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 Philosophy (Ph.D.) Completion of a four year pharmacy program in an accredited college of pharmacy. (Required)
Minimum Work Experience 1 year 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
Interpret medication orders, profile orders and oversee the packaging, labeling and distribution of medications
Drug Intervention and Education
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.
Provide accurate and timely drug information to physicians, nurses and other health professionals.
Provide education to all caregivers (physicians, nurses, ancillary staff, and pharmacy residents, students, and team members)
Oversee the work of Pharmacy Technicians by directing and assisting as necessary to ensure rapid medication order turn-around time.
Precept pharmacy residents and students
Become a trainer in at least one area of the department for onboarding of new employees
Participate in cost-savings initiatives within the department
Work with medical unit to help devise protocols/guidelines/pathways to better facilitate safe, evidence-based patient care
Contribute to the development of order sets by helping devise, implement, and test electronic order set builds
Participate in research with medical unit and/or resident projects, as available
Attend, present, and/or moderate at subject area conferences, as available
Actively engage in preceptor development by attending seminars, teaching in the Children’s preceptor development series, and/or completing preceptor development CEs
Cross-train in at least one satellite pharmacy area
Fulfill assigned tasks for scheduled role each day and be present for entire shift
Children’s National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation’s children since 1870 and is ranked among the Top 10 pediatric hospitals in the country. Children’s National is #1 in Neonatology for a fifth consecutive year and is ranked in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, including placement in the top 10 for: Cancer (#5), Neurology and Neurosurgery (#3), Orthopaedics (#6), Pulmonology(#8), Nephrology (#6) and Diabetes and Endocrinology (#10). Children’s Hospital has been designated as a Magnet® hospital three times, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. Children’s National offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.