Nationwide Children’s offers a robust and engaging environment for clinical pharmacy practice. The successful candidate will round out a team of 10 dedicated neonatal clinical pharmacists providing care to our smallest patients. Come join a team where everything matters!
The patient care pharmacist is responsible for working with the multidisciplinary patient care team which may include physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other members of the patient care team (i.e., laboratory technicians, respiratory therapy) to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to Nationwide Children’s Hospital patients. In addition, the patient care pharmacist participates in inputting and filling new inpatient prescriber orders and dispensing the ordered medications from a satellite location, the timely preparation and delivery of all standing patient orders, and serving as a drug information resource to other health care providers, patients, families, and other associate hospital personnel. The patient care pharmacist also provides support on patient codes and emergency room level I traumas. This person participates in therapeutic drug monitoring while demonstrating competency in all pertinent areas of clinical pharmacy practice; completes all required medication reconciliation and/or patient education at admission, during care, and after care; and provides age-appropriate care to patients from the age of birth through 21 years, and select adult patient populations.
1. Serves as a member of the patient care team on assigned unit(s) or teams; rounds with the
medical team to evaluate individual patient drug therapy; makes recommendations to achieve desired outcomes in an evidence-based and patient-specific manner while considering pharmacoeconomic principles. Documents clinical and financial outcomes.
2. Identifies potential adverse drug reactions, drug-drug, drug-disease and drug-food interactions, and incompatibilities affecting patient outcomes.
3. Determines appropriateness of medication orders and contacts prescribing practitioner if in doubt of appropriateness of order. Verifies medications orders to assure timely and accurate delivery in a form appropriate for the patient.
4. Dispenses inpatient medications pursuant to practitioner orders.
5. Collaborates with other members of the pharmacy team to assure continuity of care and consistency of practice, including providing all necessary handoffs.
6. Provides support on inpatient codes and Level I traumas.
7. Participates in the development and presentation of patient-specific teaching services as part of discharge planning.
8. Provides therapeutic drug monitoring services for patients in the assigned area(s) of clinical coverage.
9. Documents direct patient care activities appropriately in the medical record.
10. Serves as a consultant to the medical and nursing staff in the area(s) of pharmacotherapeutics and pharmacoeconomics.
11. Participates on hospital and/or department committees as related to medication safety and/or quality improvement initiatives while demonstrating pharmacy practice leadership
12. Maintains competency and commitment to personal growth and professional development by attending seminars, CE programs and through outside readings.
13. Makes effective use of available software and information systems
14. Provides in-service training to medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff.
15. Precepts Doctor of Pharmacy students and/or PGY1 or PGY2 residents.
16. Supervises and evaluates pharmacy technicians, interns, and students.
17. Maintains drug records required by Federal, State, and Local authorities.
18. Other duties as assigned.