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Clinical Pharmacist

White Plains Hospital
White Plains, New York, US
Closing date
May 26, 2024

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Work Setting
Health System
Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director of Pharmacy Services the Clinical Pharmacist will assume the responsibility

and accountability for the management of rational antibiotic therapy used within White Plains Hospital , or management of

the critical care or high risk patients as defined by area of responsibility. Will provide for the collaboration and consultation

with other health professionals on the therapeutic use of antibiotics or other medication for patients under the scope of

responsibility. Will also provide education and training for health professionals involved in this clinical forum.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:

1. Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors.

2. Improve the monitoring and management of the clinical pharmacy antibiotic service or of critical care or high risk

groups to include interventions to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of patient care.

3. Promotes the clinical pharmacy development of pharmacy staff by providing clinical leadership and education as


4. Work collegially with others in all activities in order to achieve organizational objectives, cooperating in both

interpersonal and team relationships to establish common ground, build shared goals and encourage new ideas.

5. Generate creative approaches and new ideas to improve performance, service and quality. This includes

identifying and weighing options and interventions, involving appropriate people in the decision making process

and making sound decisions after reviewing all relevant information.

6. Takes personal responsibility for all work activities and personal actions including following through on

commitments, implementing decisions that have been agreed upon and acknowledging mistakes or failures

without blaming others.

7. Demonstrate and understanding and sensitivity towards others by treating people with courtesy and respect.

Establish and maintain effective relations with friendly greetings, a positive outlook and a pleasant manner.

8. Display a high degree of honesty, loyalty and integrity.

9. Foster collaboration and trust among colleagues and departments who work together. Build a positive work

environment by connecting work goals, activities and processes to the Mission and values of the Hospital.

10. Maintains open dialogue by listening attentively to others and react in a positive manner to requests, questions

and suggestions.

11. Shares information in a timely manner and keeps others adequately informed.

12. Practices cost containment measures.

13. Adhere to all WPH policies and procedures, dress code, behavioral standards conduct, customer service and

meets all mandatory in-services and standard for attendance.

14. Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements

? Graduate from an accredited school of Pharmacy with a PharmD degree.

? Current New York State Registration.

Core Competencies

? Ability to interpret, understand and communicate effectively in written and verbal English

? Ability to act in a professional capacity and serve as a role model.

? Retains composure under stress

Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment

? Must be physically able to ambulate or be stationary for extended periods of time, perform difficult

manipulative arm-hand steadiness and hand-eye coordination skills. Must be physically able to meet all

regulatory requirements.

? Ability to focus and concentrate on fine detail with interruption and attend to tasks for more than 60 minutes at

a time. Individual must be able to understand theories behind several related concepts and remember

multiple tasks given during the course of a day.

? Must be able to detect, interpret and judge objects both closely and distant.

? May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee

may be exposed to are listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed

through the hospital's Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be

found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.

Primary Population Served

Check appropriate box(s) below:

?Neonatal (birth - 28 days) ?Patients with exceptional communication needs

?Infant (29 days - less than 1 year) ?Patients with developmental delays

?Pediatric (1 - 12 years) ?Patients at end of life

?Adolescent (13 - 17 years) ?Patients under isolation precautions

?Adult (18 - 64 years) ?Patients with cultural needs

?Geriatric (> 65 years) ?All populations

?Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities ? Non-patient care population

The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs

of White Plains Hospital.

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