Clinical Pharmacist-Medicine, Full-time Rotating
Chicago, IL 
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Job Description
Location Chicago, Illinois
Business Unit Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Job REQID 131352
Job Function Pharmacy
Shift Rotating

Benefits

  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Annual Employee Salary Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Pay Starting at: $56.66+ per hour based on experience

Northwestern Medicine is powered by a community of colleagues who are purpose-driven and committed to our mission to deliver world-class care. Here, you'll work alongside some of the best clinical talent in the nation leading the way in medical innovation and breakthrough research with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

We recognize where you've been, and we support where you're headed. We celebrate diverse perspectives and experiences, which fuel our commitment to equity and culture of service.

Grow your career with comprehensive training and development opportunities, mentorship programs, educational support and student loan repayment.

  • Create the life you envision for yourself with flexible work options, a Reimbursable Well-Being Fund and a Total Rewards package that support your physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being.
  • Make a difference through volunteer opportunities we offer in local communities and drive inclusive change through our workforce-led resource groups.

From discovery to delivery, come help us shape the future of medicine.

Description

The Clinical Pharmacist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NMHC, adheres to the organizations Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for identifying, preventing, and/or resolving medication related problems; for providing authoritative information to other health care professionals, patients, and the public; and for assuring that the informational, clinical, and drug distribution components of pharmacy services function as an integrated system to provide patient centered care to the patients and staff of Northwestern Medicine.

The mission of the Department of Pharmacy is to deliver the safest, highest quality, most effective and efficient patient care while developing the best people, advancing research, and integrating pharmacy services to successfully coordinate care across the Northwestern Medicine enterprise.

The vision of the Department of Pharmacy is to be a recognized as a national leader in advancing the pharmacy enterprise through excellence, innovation, education and research.

Responsibilities:

  • Interprets medication orders to ensure safety and proper use of medications and is alert to compatibilities, incompatibilities, medication duplication, medication allergies, and potential medication administration errors.
  • Coordinates the solving of medication related problems between pharmacy, nursing, and prescribers, demonstrating initiative and sound judgment.
  • Monitors medication therapy for significant drug-drug, drug-diet, or drug-laboratory test interactions. Intervenes in circumstances of significant interactions, therapeutic duplications, and other occasions where pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic expertise is warranted.
  • Evaluates and documents that the medication(s) selected are appropriate for achieving the desired therapeutic outcome.
  • Communicates potential problems and likely solutions to the prescriber.
  • Acts as a consultant in the areas of pharmacokinetics and adverse reactions to physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
  • Participates in all therapeutic drug monitoring or intervention programs; adjusting therapy as indicated by patient condition and laboratory results.
  • Processes all medication order information into the Electronic Health Record to ensure accuracy of records regarding past, current and future dispensing and charging.
  • Maintains a comprehensive pharmacy patient profile. The profile should include age, maturation, weight, allergies, diagnosis, estimated and actual pharmacokinetic parameters, and pertinent information which may affect medication therapy decisions.
  • Oversees the packaging labeling, and distribution of medications for all patients and employees according to established policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Monitors the use of scheduled medications on the nursing units and maintains controlled inventories of medication in the dispensing areas.
  • Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals including sterile products, chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition products.
  • Verifies medication orders before delivery to patient care areas and ensures accuracy and completeness.
  • Resolves discrepancies as necessary.
  • Reviews all laboratory data for appropriateness of medication use and recommends changes when needed, including microbial culture and sensitivity data, toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, etc.
  • Develops and presents orientation, education and training programs for medical, nursing, hospital and pharmacy staff, as well as assisting in the educating of pharmacy students, residents, and fellows.
  • Educates patients and their families about specific medications.
  • Responds to emergency situations to assist with medication management (e.g. response to cardiac arrests).
  • Provides accurate and timely medication information and or teaching to healthcare professionals or patients.
  • Maintains the hospital formulary and acts to limit medication usage to formulary items when appropriate.
  • Documents all clinical activities and interventions performed.
  • Collects data, maintains logs, records and other documentation as required by the department.
  • Communicates professional knowledge effectively in both oral and written forms to patients and other health professionals.
  • Participates in quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department.
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and plans workload within given time constraints.
  • Works cooperatively with fellow pharmacists to oversee and direct the activities of the work area, to assign work to technicians, and to assure that the established department objectives are accomplished.
  • Reviews restocking automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) throughout the hospital and resolves any problems.
  • Ensures compliance with hazardous waste collection and disposal procedures.
  • Maintains proficiency and expertise in area/s of practice through continuous professional development.
  • All other job duties as assigned.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Current license to practice pharmacy in the State of Illinois.
  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy or a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Preferred:

  • Training and knowledge of specialty areas (neonatology, critical care, oncology, etc.).
  • Completion of a pharmacy residency program or equivalent hospital pharmacy experience.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.


Benefits

  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Annual Employee Salary Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Pay Starting at: $56.66+ per hour based on experience

Northwestern Medicine is powered by a community of colleagues who are purpose-driven and committed to our mission to deliver world-class care. Here, you'll work alongside some of the best clinical talent in the nation leading the way in medical innovation and breakthrough research with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

We recognize where you've been, and we support where you're headed. We celebrate diverse perspectives and experiences, which fuel our commitment to equity and culture of service.

Grow your career with comprehensive training and development opportunities, mentorship programs, educational support and student loan repayment.

  • Create the life you envision for yourself with flexible work options, a Reimbursable Well-Being Fund and a Total Rewards package that support your physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being.
  • Make a difference through volunteer opportunities we offer in local communities and drive inclusive change through our workforce-led resource groups.

From discovery to delivery, come help us shape the future of medicine.

Description

The Clinical Pharmacist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NMHC, adheres to the organizations Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for identifying, preventing, and/or resolving medication related problems; for providing authoritative information to other health care professionals, patients, and the public; and for assuring that the informational, clinical, and drug distribution components of pharmacy services function as an integrated system to provide patient centered care to the patients and staff of Northwestern Medicine.

The mission of the Department of Pharmacy is to deliver the safest, highest quality, most effective and efficient patient care while developing the best people, advancing research, and integrating pharmacy services to successfully coordinate care across the Northwestern Medicine enterprise.

The vision of the Department of Pharmacy is to be a recognized as a national leader in advancing the pharmacy enterprise through excellence, innovation, education and research.

Responsibilities:

  • Interprets medication orders to ensure safety and proper use of medications and is alert to compatibilities, incompatibilities, medication duplication, medication allergies, and potential medication administration errors.
  • Coordinates the solving of medication related problems between pharmacy, nursing, and prescribers, demonstrating initiative and sound judgment.
  • Monitors medication therapy for significant drug-drug, drug-diet, or drug-laboratory test interactions. Intervenes in circumstances of significant interactions, therapeutic duplications, and other occasions where pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic expertise is warranted.
  • Evaluates and documents that the medication(s) selected are appropriate for achieving the desired therapeutic outcome.
  • Communicates potential problems and likely solutions to the prescriber.
  • Acts as a consultant in the areas of pharmacokinetics and adverse reactions to physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
  • Participates in all therapeutic drug monitoring or intervention programs; adjusting therapy as indicated by patient condition and laboratory results.
  • Processes all medication order information into the Electronic Health Record to ensure accuracy of records regarding past, current and future dispensing and charging.
  • Maintains a comprehensive pharmacy patient profile. The profile should include age, maturation, weight, allergies, diagnosis, estimated and actual pharmacokinetic parameters, and pertinent information which may affect medication therapy decisions.
  • Oversees the packaging labeling, and distribution of medications for all patients and employees according to established policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Monitors the use of scheduled medications on the nursing units and maintains controlled inventories of medication in the dispensing areas.
  • Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals including sterile products, chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition products.
  • Verifies medication orders before delivery to patient care areas and ensures accuracy and completeness.
  • Resolves discrepancies as necessary.
  • Reviews all laboratory data for appropriateness of medication use and recommends changes when needed, including microbial culture and sensitivity data, toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, etc.
  • Develops and presents orientation, education and training programs for medical, nursing, hospital and pharmacy staff, as well as assisting in the educating of pharmacy students, residents, and fellows.
  • Educates patients and their families about specific medications.
  • Responds to emergency situations to assist with medication management (e.g. response to cardiac arrests).
  • Provides accurate and timely medication information and or teaching to healthcare professionals or patients.
  • Maintains the hospital formulary and acts to limit medication usage to formulary items when appropriate.
  • Documents all clinical activities and interventions performed.
  • Collects data, maintains logs, records and other documentation as required by the department.
  • Communicates professional knowledge effectively in both oral and written forms to patients and other health professionals.
  • Participates in quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department.
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and plans workload within given time constraints.
  • Works cooperatively with fellow pharmacists to oversee and direct the activities of the work area, to assign work to technicians, and to assure that the established department objectives are accomplished.
  • Reviews restocking automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) throughout the hospital and resolves any problems.
  • Ensures compliance with hazardous waste collection and disposal procedures.
  • Maintains proficiency and expertise in area/s of practice through continuous professional development.
  • All other job duties as assigned.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Current license to practice pharmacy in the State of Illinois.
  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy or a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Preferred:

  • Training and knowledge of specialty areas (neonatology, critical care, oncology, etc.).
  • Completion of a pharmacy residency program or equivalent hospital pharmacy experience.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.


Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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