Would you like to be a part of an award winning team? At Lakeland Regional Health we are looking for an ED Pharmacist to join our growing team!
Lakeland Regional Health is located in Lakeland on the I-4 Corridor, between Tampa and Orlando, and is a large, globally recognized, award winning, integrated healthcare system located in Central Florida. LRH is a not-for-profit facility, which provides healthcare to everyone, regardless of status. Our 864-bed main Lakeland campus is one of the largest hospitals in the state of Florida and operates the busiest single-site Emergency Department in the nation.
What is it like to work for Lakeland Regional Health? Our Award Winning Workplace has achieved best workplace awards from Forbes, Becker's, and Gallup (among only 40 organizations world-wide); achieved "Most Wired Advance" Hospital (among only 16 hospitals in the nation); and earned a Leap Frog "A" Safety Rating. LRH has developed career ladders and internal training for you to elevate your career.
Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine
- Weekdays with Rotating Weekends - 48 hours a pay period - Benefits Eligible
Provides pharmaceutical care to critically ill or ED patents according to expert judgment and LRH policies and procedures. Work within the scope of Pharmacy Laws and Standards of Practice to maximize benefit to the patient while minimizing associated costs. Functions include rounding as a member of the multidisciplinary critical care team, if applicable, and to provide pharmacotherapeutic management for all ICU/ED patients, responding to resuscitation events, and coordinating the development and implementation of drug therapy protocols to maximize benefits of drug therapy. He/she must identify opportunities for and contribute to the improvement of quality, safety, and costs, as well as patient, customer, and employee satisfaction.
Actively participates in pharmacy team development and accomplishing department goals and objectives. Remains current with all LRH mandatory annual education.
Provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care (pharmacokinetic monitoring, nutritional support, patient-specific dosing of medications with consideration of age, renal and hepatic insufficiency, underlying conditions, provision of drug information, etc.) for the critically ill/ED patient in a manner consistent with consensus guidelines and evidence-based medicine.
Evaluates drug therapy for appropriate indications, dosing, drug interactions, and drug allergies. Monitors the patient's pharmacotherapeutic regimen for effectiveness and adverse drug events/reactions and intervenes as needed. Reports adverse drug events/reactions in appropriate institutional system(s) and assists in determining root cause(s) and any potential improvements in the medication use system.
Actively participates as a member of the multidisciplinary critical care/ED team (physicians, nurses, other pharmacy staff, etc.) to provide cost-effective and efficient medication and resource utilization for all critically ill/ED patients. Participates in multidisciplinary patient care rounds when applicable.
Participates in critical care/ED pharmacotherapy research and/or quality improvement efforts with a focus on improvement in patient outcomes.
Coordinates the development, implementation, education, and assessment of evidence-based pharmacotherapy protocols.
Provides consultation to hospital committees, such as Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T), when critical care or ED pharmacotherapy issues are discussed. Assists with monograph development or formulary reviews when needed.
Provides education to the critical care/ED team members regarding current drug-related policies and procedures as well as other pharmacotherapy topics as necessary. Provides education to pharmacy staff in the form of a presentation or in-service at least annually or at the direction of the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator. Participates in the education of pharmacy residents and students, and overall residency program requirements and activities as outlined in the LRH Pharmacy Residency Program Manual and in accordance with the ASHP Accreditation Standard.
Identifies how drug costs may be minimized through appropriate use of drugs in the critical care/ED areas and through implementation of cost-containment measures.
Organizes job functions and work assignments to be able to effectively complete assignments or projects within established time frames.
PGY2 residency trained in Emergency Medicine or Critical Care
Doctor of Pharmacy from ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy or equivalent
Eligible for Florida Pharmacist license
Active Florida Pharmacist license preferred
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist or Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist preferred