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 has been serving the Washington metropolitan area for more than 100 years and ranks amongst the best pediatric hospitals in the country.
Children’s National Hospital- the area’s only comprehensive pediatric network- we offer all the care the family needs, from critical emergencies to primary care health.
-Children’s Hospital- over 300 licensed beds
-7 Regional Outpatient Centers
-Two Suburban Ambulatory Surgical Locations
-7 Community-Based Health Centers
-Hearing and Speech Center
-Community-Based Primary Care Pediatricians
The network provides comprehensive care from hospitalization to outpatient care in more than 40 subspecialties.
Children’s is located near the US Capitol, the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Library of Medicine.
The hospital serves as the regional referral center for pediatric emergency trauma care, as well as cancer, neonatology, and critical care.
Children’s is a leader in development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.
The Pharmacy employs clinical pharmacist...s who specialize and practice in the following areas:
-General Pediatric Medicine (7E)
-Bone Marrow Transplant (4E)
-Pediatric Intensive Care (3E)
-Neonatal Intensive Care (6E)
-Cardiac Intensive Care (3Main)
-Emergency Medicine (ground floor, East tower)
-Neurosciences/Surgical Care (5E)
-Investigational Drugs (3.5 Main)
-Solid Organ Transplant
The Division of Pharmacy Services provides twenty-four hour centralized and decentralized operations.
The department provides the following comprehensive services:
-Intravenous and parenteral nutrition admixtures
-Extensive product formulation and compounding
The Pharmacy utilizes the latest in technology to assist with dispensing.
-Medi-Dose®, makes standardized labels for unit dosing bulk medications
-ABACUS®, TPN physician order entry system that eliminates paper orders for TPNs
-Pyxis®, automated dispensing cabinets to assist with the inventory and storage of medications. These machines are located on every unit in the hospital as well as the OR and the regional outpatient centers.
-DoseEdge® is utilized to capture pictures of the preparation process of IVs and orals within our institution. This also helps us track where the products are throughout the system.
-Cerner®, computerized prescriber order entry with pharmacist order verification.