Clinical Pharmacist – Emergency Medicine Full-Time Opportunity
Sign-on bonus $5000, Loan Repayment up to $20,000 over 4 years, Relocation Assistance available .
Kaweah Health’s Emergency Department is a Level III Trauma, Stroke and STEMI Center that includes 73 beds and sees over 90,000 patients per year. The unit is support by ED Attending’s, Residents, Advanced Providers, RN’s, LVN’s, ED Tech’s, LPT’s, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists and Case Managers.
The inpatient Pharmacy Department at Kaweah Health Medical Center provides progressive pharmacy services across three campuses and includes a staff of 120+ with over 45 clinical pharmacists. The Inpatient Pharmacy operates 24/7 pharmacy services. A full array of technology is available to assist with distribution of medications to our patients including automated inventory management, automated dispensing cabinets, bar code technology, automated TPN and workflow management systems. Clinical Inpatient Pharmacy services utilize an integrated decentralized staffing model. Pharmacists practice on nursing units participating in order verification, provision of drug information, and clinical services. Clinical services include pharmacokinetics, anticoagulation management, and automatic intravenous to oral switches, automatic renal dose adjustments and automatic therapeutic interchanges. Specialty pharmacy services include Anemia Management, Anticoagulation, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Pain Management, and Pediatrics.
Position Description: Clinical Pharmacist – Emergency Medicine - Overnight: This pharmacist will serve as one of four clinical pharmacy experts in the area of Emergency Medicine providing 24/7 support of pharmacy services in the ED. This is a 7 on-7 off position with the majority of the shifts occurring overnight. Responsibilities include: Serves as the clinical pharmacy expert in ED Participates in the care of and reviews/verifies medication orders for patients in this setting Coordinates transitions to inpatient unit with receiving pharmacist addressing medication-related needs and/or outstanding follow-up on issues identified during the ED stay Participates in resuscitations, medical traumas and emergency responses in the ED and assists with support all areas of the medical center overnight Documents clinical interventions to measure the clinical and economic effectiveness of the service Participates in the development and implementation of policy and procedures, order sets and/or institutional use guidelines Teaching/precepting of PGY1 residents and UCSF pharmacy students Completion of ED related patient care projects and participation on institutional committees
License\Certification Requires a current California Registered Pharmacist license. Education\Qualifications Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree required Completion of PGY 1 residency or at least two years acute inpatient hospital pharmacist experience Preferred PGY2 in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care or equivalent experience preferred
With 600+ beds, 300 physicians and 5000 employees – Kaweah Health provides the people living and working in California’s bustling Central Valley with access to high-quality health care just minutes from home. We are extremely proud of our selection as a HealthGrades Top 100 Hospital. We offer general, specialty and sub-specialty care in a full-range of medical fields (heart, lung, vascular, spine, neurosurgery, childbirth, cancer, etc.) We offer six accredited Graduate Medical Education Programs training physicians of tomorrow as well as both Pharmacist PGY1 and Ambulatory Care PGY2 residencies. Our award winning Cardiovascular programs have recently affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. We offer an expansive rural health clinic system serving residents countywide.
The awarding winning inpatient Pharmacy Department at Kaweah Health provides progressive pharmacy services across three campuses and includes a staff of 100+ with over 45 clinical pharmacists.
The City of Visalia, with a population over 135,000, is centrally located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, only an hour's drive from 2 national parks, and within easy reach of coastal beaches. Visalia offers the unique... combination of affordable housing, a friendly community, easy commute to work, and economic opportunity. The cost of living may be small town, but the cultural amenities are big city! Our premier facility in Visalia, California offers an environment unlike any other.