Clinical Pharmacist

Industry: Healthcare

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Not Specified years

Posted 101 days ago

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Job Description

Connecticut Children's Medical Center is nationally recognized as the only free standing hospital in New England dedicated exclusively to the care of children and adolescents in a patient-and family-centered environment with a focus on research, education and advocacy in Connecticut. In addition to 187 inpatient beds, our services include a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center, five specialty care centers and ten practices across Connecticut. Our Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center is the busiest between Boston and New York. Connecticut Children's has 2,600 employees with a medical staff of more than 1,000 practicing in general pediatrics and more than 30 medical and surgical subspecialties.

The history of Connecticut Children's spans more than 100 years. It was founded as a 10-bed hospital for children who suffered incurable conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and polio. The opening of Connecticut Children's in April 1996 was the culmination of efforts by Newington Children's Hospital, Hartford Hospital and UCONN Health Center/John Dempsey Hospital to unify their children's services.

Connecticut Children's also enjoys a strong history of collaborative relationships with many other organizations. We are the primary teaching hospital for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and have a teaching partnership with the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. We provide a comprehensive array of pediatric services at our hospitals in Hartford and Waterbury, we enjoy a long-standing and successful partnership with Hartford Hospital, providing critical care for their newborns in our Level 4 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and do the same at the UConn Health Center in our Level 3 NICU. Another important collaboration is Connecticut Children's partnership with The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington (JAX-GM) which allows us to garner the power of the human genome to provide families with new treatment options today and positions us to help find tomorrow's cures.

Mission

Connecticut Children's is dedicated to improving the physical and emotional health of children through family-centered care, research, education and advocacy. We embrace discovery, teamwork, integrity and excellence in all that we do.

Vision

We are making children in Connecticut the healthiest in the country.

Recent Awards

  • Connecticut Children's Recognized as Top Workplace: The Hartford Courant and FOX CT has named Connecticut Children's Medical Center a Top Workplace in Connecticut for the third time.
  • 2017 Hartford Magazine's Best Doctors - awarded to 315 affiliated providers
  • 2017 Women's Choice Award for Best Children's Hospitals
  • 2016 Hartford Business Journal Healthcare Hero: Dr. Christine Finck
  • 2015 Top Workplace in Connecticut, ranked 10th in large organization category
  • Daisy Award participant - recognizing extraordinary nurses

Title: CLINICAL PEDIATRIC PHARMACIST

The Clinical Pharmacist ensures optimal drug therapy by designing therapy, monitoring and dispensing medications, and directing the work of supportive staff to maximize positive patient outcomes. Reports to Pharmacy Supervisor or Manager.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises the work of supportive personnel (ie: pharmacy technician and associates) through monitoring and checking activities to ensure safe and accurate preparation and dispensing of drugs and to meet federal and state regulations.

Optimizes drug therapy for the general patient population by designing drug therapy that is appropriate, correct, and cost-effective in order to maximize positive outcomes.

May provide direct patient care for pain management through patient evaluation, recommendations, and follow-up in response to the physician's request or as part of the critical path.

Maintains safety of drug therapy for the general patient population by utilizing a variety of screening mechanisms and input from others (ie: health care providers, the patient, and the patient's family) in order to identify, prevent and resolve adverse drug events.

Provides useful drug information through participation on Health Care Team activities.

Investigates and resolves drug and/or pharmacy related problems for immediate need or broader, longer term review by conducting investigative studies and/or utilizing effective problem solving techniques to ensure a high performing medication use system.

Documents interventions, outcomes, and other statistics manually and/or through electronic documentation on a daily or sporadic basis to demonstrate activity and success and provide an opportunity for quality improvement.

 Periodically may be required to function as a charge pharmacist.

 Demonstrates support for the mission values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with the CCMC standards.