Pediatrics Transplant Pharmacy Clinical Specialist

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
5 - 7 years experience
Misc. Healthcare
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

Job Summary:

Cleveland Clinic is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in patient care, research, and education. Cleveland Clinic provides education and training for more than 1000 medical residents and fellows, over 500 medical students, and 600-plus allied health professionals per year.

The Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital is looking for a full time pharmacist with solid organ transplant training or experience to work at our progressive 120 bed pediatric hospital. This includes a pediatric heart, liver, intestine, and kidney transplant services, a 17 bed level III NICU, a 24-bed PICU, general cardiology, pediatric hematology and oncology, epilepsy monitoring unit, special delivery unit, and general pediatric units. Cleveland Clinic Children’s pharmacy services operate out of a 24 hour inpatient pharmacy which includes a state of the art clean room where all pediatric sterile products are prepared. The pharmacy utilizes progressive technology throughout the medication use process including inventory monitoring software, IV workflow software, IV robotic preparation of patient specific chemotherapy, digital dose tracking software, and barcode administration technology.

Job responsibilities would include: In conjunction with a multi-disciplinary team, providing complete care to the solid organ transplant patient through inpatient rounding services, consultative services, outpatient transplant clinics and multidisciplinary patient care planning meetings. Formulating and recommending pediatric transplant specific therapy to achieve desired pharmacologic outcomes for inpatient and outpatient solid organ candidates and recipients in the pre-, peri-, and post-transplant phases. Ensuring adherence to transplant protocols when ordered by transplant practitioners (fellows, interns, residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and medical students). Reviewing medication administration records daily to ensure appropriate therapy. . Participating in discharge planning by providing transplant medication education to patients and their family members. Communicating with pharmacy and transplant team members to assure continuity of care across patient care settings. Compound and dispense medications for delivery to patient care areas. Other duties as assigned.

Provides clinical pharmacy services to patients of all ages within in the specialty area. Interacts with physicians and nurses to make recommendations regarding drug therapy of patients. Educates staff pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy students, post graduate trainees, allied health professionals, nurses and physicians in pharmacotherapy within in the specialty area

 

Responsibilities:

  • Performs pharmacotherapeutic monitoring and provision of pharmaceutical care for patients in the area of service responsibility in a routine, continuous manner, taking into account the age and clinical condition of each patient.
  • Provides general and patient specific drug information to patients, physicians, nurses and, and other health care professionals.
  • Interacts routinely with physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to patients.
  • Supports pharmacists and technicians educational development by participating in departmental staff development programs and provides leadership in the education of staff involved in providing pharmaceutical care to patients.
  • Supports staff pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical care to patients by direct interaction, and formal educational programs.
  • Supports and participates in pharmaceutical related research in area of specialty.
  • Maintains expertise in areas of practice through continual learning, journal review and othereducational activities.
  • Educates staff pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy students, post graduate trainees, allied health professionals, nurses and physicians in pharmacotherapy within in the specialty area.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Requires Doctor of Pharmacy degree plus appropriate residency or fellowship training.
  • If hired for a specialty area where specialty residency training is available, then specialty residency is required.

Certifications:

  • Current State licensure as a Registered Pharmacist (RPh) or eligible for reciprocation in current State within 90 days of hire.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.
  • Demonstrates a service orientation toward patients, staff, and visitors.
  • Conveys a positive, professional image at all times.

Work Experience:

  • Significant experience as a clinical specialist, practitioner or coordinator which includes providing pharmaceutical care and performing pharmacotherapeutic monitoring.
  • Minimum of five years experience may offset advanced education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment.
  • May require periods of sitting, standing and the ability to walk to various locations to attend meetings.
  • Must have normal or corrected vision.
  • Must have ability to clearly communicate verbally by phone or in person.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. 

The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

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