The ED Pharmacist Specialist is a pharmacy leader responsible for coordinating, implementing, and monitoring pharmacy services in the Emergency Department. This leader serves as a clinical resource to staff and serves as the pharmacy representative for multi-disciplinary process improvement. The ED Pharmacist Specialist is responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, quality management/monitoring, regulatory requirements and review of Pharmacy Services provided in the Emergency Department. The ED Pharmacist Specialist is responsible for supervising, training, scheduling, continual oversight, and quality management of the Certified Pharmacy Technician Medication History Specialists.
ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Provide clinical pharmacist duties for the ED population such as Antimicrobial Stewardship, Anticoagulation Services, Code Team Participation, Drug Information Services, Admission Medication Histories and Medication Reconciliation 2. Supervise and coordinate the daily activities of medication history technicians: Create schedule, manage time off requests, and post schedule in When to Work scheduling software; Perform medication history technician quarterly audits; handle personnel issues, work closely with Memorial’s Pharmacy Technician Coordinator; Assist with performing annual evaluations. 3. Serve as the communication liaison to pharmacy ED staff members 4. Attend and represent pharmacy at ED physician meetings, ED leadership committee meetings, and at quality/Process/LEAN projects 5. Assist in development of technologies used in the medication-use process in the ED; Assist residents or pharmacists with research projects; Review medication-error reports and investigate ED errors; Conduct failure mode and effects analysis and root-cause analysis on error-prone aspects of the medication-use process in the ED 6. Precept pharmacy students and residents for the Emergency Medicine Learning Experience and meets ASHP preceptor requirements 7. Conduct educational forums for health care professionals and students 8. Perform all duties of a pharmacist 9. Other duties as assigned by management
Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) approved College of Pharmacy with a BS, MS, or Pharm D degree. Completion of ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Residency and 3 years of hospital experience as a clinical pharmacist.
Completion of ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Specialty Residency in Emergency Medicine or Critical Care OR equivalent experience.
1 year experience as a PGY-1 preceptor, fulfilling ASHP preceptor requirements
Required Licensure and Certifications:
TN Board of Pharmacy License. Licensure must be received within 90 days from the first day of employment
Active ACLS, BLS
Board Certification by Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BCPS) in Critical Care or Pharmacotherapy
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles, practices, standards and techniques relating to the compounding and dispensing of medicinal drugs.
Knowledge of regulatory requirements applicable to the pharmacy profession.
Ability to use automated systems and office equipment at an acceptable level of proficiency.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of pharmaceutical care, including IV fluids, IV additive programs, automated dispensing systems, and IV therapy services.
Ability to convey information effectively in verbal and written communication.
Computer applications such as Microsoft Office
Excellent time management and communication skills
About CHI Memorial Hospital
CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga is a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The hospital opened in 1952 and has expanded to better meet the needs of our region.
CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga is part of CHI Memorial, an integrated health system with more than 3,500 employees, 661 medical staff members and 500 volunteers. Physicians and associates collaborate across the health system providing exceptional quality health care in the southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia region.