Pharmacy Clinical Specialist NICU

- Akron, OH
Posted: July 20, 2022

About Akron Children's Hospital

Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we?re making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we?re here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at .


  1. To treat every child as we would our own
  2. To treat others as they would like to be treated
  3. To turn no child away for any reason

Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.

We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.

This new full time day shift opportunity will rotate between our main campus NICU in Akron, Ohio and our Hospital in Canton, Ohio.

The Pharmacy Clinical Specialist is responsible for all drug distribution and control activities for the assigned patient care area. Evaluates, processes and monitors physician orders for patient medications and other pharmaceutical supplies, serves as a reliable source of drug information, provides expert consultation to healthcare professionals and ensures proper pharmacotherapeutics for all patients.

1.Performs complex clinical pharmacy services including drug therapy management, pharmacokinetics, multidisciplinary rounding, therapy protocol development and implementation, help manage patients on parenteral nutrition, assist in operational initiatives and implementation, and evaluation of non-formulary requests.

2.Assists nurses and prescribers with medication use challenges

3.Demonstrates working knowledge of all drug distribution and control functions of pharmacy operations. Works effectively with pharmacy staff and other clinical staff regarding operational issues.

4.Evaluates drug therapy orders for appropriateness of dose, route, interval, schedule, duration, disease state, and organ function.

5.Monitors effects of drug therapy.

6.Documents interventions in therapy as Epic IVents.

7.Provides drug education and counsels patients on appropriate drug use and storage.

8. Teaches/trains the pharmacy resident as required. Provides timely evaluations of the resident's progress.

9. Provides a mandatory yearly education presentation to staff pharmacists.

8.Employs drug usage evaluation information to alter therapy effectively and participates in drug use evaluation programs.

9.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.

10.Performs all the duties of a centralized staff pharmacist when required.

11.Other duties as required.

Technical Expertise
1.Experience and knowledge of appropriate drug use for pediatric and/or neonatal patients is required (depending on patient population assigned).

2.Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.

3.Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required. Proficiency with Epic Willow software is required/preferred.

Education and Experience
1.Education: Doctor of Pharmacy Degree is required

2.Licensure: Current License by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is required.

3.Certification: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS), or other BPS Board Certification is required within the first year of employment.

4.A Post Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Residency (PGY1) and PGY2 Residency required. May consider PGY1 with relevant experience.

5.Years of relevant experience: 1-2 years is preferred.

6.Years of experience supervising: None.

Full Time

FTE: 1.000000

Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

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