Children’s Health is seeking applicants for its Critical Care Services and Infectious Diseases/ Antimicrobial Stewardship Teams. See position narratives below.
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Clinical Pharmacist - Critical Care
The pharmacist in this position is responsible for all pharmaceutical services in the pediatric, neonatal and cardiovascular intensive care units and the cardiac cath labs and operating rooms. As a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team the clinical pharmacist promotes an environment of safe, rational, effective medication use while providing services to meet the needs of the patient. Performs other pharmacy services as appropriate.
Attend rounds with the multidisciplinary team.
Oversee work of pharmacy technicians and participate in satellite operations.
Precept pharmacy residents and pharmacy students.
Review orders for appropriateness and complete final verification.
Assess the effectiveness, safety, and affordability of patient medications.
Provide drug information on medication use, dosage, side effects and composition to physicians, nurses, and patients/families. Monitor inpatient and outpatient profiles for drug interactions, food-drug interactions, and duplication of therapy.
Participate in transitions of care and assist with issues involving patient access to medications.
Participate in quality improvement activities such as floor inspections, medication use evaluations, and documentation of interventions. Have knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; demonstrates awareness of the industry, including regulatory requirements, evolving customer demands, and the factors that differentiate the organization in the market.
Completion of pharmacy practice residency with pediatric experience, preferred.
Pediatric and/or Critical Care Pharmacy experience, preferred.
Four-year Degree (B.S. or Pharm.D) from an accredited school of pharmacy required.
Licenses and Certifications
Current Texas Pharmacist license, required.
BLS Certification, required.
PALS within 180 days of hire, required.
ACLS within 180 days of hire, required.
IV certification, required.
Board of Pharmacy Specialties certification, preferred.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialists - Infectious Diseases / ASP
Position Summary: The ID/ASP Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is a member of the Infectious Diseases team and is assigned primary responsibility for providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care to patients treated with antimicrobials. The ID/ASP Clinical Pharmacy Specialist collaborates with other pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure the delivery of safe, efficient, and cost-effective antimicrobial drug therapy.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Daily inpatient rounding on Infectious Diseases consult servicesOversee institutional antimicrobial stewardship program and ensure compliance with The Joint Commission standards
Assess antimicrobial therapy for appropriateness and optimize use to improve patient outcomes
Review and monitor compliance withrestricted antimicrobial formulary
Create and implement guidelines and policies to improve antimicrobial use and quality of care, in collaboration with other health care providers
Manage antimicrobial drug formulary and shortages
Assist in the management of institutional influenza program and palivizumab administration
Provide education to all members of the healthcare team
Precept pharmacy students, residents, and fellows
Develop, implement, evaluate and participate in quality improvement projects or research studies to enhance ID pharmaceutical care
Present research results at professional meetings and/or publish results in the professional literature
Participate in continuing education programs, in-services, and workshops to maintain current knowledge and enhance professional growth
• Doctor of Pharmacy(PharmD) degree from an accredited school of pharmacy
• Completion of a PGY1 residency
• Completion of a PGY2 residency in infectious disease or pediatrics with emphasis in infectious disease
Required Licenses and Certifications:
• Current Texas Pharmacist licensure
• Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification within 90 days of hire
• Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification or board eligibility
• Texas State Board of Pharmacy preceptor certification within 90 days of hire
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