A Pharmacist has completed an accredited Pharmacy school in the United States and/or possesses an active California Pharmacist License. The Pharmacy director acting as Pharmacist in Charge (PIC) and each Pharmacist will assume responsibility of the patient care functions that are governed by the Board of Pharmacy, DEA, and all regulatory state and federal agencies. A Pharmacist employs intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills through the utilization of pharmacy processes to provide expedient and exceptional patient care. The pharmacist functions as a vital member of the healthcare team through independent, interdependent and dependent roles within the healthcare system. Provides age-appropriate care for infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
The Clinical Pharmacist Specialty supports Emergency Services through active participation in all emergent patient codes such as Stemi, Trauma, Blue, Stroke and provides ad hoc consultations for patients when warranted. The Clinical Pharmacist Specialty works collaboratively with the ED medication reconciliation technician(s) and oversees the Medication Reconciliation processes for all ED Patients. The Clinical Pharmacist Specialty is an autonomous highly skilled Pharmacist integrated into the Emergency department.
- Reads and interprets documents such as safety rules, regulatory documents, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Demonstrates proficient communication skills
- Demonstrates proficient pharmaceutical calculations
- Demonstrates problem solving ability
- Time management
- Professional Demeanor and interactions with all colleagues and patients.
- Interpretation and understanding of patient specific medication orders
- Demonstrate a high level of skill with computers and pharmacy software
- Ability to maintain concentration despite a busy environment with distractions.
- Accuracy when performing duties as a Pharmacist
- Active participation and skill demonstrated in Emergency patient codes such as Stemi, Stroke, Blue, Trauma
- Extensive knowledge of emergent medication dosing for Pediatric and Adult populations
- Comfort working in a stressful and high acuity emergency setting
- Exceptional communication with all healthcare providers particularly for the sake of emergent patient care need and medication safety.
- Comfort interacting with Patients admitted to the Emergency Department for Acute medical treatment.
- Comfort and skill interviewing patients, family members, medical providers, and outpatient Pharmacy staff in an effort to facilitate medication reconciliation.
- Collaboration and oversight of the ED Medication Reconciliation Technician
- Proficient at Pharmacy order entry, verification of CPOE, and familiar with RN and MD charting within EMR.
- Graduate from an accredited school of pharmacy in the United States
- Two years Hospital pharmacy experience preferred.
- Completion of a 1 or 2 year Accredited ASHP residency program or
- Pharmacy Board certification preferred
- Licensed as a California Pharmacist.
- ACLS and PALS required on hire or within the introductory/training period or no later than 120 days.