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Clinical Specialty Pharmacist - Trauma

Company: Carle Health
Location: Urbana
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Clinical Pharmacist works collaboratively with the physician teams, advanced practitioners, medical residents and staff to promote and improve safe medication use in trauma and neuro patients. Uses evidence-based medicine to provide recommendations to optimize drug regimens with a focus of preventing adverse drug events. Provides patient specific medication use teaching for high risk patients (i.e. polypharmacy, pediatric patients, patients on high risk medications or are at risk for readmission due to medication non-compliance). Assist with drug therapy management in medical emergencies. Teaches and precepts pharmacy residents, nursing, and other healthcare providers as assigned.


Doctorate Pharmacy or three (3) years of experience with a BS in Pharmacy is a valid substitution for Doctorate in Pharmacy.

Pharmacist License Illinois and Basic Life Support (BLS) w/in 30 days of start date in position and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) w/in 1 year of start date in position and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) w/in 1 year of start date in position and. BCPS preferred.

Successful completion of ASHP Accredited Residency program (PGY1) required. Clinical experience in the area of departmental specialty or PGY2 preferred. Five years or greater experience in Critical Care in lieu of residency.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of evidence based, medication use guidelines that meet National criteria for quality measures such as in Heart Failure, Stroke, AMI, Pneumonia and Sepsis. Participates in or leads quality improvement, medication safety and emergency preparedness initiatives as needed. Promote and demonstrate rational, cost-effective drug therapy through effective, criteria based management of high cost therapies.
  • Serve as a drug information resource and pharmacy liaison for physicians, residents, patients and staff in appropriate units or departments, to ensure the timely administration of appropriate medications and resolution of other issues as needed. Serve as a pharmacy representative to other Carle Hospital Committees as they relate to specialty practice.
  • Perform order entry, order verification and clinician order review as required while documenting clinical interventions and consultations following the requirements of the Department of Pharmacy for documentation. Provide pharmacokinetic consultations and other dosing recommendations as required. Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Provide Medication Therapy Management Services as defined in the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act while keeping informed of all local, state and regulatory laws or requirements. Maintains awareness of contemporary trends in the profession of pharmacy through the professional literature and attendance at professional organization meetings, institutes and/or seminars.
  • Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a Specialty PGY1 Pharmacy Residency rotation. Meets the requirements to be a Residency Preceptor. Precepts residents.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information:

    Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.

Keywords: Carle Health, Champaign , Clinical Specialty Pharmacist - Trauma, Healthcare , Urbana, Illinois

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