Pharmacy General Resident I: Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) - Fixed Term (1.0 FTE, Rotating)

Category: Pharmacy
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Rotating
Req: 18484
FTE: 1


1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Rotating Shift - Fixed Term

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

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 hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

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


Valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support (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(AHA), within 90 days of hire.


Licensed by the California Board of Pharmacy as an intern at time of hire. Must then be licensed by the California Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacist within six (6) months of hire

Knowledge, Skills, & 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 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.

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.

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $49,920.00 to $69,336.80

Equal Opportunity Employer

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 gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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