Pharmacy Resident I (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Pharmacy
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 12570
FTE: 1


1.0 FTE, Day shift

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

The pharmacy resident has the day-to-day professional practice responsibilities for assigned patient care, drug information, or administrative areas. This position ensures the accurate, efficient delivery of pharmaceutical care services to patients by ensuring compliance with all applicable state/federal laws/regulations and professional practice standards.

Essential Functions

  • Appropriately supervise pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students. Compounds extemporaneous oral and IV medications.

  • Attends clinical work rounds and weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds. Attends House staff Noon Conference meetings. The resident staffs each clinical rotation and provides medication counseling to patients receiving high risk medications.

  • Learns Inventory Management System.

  • Participates in personnel evaluation for technical staff. Participates in staff recruitment for interns/residents. Participates in scheduling as assigned. Assists in the development of departmental policy and procedures as assigned.

  • Prepares drug reviews for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee as assigned. Participates in two Drug Use Evaluation Reviews. Prepares a new drug review suitable for publication in a newsletter.

  • Present one in-service education program to the medical house staff and nursing unit per month. Present two in-service education programs to the pharmacy staff. Participates as a member of the Code Team.

  • Provides Drug Information Services at the request of the medical, nursing and pharmacy staff.

  • Reviews Pharmacy financial reports with the Director and Associate Director. Assists in development of pharmacy budget requests and evaluation.

  • Screens and monitors Total Parenteral Nutrition Orders. Prepares and checks compounding of TPN solutions.

  • The pharmacy resident will function as a staff pharmacist as assigned but not to exceed 16 hours per week. The pharmacy resident will attend interdepartmental committee meetings as assigned. Complete a research project suitable for publication. The pharmacy resident will attend state, national and local pharmacy society meetings as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: B.S. in Pharmacy from an accredited college/university.

License/Certification: Licensed by the California Board of Pharmacy as an intern at time of hire (or within 30 days if candidate is from out of state). Must then be licensed by the California Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacist within six (6) months of hire. 

License/Certification: Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers, or within one (1) month of hire.

License/Certification: Within sixty (60) days of hire - PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) - Valid PALS certificate for health care providers that meets the requirements of and is recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Health Association 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to adapt to and deal with change and ambiguity.

  • Ability to perform routine mathematical calculations; weighing, measuring and documentation with accuracy.

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions.

  • Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced work environment.

  • Ability to work with devices, information systems, automated and technical equipment utilized in pharmacy.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

  • Knowledge of influence of patient's age, sex, concomitant disease states, concurrent drug therapy, foods and diagnostic procedures on drug activity and disposition.

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.

  • Knowledge of Medical terminology and abbreviations; pharmacology and pharmacological nomenclature; medical therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and disease states.

  • Knowledge of methods and procedures involved in proper handling and storing of pharmaceutical supplies.

  • Knowledge of physiology, anatomy, pathology, chemistry and mathematics as they relate to pharmacy practice.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment.  Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.