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As a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist position, you will collaborate with providers and other allied health professionals, evaluate drug therapy based on acuity/potential for problems, and provide medication-related care for the purpose of achieving outcomes that result in quantifiable impact (e.g., length of stay, patient satisfaction, satisfaction of other health professionals, cost containment).
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participate in interdisciplinary rounds within assigned critical care areas. Provide verbal and written consultations concerning drug therapy evaluations as requested.
Review and interpret provider's medication orders, detect and evaluate adverse drug effects, evaluate drug efficacy, therapeutic goals and indications, review for contraindications/precautions, the patient's current status of health, and review drug profiles and patient's medical record for drug-drug, drug-food, drug-laboratory and drug-disease state(s) potentials
Resolve such problems in consultation with the prescriber and nurse and clarify questioned orders prior to dispensing the first dose.
Evaluate specific medication therapies consistent with departmental policy, anticoagulation, aminoglycosides and vancomycin
Appropriately convert/manage medications per P&T approved pharmacist policy; IV to PO and renal dose adjustment
Provide accurate, unbiased, timely, and cost-effective drug information to medical, pharmacy, nursing and other allied health professionals.
Monitor drug therapy outcomes for targeted patients within established guidelines.
Participate in the management and documentation of adverse drug reactions.
Participate in identifying and submitting events via Report2Learn (R2L) system and providing follow up assessment.
Provide individualized patient education/evaluation regarding drug therapy as requested or identified by care team (e.g., warfarin education)
Support and assist interdepartmental projects as requested (e.g., MUE, P&T monographs, newsletter articles, performance improvement activities, etc.).
Support assigned unit-based value improvement teams (VIT) and comprehensive unit-based safety programs (CUSP) or committees, as assigned.
Participate in providing educational sessions (i.e., technician training, in-services, clinical pearls, staff development education) or materials for patient groups and allied health professionals.
Verify providers' medication orders in the PharmNet computer database and assure these orders are carried out.
Participate in the investigation and resolution of missing dose issues on the unit when needed.
Supervise activities of pharmacy technicians.
Assure handling of medications throughout the hospital complies with state and federal laws and regulations and hospital policies.
Precept pharmacy residents and students, as assigned.
Participate in investigational drug programs as requested.
Prepare special medications involving compounding procedures and sterile products using aseptic technique when necessary to assure appropriate and timely dispensing.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency required
ASHP-Accredited PGY-2 Specialty Residency in Critical Care required
Critical Care Board Certification preferred
Current licensure (or eligible to reciprocate) in the State of Maryland
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.