Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a challenging position available for a Pediatrics Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at a new hospital location in King of Prussia, PA treating intensive care and medical/surgical pediatric patients. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will provide clinical, administrative, organizational, distributive and educational services in a manner consistent with the philosophy, mission and goals of the Pharmacy Department and the Hospital. The ideal candidate will possess the clinical and technical knowledge and experience necessary to provide services to pediatric patients and their families in this dynamic and patient-centered environment. The individual must have the ability to function independently, to supervise technical staff, and develop and facilitate teamwork and confidence in the department.
Responsibilities of the position include: Develop and maintain a consistent clinical pharmacy practice that provides optimal pharmaceutical support to patients at CHOP KOP in an appropriate, efficacious, safe, and cost-effective fashion; provide drug information and/or educational programs to healthcare professionals and patients; contribute to departmental and professional publications and programs; act as a liaison with nursing and medical staff concerning medication orders, drug and pharmaceutical details, patient reactions, adverse drug events and quality improvement concerns; provide timely communication to peers, supervisors and other healthcare professionals to keep them advised of events and problems; participate in hospital and departmental Continuous Quality Improvement activities (CQI), and utilize these principals to analyze and resolve problems in a systematic manner; enhance personal growth and development through participation in educational programs, inservices, meetings and workshops; and perform duties that contribute to department of pharmacy operational goals and responsibilities such as staffing and training new pharmacists and technicians.
Requirements: Doctor of Pharmacy degree, eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania; Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) required; PGY2 Specialty Residency in Pediatrics (or equivalent experience) preferred; excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication as well as organizational and problem-solving skills.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits: 25 days paid personal leave, as well as a comprehensive benefits program. Salary commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: KOP
About Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the oldest hospital in the United States dedicated exclusively to pediatrics, strives to be the world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children by integrating excellent patient care, innovative research and quality professional education into all of its programs.