Clinical Pharmacist I
1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Rotating Shift
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.
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
As a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, the clinical pharmacist provides clinical, consultative, research, and/or administrative pharmaceutical services for NICU, Obstetrics, Acute Care, OR, and SSU. Clinical Pharmacists I select, compound, dispense, drugs, medicines, and other therapeutic agents; consult with nursing staff and physicians regarding medication orders; disseminate drug information to members of the hospital staff and interested community groups; may provide recommendations to pharmacy leadership regarding new drug requests and non-formulary applications.
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.
Identifies differences between drugs as they relate to therapeutic efficacy of the products.
Applies knowledge of the physical and chemical properties and characteristics of computing dosages, weighing and measuring drugs, and mixing and compounding drugs and chemicals.
Applies knowledge of solubility behavior of substances, stability of drugs, usages of drugs, and limitations on modes of administering drugs, and similarly applies knowledge of incompatibilities in evaluating dosages and permissible concentrations of drugs, and in anticipating, preventing, and treating undesirable chemical reactions.
Have legal responsibility for proper interpretation of prescriptions and the dispensing of prescribed products, and call to physician's attention any synergistic, antagonistic, and cumulative effects, as well as questionable overdoses or incompatibilities.
Specify proper storage, protection, of therapeutic agents, in accordance with the standards of the United States Pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.) and the manufacturer package insert.
Keep continually abreast of new developments in the fast-moving drug field and be aware of emerging patterns, systems, and techniques in pharmacy practice.
Participates in the training or preceptorship and education of pharmacists, residents, interns, technicians and pharmacy students.
Maintains records, documents patient data, prepares written reports, and provides oral reports concerning patient care.
Monitors patient medication therapy to ensure safe and effective therapy.
Provides drug information to physician, nurses and other health care professionals as related to medication therapy.
Verify orders for non-advanced areas.
May serve and participate in departmental and interdisciplinary committees.
Supervision of pharmacy technicians
Sterile and non-sterile product preparation, checking and dispensing
Management and control of controlled substances
Participates in emergency events requiring a licensed pharmacist (Rapid Response, Code Blue Resuscitation)
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. Must meet minimum requirements at time of hire.
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a School of Pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
Experience: Completion of a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency program - OR - Three (3) years of related hospital experience
Licensure/ Certification: PRM- CA - Licensed as a Pharmacist by the California Board of Pharmacy
Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers -OR- Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for Healthcare Providers.
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.
Knowledge of prescription and non-prescription drugs and drug products and their indications, efficacy, dosage, mechanisms of action; fate and disposition (if known), major contraindications and potential side effects.
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 influence of patient's age, sex, concomitant disease states, concurrent drug therapy, foods and diagnostic procedures on drug activity and disposition.
Knowledge of physiology, anatomy, pathology, chemistry and mathematics as they relate to pharmacy practice;
Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirement related to the functional area.
Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions.
Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.
Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus with other departments and external vendors.
Ability to communicate effectively with others and exercise a high degree of tact in coordinating with and advising other members of hospital staff, patients, and various other professional contacts.
Maintain familiarity and operational knowledge of the departmental information and technical systems.
Ability to work with devices, information systems, automated and technical equipment utilized in pharmacy
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