As a member of the Pharmacy Department, the Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist will provide clinical pharmacy services for parenteral nutrition and to the Hospitalist Service or PICU. The Hospitalist Team currently manages care for greater than 90 percent of general pediatric admissions to the hospital. PICU is comprised of 18 beds and includes management of single and multi-organ system failure, trauma, general and subspecialty post-surgical care, and advanced ventilator support. The Clinical Pharmacist will work as part of the multidisciplinary team to deliver safe, appropriate, comprehensive, and cost-effective drug therapy.
Job responsibilities include the following:
Evaluate parenteral nutrition (PN) management to include oversight of operationalizing PN compounding, dispensing, monitoring, and quality assurance
Participate in multidisciplinary rounds with the healthcare team
Review drug therapies and apply appropriate pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles to provide optimal drug therapy recommendations
Develop and implement clinical practice guidelines to enhance pharmaceutical care and medication safety
Serve as a drug information resource for physicians, nurses, fellow pharmacists, and other healthcare providers
Detect and document adverse drug reactions, clinical interventions, and medication errors
Maintain familiarity with relevant clinical guidelines, e.g., ASPEN
PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residencies OR PGY1 residency with 2-4 years of nutrition and hospital pharmacist practice experience (pediatrics preferred) with responsibility for direct clinical patient care
About Children's Hospital New Orleans
Children’s Hospital New Orleans is a 229-bed, not-for-profit pediatric medical center offering a complete range of healthcare services for children from birth to 21 years. With over 40 pediatric specialties and more than 400 physicians, Children's Hospital is the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South.
Children’s Hospital New Orleans is making a significant investment in the future of pediatric healthcare with a $300 million transformation project currently underway, expanding the hospital’s footprint by 235,000 square feet. The project includes a new medical tower with expanded cancer, emergency, cardiac intensive care, and surgical centers, along with a free-standing behavioral health hospital.