The Johns Hopkins Hospital, a 1,051 bed academic medical center, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are the major components of the Johns Hopkins Health System, a vertically integrated, multi-institutional system for medical services delivery. It was one of the first non-profit, academically based healthcare systems of its kind in the country. Located in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, The Johns Hopkins Hospital is consistently ranked at the top of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report.
The Clinical Pharmacist 1 will work out of the Critical Care & Surgery (CCS) Inpatient Pharmacy division at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The CCS Pharmacy services over 350 inpatient, PACU, OR and procedure area beds, including all the adult ICUs (six); COVID ICU/IMC units; transplant, cardiology, and cardiac surgery units; ORs and PACUs; and various procedure areas (including CVIL, Endoscopy, and Interventional Radiology).
The Clinical Pharmacist 1 is responsible for medication order verification, managing any medication-related questions and issues on their assigned units, and helping to fulfill some of the dispensing activities of the pharmacy. In addition, our pharmacists are involved in precepting and education, committee work, research, and policy/procedure development. The majority of our pharmacists have PGY-1 training (or equivalent experience), and they work in an integrated fashion with 12 clinical pharmacy specialists spanning the specialties of critical care, cardiology, hematology/anticoagulation, and solid organ transplant.
The position will likely be for an evening shift schedule which typically is a 2:30-11p shift Monday-Friday, including every 3rd weekend. Since these are evening positions, there will likely not be a rounding component. However, the evening shift role is de-centralized to the nursing unit for much of their shift. We usually staff 5 pharmacists on evening shift during the week and 3 pharmacists on weekends.
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.