Nemours Children Hospital in Wilmington, DE is recruiting a full-time Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist Specialist (Emergency Department)
This position is responsible for providing and coordinating specialty pharmacy services within the Pharmacy Department at Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will be responsible for clinical and distributive activities in the assigned area of practice. This position works closely with the Medical staff, Nursing staff, and Pharmacy staff to develop and maintain services that utilize the pharmacist's drug knowledge base to improve patient care, reduce cost, reduce medication errors, and improve efficiencies. There is also an expectation to enhance pharmacy students' professional experiences and serve as a mentor for pharmacy interns and externs and pharmacy residents.
PharmD with PGY-1 residency or 5 years pediatric hospital experience required. PGY-2 specialized residency training in pediatrics is preferred. Board Certification in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy preferred. Knowledge and experience with pediatric drug distribution systems. Currently licensed by the States of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania or legally eligible.
Associates who are not licensed in the state of DE at the time of hire must start the process for licensure and must obtain that DE licensure on or before the 90th day of employment. Failure to do may result in suspension pending termination.
Associates who are not licensed in the state(s) of PA, or NJ must obtain licensure for those states within 6 months after the start date. Failure to do may result in suspension pending termination.
PA Clearances are not required for those associates hired to work in DE.
Associates who have not obtained Board Certification in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy or equivalent certification for specialty practice area at the time of hire are required to do so within 18 months of employment start date.
Evaluates medication 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 continually improving the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients within areas of direct responsibility and assisting others in the department with the same.
Consults educates, and works cooperatively with internal customers (e.g., members of the pharmacy staff, medical staff, clinical staff, research staff, nursing staff, and informatics staff) concerning information on medications, therapeutic evaluations, and drug protocols. Develops and provides drug information material. Meets and/or coordinates with medical and/or personnel to resolve problems related to Clinical Pharmacy Services.
Provide specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drug usage and therapeutic outcomes including advising physicians and practitioners on issues concerning drug therapy in both the hospital and clinic settings, the inherent toxicity of drugs, drug-drug, drug-food interactions & side effects, as well as assisting in the prescribing of appropriate doses.
Develops quality improvement projects and participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data; monitors processes; maintains logs, records, and other documentation as assigned.
Provides clinical support for multidisciplinary committees, including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, through the development of materials to support clinical evaluation of drugs, procedures, and processes including the coordination and reporting of adverse drug reaction reporting, pharmacist interventions, and other quality initiatives, within areas of direct responsibility. Promotes the use of the NCHD drug formulary by converting non-formulary orders to formulary alternatives when clinically appropriate. Coordinates procurement of non-formulary drugs when necessary.
Provides oversight for the accuracy of the online Lexi-comp drug information resource. Promotes the use of the NCHD drug formulary by converting non-formulary orders to formulary when possible and coordinates the procurement of non-formulary drugs when necessary.
Supports clinical staff pharmacist education and training associated with core competencies and performance review.
Participates in policy, procedure, and order set development for the pediatric population.
Mentors pharmacists-in-training, including but not limited to Pharmacy Practice Residents, Pharmacy Interns, and School of Pharmacy clerkship students; activities include both practical and didactic experiences.
Facilitates orientations and educational programs for the medical staff and residents regarding the appropriate utilization of Pharmacy Services.
Able to maintain punctual attendance consistent with NCHD policies, regulatory, and federal, state, and local standards.
Achieve certifications, such as Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and other required competencies.
Nemours offers a competitive salary, as well as a place where you can have a work-home balance. We offer a robust benefits package that includes PTO, health, life, dental, prescription, vision, employee, and family-centered wellness program, CME, 403B Retirement Plan with matching. Nemours is a not-for-profit.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.