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Pharmacy Clinical Specialist NICU Job in Akron, Ohio US

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Akron, OH
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
Less than 1 Year
Job Reference Code

Pharmacy Clinical Specialist NICU

About the Job

About Us

Akron Children's Hospital is one of the largest independent pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children's hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff serves nearly 900,000 patient visits per year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.

We are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists, nurses and pharmacists every year.

To treat every child as we would our own
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason

We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.

This full time day shift position will rotate between 3 NICU departments located within 1 hour of the Akron Campus, including our main campus in Akron, Ohio.

The Pharmacy Clinical Specialist is responsible for all drug distribution and control activities for the assigned patient care area. Evaluates, processes and monitors physician orders for patient medications and other pharmaceutical supplies, serves as a reliable source of drug information, provides expert consultation to healthcare professionals and ensures proper pharmacotherapeutics for all patients.

1.Performs complex clinical pharmacy services including drug therapy management, pharmacokinetics, multidisciplinary rounding, therapy protocol development and implementation, help manage patients on parenteral nutrition, assist in operational initiatives and implementation, and evaluation of non-formulary requests.

2.Assists nurses and prescribers with medication use challenges

3.Demonstrates working knowledge of all drug distribution and control functions of pharmacy operations. Works effectively with pharmacy staff and other clinical staff regarding operational issues.

4.Evaluates drug therapy orders for appropriateness of dose, route, interval, schedule, duration, disease state, and organ function.

5.Monitors effects of drug therapy.

6.Documents interventions in therapy as Epic IVents.

7.Provides drug education and counsels patients on appropriate drug use and storage.

8. Teaches/trains the pharmacy resident as required. Provides timely evaluations of the resident's progress.

9. Provides a mandatory yearly education presentation to staff pharmacists.

8.Employs drug usage evaluation information to alter therapy effectively and participates in drug use evaluation programs.

9.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.

10.Performs all the duties of a centralized staff pharmacist when required.

11.Other duties as required.

Technical Expertise
1.Experience and knowledge of appropriate drug use for pediatric and/or neonatal patients is required (depending on patient population assigned).

2.Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.

3.Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.  Proficiency with Epic Willow software is required/preferred.

Education and Experience
1.Education: Doctor of Pharmacy Degree is required

2.Licensure: Current License by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is required.

3.Certification: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS), or other BPS Board Certification is required.

4.A Post Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Residency (PGY1) and PGY2 Residency required, depending on practice area.

6.Years of relevant experience: 1-2 years is preferred.

7.Years of experience supervising: None.

Full Time

FTE:  1.000000

Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

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Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.
EEO is the law, please click/copy paste the link below to learn more:

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