Pharmacy Clinical Educator

at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chica in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 140-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is ranked in all 10 specialties by the U.S. News & World Report.

LocationAnn & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Prepares or supervises the preparation and dispensing of medications within established policies, procedures and guidelines. Educates medical staff and other health care professionals on appropriate medication use with emphasis Aon pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and toxicities. Monitors patients for efficacies and toxicities of drug therapies.

Job Description
Graduate from an American Council of Pharmaceutical Education accredited College of Pharmacy. Licensure or eligibility for licensure in the State of Illinois.
One year of hospital pharmacy experience preferred.
Makes independent decisions within the purview of professional prerogatives.
Is knowledgeable and current in all phases of pharmacy practice. Is familiar with medical and nursing practices and concepts of proper patient care.
Practices good personal and human relation skills using tact, courtesy and firmness at all times.
Develops good working relations with other hospital employees and creates a favorable image of Lurie Childrens in the eyes of patients, visitors and the general public.
Must have data entry skills or ability to learn computer data entry.
Must have good communication skills.
Must be able to read, write and speak English.
Physical Demands: Must be able to differentiate colors
Job Duties:
Participates in daily medical work rounds on day shift. Counsels physicians on drug therapies, specifically drug selection, dosing, administration, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology and toxicities. Charts recommendations on patient progress notes when appropriate.
Provides drug information to nurses, patients and parents. Monitors drug efficacies, toxicities and patient outcomes through patient clinical status and appropriate laboratory data.
Reviews and prioritizes physician orders. Ensures that medication orders are appropriate according to the patient's clinical status, allergy, drug histories and concomitant drug therapies.
Maintains patient profiles, clinical notes, and narcotics and investigational drug records.
Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals. Checks unit dose medication carts and IV admixtures for product, label and volume/amount accuracy.
Takes admitting drug histories when necessary to clarify allergies and home medications.
Assists in cardiopulmonary resuscitations. Participates in drug utilization evaluation.
Works as a team with other members of the department. Supervises pharmacy technicians.
Participates in the performance appraisals of pharmacy employees.
Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.
Other job functions as assigned.

EducationMaster's Degree: Pharmacology (Required)

Benefit Statement

For full time and part time employees who work 20 or more hours per week we offer a generous benefits package that includes:
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Employer paid group term life and disability
Employer contribution toward Health Savings Account
Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays and Paid Parental Leave
403(b) with a 5% employer match

Various voluntary benefits:

Supplemental Life, AD&D and Disability

Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity coverage

Tuition assistance

Student loan servicing and support

Adoption benefits

Backup Childcare and Eldercare

Employee Assistance Program, and other specialized behavioral health services and resources for employees and family members

Discount on services at Lurie Children's facilities

Discount purchasing program

Lurie Children's and its affiliatesare equal employment opportunity employers. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, order of protection status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Posting: 10926183

Posted On: May 13, 2023

Updated On: Jun 12, 2023

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