Dec 02, 2021

Clinical Pharmacist II - Acute Care Float (General Pediatrics, Neurology, and Heart and Kidney Unit - primary unit)

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

Clinical Pharmacist II - Acute Care Float (General Pediatrics, Neurology, and Heart and Kidney Unit - primary unit) - (210002LT)


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
Quality Improvement
  • 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
Professional Development
  • 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
Distributive Role
  • Cross-train in at least one satellite pharmacy area
  • 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: DayWork Schedule: Day

Job Posting

: Oct 4, 2021, 8:48:51 AM