Dec 02, 2021

Clinical Pharmacist, Medication Safety Specialist (Pipeline)

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

Job Description

Clinical Pharmacist, Medication Safety Specialist (Pipeline) - (210003KN)


The clinical specialist for Medication Safety, will be responsible for leading safe medication practices Children’s Hospital and entities. Under the direction of the VP/Chief Pharmacy Officer, Manager/ Director of Med Safety, Regulatory & Compliance, this position will oversee the regulatory medication requirements and, work to standardize medication error reporting, analysis and prevention strategies, develop standardized safe medication practices, and coordinate support and assessment. This position will identify areas for improvement and potential safety risks using internal and external data, will ensure adoption of national and organizational recognized practices, and will serve as an educational resource for safe medication practice standards. This position will work closely with the Patient Safety Team, nursing, and all internal Pharmacy leaders & their teams including, but not limited to Informatics, Ambulatory, Clinical, and Operations to integrate medication safety throughout the enterprise regions.



PharmD - Pharmacy


3-5 years of Pharmacy experience post-graduate (Preferred)

Experience in quality improvement, working with multi-functional teams on longitudinal projects for outcomes driven work. Experience in collecting, managing, and analyzing health care related data (Preferred)


Current DC Pharmacist license OR ability to become licensed within 90 days of employment. Licensed within surrounding jurisdictions of Maryland & Virginia within 2 years.


Essential Functions:

  • Collaborates with the safety committee, pharmacy senior managers, pharmacists, physicians, nursing, quality assurance, administration, and other departments to identify and develop safe medication policies and practices which may reduce adverse drug events, improve patient safety, and decrease costs related to medication misadventures.
  • Analyzes medication safety occurrence data from aggregated reports and individual occurrence reports to prioritize efforts and assist pharmacy managers, operations directors, clinic managers and medical directors in identifying opportunities and creating action plans at individual clinics.
  • Develop and track regional indicator data for unusual medication occurrences and track progress and compliance of improvement. Report data, analysis and recommendations to appropriate committees or leaders as directed
  • Collaborates with safety, quality management, pharmacy staff, medical staff, nursing staff and other departments to evaluate the outcomes of medication safety improvement initiatives.
  • Serves as medication safety resource and liaison between nursing, pharmacy and various medical staff clinicians /providers to ensure safe/standardized medication practices.
  • Assists pharmacy management in developing and maintaining policies and procedures relating to medication safety and regulatory compliance. Collaborates in the development of policies and procedures through identification or revision - with the medical staff.
  • Serves as a member of the appropriate committees as related to regulatory compliance to promote and ensure safe use of medications and compliance with regulatory requirements.


  • Demonstrate ability to develop and implement pharmacy initiatives
  • Possess comprehensive clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice knowledge base
  • Be able to apply the principles of evidence-based medicine
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively in formal and informal verbal presentations and written communication.
  • Be able to understand and manipulate data sets and reports to identify and track trends
  • Coordinate/facilitate teamwork groups/task groups
  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills and experience leading team processes
  • Prioritize and organize daily tasks in response to changing demands.
  • Process information accurately, quickly and thoroughly
  • Demonstrate good judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Interact positively and effectively with multi-department/service teams
  • Comfortable using Microsoft office software.
  • Understanding of the steps and processes within the medication use system.

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON


: Allied Health


: Patient ServicesShift: DayWork Schedule: 8:00AM-5:00PM

Job Posting

: Nov 17, 2021, 7:59:43 AM