The Critical Care Pharmacist is responsible for establishing and providing pharmacotherapy services for critical care patients.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
These duties and responsibilities described below represent the general tasks performed on a daily basis; other tasks may be assigned.
Develop evidence-based strategies to decrease adverse drug events in critical care patients.
Regular participation on clinical rounds in the Intensive care units.
Prospectively evaluates all drug therapy for appropriate indications, dosage, drug interactions, and drug allergies; monitors the patients pharmacotherapeutic regimen for effectiveness and intervenes as needed.
Provides education on drug therapy to providers, nursing and pharmacy staff
Provides monitoring of IV nutrition (TPN) for their patients
Utilizes the EMR to verify medication orders for critical care patients
Assist with the development of policy and procedures and guidelines for medication use.
Provides guidance to pharmacy staff on evidence-based drug therapy information to pharmacy staff.
Through use of pharmacokinetic principals, monitor drug therapy as needed.
Participation or consultation to applicable hospital committees.
Works with medical staff to develop new guidelines or protocols for drug use.
Collaborates with medical and nursing staff on advanced cardiac life support protocol development.
Participates in the development of departmental research on utilization of drugs
Assists Director of pharmacy in the development of a pharmacy residency
Works towards developing preceptor status in area pharmacy schools.
Performs all duties of a pharmacist as needed.
Participates in the education of patients regarding drug therapy
Assists Director of Pharmacy in evaluating critical care services provided through reporting
Education and Experience
Minimum Required Education: Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy
Preferred Education: Completion of 2 years of pharmacy residency training preferably one year in critical care
Experience: Previous experience as a critical care pharmacist or completion of critical care residency is required
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Applicant must be licensed to work as a Pharmacist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.and data collection
About Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
At Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, our employees are committed to improving the health of our community. Since opening in 1976, the hospital has grown with our community and added services to improve the health of residents in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center was the first hospital in the state to offer all private rooms. The hospital’s 350 beds are arranged in specialty units and are staffed by professional, caring nurses and clinical personnel. Our critical care units are among the most progressive, state-of-the-art facilities in the region. The Birthplace delivers more babies than any other community hospital in Hampton Roads. Our Emergency Dept is the busiest in the region and is a Certified Chest Pain Center and Stroke Center. More than 400 physicians have privileges at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and represent nearly every medical specialty.
Our wages are competitive and our benefit package includes medical, dental and vision coverage; free life insurance, short-term and long term disability, pension plan and EAP; tuition assistance; Paid Annual Leave accrual; etc.