The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Children’s Center is seeking a clinical pharmacist to provide care to diverse and complex pediatric patients, in a decentralized practice model that integrates clinical and distributive functions. Preceptorship of pharmacy students and residents is encouraged. Unparalleled learning opportunities including a minimum of 30 hours of ACPE accredited CE on site per year. Take advantage of our pharmacist career ladder that rewards involvement in interdisciplinary committees and projects. Great staff, great learning environment, great opportunities.
Is responsible for the provision of pharmaceutical care by working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary health care team to promote wellness, maintain current health, and/or intervene in acute or chronic illness. Works to promote the use of established medication use policies and assists with the identification and development of new Pharmacy Department and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee policies. Provides education to patients, students, residents, pharmacists, and other health care practitioners. Assumes a leadership role in the profession of pharmacy. Supports and participates in the institutional mission of providing quality patient care, education, and research.
Full Time, Day Shift, (40 hours per week)
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
The clinical pharmacy specialist will have acute care responsibilities for the patients in the Pediatric Emergency Department (ED).
1. Provides clinical pharmacy services in the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Pediatric ED ; provides advice and guidance to medical staff and other clinical providers on the provision of drug therapies and drug protocols with regards to age specific populations including pediatrics and adolescents. Provides patient specific information to patients and patients' family members on safe and effective drug usage.
2. Documents patient care activities for physicians and other professionals at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Documents information shared in a manner consistent with departmental guidelines.
3. Provides domain expertise and support for continuous improvement of medication related Pediatric ED content of the electronic medical record (ex. Medication guidance for Pediatric ED electronic order sets).
4. Provides educational services to medical, pharmacy, and nursing staff. Actively purses opportunities and participates in lecture, literature and other educational activities directed at medical and other professional staff. Contributes to medical and/or pharmacy staff education in the form of publications related to practice. Supports the mission of JHH Department of Pharmacy in the training of pharmacy students and residents. Attends and participates in education-related committee meetings as assigned.
5. Supports the development of drug monographs and reviews drugs for formulary consideration. Assists in planning, development, and maintenance of the formulary. Cooperates and assists in the periodic review of the Formulary by therapeutic classifications.
6. Assists/conducts Medication Use Evaluation (MUE) and Adverse Drug Reaction monitoring. Participates in other departmental Quality Improvement efforts as requested.
7. Supports drug research conducted by the institution. Participates in drug research protocols and helps to assure optimal handling of investigational drugs and appropriate documentation when involved with a protocol.
8. Performs other job functions.
Education: Graduation from an accredited College of Pharmacy resulting in Pharm. D. degree, or B.S. and 1 year of experience required. Completion of an ASHP accredited residency program or equivalent experience is required. Specialty residency in area of practice is preferred.
Required Licensure, Certifications, Etc.:
Requires current licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Maryland.
Board Certification through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties or a certification deemed appropriate for the practitioner’s practice setting by Division Director is required within 2 years of start date. Intravenous (IV) Certification (includes aseptic technique and hazardous substance handling) within 90 days upon hire unless exempted by Division Director as beyond the scope of practice. BLS certification within 1 year of hire is required.
Two years of practice experience in area of specialty practice is preferred or completion of a specialty pharmacy residency in the area of practice.
Completion of an ASHP accredited residency program or equivalent experience is required. Specialty residency in area of practice is preferred.
Michael Veltri, Pharm.D Director, Pediatric Division of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Carnegie 180 600 N. Wolfe St Baltimore, MD 21287 Phone: 410-955-5605 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Johns Hopkins Hospital
From the 1889 opening of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, to the opening of the School of Medicine four years later, there emerged the concept of combining research, teaching and patient care. This model, the first of its kind, would lead to a national and international reputation for excellence and discovery.Today, Johns Hopkins uses one overarching name—Johns Hopkins Medicine—to identify its entire medical enterprise. This $6.7 billion system unites the physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the health professionals and facilities that make up the broad, integrated Johns Hopkins Health System.