The Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Pediatrics will provide clinical pharmacy services to pediatric and neonatal populations at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center. The Senior Clinical Pharmacist will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of safe, evidence-based, and cost-effective drug therapy.
Duties and responsibilities include the following:
Participate as a vital clinical team member during interdisciplinary rounds to promote safe and cost-effective pharmaceutical care in state-of-the-art Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
Serve as the primary drug information resource and pharmacist liaison for the pediatric and neonatology services.
Monitor pharmacotherapy and recommend adjustments to medication regimens and nutrition support by utilizing appropriate pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics principles, evidence-based medicine, and patient-specific factors.
Detect and report medication safety events and adverse drug reactions. Participate in medication safety initiatives within the pediatric patient population and within the hospital.
Obtain accurate medication histories as needed, confirm appropriate and updated documentation in the electronic medical record, and ensure accurate medication reconciliation has been performed during inpatient admissions.
Provide discharge counseling as needed to patients and/or caregivers on medication therapy in conjunction with physicians and nurses.
Serve as a member of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, internal pharmacy-specific committees, and pediatric-specific performance improvement committees (e.g., Pediatric Performance Improvement Committee, Neonatal Performance Improvement Committee, Pediatric Critical Care Committee, etc).
Design and deliver educational programs on pharmacotherapy to pharmacy, medical, and nursing staff.
Precept and mentor pharmacy residents and pharmacy students from local colleges of pharmacy.
Participate in scholarly activities including peer-reviewed publications, medication use evaluations, clinical research projects, and cost-savings initiatives.
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from an ACPE-Accredited College of Pharmacy
New York State Pharmacist Licensure or Eligibility
Completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Completion of a PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency OR Completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency in a pediatric hospital setting with 1+ years of independent practitioner experience OR 3-5 years of equivalent pediatric experience
If you are unable to attend PPS at ASHP Midyear, please send your CV and cover letter to the Associate Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services: Jonathan H. Sin, PharmD, BCPS (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
University Hospital of Brooklyn is the teaching hospital of the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, one of America's most prominent educational and patient care networks. The 342-bed University Hospital is the only academic medical center providing patient care, education, research and community services for the nearly 5 million people living in the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island of New York City. SUNY Downstate Medical Center encompasses the College of Medicine, School of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, College of Health Related Professions and extensive research facilities.
The Department of Pharmacy Services of SUNY Downstate Medical Center consists of more than 50 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and support staff. Clinical Pharmacists are employed in the specialties of Internal and Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Neonatology, Transplant Surgery, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Ambulatory Care. In addition to serving as preceptors to Post-Graduate Year 1 and 2 Pharmacy Residents and to pharmacy students from affiliated colleges of pharmacy, clinical pharmacists are routinely engaged in performance improvement projects, protocol and policy development, and patient-centered research.