Clinical Pharmacist at Nemours

Posted in General Business 14 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Orlando, Florida

Job Description:

Nemours is seeking a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist (Full-Time), to join our Nemours Children's Health team in Orlando, Florida.

FULL-TIME PHARMACIST position that works varying 8 or 10 hour shifts (primarily AM and PM with Night shift rotation) in addition to an every other weekend and Holiday rotation. Requires flexibility to work varying shifts plus a commitment to FULL-TIME training upfront for the first 4 to 5 months. HOSPITAL Pharmacy experience REQUIRED; Pediatric hospital experience preferred.

This position is responsible for providing Pharmacy Services within the Inpatient and Outpatient Retail Pharmacy Department and the Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando FL. The Clinical Staff Pharmacist will review, clarify, verify, and provide recommendations for medication orders and be responsible for the dispensing of medications, and the activities surrounding dispensing, throughout the hospital and its associated clinics at Medical City.

Position Responsibilities

  • Reviews interpret and verify medications orders for accuracy using sound principles, accounting for the pharmacology of the drug, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic variations in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination with responsibility for establishing and overseeing the delivery and preparation of unit dose and parenteral pharmaceuticals.
  • Carries out rules and regulations pertaining to the professional policies of the pharmacy department and ensures compliance with State and Federal regulations concerning Controlled Substances.
  • Provide pediatric pharmaceutical services to improve drug usage and therapeutic outcomes including advising physicians and practitioners on issues concerning drug therapy, the inherent toxicity of drugs, drug-drug, drug-food interactions and side effects, as well as assisting in the prescribing of appropriate doses.
  • Responsible to provide accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff and to patients and their families if needed.
  • Coordinates the activities of pharmacy technicians engaged in the preparation, labeling and delivery of medications in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to the dispensing of drugs, controlled drugs, investigational drugs, and the maintenance of required records.
  • Reads, extract and interprets information in patient's charts accurately.
  • Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data; conducts quality monitors and inspections; maintains logs, records, and other documentation as assigned.
  • Promote the use of the Nemours Children's Hospital drug formulary by converting non-formulary orders to formulary when possible, but facilitate procurement of non-formulary drugs when necessary.
  • Establish and maintain an open communication process throughout the hospital.
  • Works with other NCH colleagues to engage the patient and their family in medication discussions, planning and educational sessions to support Patient and Family Centered Care.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required, Pharm D preferred.
  • Minimum of six (6) months experience required. Prior work experience to include months/years working as a Pharmacy Technician, a Pharmacist Intern and/or while in a Residency program. Residency program to be equivalent to 2 years of work experience.
  • Hospital pharmacy experience required. Pediatric hospital experience preferred.
  • Currently licensed by the State of Florida or legally eligible.
  • American Heart Association BLS required within 90 days of hire.
  • Unit dose training, IV, TPN, and Oncology experience. Drug Storage, Distribution, and Automation Technology Systems. EPIC experience preferred, Pyxis experience preferred.

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