The Clinical Pharmacist works collaboratively with Physician teams, advanced practitioners, medical residents and staff to promote and improve safe medication use. Provides patient specific medication use teaching in high risk patients (i.e. polypharmacy, pediatric patients, patients on high risk medications or are at risk for readmission due to medication non-compliance). Assist with drug therapy management in medical emergencies (i.e. code, trauma, stroke).
Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of evidence based, medication use guidelines that meet National criteria for quality measures such as in Heart Failure, Stroke, AMI, Pneumonia and Sepsis. Participates in or leads quality improvement, medication safety and emergency preparedness initiatives as needed. Promote and demonstrate rational, cost-effective drug therapy through effective, criteria based management of high cost therapies.
Serve as a drug information resource and pharmacy liaison for physicians, residents, patients and staff in appropriate units or departments, to ensure the timely administration of appropriate medications and resolution of other issues as needed. Serve as a pharmacy representative to other Carle Hospital Committees as they relate tospecialty practice.
Perform order entry, order verification and clinician order review as required while documenting clinical interventions and consultations following the requirements of the Department of Pharmacy for documentation. Provide pharmacokinetic consultations and other dosing recommendations as required. Performs other duties as assigned.
Provide Medication Therapy Management Services as defined in the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act while keeping informed of all local, state and regulatory laws or requirements. Maintains awareness of contemporary trends in the profession of pharmacy through the professional literature and attendance at professional organization meetings, institutes and/or seminars.
Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of aSpecialtyPGY1 Pharmacy Residency rotation. Meets the requirements to be a Residency Preceptor. Precepts residents.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Doctorate Pharmacy or Bachelors Pharmacy or Three (3) years of experience with a BS in Pharmacy is a valid substitution for Doctorate in Pharmacy.
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS Pharmacist License Illinois and Basic Life Support (BLS) w/in 30 days of start date in position and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) w/in 1year of start date in position and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) w/in 1 year of start date in position and. Successful completion of ASHP Accredited Residency program. BCPS preferred.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS One (1) year of pharmacy experience (including residency). Clinical experience in the area of departmental specialty or PGY2 preferred.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 4098
About Carle Foundation
Named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2017 by Healthgrades, Carle provides patient focused, world class care with a dedication to research and education. Founded in 1931, Carle is comprised of a main hospital in Urbana, IL, two regional hospitals in Richland and Hoopeston, IL, 21 outpatient locations across 14 communities, and a health plan. More than 7,600 employees serve a patient population of more than 1.3 million; over 700 Health Alliance employees serve nearly a quarter million members in four Midwestern states and Washington.Nearly equidistant to Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis, Champaign-Urbana is home to the 150 year old University of Illinois. As a “micro-urban” community, C-U combines the best of city amenities, from dining to the arts, with a more laid back college town atmosphere.