As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for providing pharmacy services from the Central pharmacy, outpatient pharmacy, and Unit-Based Pharmacy program. The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for reviewing, clarifying and making recommendations for all medication orders. The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for coordinating and checking all of the activities of the Certified Pharmacy Technicians. The Clinical Pharmacist will provide drug information and education to hospital personnel and the community as well as assisting with quality improvement initiatives. Ensures compliance with State and Federal regulations concerning Controlled Substances. Also provides age and developmental appropriate care to infants, children, adolescents, and adults.
1. Previews and interprets medications orders for accuracy using sound principles, accounting for pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic variations in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination with responsibility for establishing and continually improving the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients within areas of direct responsibility and assisting others in the department with the same.
2. Carries out rules and regulations pertaining to the professional policies of the pharmacy department.
3. Provide specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drug usage and therapeutic outcomes including advising physicians and practioners on issues concerning drug therapy, the inherent toxicity of drugs, drug-
4. Responsible to provide accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff and to patients and their families.
5. Coordinates the activities of assigned certified pharmacy technicians engaged in the preparation, labeling and delivery of medications in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to the dispensing of drugs, controlled drugs, investigational drugs, and the maintenance of required records.
6. Facilitate orientations and educational programs for the medical staff and residents on the appropriate utilization of Pharmacy Services.
7. Participates in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data; conducts quality monitors and inspections; maintain logs, records, and other documentation as assigned.
8. Reads, extract, and interprets information in patient’s charts accurately.
9. Promote the use of the Nemours/AIDHC drug formulary by converting non-formulary orders to formulary when possible, but coordinates procurement of non-formulary dugs when necessary.
10. Mentor pharmacists-in-training including but not limited to Pharmacy
1. Monitor drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, dose, dosage, form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, and drug / food interactions.
2. Ensuring that the practice of pharmacy is conducted in accordance with accepted ethical and professional standards.
3. Effectively communicates in written formats both verbally and non-verbally, resolving drug distribution related issues..
4. Document clinical interventions and cost avoidance as part of the departmental documentation program.
5. Nemours/AIDHC Team Player
6. Continuously assessing and improving the pharmacy’s performance.
7. Self motivates, stays on task, and works independently, to complete all required CBL (Nemours University) by
November 30, of each calendar year.
Work hours: Evenings, some holidays and every 4th weekend.
Education and Training:
B.S. Pharmacy or Pharm D with Hospital experience. Currently licensed by the State of Delaware or legally eligible.
Unit dose training, IV, TPN, Oncology and Dialysis experience. Drug Storage, Distribution, and Automation Technology Systems. Pharmacy Software.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.