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Pharmacist - Critical Care and Emergency Medicine

Job ID: 1752
Location: Raleigh, NC
Facility/Division: UNC REX Healthcare
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable

Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.  UNC Rex Hospital currently has an opening for a Critical Care Pharmacist and an Emergency Medicine Pharmacist.

Critical Care Pharmacist Role: 

UNC Rex Healthcare’s Pharmacy Team has an immediate opening for a highly motivated individual interested in providing patient care to our adult critical care patient population. This individual will serve as a member of the critical care team, and will provide direct patient care for patients in the MSICU, NSICU, CSICU, and CICU. The Clinical Pharmacist will work in a multidisciplinary environment alongside our inpatient care teams. The position 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 Critical Care 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. 

Responsibilities will include:  

  • Round with the interdisciplinary team and provide recommendations to optimize medication regimens for critically ill patients 
  • 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 inpatient nursing units
  • 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 
  • Code Blue participation 
  • 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 The designation of 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. 
Emergency Medicine Pharmacist Role: 

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. 

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. 

Responsibilities will include: 

  • 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. 
The designation of 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. 


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Eligible for licensure as a Registered Pharmacist in NC. Licensure from NC Board of Pharmacy required within 6 months of orientation date or sooner if required for operations.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer:

Entity: UNC REX Healthcare

Organization Unit:  

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Variable

Location of Job: US:NC:Raleigh

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Not Applicable



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.
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