Clinical Pharmacist | Critical Care | $10,000 Sign On Bonus

Job Requisition #: JR71036

End Date: 7/31/2024

Location: Elkton, Maryland

Position Type: Pharmacy

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening

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Do you want to work at one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation?

ChristianaCare is currently recruiting for an inpatient Pharmacist to join our team.

Life is full of choices, and ChristianaCare recognizes whom you work for is an important decision. Choose an organization that values pharmacy services and provides the opportunity to impact the health of our community adhering to our Core Values and Behaviors guided by Excellence and Love.

The position requires a PGY1 residency and will actively participate in rounds for both ICU and other unit(s) as needed. In this position, you will serve as a clinical resource for providers and staff. You will also assist with antimicrobial stewardship program efforts, in addition to other listed duties and responsibilities that are central to our clinical pharmacy program.

This position is full-time (40 hours weekly, 8-hour shifts) that primarily works day shift with an evening shift component and a weekend/holiday requirement; currently every 3rd weekend and 2-3 holiday shifts per year.

Why ChristianaCare?

  • At the Cecil Campus, operations run through a network of inpatient pharmacies, including a central pharmacy that focus on critical care, emergency medicine, neonates, oncology, pediatrics, perioperative services, sterile and non-sterile compounding and trauma.
  • Clinical services include robust acute and ambulatory care services. In the acute care setting, the department employs a decentralized model of practice, placing pharmacists directly into patient care units as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Generous PTO plan and 12-Week Fully Paid Parental Leave
  • 403(b) with competitive employer match and Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
  • Not-for-profit organization eligible with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program
  • Pharmacy Board Certification reimbursement

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • BS degree required
  • Pharm.D. degree preferred
  • ASHP-Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency required
  • ASHP-Accredited PGY2 Specialty Residency in Critical Care or equivalent experience (3 years critical care) preferred
  • Critical Care Board Certification preferred
  • Current licensure (or eligible to reciprocate) in the State of Maryland

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Round as a member of the interdisciplinary team to deliver comprehensive medication management for all assigned patients
  • Assist in discussions with patients and/or family members to help make informed decisions regarding pharmacotherapy options
  • Provide accurate, unbiased, timely, and cost-effective drug information to medical, pharmacy, nursing and other health providers
  • Provide drug therapy related education to assigned patient populations
  • Provide pharmacokinetic monitoring and therapeutic adjustments when a targeted medication is prescribed
  • Review the patient medication history to determine which maintenance medications should be continued during the acute illness
  • Prospectively evaluate all drug therapy for appropriate indication, dose, drug interactions, drug allergies, and monitor the patient's pharmacotherapeutic regimen for effectiveness and adverse drug events (ADEs), and intervene as needed
  • Educate patients and/or patients' caregivers regarding medication therapies used to treat patients during and after acute illness
  • Collaborate with the unit dietitian to recommend modifications as indicated to optimize the nutritional regimen
  • Document clinical activities that include, but are not limited to, disease state management, general pharmacotherapeutic monitoring, pharmacokinetic monitoring, ADEs, education and other patient care activities
  • Act as a liaison between the pharmacy department and the interdisciplinary team to educate health professionals regarding current drug-related policies, procedures, guidelines, and pathways
  • Evaluate specific medication therapies consistent with departmental policy (e.g. anticoagulation, aminoglycosides and vancomycin)
  • Appropriately convert/manage medications per P&T approved pharmacist policy (e.g. IV to PO and renal dose adjustment)
  • Verify medication orders in the PharmNet computer database for assigned patient care areas
  • Participate in the investigation and resolution of missing dose issues on the unit when needed.
  • Provide routine stewardship activities targeted at anti-infectives and other medications, including those that may be high risk for adverse events, high cost concerns, and inappropriate utilization
  • Participate in reporting ADEs to institutional committees and national programs (e.g., the FDA MedWatch program)
  • Participate in identifying and submitting events via Report2Learn (R2L) system and providing follow up assessment.
  • Collaborate with medical staff, nursing, other members of the healthcare team, and hospital administration to prepare for accreditation and to address any deficiencies identified

About ChristianaCare:

ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, hospital care at home, medical aid units, three hospitals (1,300 beds). We provide a Level I trauma center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. We rank 21st in the nation for hospital admissions and 6th for admission of stroke patients. ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system with our outstanding, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care. ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care!

If you 're inspired to make a difference, we invite you to become a ChristianaCare caregiver!

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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For the Love of Health.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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