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Clinical Advanced Pharmacist NICU - Tallahassee, FL

Codeforce 360
Tallahassee, Florida, US
Closing date
Jun 4, 2024

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Position Type
Staff Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Work Setting
Position Description

HCA Florida Capital Hospital is a 288-bed acute care hospital. We are a fully accredited healthcare facility with more than 1,400 employees and 500 providers. We deliver 24/7 Emergency Services in Leon and Gadsden Counties. This includes a Pediatric ER and an Express Care ER. We offer a Bariatric Center, Behavioral Health Center, Cancer Center, and Chest Pain Center w/PCI. We have a Comprehensive Breast Center, Family Center, Heart & Vascular Center, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Our hospital offers an Orthopedic/Spine Center, Physical Therapy Services, Stroke Center, Surgical Services, and Wound Healing Center. We offer a Network-of-Care Affiliated Physician Practices. Our network of physicians is committed to offering advanced healthcare services with a compassionate, patient-focused approach.

Job Summary and Qualifications

The NICU Pharmacist will focus on critical care and will coordinate and assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of clinical pharmacy programs to ensure clinical services meet the requirements and needs of the patient population and community. Position tasks and responsibilities include:

• Reviews medication orders and quality of technicians work to ensure appropriateness of drugs ordered, dosage, route and interactions. Adjusts medications dosage/schedule as appropriate for patient condition as per policy.

• Ensures medications are safely dispensed to patients in accordance with age specific guidelines. Follows appropriate procedures for the sterile preparation of IV admixtures in compliance with USP 797 standards.

• Participates in the evaluation and analysis of clinical data, medication use, drug and drug class monograph development in support of clinical toolkit development.

• Provides oversight of pharmacy distribution activities including order receipt, product storage, controlled substance process, dispensing and other distributional functions.

• Closely monitors narcotic transactions by checking all controlled substances that are dispensed and reconciles the quantity/type of narcotics leaving the pharmacy. Promptly signs in narcotics received from the wholesaler; checks against pharmacy copy of the DEA 222 form and the wholesaler's invoices.

• Assists the department in addressing physician consults as needed. Provides timely retrieval of reliable drug information from available sources.

• Contributes to a culture of patient centered care by ensuring a quiet healing environment.

• Communicates and interacts with patients, families and others in a caring, empathetic, courteous, and respectful manner.

• Communicates effectively and works with physicians and/or other members of the interdisciplinary team in meeting patient needs.

• Receives, interprets and implements physician orders accurately and in a courteous manner. Consults resources in clarifying unfamiliar or questionable orders.

General Comments


  • BS or Pharm D Degree
  • Graduate of a college of Pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmacy Education
  • Graduate of an accredited PGY-1 residency program Required
  • Graduate of an accredited PGY-2 residency program Preferred
License/ Certifications:
  • Current Florida Pharmacist License or License eligible. Board certified
  • 3 years of acute care experience as a Pharmacist required
  • Five years' inpatient hospital experience Preferred
  • Three years' HCA inpatient hospital experience Preferred
  • Must have experience in Peds/ NICU or residency trained
Ideal Candidate:
  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills
  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment
  • Knowledge and experience in pediatric and NICU
Shift Time: Mixed - Rotate every other weekend

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