Clinical pharmacist for Main Emergency Department. Performs medication order processing responsibilities within established policies, procedures and guidelines and provides drug information while applying a thorough understanding and knowledge of drug and medical therapy.
Interpret medication orders, profile orders and oversee the packaging, labeling and distribution of medications.
Drug Intervention and Education
Perform drug therapy monitoring and intervene as necessary on drug dosing, drug administration, drug interactions, side-effects and monitoring issues; complete therapeutic drug monitoring consults and adverse drug reaction reports as assigned.
Provide accurate and timely drug information to physicians, nurses and other health professionals.
Interpret research medication orders, ensure accurate preparation of investigational drugs and maintain complete and accurate records.
Oversee the work of Pharmacy Technicians by directing and assisting as necessary to ensure rapid medication order turn-around time.
Assist with the education, training and general supervision of Pharmacy Residents, Students and Technicians.
Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Participate in and complete various assignments in the Department’s quality assessment program.
Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
Partner with all team members to achieve goals
Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Contribute to a positive work environment
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
Use resources efficiently
Search for less costly ways of doing things
Completion of a PharmD from an ACPE Accredited College of Pharmacy
PGY1 or PGY2 Pediatric Residency highly preferred or 3-5 years of experience in an acute care setting.
PharmD from ACPE Accredited College of Pharmacy
PGY2 Pediatrics or Critical Care Residency highly preferred
2 years Preferred Work Experience: Experience with clinical informatics (2 – 3 years) preferred. Prior experience in healthcare environment (3-5 years).
About Children's National Health System
Children’s National Health System (CNHS) 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 Health System- 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 cl...inical pharmacists 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)
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.