Critical Care Pharmacist - Greenville, NC

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917753

Vidant Medical Center

Full Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties. But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.

Pharmacy Highlights

  • Well established decentralized clinical services throughout the institution
  • PGY1 residency program and PGY2 in critical care
  • Integrated electronic health record (EPIC) with CPOE
  • Training site for schools of pharmacy in North Carolina
  • Local, state and national educational opportunities

While VMC Department of Pharmacy has enjoyed a progressive and comprehensive pharmacy presence for many years, we too were moved by the call from ASHP and other industry leaders to prepare for the future. In 2011, a PPMI work group was formed to address the urgent need to proactively plan for changes in healthcare reform. Following a thorough evaluation of our current practices and systems we began the process of designing a new practice model that would support PPMI Summit consensus recommendations and meet the needs of our patients. The new, world-class practice model expands on our existing framework of robust clinical services and provides for both decentralized unit-based and service-based clinical pharmacy services via a system of seven integrated teams. These teams, comprised of both pharmacists and technicians, are supported by a dynamic central pharmacy team responsible for production of sterile products, inpatient chemotherapy, cart fills, inventory and automation. Most drug distribution is automated, using Robot-RX, medical carousels and unit-based automated dispensing cabinets.

Responsibilities

  • Integrated practice model with dedicated decentralized Clinical/Staff pharmacist for 24-bed ICU. (ICUs include Medical, Cardiac, Cardiovascular, Surgery/Trauma, and Neuro)
  • Pharmacist activities for ICU patients include:
    • Multidisciplinary rounds
    • Prospective evaluation of all medication orders for patients in assigned ICU (EPIC CPOE)
    • Review and assessment of patient’s medication history prior to admission; determine appropriate continuation of maintenance medications during acute stay
    • Identification of ADEs, management and prevention; develop process improvements to reduce drug errors and preventable ADEs
    • Pharmacokinetic monitoring for targeted drugs
    • Evaluation and optimization of parenteral nutrition
    • Drug therapy-related education to ICU team members
    • Documentation of clinical interventions related to care of ICU patients
    • Development of strong collaborative relationships with nurses and providers that facilitate cost effective, patient-focused care.
    • Contribution to the fiscal goals of Pharmacy Department, VMC and Vidant Health particularly on issues related to safe medication use in the ICU
    • Coordinate the development and implementation of protocols, order sets and pathways to maximize benefits of medication therapy
    • Code Blue response – BLS required, ACLS optional but recommended
    • Educate pharmacy students, resident and fellows through experiential critical care rotations

 Minimum Requirements

  • Applicants should possess a BS Pharm, MS Pharm or Pharm D.
  • NC Pharmacy license or eligible for licensure and licensed within two months of employment. Hospital Pharmacy experience preferred.
  • PGY1 and/or PGY2 residency training, with staffing experience, is highly preferred.
  • Full-time position, hours to be determined.

  

 

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

 

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