The Emergency Department Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for the provision of comprehensive clinical pharmacy services for the ED including but not limited to adult and pediatric trauma, responding to cardiac arrests, stroke response all associated medication services including pharmacokinetic and therapeutic consultation.
Under the Clinical Manager and Director of pharmacy:
o Provide Pharmacy review of medication orders prior to administration.
o Work collaboratively with other clinicians and health-care providers to implement and maintain innovative disease management programs and clinical pharmacy services.
o Participate in the development of medication use management programs within the (insert institution’s name) including clinical guidelines, critical pathways, disease management, and drug use programs.
o Participates in providing didactic and experiential training in Clinical Pharmacy for PGY-1 residents, PGY-2 ID residents and doctoral (PharmD) students.
o Actively participates in clinical research projects resulting in presentations and/or publications.
o Participate in the professional development and competency of clinical staff. Functions as a role model and as an educational resource for pharmacy staff.
o Provides patient specific medication use teaching for discharge medications when appropriate.
o Focus on cost avoidance and cost savings due to medication use in the Emergency Department.
o Facilitate proper information transfer with regard to medication use for patients converted to Inpatient registry from ED.
o Performs other related duties as required.
Acts as liaison between allied health professionals and registered nurses in providing accurate and rational drug therapy to patients upon receipt of an allied health professional's order. Reviews order for dosing accuracy, drug selection, drug interactions, allergies, and appropriateness. Serves as a medical team consultant by participating in multidisciplinary rounds, committees, and workgroups. Provides drug information to allied health professionals, nurses, patients, and the general public.
Master's or Doctorate-Pharmacy-Preferred
Completion of PGY1 residency (able to start by March 2020)
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
Board Certification preferred
Licensed in the state of practice or eligible for license-Required
About HSHS St. John's Hospital
Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is a 15 hospital system that cares for patients in Illinois and Wisconsin. HSHS is committed to its mission “to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry.”