Clinical Pharmacist, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (7 on/7 off Rotating)
Children's National Hospital
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Specialty Practice Areas:
2 openings available.
The emergency medicine clinical pharmacist is responsible for all pharmaceutical services in the Emergency Department, as well as emergencies and traumas across the organization. The Emergency Department, a unique clinical environment which is considered high risk for adverse drug events from a systems perspective (i.e., medications in the ED are usually ordered, dispensed, and administered at the point of care, higher prevalence of verbal orders, particularly in urgent and high-stress situations, medication orders are diverse, unpredictable, and time-sensitive, increased use of higher risk intravenous medications such as inotropes and sedatives, frequent interruptions/distractions, etc). As a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, the emergency medicine clinical pharmacist promotes an environment of safe, rational, effective, and efficient medication use while providing services to meet the needs of the patient and reduce costs. The emergency medicine clinical pharmacist provides oversight of the medication reconciliation program performed by the medication history technicians. Additionally, this position requires cross-training and staffing in the main pharmacy when necessary.
Required Skills/Knowledge Well-versed in medication management and pharmacology in the following area: 1) Airway management, rapid sequence intubation/post-rapid sequence intubation sedation 2) Ambulatory care 3) Cardiology 4) Critical care 5) Infectious diseases 6) Pediatrics 7) Procedural sedation 8) Psychiatry 9) Toxicology/drugs of abuse/overdose 10) Disaster management
Work Hours - 10-hour shifts that rotate 7 days on, 7 days off, providing coverage at two campuses [i.e., the Children’s Emergency Department at United Medical Center (Extended Campus) and the Children’s Emergency Department at Children’s National Hospital (Main Campus)]. Hours consist of rotating shifts between 1p-11:30p, 5p-3:30a, and 10p-8:30a.
Required Licenses and Certifications Pharmacist Current Washington DC Pharmacist License Upon Hire (Required)Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS) Upon Hire (Required) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 180 Days (Required) Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 180 Days (Required) Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support 180 Days (Required) Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification 1 Year (Required)
1 year Successful completion of PGY-1 (pharmacy practice residency with pediatric experience) or equivalent experience (Required) 1 year Successful completion of PGY-2 in critical care or emergency medicine (General Pharmacotherapy PGY-2 acceptable) (Preferred) 3 years Pediatric Emergency Room Pharmacy experience (Preferred)
Children's National Hospital is ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We're ranked in all 10 specialties, and we're ranked best in the Mid-Atlantic for neonatology, cancer, and neurology and neurosurgery. What's more, we ranked in all 10 specialties, with top 10 honors in neurology and neurosurgery, cancer, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, and diabetes and endocrinology. This recognition of our commitment to bringing health and well-being to all children continues to inspire our teams. As home to the Children’s National Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National receives more than 70% of its research funding from federal agencies, including 60% from the National Institutes of Health. In 2019, the HSC Health Care System became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Children's National. It has a health plan, pediatric specialty hospital, home health agency, rehabilitative therapy centers and parent foundation that combine to serve people with complex healthcare needs and eliminate barriers to health services. We’re recognized as committed advocates for children on local, state and federal health ...policy. In fact, we’re often the first at the table when pediatric healthcare legislation is being developed.