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Stanford Health Care CLINICAL PHARMACIST, Inpatient - OR/CV ICU (Rotating Schedule) in Palo Alto, California

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A Brief Overview

Provides the full range of distributive, clinical, consultative, research, investigational, and/or administrative pharmaceutical services. Incumbents select, compound, manufacture, purchase, dispense, and/or preserve drugs, medicines, and other therapeutic agents; serve as a member and consultant on treatment or diagnostic teams; disseminates drug information to members of the hospital staff and interested community groups; may participate in hospital research projects or perform pharmaceutical research.

Locations

Stanford Health Care

What you will do

  • Clinical Pharmacy:

  • 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.

  • Applies knowledge of the physical and chemical properties and characteristics of computing dosages, weighing and measuring drugs, and mixing and compounding drugs and chemicals.

  • Has 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.

  • Identifies fine differences between drugs as they relate to therapeutic efficacy of the products.

  • Maintains continuous awareness f new developments in the fast-moving drug field and be aware of emerging patterns, systems, and techniques in pharmacy practice.

  • Maintains records, documents patient data, prepares written reports, and provides oral reports concerning patient care.

  • May contribute to the accredited teaching programs, indoctrination and refresher training courses.

  • Specifies proper storage, protection, and preservation of therapeutic agents, in accordance with the standards of the United States Pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.) and the National Formulary (N.F.)

  • Investigational Drug Service:

  • Provides assistance in the coordination and maintenance of pharmacy services relating to research at SHC.

  • Participates in sponsor site qualification and initiation visits.

  • Supports practices relating to pharmacy dispensing based on IRB approved clinical trials.

  • Provides guidance to investigational drug service pharmacy technicians.

  • Upon request, attends various meetings to provide pharmacy input on drug protocols.

  • Serves as the liaison between the study team, protocol sponsor, and nursing to coordinate drug therapy.

  • Participates in audits from the sponsors, FDA, DEA, NIH and other regulatory agencies as needed.

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in Pharmacy from an accredited college or university.

Experience Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

  • One (1) year if completed a PGY1 residency.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.

  • 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 local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.

  • 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 physiology, anatomy, pathology, chemistry and mathematics as they relate to pharmacy practice.

  • 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.

Licenses and Certifications

  • RPH - Registered Pharmacist required and

  • BLS - Basic Life Support required within 30 Days or

  • ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support required within 30 Days

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford’s patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family’s perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care

  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health

  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) 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, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, 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.

At Stanford Health Care, we seek to provide patients with the very best in diagnosis and treatment, with outstanding quality, compassion and coordination. With an unmatched track record of scientific discovery, technological innovation and translational medicine, Stanford Medicine physicians are pioneering leading edge therapies today that will change the way health care is delivered tomorrow.

As part of our spirit of discovery, we also leverage our deep relationships with luminary Silicon Valley companies to develop new ways to deliver preeminent patient care.

Learn about our awards (https://stanfordhealthcare.org/about-us/awards.html) and significant events (https://stanfordhealthcare.org/about-us/our-history.html) .

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