The Emergency Department (ED) Pharmacist Specialist will be one of three pharmacists specializing in the Emergency Department at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego. The ED Pharmacist Specialist will work closely with the ED and Trauma clinicians serving central and downtown San Diego. To be successful, the ED Pharmacist Specialist will be proactive, comfortable working independently without defined structure and exemplifies the Mercy style of care.
Assumes clinical leadership responsibilities for pharmacy and pharmacy practice in their area of specialization. Collaborates with physicians and other health professionals to develop intervention strategies to maximize medication utilization related to area of specialization, including but not limited to medication guidelines, clinical pathways, core measures, education and policy development. Provides collaborative pharmaceutical care with the respective specialized teams in identified patient care areas. Reviews and evaluates individual drug orders for appropriateness, safety, and cost. Documents the care provided to patients. Establishes methods to improve pharmaceutical care, meet identified department and system goals, develop and coordinate utilization reviews and prospective drug use audits and identify and assure collection of pertinent metrics for area of specialization. Assures regulatory compliance in area of specialization. Precepts fourth year students and both PGY1 residents and PGY2 residents in Critical Care and Psychiatry. Participates in quality assurance efforts for area of specialization. Provides education, training and competency sign off in area of specialization. Participates in research, publication and presentations at state and national organizations. Actively participates in multidisciplinary committees providing clinical expertise and evidence based data to assist in guiding value based practices, developing and deploying standardized treatment regimens protocols and developing and monitoring Quality Assurance / Performance Improvement initiatives.
This is a full time position with varied shifts. Shifts are 8 hours anytime between 9am and 1am.
2-5 years experience in clinical pharmacy practice in ICU, Acute Care or ED setting
Accredited PGY1 residency and PGY2 residency in Critical Care/ ED
AHA BLS for the health care provider and ACLS certifications required prior to being trained to respond to codes.
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) with specialty certification preferred
Internal Number: 1035335
Scripps Mercy Hospital is a 700 bed Acute Care Hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center. It is also a STEMI receiving center and a Certified Stroke Center with an active Cath Lab and Emergency Department. As an academic institution, clinical pharmacists practice in 11 clinical settings in addition to an oncology infusion center. We annually train over 30 PharmD students and 70 medical and family practice interns and residents. The pharmacy residency for PGY1 program started in 2002 and has had three cycles of full 6-yr accreditation. We started our PGY2 programs in July of 2017 and are currently in candidate status. This will be our third year of PGY2 Residents.