Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pharmacist in Atlanta, Georgia
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Work Schedule/Days: Night / Variable
Employment Type: Full-Time
Requisition #: 91521
Ensures safe, efficacious, rational, and cost-effective patient medication therapy by influencing physicians' use of resources and monitoring drug effectiveness. Develops and improves integrated clinical and distributive pharmaceutical services. Reviews physician orders, coordinates dispensing of medications, and provides clinical and educational services to other healthcare professionals and pediatric patients and their families in compliance with state and federal laws. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
- PharmD (or equivalent experience) and graduation from an accredited pharmacy school
Georgia licensed pharmacist or eligible
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
- 1 year of experience in a hospital pharmacy
- Experience in a pediatric hospital pharmacy
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
Demonstrated use of problem identifying and solving skills
Ability to work effectively with multiple groups of healthcare professionals and communicate effectively with patients and parents/caregivers
Reviews, processes, and dispenses all physician medication and intravenous solution orders, ensuring appropriateness of dosage and use based on patient age, weight, and diagnosis.
Interacts and participates with team members and other healthcare providers for the provision of safe and cost-effective drug therapy for assigned patient care teams.
Provides drug information to healthcare professionals.
Ensures rational medication use and continuous performance improvement throughout the healthcare system.
Supervises area(s) when in charge.
Serves as a preceptor to new employees and pharmacy practice residents/students.
Maintains individual competence and develops professional practice management skills.
Performs other responsibilities as required.
Demonstrates competencies that incorporate age-specific guidelines, including N = Neonate (less than 30 days), I = Infant (30 days to 1 year), EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years), LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years), A = Adolescent (13-17 years), AD = Adult, and ALL = all ages.
Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.
Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
Have questions about the recruitment process? Check out What to Expect (https://careers.choa.org/lp/What%20to%20Expect/2895392d3ba166e6/?locale=en_US) .
Address: 1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
Function: Allied Health - Pharmacy