Children's National is a 314 bed academic medical institution in the heart of our Nation's Capital. We serve patients from both far and near including a large international patient population. The pharmacy department is composed of approximately 150 individuals, and we are looking for a forward-thinking, creative, and passionate pharmacist to join the clinical team and CICU.
This is a full-time, exempt position for a clinical pharmacy specialist in the Children's department of pharmacy. This role serves as the pharmacy liaison to the CICU service providing education, clinical services, committee involvement, and they are responsible for overseeing pharmacy resident and student education on these units. They serve as a supervisor for their Clinical Pharmacist II who serves the unit along with them. They also participate in the Leadership on Call service which handles clinical questions, serves as the back-up to the resident Manager on Call, as well as handling non-formulary approvals.
CICU - 26 beds. VADs, ECMO, post-op cardiac and lung transplant, international patient disposition.
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Minimum Education Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) or equivalent
Specific Requirements and Preferences PGY2 ASHP-accredited residency or equivalent years of experience
Required Licenses and Certifications Eligible for DC Pharmacy Licensure
Board Certification within first year of employment
Internal Number: 200001R2
About Children's National Health System
Children’s National Hospital has been serving the Washington metropolitan area for more than 100 years and ranks amongst the best pediatric hospitals in the country.
Children’s National Hospital- the area’s only comprehensive pediatric network- we offer all the care the family needs, from critical emergencies to primary care health.
-Children’s Hospital- over 300 licensed beds
-7 Regional Outpatient Centers
-Two Suburban Ambulatory Surgical Locations
-7 Community-Based Health Centers
-Hearing and Speech Center
-Community-Based Primary Care Pediatricians
The network provides comprehensive care from hospitalization to outpatient care in more than 40 subspecialties.
Children’s is located near the US Capitol, the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Library of Medicine.
The hospital serves as the regional referral center for pediatric emergency trauma care, as well as cancer, neonatology, and critical care.
Children’s is a leader in development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.
The Pharmacy employs clinical pharmacist...s who specialize and practice in the following areas:
-General Pediatric Medicine (7E)
-Bone Marrow Transplant (4E)
-Pediatric Intensive Care (3E)
-Neonatal Intensive Care (6E)
-Cardiac Intensive Care (3Main)
-Emergency Medicine (ground floor, East tower)
-Neurosciences/Surgical Care (5E)
-Investigational Drugs (3.5 Main)
-Solid Organ Transplant
The Division of Pharmacy Services provides twenty-four hour centralized and decentralized operations.
The department provides the following comprehensive services:
-Intravenous and parenteral nutrition admixtures
-Extensive product formulation and compounding
The Pharmacy utilizes the latest in technology to assist with dispensing.
-Medi-Dose®, makes standardized labels for unit dosing bulk medications
-ABACUS®, TPN physician order entry system that eliminates paper orders for TPNs
-Pyxis®, automated dispensing cabinets to assist with the inventory and storage of medications. These machines are located on every unit in the hospital as well as the OR and the regional outpatient centers.
-DoseEdge® is utilized to capture pictures of the preparation process of IVs and orals within our institution. This also helps us track where the products are throughout the system.
-Cerner®, computerized prescriber order entry with pharmacist order verification.