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Pharmacist Specialist-NICU/Egleston

Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  56102

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.

 

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

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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