Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Critical Care or Emergency Medicine

HCA   •  

Hopewell, VA

Industry: Healthcare IT


Less than 5 years

Posted 344 days ago

The Critical Care/Emergency Medicine Clinical Specialist is an experienced practitioner with advanced clinical skills; he or she provides direct patient-specific pharmacotherapy and clinical services to the hospital patients following current, evidence-based guidelines and in conformity of applicable medication management standards. The Critical Care/Emergency Medicine Specialist is the resource for clinical medication information for the Intensive Care Unit, Step Down Unit, and Emergency department. They will provide education to nurses, providers, patients, pharmacists, and students. 

John Randolph Medical Center is your local community hospital, serving Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Petersburg and the surrounding areas since 1915. At our 147-bed hospital, you can access the advanced technology and sophisticated treatments typically found in larger urban medical centers. As one of the HCA Virginia hospitals, we deliver the best of both worlds—high-quality, technology-assisted expert care in a warm, welcoming and personalized environment.

Above all else, the team working together at John Randolph Medical Center is committed to the care and improvement of human life. For an inspiring and challenging career where you can make a significant difference in people's lives, join our diverse community of experienced healthcare experts.


Job Duties:

  • ·         Attends daily multidisciplinary rounds. Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners.  Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed.
  • ·         Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose.
  • ·         Sustains the hospital formulary, minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchanges and promotes rational drug therapy selection.
  • Provide double-checks with nursing for high alert medications (i.e. alteplase, heparin) when available.
  • Work collaboratively with other clinicians and health-care providers to implement and maintain innovative disease management programs and clinical pharmacy services.
  • Participate in the development of medication use management programs within John Randolph Medical Center including core measures, clinical guidelines, critical pathways, disease management, and drug use programs.
  • Provide medication history assessment for risk-stratified patients.
  • Actively participates in codes (i.e. Code Purple, Code Stroke, Code Blue, Code 99, Code Sepsis, Code STEMI) when available, assisting in running the medication portion of the code carts, providing medication related information and recommendations, dosing and preparing of emergency medications for immediate administration.
  • Participates collegially in the development of new programs, services and practices, in the education activities of the department and the management and administration of the department.
  • Participates in providing didactic and experiential training in Clinical Pharmacy for doctoral (PharmD) students.
  • Takes a lead role in working within clinical initiatives, improving patient safety and medication use.
  • Facilitates or assists in the medication utilization evaluation process for service line.
  • Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely.
  • Supports and participates in the goals of the organization’s quality improvement, risk management, and patient safety programs to include but not limited to National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures, and regulatory compliance and HCAHPS medication-related initiatives.
  • Performs other related duties as required. Competent to fulfill Clinical Pharmacist job responsibilities when needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Licensure: Virginia licensed pharmacist or eligible to become licensed by end of probationary period after date of hire.
  • Education: B.S. or Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years of practice in an Emergency Department or ICU setting or successful completion of PGY-1 with one additional year or experience or successful completion of PGY-2 with a focus in Emergency medicine or Critical Care or related field.
  • Special qualifications:
    • BLS, ACLS, and PALS or able to obtain within 3 months of hire.
    • Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy Specialty or Board Certification in Critical Care Pharmacotherapy or able to obtain within one year of hire.

Job Code: 02699-39508