The Clinical Pharmacist works collaboratively with Physician teams, advanced practitioners, medical residents and staff to promote and improve safe medication use. The goal of the position is to provide safe and optimal medication therapy to pediatric patients by identifying, resolving, and preventing drug-related problems in the NICU and PICU settings. As a part of the multidisciplinary health care team, the clinical pharmacist is responsible to promote the safe and effective use of mediations by assisting drug therapy management to providers, develop and implement evidence-based practice protocols, and participate in medical emergencies (i.e., code and trauma).
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 to specialty 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.
Assists in the development and implementation of pediatric rotation for Pharmacy Residency Program and meets the requirements to be a Residency Preceptor to precept residents.
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 pediatric and neonatal pharmacy practice through the professional literature and attendance at professional organization meetings, institutes and/or seminars.
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.
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.
One (1) year of clinical pharmacy practice experience in a NICU, PICU or Pediatrics setting required (this may include time spent in PGY2 residency training). PGY2 training in this setting preferred.
About Carle Foundation Hospital
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.