Lovelace Health System is now hiring- Pharmacist- Critical Care Specialists
Pharmacy Critical Care Specialists serve as drug therapy experts and pharmacy leaders in intensive care units.
Critical Care Specialists attend interdisciplinary rounds, provide recommendations to improve drug therapy, perform pharmacokinetic consults, anticoagulation management, and antibiotic stewardship activities, precept pharmacy students and residents, provide education to patients, prescribers, and allied healthcare workers and respond to medical emergencies.
Clinical Pharmacy Services:
- Individualize medication regimens using evidence-based principles.
- Work collaboratively with healthcare providers as a well-integrated member of the multidisciplinary team.
- Within area of responsibility, assist in the appropriate prescription of, and work collaboratively with central pharmacy staff to coordinate the timely preparation and delivery of medications.
- Participate in hospital emergency responses (i.e. REACT, Code Blues, etc.) and patient resuscitation measures.
- Review medication orders and perform order entry duties only as appropriate.
- Identify drug-related problems, e.g. drug-drug/ drug-disease interactions, drug incompatibilities, medication related errors.
- Participate in medication reconciliation/ medication history review and transitions of care.
- Supervise and work collaboratively with technicians and other pharmacy staff working in area of responsibility in order to maintain the accuracy and quality of pharmaceutical services.
- Initiate, monitor, evaluate, and appropriately document pharmacy consults
- Identify, initiate, complete/resolve and appropriately document pharmacy interventions.
- Appropriately report medication errors and adverse drug events.
- Provide education to pharmacists, physicians, and other disciplines throughout Lovelace Health System and provide in-services as needed.
- Provide education and counseling to patients and/or their designees.
- Doctor of Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy.
- ASHP accredited PGY1 residency (preferred) or equivalent experience (required). Minimum of 2 years as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting (equivalent to PGY1).
- PGY2 residency or equivalent experience (preferred). Three - five years experience as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting (equivalent to PGY2).
- Minimum of 12 months experience in Critical Care/Emergency Medicine setting (required).
- Current License to practice Pharmacy in the State of NM.
- NM pharmacist preceptor license.
- IV Certification or must obtain within six (6) months from date of hire.
- Board Certification (BCPS or BCCCP) or must obtain within 3 years of date of position.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support or must obtain within 60 days of date of position.