Job Description

Pharmacist - ED/Critical Care - Full Time (2303)


This position is accountable for providing safe and effective pharmaceutical care at Valley Children's Healthcare. The emphasis of this position is Advanced Pharmacy Practice in Emergency Department (Trauma and Critical Care) setting. The incumbent serves as a pharmacology consultant, a patient advocate, and a fiscal conscience to the healthcare team while providing pharmacy services to meet the needs of patients/care providers, physicians, nurses and other healthcare team members. Processes safe and effective drug therapy beginning with the review of physician's orders through the administration and outcome of drug therapy and includes providing clinical pharmaceutical services.

Some specific duties related to the ED setting include:

Attending codes and trauma cases (including intubation), ED orders verification, medication reconciliation, reviewing discharge medications/scripts to ensure appropriate therapy, following up on cultures drawn on discharged patients (when finalized), helping with use of antibiotics in ED (to help with Antibiotic Stewardship), evaluating and inspecting medication stock (periodically and during unit inspections), participation in early sepsis recognition/treatment, initiation of 'per pharmacy' consults/protocols, collecting and tracking QA/PI data for the unit, and act as a liaison between providers, and inpatient/outpatient Pharmacies. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor of Pharmacy degree required, Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) preferred. Current Registered Pharmacist with the California State Board of Pharmacy required. Residency or 1 year experience in Emergency Department/Critical Care preferred. Application of pharmacology and knowledge of drug distribution in an ED setting preferred.

POSITION DETAILS: Full time 80 hours per pay period (Variable Shift).


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