This advanced patient care pharmacist will be responsible for coverage within the Pediatric Advanced Patient Care Pharmacist team. This team includes services of pediatric intensive care unit, cardiothoracic intensive care unit, hematology/oncology, pulmonary, nutrition/GI and infectious diseases.
The Advanced Patient Care Pharmacist is responsible for working with the multidisciplinary patient care team which may include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, 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 a focused practice area. The Advanced Patient Care Pharmacist demonstrates competency across all areas of pediatric clinical pharmacy practice, and provides age-appropriate care to patients from the age of birth through 21 years, and select adult patient populations. In addition, the Advanced Patient Care Pharmacist routinely participates in teaching, research, quality improvement endeavors, and scholarly activities.
Serves as a member of the patient care team on assigned unit(s) or teams; rounds with the medical team to prospectively recommend and evaluate individualized drug therapy; makes recommendations to achieve best outcomes in an evidence-based and patient-specific manner while considering pharmacoeconomic principles.
Documents direct patient care activities appropriately in the medical record; documents clinical and financial outcomes.
Prospectively identifies potential adverse drug reactions, drug-drug, drug-disease and drug-food interactions, and incompatibilities affecting patient outcomes.
Provides therapeutic drug monitoring services for patients in the assigned area of clinical coverage and in other various inpatient care areas when cross-covering for fellow colleagues.
Verifies medication orders as appropriate and determined by team leadership.
Participates in the clinical pharmacy oncall program.
Participates in the development and coordination of patient-specific teaching and transitional care services as part of medication reconciliation and discharge planning.
Collaborates with other members of the pharmacy team to assure continuity of care and consistency of practice, including providing all necessary handoffs.
When applicable, provides consultation services for related ambulatory care clinics.
Precepts PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residents, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents, and Doctor of Pharmacy students, and Pediatric Pharmacy Fellows.
Provides team-based training to medical staff, fellows, residents, and students.
Develops, provides, and participates in Pharmacy Department staff development activities.
Supports and participates in research and scholarly activities as an investigator, consultant, and educational resource to the pharmacy, medical, and nursing staff. Routine contribution and external scholarship is expected.
Participates on hospital and/or department committees as related to medication safety and/or quality improvement initiatives while demonstrating pharmacy practice leadership. Routine project contribution is expected.
Maintains competency and commitment to personal growth and professional development by attending seminars, CE programs and through outside readings.
Participates in the development of the plan to accomplish overall department goals in the areas of patient care, teaching and research.
Other duties may be assigned as necessary.
Doctor of Pharmacy (preferred) or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residencies (or PGY1 residency and PGY2 fellowship) OR PGY1 residency with 3 years of hospital pharmacist practice experience (pediatrics preferred) with responsibility for direct clinical patient care similar to that provided through a PGY2 residency, OR 5 years of hospital pharmacist practice experience (pediatrics preferred) with responsibility for direct clinical patient care similar to that provided through a PGY2 residency
BPS Board Certification (or eligible for testing, with certification to be obtained within 48 months of hire)
Completion of a Teaching Certificate program is preferred
Must be able to demonstrate clinical competency as evaluated by hiring manager through an independent self-case and/or case presentation in pharmacy.
Licensure, or licensure-eligibility, to practice pharmacy in the state of Ohio
Basic skills in using and documenting in an electronic medical record.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills required in providing education to patients/families and patient care team members; as well as in interactions with students, the public, pharmaceutical representatives, and representatives from external institutions (i.e., colleges of pharmacy, health care institutions).
Aptitude for detail and medication safety skills.
About NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.