Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator Job at La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL

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  • La Rabida Children's Hospital
  • Chicago, IL

Job Description

La Rabida Children's Hospital is hiring a full-time Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for the In-Patient Pharmacy Department in Chicago, IL


At La Rabida Childrens Hospital, our mission is simple: Were dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life for each of our patients with complex conditions, disabilities, and chronic illnesses. The path to completing this mission, however, is often complicated. Fortunately, weve got the best team around. If you are looking for your next career opportunity to partner with a compassionate multidisciplinary collaborative team, we have the job for you! 

SUMMARY: The In-patient Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator applies a collaborative approach in working with the interdisciplinary team to serve as the expert in safe medication use. Provides specialized pharmaceutical services including advising physicians on matters about medications and participates in the development and delivery of continuing education programs for Pharmacy, Patient Care Services, Medical staff, and students.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Dispensing

  • Reviews and interprets drug orders and completes or supervises the process of providing medications to hospital patients, clinic outpatients, and hospital employees
  • Advises or consults with and provides drug information to physicians, nurses, hospital personnel, patients, and patient's families
  • Provides or supervises the production of IV admixtures, chemotherapy admixtures, or other compounded medications using aseptic technique and following established department policies and procedures
  • Monitors patients' drug therapies for appropriateness, adverse effects, and possible interactions
  • Performs quality assurance monitoring, drug use evaluation, drug therapy monitoring, and floor stock duties as assigned
  • Provides guidance and supervision to Pharmacy Technicians in the joint effort of providing medications and/or supplies to patients and ancillary departments

Non-Distributive

  • Provide specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drug usage and therapeutic outcomes including but not limited to:  
    • Recommending new or a change in drug therapy
    • Change in dose regimens
    • Advising physicians on issues concerning drug therapy
    • The inherent toxicity of drugs and their side effects
    • Assisting in the prescription of appropriate doses
  • Participate in Patient Care Rounds with the multidisciplinary team to evaluate patient progress
  • Conduct and evaluate medication histories
  • Assist in the admission and discharge medication reconciliation process
  • Guide the healthcare team in the proper use of prescribed drugs
  • Participates in the organization and maintenance of the pharmacy environment and in the management and control of inventory
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs and in-services.  BLS/PALS certification and ASHP Pediatric Certification
  • Performs quality assurance monitoring which includes:
    • Data collection, assessment, and evaluation
    • Problem identification, resolution, and follow-up
    • Report generation 
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee
    • Discharge and Admit medication reconciliation
    • Daily multidisciplinary rounding
    • Medication Safety Committee
  • Facilitates effective, efficient communication and problem-solving with inpatient and outpatient service providers. Uses Meditech and QS/1 to document activities, track performance outcomes, and produce performance reports
  • Provide training and orientation, create reference materials, and share expertise with others
  • Seeking continuing education opportunities, completing required in-services, and maintaining professional growth by attending various department, institutional, and external meetings, seminars, and workshops.
  • Applies performance improvement strategies to promote continuous process improvement.
  • Identifies opportunities and collaborates with the specialty pharmacy team/department to implement solutions. May serve on departmentor hospital-wide committees as needed
  • Collaborates with team, department, unit staff, and/or physician practice to meet expectations
  • Organize monthly educational in-services, research and education

Leadership:

  • Advances the SS La Rabida in innovation by identifying improvement opportunities, strategic planning, and developing solutions consistent with evidence-based research and regulatory guidelines, i.e., Joint Commission, IDPH, CMS, etc.
  • Accountable for implementing and following through on new initiatives, strategies, and improvement opportunities
  • Promotes innovation and undertakes quality improvement initiatives
  • Functions as a resource and provides support to leadership, patient care staff, medical staff, students, and others in the acquisition of knowledge and skills
  • Participates in professional organizations and maintains own professional development
  • Participates in the training, development, and mentoring of Pharmacy personnel, including but not limited to pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, pharmacy students, providers, residents, and nurses.

What we need from you:

Education: Pharm.D
Related Work Experience:  1-2 years hospital pharmacy experience preferred
Licensure/Certification: Current Illinois Registered Pharmacist License.  Clinical skills beyond traditional dispensing functions highly valued.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:  Background in pediatric care desirable; should be physically able to get around in a fairly close environment; must be able to operate computers and general office type equipment

What you will receive:
  • Competitive Salary 
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision 
  • Pet Insurance 
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life & Disability Insurance 
  • Retirement Savings Plans &Matching 
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Generous Paid Time Off & Holidays 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free breakfast and lunch on the last Friday of every month  

Who we are:

La Rabida is a place unlike any other. We understand the needs of families with children dealing with the most serious or complicated of conditions. With teams of the best healthcare providers in Chicago, we give continuous, comprehensive care, education, and support, helping families face their unique obstacles head-on!

La Rabida Childrens Hospital is very proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Work experience placement, Flexible hours,

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