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Carle Foundation Hospital Clinical Pharmacist - Transitional Care in Urbana, Illinois

Clinical Pharmacist - Transitional Care

  • Department: Pharmacy - CFH1020

  • Entity: Carle

  • Job Category: Pharmacy

  • Employment Type: PRN - As Needed

  • Job ID: 15361

  • Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years

  • Education Required: Bachelors Degree

  • Shift: Weekend

  • Location: Urbana, IL

  • Usual Schedule: Sat, Sun 8hr shifts

  • On Call Requirements: No

  • Work Location: Carle Foundation Hospital

  • Weekend Requirements: Every Other

  • Holiday Requirements: No

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    Position Summary:

    The Clinical Staff Pharmacist provides direct patient care related to medication prescribing, administration, and monitoring for patients of Carle Foundation Hospital. This individual also participates in decentralized care and focused drug studies, and will provide clinical expertise to assist the other staff pharmacists in completion of their duties.


    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Doctorate Pharmacy or Board Certification or Residency Trained in lieu of Pharm.D. or three (3) or more years of relevant clinical experience CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS Unrestricted Illinois Pharmacist License Illinois or Eligible to become a licensed Pharmacist in Illinois. Eligible to become a licensed Pharmacist in Illinois within three (3) months of start date in position. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Two (2) years of pharmacy experience, residency can be included, or Board Certified. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Demonstrates strong leadership and communication skills. Supports and motivates others to take actions that support and reflect the core values and desired future state. Strong working knowledge of all aspects of clinical pharmacy operations. Ability to problem solve and facilitate agreement. Proficient in the review and analysis of clinical information to provide optimum pharmaceutical outcomes for patients. Ability to maintain and display a positive outlook in a transforming environment. Ability to concentrate in a busy environment with multiple distractions.

    Essential Functions:

  • Assist in focused studies and drug usage evaluations as assigned.

  • Assist in the development of clinical guidelines and order sets as related to appropriate drug therapy.

  • Participate in decentralized care interacting with physician groups such as family practice, hospitalists, and critical care.

  • Provide direct patient care by intervening as appropriate to improve prescribing, administration, and monitoring practices in the facility as related to medications.

  • Represent the pharmacy on committees or work groups as assigned.

  • Interpret physician medication orders and send the appropriate medication in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Screen medication orders for potential interactions with other medications, diet orders, disease state, or stated allergies.

  • Supervise the technicians in the preparation and dispensing of medications and parenterals.

  • Make dose recommendations based on age, weight and clearance function.

  • Assist in the training and orientation of all new employees as assigned.

  • Provide accurate and complete accounting of all controlled substances.

  • Provide Medication Therapy Management Services as defined in the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act.

  • Performs utilization management reviews.

  • Serves as drug information resource for other departments.

  • Conduct medication reconciliation, perform clinical interventions, uncover adverse drug reactions, and refer patients to pertinent clinics (i.e. anticoagulation).

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.