ED Clinical Pharmacist-United Medical Center

Children's National Medical Center - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)4.0

Clinical pharmacist position for the UMC ED. Performs medication order processing responsibilities within established policies, procedures and guidelines and provides drug information while applying a thorough understanding and knowledge of drug and medical therapy.
Minimum Education

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Completion of a five year pharmacy program in an accredited college of pharmacy.

Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least one year of Pharmacy experience.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Required Licenses and Certifications

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

Functional Accountabilities

Medication Processing
  • Interpret medication orders, profile orders and oversee the packaging, labeling and distribution of medications.
  • Drug Intervention and Education
  • Perform drug therapy monitoring and intervene as necessary on drug dosing, drug administration, drug interactions, side-effects and monitoring issues; complete therapeutic drug monitoring consults and adverse drug reaction reports as assigned.
  • Provide accurate and timely drug information to physicians, nurses and other health professionals.
  • Interpret research medication orders, ensure accurate preparation of investigational drugs and maintain complete and accurate records.
  • Supervision/Training
  • Oversee the work of Pharmacy Technicians by directing and assisting as necessary to ensure rapid medication order turn-around time.
  • Assist with the education, training and general supervision of Pharmacy Residents, Students and Technicians.
  • Safety
  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

  • Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

  • Participate in and complete various assignments in the Department’s quality assessment program.
  • Organizational Commitment/Identification
  • Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  • Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Customer Service
  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  • Teamwork/Communication
  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
  • Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
  • Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things