency department
  • Respond to all emergency codes to assist with pharmacological management including optimal drug selection and preparation, dosing recommendations, and monitoring for effectiveness and adverse reactions
  • Provide direct clinical review and evaluation of patient specific therapy regimens in the acute care setting and coordinate necessary drug therapy adjustments for individual patients
  • Provide direct patient care contact for visual assessment of physical and psychological signs of drug-related effects
  • Provides drug and clinical information to other healthcare professionals in response to new and evolving issues related to the care of patients in the emergency department
  • Routinely providing medical, pharmacy and nursing staff education/training to promote clinical competency and to ensure appropriate, safe, and cost-effective medication therapy

Qualifications/Experience

  • B.S. in Pharmacy required
  • Pharm. D. highly desired
  • PGY2 in Emergency Medicine/ Critical Care, or 3 years equivalent experience
  • Current, active license to practice pharmacy in New York State; or eligible for reciprocate licensure from another state required
  • ACLS and PALS certifications required
  • BCPS, BCCCP, or BCEMP preferred

Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current pharmacy principles and practices related to medication reconciliation, and drug therapy review
  • Knowledge of pharmacy principles in critical care, toxicology and emergency care setting
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and standards
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, respond to questions quickly and accurately and adapt to rapidly changing situations
  • Ability to work independently within established policies and procedures
  • Ability to accomplish established program goals and objectives
  • Ability to exercise judgment, tact, and diplomacy 

Communities We Serve

Located in the foothills of the beautiful Adirondack mountains, Glens Falls is conveniently located a short drive away from the capital region and Lake George. Work at the top of your profession and jumpstart your next career here at Glens Falls Hospital! 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.

 

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