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Clinical Pharmacist – Emergency Medicine

Job ID: 137177
Location: Raleigh, NC
Facility/Division: UNC REX Healthcare
Status: Full Time
Shift: Evening Job

Job Description

Description

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Summary:
UNC Rex Healthcare’s Pharmacy Team has an immediate opening for a highly motivated individual interested in providing patient care to our patients within the emergency department (ED). This individual will serve as a member of the Emergency Medicine team, and will provide direct patient care for patients in the ED during our 2nd shift (1300-2130). 

The Clinical Pharmacist will work in a multidisciplinary environment alongside our healthcare professionals in the ED. The position will respond bedside to emergent procedures and all critical patients. The pharmacist will provide pharmacotherapy services, medication profile review, response to drug information questions, order verification, problem resolution and distributive functions as needed. This individual will precept students and residents in the PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency programs. This individual will play an active role in the continued development of the Emergency Medicine team. In addition, this person will work closely with other members of the Department of Pharmacy to address any needs that might arise and that require this person’s qualifications and/or expertise.

The designation of Board Certified Emergency Medicine Pharmacist (BCEMP), Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) or Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and completion of a PGY1 and PGY2 residency or an equivalent level of pharmacy experience is preferred. UNC Rex clinical pharmacy services provide decentralized, comprehensive and high-quality care for patients across all areas of Rex. The clinical pharmacy staff are comprised of almost 40 individuals who are involved in numerous quality improvement initiatives, precept students and residents and represent our patients’ best interests across the health system.

Responsibilities:

  • Bedside response to emergent procedures and critical patients (including but not limited to: Code Blue, Code Stroke, Code STEMI, Sepsis, DKA) 
  • Review and interpret orders to assure accuracy and appropriateness 
  • Assess relevant patient data, in conjunction with prescribed therapies, and make appropriate pharmaceutical care interventions 
  • Promote and demonstrate rational, cost-effective drug therapy 
  • Provide antimicrobial management
  •  Provide pharmacist support to nursing colleagues 
  • Provide drug information to consumers and healthcare professionals 
  • Counsel patients and appropriate family members regarding pharmaceutical care issues and lifestyle modifications
  •  Direct and supervise support personnel engaged in pharmaceutical activities 
  • Adverse Drug Event and Medication Error Reporting
  •  Staff education
  •  Precept pharmacy students and residents 
  • Respond to drug information requests 
  • Protocol and guideline development 
  • Participation in research and quality improvement initiatives
  •  Representation on hospital or departmental committees 
  • Adhere to federal, state, local and institutional policies, procedures, standards and regulations

Professional Development opportunities include: 

  • Free continuing education 
  • Initial BPS certification or equivalent certification reimbursement 
  • Training programs for preceptor development 
  • Career and leadership classes through online learning modules 
  • Tuition reimbursement to further career-related education

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● PharmD or BS Pharmacy Degree
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Active pharmacist licensure with the NC Board of Pharmacy or obtainable before initiation of employment. Recent graduates of ACPE-accredited colleges/schools of pharmacy may fill this role while pending initial pharmacist licensure, but are subject to limitations mandated by the NC Board of Pharmacy and must obtain licensure within 6 months of orientation or sooner if required for operations.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: UNC REX Healthcare

Organization Unit: Rex IP Pharmacy

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Salary Range: $49.75 - $71.50 per hour (Hiring Range)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Evening Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Raleigh

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes


This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.


Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

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