Dec 01, 2020

Clinical Pharmacist II

  • Children's National Medical Center
  • District of Columbia, USA

Job Description

Clinical Pharmacist II - (200001J9)


The clinical pharmacist II position works in a distributive role as well as a clinical, decentralized role. Responsibilities include medication order processing within established policies, procedures and guidelines and providing drug information while applying a thorough understanding and knowledge of drug and medical therapy. This position also has a large educational component responsible for providing education to providers, nursing, ancillary staff, and pharmacy residents, students, and team members.


Minimum Education
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Completion of a four year pharmacy program in an accredited college of pharmacy. (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
1 year

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Pharmacy experience within Children’s National or completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency .

Required Licenses and Certifications
Pharmacist Eligible for DC licensure and licensed prior to start date Upon Hire

Functional Accountabilities

Medication Processing
1. Interpret medication orders, profile orders and oversee the packaging, labeling and distribution of medications

Drug Intervention and Education
1. Perform drug therapy monitoring and intervene as necessary on drug dosing, drug administration, drug interactions, side-effects and monitoring issues; complete therapeutic drug monitoring consults and adverse drug reaction reports as assigned. Document all interventions in intervention software and all notes in patient chart.
2. Provide accurate and timely drug information to physicians, nurses and other health professionals.
3. Provide education to all caregivers (physicians, nurses, ancillary staff, and pharmacy residents, students, and team members)

1. Oversee the work of Pharmacy Technicians by directing and assisting as necessary to ensure rapid medication order turn-around time.
2. Precept pharmacy residents and students
3. Become a trainer in at least one area of the department for onboarding of new employees

Quality Improvement
1. Participate in cost-savings initiatives within the department
2. Work with medical unit to help devise protocols/guidelines/pathways to better facilitate safe, evidence-based patient care
3. Contribute to the development of order sets by helping devise, implement, and test electronic order set builds

Professional Development
1. Participate in research with medical unit and/or resident projects, as available
2. Attend, present, and/or moderate at subject area conferences, as available
3. Actively engage in preceptor development by attending seminars, teaching in the Children’s preceptor development series, and/or completing preceptor development CEs

Distributive Role
1. Cross-train in at least one satellite pharmacy area
2. Fulfill assigned tasks for scheduled role each day and be present for entire shift

Organizational Accountabilities

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-Washington

Work Locations

: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010


: Allied Health


: Patient ServicesRegular / Temporary: R (Regular)Position Status: FT - Full-TimeShift: VariableWork Schedule: M_F 7-4; one week of evenings and weekend/month

Job Posting

: Sep 2, 2020, 7:11:24 AM