Department/Location: Pharmacy FLSA Status: Reports to: Director of Pharmacy,
Assistant Director of Pharmacy
Under the general supervision of the Director of Pharmacy Services the Clinical Pharmacist will assume the responsibility and accountability for the management of rational antibiotic therapy used within White Plains Hospital, or management of the critical care, transition of care or high risk patients as defined by area of responsibility. Will provide for the collaboration and consultation with other health professionals on the therapeutic use of antibiotics or other medication for patients under the scope of responsibility. Will also provide education and training for health professionals involved in this clinical forum.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:
Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and
Improve the monitoring and management of the clinical pharmacy antibiotic service or of critical care or high risk groups or the transition of patient care to include interventions to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of patient care.
Promotes the clinical pharmacy development of pharmacy staff by providing clinical leadership and education as
Work collegially with others in all activities in order to achieve organizational objectives, cooperating in both interpersonal and team relationships to establish common ground, build shared goals and encourage new ideas.
Generate creative approaches and new ideas to improve performance, service and quality. This includes identifying and weighing options and interventions, involving appropriate people in the decision making process and making sound decisions after reviewing all relevant information.
Takes personal responsibility for all work activities and personal actions including following through on commitments, implementing decisions that have been agreed upon and acknowledging mistakes or failures without blaming others.
Demonstrate and understanding and sensitivity towards others by treating people with courtesy and respect. Establish and maintain effective relations with friendly greetings, a positive outlook and a pleasant manner.
Display a high degree of honesty, loyalty and
Foster collaboration and trust among colleagues and departments who work Build a positive work environment by connecting work goals, activities and processes to the Mission and values of the Hospital.
Maintains open dialogue by listening attentively to others and react in a positive manner to requests, questions and suggestions.
Shares information in a timely manner and keeps others adequately
Practices cost containment
Adhere to all WPH policies and procedures, dress code, behavioral standards conduct, customer service and meets all mandatory in-services and standard for attendance.
Performs all other related duties as
Education & Experience Requirements
Graduate from an accredited school of Pharmacy with a PharmD Residency or certification preferred.
Current New York State
Ability to interpret, understand and communicate effectively in written and verbal English
Ability to act in a professional capacity and serve as a role
Retains composure under stress
Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment
Must be physically able to ambulate or be stationary for extended periods of time, perform difficult manipulative arm-hand steadiness and hand-eye coordination Must be physically able to meet all regulatory requirements.
Ability to focus and concentrate on fine detail with interruption and attend to tasks for more than 60 minutes at a time. Individual must be able to understand theories behind several related concepts and remember multiple tasks given during the course of a day.
Must be able to detect, interpret and judge objects both closely and
May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital’s SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital’s Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.
Primary Population Served
Check appropriate box(s) below:
Neonatal (birth – 28 days)
Patients with exceptional communication needs
Infant (29 days – less than 1 year)
Patients with developmental delays
Pediatric (1 – 12 years)
Patients at end of life
Adolescent (13 – 17 years)
Patients under isolation precautions
Adult (18 – 64 years)
Patients with cultural needs
Geriatric (> 65 years)
Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities
Non-patient care population
The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of White Plains Hospital.
White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. The Hospital is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Center for Cancer Care and The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center. The Hospital's Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and in 2021, the Hospital formally launched its cardiac surgery program with its first-ever open-heart surgery in partnership with world-class cardiac surgeons from Montefiore Einstein. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, New Rochelle, Somers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.
The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2019. In 2022, White Plains Hospital received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the highest distinction offered by that federal agency. In addition, the Hospital received Magnet® designation three times, most recently in 2021 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Hospital recently received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® Gold Achievement Award for its treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks in its Emergency Department and Cardiac Catherization labs and its mortality rate is amongst the lowest in the country according to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR). The Hospital has been reaccredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for providing high-quality, patient-centered cancer care to their patients and the community. It has earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), one of 60 hospitals in the nation, and the Hospital's Bariatric Surgical Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). White Plains Hospital has received full accreditation for its breast cancer program four times from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) recognized White Plains Hospital as a top 10% performing hospital for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2019. In 2022, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades® for the 7th time, and in 2022 became the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded with an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 7th time.