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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Emergency Medicine, Critical Care), Methodist Hospital -7 on 7 off - Full Time/Nights

Methodist Hospital
Date Posted
17 March, 2022
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Night
Requisition Number
323665
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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Emergency Medicine, Critical Care), Methodist Hospital -7 on 7 off - Full Time/Nights

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Job Description

Overview

We are looking for team members who are passionate about challenging and significant work for the good of every patient. We are searching for individuals who are compassionate, serve with a purpose, are dedicated to supporting their team, and who seek excellence every day.

Sound like a perfect match? Apply now - we can't wait to hear from you!

 

Nocturnist Clinical Specialists at Indiana University Health

The Nocturnist clinical pharmacy team functions as house-wide clinical specialists overnight with a focus on the highest acuity patients in the Emergency Department (ED) and Intensive Care Units (ICUs) at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. The role was started in 2016 and has been expanded to a four-pharmacist team that is part of a team of 30 clinical specialists based out of the Methodist Hospital campus.

The Emergency Department at Indiana University Health Methodist cares for over 100,000 patients each year. Methodist Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center and a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Adult intensive care units at Methodist include cardiac medical, cardiac surgical, medical, neurosurgical, and trauma. IU Health serves as a teaching site for the Colleges of Pharmacy at Butler University and Purdue University as well as Indiana University School of Medicine. IU Health Academic Center is a teaching site for 16 PGY-1 pharmacy residents as well as PGY-2 pharmacy residents in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, among others.

Schedule:

Nocturnists work a 7-on and 7-off schedule from 9 pm to 7:30 am. The nocturnist is an integral member of the overnight critical care and emergency medicine teams which include attending physicians and advanced practice providers.

Services provided by pharmacists in the nocturnist position:

  • Attend and participate in medical emergencies, including medical alerts (code blue), stroke 1, trauma 1, vascular 1, STEMI alerts, and rapid responses
  • Address dosing consults (including antibiotic, direct thrombin inhibitors, etc), including dose adjustments and documentation
  • Provide expertise and leadership for implementation of drug policy, guidelines, protocols and clinical decision support
  • Participate in departmental and interdisciplinary committees
  • Active involvement in monitoring and intervening to improve patient outcomes related to drug therapy
  • Develop strategies to continuously improve the quality and provision of pharmacy services
  • Ensure compliance with quality and regulatory standards
  • Precept students and residents on the nocturnist/critical care elective rotation
  • Work closely with overnight operations pharmacists to facilitate cohesive patient care
  • Provide pharmacy-specific education to any applicable disciplines overnight as needed

 

Requirements:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Residency
  • PGY2 Residency in Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, or equivalent experience
  • BCPS or BCCCP desirable
  • Academic Health System Experience preferred

This position exists to provide comprehensive, value based, medication-related care to achieve definite outcomes that improve a patient's quality of life. The incumbent acts in collaboration with healthcare professionals in the shared responsibility for patient drug therapy outcomes. Key job duties may consist of ensuring safety and effectiveness of the medication use process, processing and dispensing medications per order or prescription, medication therapy monitoring, regulatory compliance, maintaining oversight over pharmacist extenders, maintaining the security of medications, and protecting the confidentiality of patient information. Additionally, is competent at providing drug information support for medical staff, ensuring continuity of care, and identifying potential challenges in common situations.

 Requires current Indiana License or eligibility for Indiana licensure as a pharmacist.
• Successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 and/or PGY2 pharmacy residency may be required.

 

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Qualifications for the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Emergency Medicine, Critical Care), Methodist Hospital -7 on 7 off - Full Time/Nights Role

Overview

We are looking for team members who are passionate about challenging and significant work for the good of every patient. We are searching for individuals who are compassionate, serve with a purpose, are dedicated to supporting their team, and who seek excellence every day.

Sound like a perfect match? Apply now - we can't wait to hear from you!

 

Nocturnist Clinical Specialists at Indiana University Health

The Nocturnist clinical pharmacy team functions as house-wide clinical specialists overnight with a focus on the highest acuity patients in the Emergency Department (ED) and Intensive Care Units (ICUs) at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. The role was started in 2016 and has been expanded to a four-pharmacist team that is part of a team of 30 clinical specialists based out of the Methodist Hospital campus.

The Emergency Department at Indiana University Health Methodist cares for over 100,000 patients each year. Methodist Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center and a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Adult intensive care units at Methodist include cardiac medical, cardiac surgical, medical, neurosurgical, and trauma. IU Health serves as a teaching site for the Colleges of Pharmacy at Butler University and Purdue University as well as Indiana University School of Medicine. IU Health Academic Center is a teaching site for 16 PGY-1 pharmacy residents as well as PGY-2 pharmacy residents in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, among others.

Schedule:

Nocturnists work a 7-on and 7-off schedule from 9 pm to 7:30 am. The nocturnist is an integral member of the overnight critical care and emergency medicine teams which include attending physicians and advanced practice providers.

Services provided by pharmacists in the nocturnist position:

  • Attend and participate in medical emergencies, including medical alerts (code blue), stroke 1, trauma 1, vascular 1, STEMI alerts, and rapid responses
  • Address dosing consults (including antibiotic, direct thrombin inhibitors, etc), including dose adjustments and documentation
  • Provide expertise and leadership for implementation of drug policy, guidelines, protocols and clinical decision support
  • Participate in departmental and interdisciplinary committees
  • Active involvement in monitoring and intervening to improve patient outcomes related to drug therapy
  • Develop strategies to continuously improve the quality and provision of pharmacy services
  • Ensure compliance with quality and regulatory standards
  • Precept students and residents on the nocturnist/critical care elective rotation
  • Work closely with overnight operations pharmacists to facilitate cohesive patient care
  • Provide pharmacy-specific education to any applicable disciplines overnight as needed

 

Requirements:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Residency
  • PGY2 Residency in Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, or equivalent experience
  • BCPS or BCCCP desirable
  • Academic Health System Experience preferred

This position exists to provide comprehensive, value based, medication-related care to achieve definite outcomes that improve a patient's quality of life. The incumbent acts in collaboration with healthcare professionals in the shared responsibility for patient drug therapy outcomes. Key job duties may consist of ensuring safety and effectiveness of the medication use process, processing and dispensing medications per order or prescription, medication therapy monitoring, regulatory compliance, maintaining oversight over pharmacist extenders, maintaining the security of medications, and protecting the confidentiality of patient information. Additionally, is competent at providing drug information support for medical staff, ensuring continuity of care, and identifying potential challenges in common situations.

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     Requires current Indiana License or eligibility for Indiana licensure as a pharmacist.
  • Successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 and/or PGY2 pharmacy residency may be required.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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