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Pharmacist Specialist-Egleston/Cardiac Stepdown Unit

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  34869

 

JOB SUMMARY

Ensures safe, efficacious, rational, and cost-effective patient medication therapy by influencing physicians' use of resources and monitoring drug effectiveness. Develops and improves integrated clinical and distributive pharmaceutical services. Reviews physician orders, coordinates dispensing of medications, and provides clinical and educational services to other healthcare professionals and to pediatric patients and their families. 

They will be primarily responsible for covering the CSU and cross covering CICU, Transplant Inpatient and Gen Peds areas.  This position requires a pharmacist who has completed a PGY-1  and/PGY-2 with an emphasis in Cardiology or equivalent experience. Must have experience in rounding with multidisciplinary teams in addition they must have expertise in narcotic weaning, pharmacokinetics and antibiotic management. This position requires strong clinical, communication skills (written and verbal), dispensing skills, problem solving skills, customer service skills, ability to multitask, accuracy and leadership skills, and the ability to work with various healthcare professionals

 

EDUCATION
  • PharmD (or equivalent experience) and graduation from an accredited pharmacy school
CERTIFICATION SUMMARY
  • Georgia licensed pharmacist and residency or equivalent experience 
  • American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
EXPERIENCE*
  • Experience in a hospital pharmacy in pediatrics
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • NA
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple groups of healthcare professionals and communicate effectively with patients and parents/caregivers 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*
  1. Performs production and distributive pharmacy responsibilities as required.
  2. Interacts and participates with team members and other healthcare providers for the provision of safe, cost-effective drug therapy for assigned patient care teams.
  3. Provides drug information and medication use education to healthcare professionals.
  4. Participates in developing and evaluating drug policies, conducting drug utilization evaluations, and reporting adverse drug reactions/adverse drug events. 
  5. Maintains accurate patient medication profiles, noting medication reconciliation drug-related problems and coordinating patient medication needs at transition of care.
  6. Provides education and supports team participation in the provision of medication education to patients and families.
  7. Serves as preceptor and clinical leader to new employees, post-graduate year one residents, and pharmacy students.
  8. Maintains individual competence and develops professional practice management skills.
SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
WORKING CONDITIONS*
Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322 
Function:  Allied Health - Pharmacy


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Cardiac, Pharmacy, Patient Care, Pediatric, Healthcare