The Pediatric Pharmacy team at Kentucky Children’s Hospital is recruiting a full-time neonatal intensive care clinical pharmacist. The position works in conjunction with two other neonatal intensive care pharmacists to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care for neonatal patients admitted to the new Level IV 70-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 8-bed Neonatal Abstinence Unit, and 26-bed Newborn Nursery. This pharmacist will actively participate in weekday multidisciplinary team patient care rounds. Contacts and confers with physicians and other practitioners to optimize drug therapy. Includes active participation in review of patient profiles, titration and weaning of medications, therapeutic drug monitoring, clinical documentation, utilizing pharmacist authority, responding to neonatal emergencies, transitions of care, caregiver education, etc. Reviews, interprets, and verifies written and electronic orders to ensure appropriate drug therapy has been prescribed for admitted patients. Provides direction and supervision of technical staff and pharmacy interns, and confirms the quality and accuracy of dispensed products. Provides educational services to pharmacy students, residents, pharmacists, physicians, and nurses through precepting, in-service presentations, and didactic teaching at the College of Pharmacy. Contributes to the scholarly productivity of the enterprise through clinical research, quality improvement, presentations, publications, etc. Upholds UK Healthcare core values and maintains effective teamwork with pharmacists, residents, technicians, interns, physicians, nurses, allied health staff, etc. The candidate accepting this position will work every fourth weekend in the Pediatric Pharmacy satellite and 2-3 university observed holidays per year. Weekend and holiday coverage includes care of the diverse pediatric population (46 general pediatric beds, 16 ICU beds, 12-bed progressive care unit, and 21-bed dedicated emergency department in addition to the 70 bed neonatal ICU beds).
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