General Description: This opening is a day shift with one out of every third weekend rotation. This position will rotate through the following areas: Pediatric Acute Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Neonatal ICU, Pediatric Congenital Cardiac ICU, and the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology unit. We anticipate future expansion in Pediatrics with the opening of a Women's and Children's Hospital in 2022.
Expectations of this position are as follows:
Deliver all aspects of programmatic clinical services for pediatric and neonatal patients with emphasis on best practices, safety and quality initiatives, therapeutic drug monitoring
Provide comprehensive clinical pharmacy services for pediatric and neonatal patients to optimize safe, effective and cost-effective drug therapy including:
Multi-disciplinary patient care rounds (daily)
Code blue response
Patient, provider and nursing education
Conduct timely and accurate medication order verification, clinical and consultative coverage for pediatric and neonatal patients
Oversee medication distribution to ensure safe, effective, and timely medication dispensing to patients
Maintain cross-coverage competency for all pediatric and neonatal shifts
Provide primary coverage for scheduled days off, paid time off, administrative days, and unplanned absences for all pediatric and neonatal shifts as listed above
Precept pharmacist Interns and/or pharmacy residents on pediatric and neonatal learning experiences
Provide support for and participate in Pharmacy & Therapeutic Sub-Committee(s)
Actively participate in the Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Group, and assume ownership towards achieving goals and objectives established by the group and departmental leadership
Pharmacy licensure in the state of Texas and a B.S. Pharmacy or Pharm.D. degree
Pharmacy Preceptor license, or eligibility for licensure, in the state of Texas
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency in a Pediatric hospital; or equivalent experience (3 years’ experience in pediatrics)
Board Certification in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy or eligibility to test
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency; or equivalent experience (PGY1 plus 2 additional years of experience in pediatrics; or 5 years’ experience in pediatrics)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Additional Salary Information: Competitive; commensurate with training and experience
Internal Number: 00003
About University Health San Antonio
University Health is a nationally recognized academic medical center and network of outpatient healthcare centers across San Antonio, Bexar County, and South Texas. In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, we are committed to delivering patient-centered, culturally competent and high-quality healthcare for adults and children based on a strong foundation of outcomes-based research and innovative teaching.
The Department of Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Services is progressive, innovative, and rapidly expanding services to meet the needs and demands of our patients, providers, and nurses. Clinical pharmacy services are revered by our multi-disciplinary teams and pharmacists are viewed as essential members. Departmental leadership and staff have broad and diverse backgrounds and are considered leaders of the profession at local, state and national levels.
University Health provides care to the citizens of Bexar County and the surrounding areas of South Texas, including San Antonio, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the US. San Antonio has a diverse and inclusive culture that offers all the amenities of a large city with the comfort and friendliness of a small town.