Pharmacy Resident II (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Pharmacy
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 12574
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.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

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

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

•    Participates in scheduling as assigned. The pharmacy resident will function as a staff pharmacist as assigned but not to exceed 16 hours per week.

•    Appropriately supervise pharmacy technicians, interns and other pharmacy staff. Assists with preparation, compounding and dispensing of sterile and non-sterile products. 

•    Participates in personnel evaluation for technical staff.

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

•    Learns Inventory Management System.

•    Attends clinical work rounds and weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds. 

•    Functions as a clinical pharmacist during each core clinical rotation.

•    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. 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.

•    Attends interdepartmental committee meetings as assigned. 

•    Completes a research project suitable for publication. 

•    Participates in staff recruitment for interns/residents. 

•    Attends 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:  PharmD from an accredited college/university

Experience: Completion of a PGY-1 residency with experience in pediatrics  

Licence/Certification: Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers

Licence/Certification: Licensed by the California Board of Pharmacy as an intern at time of hire or licensed by the California Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacist

Licence/Certification: Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for Healthcare Providers.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

•    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, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of 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

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


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.