Plans, organizes, supports and maintains clinical pharmacy programs and services to support patient care and professional standards of practice. Recommends innovations in clinical pharmacy practice and function of the hospital pharmacy. Involved in training and education for pharmacy students and medical residents. Provides clinical support for pharmacists, technicians, hospital and medical staff in NICU, Oncology, Critical Care and any other areas as assigned. Interprets medication orders, ensures accurate medication order processing, dispensing, preparation and application of clinical knowledge to meet all state and federal laws and regulations. Works under the general supervision of the Director, Clinical Residency Director, and clinical supervisory staff.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Current Florida Pharmacist Intern License required.
Current Florida Pharmacist License must be attained within 90 days from start date.
PALS within 90 days of hire.
CPR: Healthcare Provider
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from an accredited College/School of Pharmacy or equivalent
Graduate from a Pharmacy Residency Year 1 (PGY1) program
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Delivers quality pharmaceutical care and effective medication management outcomes through error free care, timely verification, and delivery of medications.
Participates in hospital based Code Blue events, medication reconciliation, and providing evidenced based drug information.
Maintains competency with safe use of pharmacy and hospital clinical information systems (Cerner, Pyxis, C-2 Safe, Baxa TPN).
Ensures appropriate aseptic IV technique to meet USP 797 standards as required and completes annual IV Room competency training and testing.
Ensures working clinical knowledge and practice skills related to TPN, Chemotherapy and Investigational Drug processing, preparation and dispensing.
Directs and supervises technical staff related to daily medication compounding, preparation, and verifies accuracy of medications prior to dispensing.
Interprets and processes medication orders timely, accurately and manages medication use based on state and federal regulations.
Performs quality review to achieve metrics & document interventions, clinical activities, adverse drug reactions, and medication errors to meet TJC, state & federal requirements.
Screens for adverse events such as allergies, correct dosage, incompatibilities, duplications, adverse drug reactions, contraindications, drug-drug & drug-food interactions.
Weighs, measures, and prepare oral and IV medication products utilizing appropriate tools and equipment. F: daily/T: 8 hours
Responsible for advances in the profession through publication, presentations at local, state, or national meetings and providing community education.
Attends & contributes daily patient care rounds, clinical services meetings, committees, task force, projects, & provides education, participates in department in-service programs.
Coordinate, educate and maintain investigational drug study activity specific to their area of practice and dispenses investigational drugs where needed.
Develop and implement treatment guidelines, protocols, formulary changes and clinical pathways as approved by appropriate committees.
Document quality activities to achieve establish metrics for TJC, state & federal requirements.
MUE data collection, antibiotic sensitivity, adverse drug reaction, med error, intervention reports, drug monographs-P&T & newsletter for Antibiotic committee, dept. & hospital QA.
Assess patient care conditions and evaluate patient response to medication therapy regimens.
Communicates and presents information effectively in both oral and written form with all levels of hospital personnel and all patient groups.
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from an accredited College/School of Pharmacy.
Exercises independent judgment and decision-making skills.
Ability to coordinate the sequence of an operation and/or process.
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.