Employment Opportunities

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Emergency Medicine

With a focus on comprehensive medication safety provisions and clinical pharmacy initiatives, the Inpatient Pharmacy has an innovative practice and significant automation throughout the medication management system.  As a teaching facility, we are especially dedicated to ongoing educational opportunities within the department.  We precept IPPE & APPE students from several colleges of pharmacy, and have a PGY1 & PGY2 Residency programs.  Additionally, there are significant teaching opportunities within the department and within the numerous medical residency programs in our health system.  The department deploys several specialists and pharmacists to the patient care units as part of our patient-centered care model.  The inpatient Pharmacy provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care to Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Children’s Hospital and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital.   Mount Sinai Hospital is a 319-staffed bed Level I trauma teaching hospital with extensive specialty services including Cardiovascular Services, Cancer Care Center, Stroke Center, Orthopedics, Diabetes and Geriatrics.  The Emergency Department at Mount Sinai receives almost 60,000 patient visits each year.  

The Emergency Medicine Clinical Specialist is a part of our Clinical Pharmacist team and is responsible for providing and coordinating pharmacy services in the Emergency Department at Mount Sinai Hospital, a level I trauma center.

Essential Functions and Duties:

•              Medication Order Management

•              Reviews medication orders for completeness and appropriateness, including indication, patient-specific attributes that warrant individualization of therapy (or avoidance of therapy entirely)  and drug / food interactions

•              Reviews medical record for patient response, occurrence of adverse events, and omission of therapies

•              Conducts medication histories and medication reconciliation when needed

•              Executes departmental protocols, clinical and operational.  Effectively utilizes guidelines and procedures to optimally impact patient care

•              Documents medication interventions

•              Provision of Specialized Pharmaceutical Care

•              Serves as a medication expert to the Emergency Department staff.  Intervenes before or at the time of ordering of medications

•              Transitions of care.  Provide the transitions of care for the patient at initial presentation to the emergency department for targeted chronic disease patients: medication history & reconciliation 

•              Responds to and participates in Code situations

•              Contributes to pharmacy quality and medication safety initiatives:  reporting of ADRs, medication errors and other issues/concerns

•              Assists (or collaborates) with developing protocols/policies & procedures/guidelines; works collaboratively with both pharmacy and hospital staff to optimally meet the medication needs of the patient

•              Reviews medication use in the ED and optimizes, through ADM optimization or Med Use Evaluations, drug therapy

•              Preceptorship:  IPPE, APPE and/or PGY1 Residents

•              Serves as a resource for physicians, nurses, hospital staff, and patients regarding medication therapy

Job Requirements

•              PharmD Degree with 2+ years experience

•              PGY1 Residency-training required

•              PGY2 Residency-training preferred; three (3) to five (5) years equivalent pharmacy experience may substitute.

•              BCPS preferred. 

•              Licensed as a Pharmacist in the State of Illinois

•              ACLS & PALS certification

•              Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with ability to work effectively within a team

 

Special Instructions on how to apply:

To apply for this position please email your resume to marisa.robertson@sinai.org with the position title in the subject line. You may also fax your resume to (773)257-6290 attention Marisa Robertson. Applications can also be obtained in person at 15th and California from the Human Resources department Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. Sinai Health System is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D. TTY number: 773-257-6289.

Location

1500 S. California Avenue

Department

Pharmacy

Hours

1st & 2nd Shift Rotating Hours

Shift

Days and Evenings Available

Contact

marisa.robertson@sinai.org