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AdventHealth Clinical Pharmacist – Specialist – Pediatric Pharmacy – Florida Hospital for Children – Orlando in Orlando, Florida


Clinical Pharmacist – Specialist – Pediatric Pharmacy – AdventHealth for Children – Orlando

AdventHealth Orlando seeks to hire a Clinical Pharmacist – Specialist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:

Since opening our doors in 1908, AdventHealth has offered one of the most comprehensive children’s health programs in Central Florida. Today, we continue this legacy of pediatric excellence at the Magnet® recognized Walt Disney Pavilion at AdventHealth for Children. Our campus is home to 30 pediatric sub-specialties led by a team of 400 nurses and physicians. We provide specialized care in various state-of-the-art settings, including an 81-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with private family-centered rooms, an Advanced Center for Pediatric Surgery handling nearly 4,000 cases each year, and one of the few pediatric oncology programs in the area. We’re also Central Florida’s only pediatric provider for bone marrow transplant, kidney transplant, Gamma Knife services, trilogy radiation and Level III epilepsy care. But perhaps most exciting of all, is that this is the first—and only—hospital to bear the Disney® name.

Department Profile:

The Pharmacy Department is open 24 hours a day and is staffed with approximately 130 employees, including pharmacists, technicians, a medication safety coordinator, inventory control specialists, and an administrative coordinator. The entire pharmacy team works together to assure patients receive the highest quality pharmaceutical care possible. From our central pharmacy and 6 satellite pharmacy locations, we dispense 15,000 doses of medication daily. Through Cerner Millennium CPOE and Pharmacy management system, the Pharmacy processes more than 10,000 orders per day. Pyxis dispensing cabinets help distributes 90% of the medications for administration. The Pharmacy department manages a $55 million-dollar drug budget. Lexicomp serves as the system drug information

Work Hours/Shifts:

Monday through Friday, weekend rotation required every 4th – 5th weekend; 7a – 3:30p

Job Summary:

Primary responsibility is the provision of integrated clinical and distributive pharmacy services, direct patient care, expert experiential pharmacy student and resident training, and leadership of quality improvement and practice advancement initiatives. Proficiently leads direct patient care programs, advanced drug management services, and all medication use systems throughout the institution. Actively provides clinical pharmacy services and participates in multidisciplinary teams to proficiently complete critical medication order scrutiny, drug profile review, and monitoring of patients with a broad range of disease states to identify, prevent, or mitigate medication-related problems. Actively participates in medication safety systems, regulatory compliance initiatives, patient quality services, and disease outcomes programs. Delivers medication therapy management consult services and disease state management services as needed and proactively intervenes in all areas of medication use as appropriate to optimize patient outcomes. Advocates for safe medication use in neonatal and pediatric patients. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong organizational, analytical, critical-thinking, problem-solving and customer-service skills

  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changes as necessary

  • Ability to work well without supervision and to supervise personnel

  • Ability to interact constructively with supervisors, peers, and support personnel

  • Ability to interpret and analyze data

  • Ability to keep accurate and complete records

  • Ability to teach, precept, and facilitate experiential training

  • Initiative to keep abreast of developments in the provision of pharmacy services and new information/products/developments in the field of pharmacy/pediatric medicine

  • Proficiency in general hospital pharmacy operations and regulatory compliance

  • Proficiency in hospital pharmacy practice, patient-centered care, advanced pharmacy practice, medication therapy management, and evidence-based medicine

  • Proficiency with hospital computer systems, pharmacy technology, and pharmacy automation

  • Working knowledge of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Residency Programs

  • Ability to lead small groups of people in determining policy, implementing procedures and demonstrating progress

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to define operational or program opportunities/needs and solutions (Preferred)

  • Ability to integrate clinical and distributive pharmacy services with quality improvement, teaching, research, and professional development activities (Preferred)

  • Expertise using Cerner pharmacy solutions and services (Preferred)

  • Expertise using Pyxis automated dispensing technology (Preferred)

  • Working knowledge of the accreditation requirements of Det Norske Veritas and International Organization for Standardization quality management systems (Preferred)

  • Working knowledge of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists National Practice Standards (Preferred)

  • Working knowledge of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Guidelines (Preferred)

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy, or other advanced pharmacy degree required

  • Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) & Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency in specialty area consistent with practice needs of institution or

  • PGY1 Residency plus contemporary pediatric hospital or specialty practice experience (3 years) consistent with practice needs of institution

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Current valid State of Florida Pharmacist license

  • Board certification from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (Preferred)

  • Registration as a pharmacist preceptor with the Florida Board of Pharmacy and applicable schools of pharmacy (Preferred)

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification (Preferred)

Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program

  • Pharmacy Operations –

  • Performs all pharmacist functions

  • Maintains functional proficiency in and provides coverage of distributive functions and supervising technicians as requested

  • Ensures appropriate utilization of medication automation, technology, and computer systems

  • Pharmacy Practice –

  • Completes critical medication order scrutiny, drug profile review, and patient monitoring to identify, prevent, or mitigate medication-related problems

  • Ensures age-, weight-, and indication-appropriate medication dosing

  • Intervenes as appropriate on food/drug interactions, drug allergies, and duplicate therapy

  • Proficiently verifies/enters medication orders and proactively communicates with medical staff to resolve problem medication orders

  • Provides patient-centered care services, including accurate, safe and timely medication therapy, and promotes cost-effective drug therapy, including actively participating in antibiotic stewardship activities, intravenous to oral medication conversion, therapeutic interchanges, and restricted medication/surveillance programs

  • Completes pharmacist consults proficiently

  • Performs nutritional assessment and completes metabolic support team consults proficiently

  • Facilitates medication safety practices, including identifying, mitigating, and reporting potential and actual adverse drug events, adverse drug reactions, and medication errors

  • Participates in the management of medical emergencies as appropriate

  • Maintains continuous learning and pharmacy practice development

  • Effectively collaborates with other hospital departments and strategic business unit leaders to advance patient care services and pharmacy programs

  • Clinical Pharmacy Services –

  • Actively participates in multidisciplinary patient care rounds

  • Provides primary coverage of direct patient care programs and provides accurate, safe, timely, and appropriate medication therapy based on patient needs

  • Works as an active member of pharmacy clinical programs and multidisciplinary teams, collaborates with healthcare providers and pharmacy staff, and places practice priority on the delivery of patient-centered care

  • Provide patient, caregiver, and staff education as needed

  • Maintains evidenced-based expertise in pediatric pharmacy and clinical specialty practice (consistent with national pharmacy training standards) that is aligned with the needs of assigned clinical pharmacy service roles and patient care areas.

  • Teamwork and Inter-professional Collaboration –

  • Presents to assigned areas on time and ready to work and does not exhibit excessive unscheduled absenteeism

  • Ensures continuity of care between shifts, among pharmacy staff assignments, and across pharmacy practice areas

  • Supports other pharmacy operations and areas outside of current assignment

  • Works effectively with all members of the healthcare team to ensure the best outcome for the patient and demonstrates sensitivity to the perspective of the patient, caregiver, or health care colleague in all communications

  • Assists leadership with the integration of clinical pharmacy services, drug utilization programs, and pharmacy operations throughout the institution

  • Provides input and is an active member of unit-based and relevant specialty meetings/committees

  • Utilizes good communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with others

  • Teaching, Training, Precepting, and Mentoring –

  • Mentors new staff and assists with training of all staff as requested

  • Develops and maintains quality training opportunities and relationships for teaching and precepting pharmacy students and residents

  • Actively precepts and mentors pharmacy students (IPPE and APPE) and pharmacy residents (PGY1 and PGY2 residents)

  • Exhibits desire and aptitude for teaching and mentoring experiential education, maintains mastery of quality preceptor attributes including the four preceptor roles

  • Completes preceptor skills assessment and development programs and actively utilizes preceptors’ skills credentials from approved sources

  • Delivers or mentors trainees to deliver effective evidence-based education to other healthcare providers

  • Serves as a drug information resource to healthcare team

  • Quality Improvement, Regulatory Compliance, and Accreditation –

  • Utilizes principles of continuous quality improvement to analyze and resolve problems in a systematic manner

  • Conducts quality improvement initiatives to improve medication-related processes or pharmacy systems

  • Supports regulatory compliance initiatives and institutional accreditation processes

  • Leads initiatives and actively participates in procedures to maintain full ASHP accreditation of all pharmacy residency programs

  • Identifies practice-related issues which require evaluation and facilitates clinical research projects and quality improvement initiatives

  • Identifies, resolves, and reports short- and long-term obstacles to patient care, medication safety, regulatory compliance, and stewardship of resources

  • Designs, facilitates, and coordinates or mentors trainees to conduct medication use evaluations

  • Designs, facilitates, and coordinates or mentors pharmacy residents to conduct evidence-based practice-related or quality improvement initiatives and perform formulary evaluations

  • Reports medication-related risk events

  • Professional Activities and Practice Advancements –

  • Maintains a record of contribution and sustained commitment to pharmacy practice via documentation of pharmacist professional activities and practice advancement accomplishments

  • Documents a sustained record of improvements in and contributions to pharmacy practice

  • Maintains active appointment to a drug policy or hospital, system, or medical staff committee as assigned

  • Documents a sustained record of contributing to the total body of knowledge in pharmacy practice through publications in professional journals and/or presentations at professional meetings or serving as an external reviewer

  • Leadership and Organizational Involvement –

  • Participates in departmental meetings and educational activities as assigned

  • Supports practice advancement initiatives, clinical research projects, and stewardship initiatives led by colleagues and peers

  • Maintains professional image by participating in pharmacy/institutional committees. and external pharmacy professional groups (local, state, or national)

  • Maintains continuous learning and leadership development

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Clinical Pharmacist – Specialist opportunity with Orlando and apply online today.

Job Keywords:

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Pharmacist, Pharmacy, Orlando

Job: Pharmacy

Primary Location: US-FL-Orlando

Organization AdventHealth Central Florida

Schedule Full-time

Shift Day

Job Level Staff / Associate

Education Level Bachelor's Degree

Travel No

Job Posting May 29, 2019, 9:58:06 AM

Req ID: 274054

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