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ID / ASP Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Doctor of Pharmacy with a PGY2 ASHP Accredited Residency in Pediatrics or Infectious Diseases.

Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 1 year of pharmacy experience in a pediatric, specialized or academic or clinical setting highly preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Effective oral and written communication skills. Maintain a current knowledge base in area of specialty.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Licensure or eligibility for licensure in the District of Columbia is required.

Functional Accountabilities

Order Processing
  1. Interpret medication orders, profile orders and oversee the packaging, labeling and distribution of medications.
  2. Input orders into pharmacy computer system for area of practice when appropriate.
Interventions/ Documentation
  1. Perform drug therapy monitoring and intervene as necessary on drug dosing, drug administration, drug interactions, side-effects and monitoring issues.
  2. Complete therapeutic drug monitoring consults and adverse reaction reports.
  3. Document all interventions and drug information.
Staff Development and Training
  1. Assist with the education, training, and general supervision of pharmacy residents.
  2. Coordinate experience of pharmacy students within organization.
  3. Coordinate the training of new pharmacists.
  4. Provide lectures and drug reviews to various professional groups and committees.
  5. Represent the Department on key committees of the Medical Center.
  6. Develop system changes, educational programs and interventions that result in the reduction of errors in practice; include prescribing errors, dispensing errors, and administration errors.
Clinical Services
  1. Take necessary steps to assure appropriate medication use throughout organization.
  2. Identify drugs/therapies that should be considered for further evaluation.
  3. Provide accurate and timely drug information to physicians, nurses, and other health professionals.
  4. Maintain an active, current clinical practice based on evidence-based medicine.
  5. Serve as a clinical specialist resource for pharmacists, nurses and physicians; address and follow up on all issues related to systems and patient care.
Quality Assurance
  1. Participate in and complete various assignments in the Department’s quality assessment program.
  2. Complete DUEs, inservices, and report ADRs per Department Standard.
  3. Assure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements for pharmacy operations (e.g. FDA, DEA, Board of Pharmacy, DOH, JCAHO).

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.