Pharmacy PGY2 Pharmacy Resident - Pediatrics

Cone Health   •  

Greensboro, NC

Industry: Healthcare


Not Specified years

Posted 72 days ago

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• Current active license to practice pharmacy in North Carolina, or eligible to obtain North Carolina pharmacy license within two (2) months of hire
• PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency accredited by ASHP
BLS (CPR) - AHA Health Care Provider BLS
A post-graduate year two (PGY2) residency is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the care of patients in a specialized program. The PGY2 position(s) covered by this job description are cardiology, infectious disease, neonatology, and oncology. Each position is accountable to complete a systematic training program following the appropriate specialty American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ (ASHP) PGY2 accreditation standard in a practice-based manner with the objective of preparing the resident for a career in advanced patient care, practice leadership, academia, or other specialized position, along with board certification in the specialized program area.

The PGY2 position is accountable for the management of all aspects of medication use processes, including but not necessarily limited to the following:

• Interpret and verify the appropriateness of provider entered medication orders or enter an order according to individualized patient needs.
• Supervise pharmacy technicians in all pharmacy related activities.
• Manage drug regimens by approved protocols in consultation with the medical staff.
• Prepare and dispense medications efficiently following existing standards of practice and the organization’s policies and procedures.
• Demonstrate ownership for the welfare of the patient by performing medication related patient education, medication reconciliation, and assistance with optimizing the patient’s drug regimen prior to discharge or in a clinic visit.
• Monitor outpatient drug therapies and billing procedures when appropriate to ensure the best care possible.
• Conduct / provide interdisciplinary and pharmacy department medication related education, including creation of a minimum of one computer-based learning module.
• Participate in the training and development of PGY1 residents and students.
• Conduct medication related research with a minimum completion of one publishable major project, and one medication use evaluation (MUE).
• Participate in drug formulary management by completing a minimum of one medication review for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee as well as participate in the specialty subcommittees for P&T (e.g., Oncology, Infectious Disease).

Promotes optimal medication therapies, utilizes drug dosing protocols, and provides consultations upon patient, physician, or physician extender request

Provides medication related information to healthcare professionals, patients, and the public. Assists in or supports medication utilization evaluations and assists with formulary management through the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Promotes timely and accurate inpatient and/or outpatient medication processing and distribution. Takes responsibility for all issues related to processing/billing, distribution, and pharmacy technology.

Serves as a preceptor and role model for all pharmacy staff, including students, fellows, residents, technicians, and pharmacists. Takes responsibility for personal and professional growth by seeking out and participating in training and development activities. Completes all required competencies and computer-based learning modules.

Effectively supervises and evaluates pharmacy technicians/interns in all pharmacy related activities.

Initiates and maintains a systematic approach to documenting professional activities and accomplishments to improve the quality of one’s own performance through self-assessment and change.

Neonate (< 1 month)
Pediatric (1 month to
Adolescent (13 years to
Adult (18 years to
Geriatric (66+ years)

Occurs under one-third of the time:
•Exposure to bloodborne pathogens
•Hazardous waste and/or toxic/caustic chemicals
•Fumes or airborne particles

I will create and engage in conversations of possibility.
I will be open to innovation and creativity.
I will listen to understand.
I will bring ideas for solutions and be open to alternative ideas.
I will be open to constructive feedback.
I will not engage or listen to negativity or gossip.
I will be positive when speaking about Cone Health, my department, and my coworkers.
I will be approachable.
I will focus on behaviors, not the person, during conflict.

Accountability I will honor my word.
I will do what I say when I say I will.
I will “clean it up” when I can’t keep my word.

I will honormy work agreement.
I will be “on the court” instead of “in the stands.”
I will follow up in a timely manner on commitments and requests.
I will apologize when someone experiences less than excellent service.
I will take responsibility for my actions, decisions and performance.
I will protect patient safety (best practices: ex – hand hygiene).

I will assume the best of intentions and embrace differences.
I will collaborate and seek other people’s input.
I will demonstrate courtesy, compassion, and respect with my tone of voice and body language.
I will speak positively about Cone Health – managing up coworkers, physicians, departments, patients and visitors.
I will ask the person directly involved when I don’t know.
I will include diverse skills, abilities, strengths, and backgrounds to create better outcomes.
I will care for myself while also respecting others.

I will own it, solve it, and celebrate it!
I will offer solutions when problems are identified.
I will share my input for decisions by participating in forums such as shared governance, town halls, employee engagement survey, brown bag discussions, employee councils, staff meetings, or directly with my manager.
I will take charge and do the right thing at the right time.
I will make decisions keeping a balance of service, quality, and cost in mind.
I will demonstrate Cone Health values.
I will seek opportunities to celebrate and have fun.
I will recognize good work.

I have seen and reviewed the job description in its completed form and understand that I will be required to perform all functions listed if hired for this position. I recognize that, if hired, it is my responsibility to notify my manager as soon as possible if I am unable to perform any of the functions of my position for any reason. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Exceptional People Providing Exceptional Care!

Cone Health is a state of the art network of facilities providing patients access to the latest developments in medical care from their first moments of life through later years. Our network offers the most breakthrough treatments and technology available in healthcare today. As a teaching hospital, we offer employees the opportunity to become leaders in the industry and continued growth from their first day on.

Extraordinary patient care is about being “high-touch” as well as “high-tech”. Community service and superior patient care are the cornerstones of our organization, a philosophy that is demonstrated by each and every one of our valued team members. We are proud to be the largest private, not-for-profit employer of choice in the Piedmont, NC area community!

Cone Health is an equal opportunity employer. If you require assistance with our online job submission process, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at 866-266-3767 to request an accommodation. Additionally, Cone Health invites interested deaf and hard of hearing applicants to use Video Relay Service (VRS).
Patient assessment and dispensing.

• Knowledge and skills must be developed and maintained as they relate to the following:
o Stages of growth and development for neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric patients.
o Interpretation of patient response to treatment.
o Interpretation of verbal and nonverbal communication styles of different age groups.
verall assessment based on patient’s age group.
o Effective communication with various age groups.
o Negotiation skills for appropriate drug therapy decision-making.
• Ability to analyze patient parameters such as height, weight, renal function, and other existing conditions, and recommend cost-effective and clinically relevant regimens to achieve desired outcomes.
• Ability to enter, review, and verify medication orders in a timely manner to ensure patient safety and accuracy.
• Ability to maintain pharmacy distribution workflow.
• Attempts to identify, own, and solve problems related to pharmacy distribution and technology.
• Ability to understand departmental staffing minimums and assist in managing call-outs.
• Communicates and effectively completes shift handoff of clinical information and supports the activities of the team.
• Ability to ensure that technicians are following proper IV admixture and compounding processes in accordance with national guidelines.
• Ability to maintain proper documentation for regulatory compliance.
• Effectively communicates drug and medication related information to patients, medical staff, and other healthcare professionals.
• Ability to provide constructive feedback to peers, technicians, and students related to performance issues.
• Ability to squat, stoop, and stretch to reach files.
• Ability to learn automated computer software/hardware.
• Ability to communicate routinely via telephone and other automated devices.
• Ability to delegate work activities and supervise technicians, monitor, and follow-up for completion of work-related assignments.
• Ability to mobilize to all areas of the hospital in a timely manner to support patient care needs.
• Ability to lift 30-pound boxes to counter height five times per shift.
• Physical job demands may be subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
• Ability and willingness to work occasional third-shift hours.

* Annual flu shot
* Annual TB test (if applicable to your job location)
* Annual HLCs (Healthstream, formerly CBL)-Safety at Work and Corporate Compliance
* Maintain licensure/certification/registry/listing (if applicable to your job)