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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Clinical Pharmacist (1.0 FTE, Rotating) in Palo Alto, California


1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Rotating Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

As a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, the clinical pharmacist provides the full range of distributive, clinical, consultative, research, and/or administrative pharmaceutical services. Incumbents select, compound, dispense, drugs, medicines, and other therapeutic agents; serve as members and consultants on treatment or diagnostic teams; disseminate drug information to members of the hospital staff and interested community groups; may participate in hospital research projects or perform pharmaceutical research.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

•Identifies fine differences between drugs as they relate to therapeutic efficacy of the products.•Applies knowledge of the physical and chemical properties and characteristics of computing dosages, weighing and measuring drugs, and mixing and compounding drugs and chemicals.•Applies knowledge of solubility behavior of substances, stability of drugs, usages of drugs, and limitations on modes of administering drugs, and similarly applies knowledge of incompatibilities in evaluating dosages and permissible concentrations of drugs, and in anticipating, preventing, and treating undesirable chemical reactions.•Have legal responsibility for proper interpretation of prescriptions and the dispensing of prescribed products, and call to physician’s attention any synergistic, antagonistic, and cumulative effects, as well as questionable overdoses or incompatibilities.•Specify proper storage, protection, of therapeutic agents, in accordance with the standards of the United States Pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.) and the manufacturer package insert.•Keep continually abreast of new developments in the fast-moving drug field and be aware of emerging patterns, systems, and techniques in pharmacy practice.•May contribute to the accredited teaching programs, indoctrination and refresher training courses. Participates in the training or preceptorship and education of pharmacy residents, interns, and pharmacy students.•Maintains records, documents patient data, prepares written reports, and provides oral reports concerning patient care.•Monitors patient medication therapy to ensure safe and effective therapy.

•Provides drug information to physician, nurses and other health care professionals as related to medication therapy.•May serve and attend on interdisciplinary teams.Other Functions & Responsibilities

•Supervision of pharmacy technicians.•Sterile and non-sterile product preparation.•Management and control of controlled substances.•Response to emergency responses requiring a licensed pharmacist (Rapid Response, Code Blue Resuscitation).•Has education and experience in clinical pediatric pharmacology.•Shall be assigned to work with the pediatric service(s)/department(s).•Will be available for education, consultation.•Will interface with physician and other team members on pediatric rounds and in team conferences.•Ensure that medications are dispensed efficiently on a routine basis and are available immediately for use in emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a School of Pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.

Education: Completion of a PGY-1 ASHP accredited Pharmacy Residency program.

Experience: Three (3) years hospital pharmacy experience or two (2) years of hospital pharmacy experience and completion of a PGY-1 ASHP Pharmacy or completion of a PGY-1 or PGY-2 ASHP accredited Pediatric Pharmacy residency with one (1) year of experience.

Licensure/ Certification: PRM-CA - Licensed as a Pharmacist by the California Board of Pharmacy

License/Certification: Within one (1) month of hire - BLS Basic Life Support

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

•Knowledge of prescription and non-prescription drugs and drug products and their indications, efficacy, dosage, mechanisms of action; fate and disposition (if known), major contraindications and potential side effects.•Knowledge of Medical terminology and abbreviations; pharmacology and pharmacological nomenclature; medical therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and disease states.•Knowledge of methods and procedures involved in proper handling and storing of pharmaceutical supplies;•Knowledge of influence of patient's age, sex, concomitant disease states, concurrent drug therapy, foods and diagnostic procedures on drug activity and disposition.•Knowledge of physiology, anatomy, pathology, chemistry and mathematics as they relate to pharmacy practice;•Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirement related to the functional area.•Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions.•Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.•Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus with other departments and external vendors.•Ability to communicate effectively with others and exercise a high degree of tact in coordinating with and advising other members of hospital staff, patients, and various other professional contacts.

•Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.•Maintain familiarity and operational knowledge of the departmental information and technical systems.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

L ucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. REQNUMBER: 14264-1A