Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Clinical Specialist

Rockville, MD
Apr 10, 2018
Jun 18, 2018
Full Time
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The Clinical Specialist works primarily in a decentralized model providing comprehensive clinical pharmacy services including pharmacokinetics, drug dosing consultations, medication reconciliation, antibiotic stewardship and code participation for patients in the ED (adult, pediatric, psychiatric) and observation unit. The Clinical Specialist provides drug information, drug therapy recommendations, and education to physicians, nurses, patients, and pharmacy staff. The Clinical Specialist participates on a variety of hospital clinical committees including the Medication Safety and P&T Committees. This includes reviewing literature and preparing and giving presentations as needed. The Clinical Specialist will precept pharmacy students and residents and serves on the Residency Advisory Committee. The Clinical Specialist spends a portion of their time performing ED medication order verification and review, supervising Medication History pharmacy technicians, and ensuring timely and accurate medication delivery in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the hospital and pharmacy. He/ She should be knowledgeable in medication therapy and exhibit the clinical and professional skills to positively interact with other health care practitioners. In addition the individual:

Consistently displays actions and attitude that contributes to the Vision, Mission, Values and Success Factors of the organization.

Must be highly motivated and demonstrate excellent leadership, communication, organizational and planning skills.

Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to work courteously, efficiently, and accurately in a busy and stressful environment.

Must be comfortable speaking in public and to patients.

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Must maintain a professional appearance.

Work Schedule

Day or evening shifts

Department Description

Provides 24-hour clinical and distributive Pharmacy services for our inpatient/outpatient population. We have a decentralized pharmacy model.

Skills Required

PharmD required. Licensed in Maryland. PGY1 Residency or equivalent clinical hospital experience required. ACLS + PALS certification or within 6 months of hire.

Previous Emergency Medicine experience or completion of PGY2 in Emergency Medicine is preferred.

Work Schedule

This is a full time position.

Tobacco Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, We will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.

We will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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