Kentucky Children's Hospital and the Joint Pediatric Heart Care Program is recruiting a full-time clinical pharmacist in the combined pediatric/cardiothoracic intensive care unit. The position provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care activities for neonatal and pediatric patients admitted to the service and actively participates on multidisciplinary team patient care rounds. Contacts and confers with physicians and other practitioners to optimize drug therapy. Includes active participation in medication reconciliation, patient education, review of patient profiles, therapeutic drug monitoring, clinical documentation, utilizing pharmacist authority, responding to pediatric emergencies, etc. Reviews, interprets, and verifies written and electronic orders to ensure appropriate drug therapy has been prescribed for admitted patients. Provides direction and supervision of technical staff and pharmacy interns, and confirms the quality and accuracy of dispensed products. Provides educational services to pharmacy students, residents, pharmacists, physicians, and nurses through precepting, in-service presentations, and didactic teaching at the College of Pharmacy. Contributes to the scholarly productivity of the enterprise through clinical research, quality improvement, presentations, publications, etc. Upholds UK Healthcare core values and maintains effective teamwork with pharmacists, residents, technicians, interns, physicians, nurses, allied health staff, etc. The candidate accepting this position will work every fourth weekend and 2-3 university observed holidays per year.
Strong clinical skills; knowledge of inpatient drug distribution and dispensing; ability to prioritize; excellent communication skills; team mentality; desire to teach; and motivation are required to excel in this position.
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