SUMMARY: The Lead Pharmacist serves as the clinical expert and operational resource for a designated specialty area (Oncology, Med/Surg, NICU, PICU, Parenteral Nutrition). Works directly with Department Management to identify and resolve operational and clinical issues within the department and/or specialty area, holding quality and patient safety to the utmost importance. Works directly with the Pharmacy and Unit Leadership in the creation and modification of pharmacy protocols, policies, and procedures, including implementation and ongoing education. Actively participates in evaluation of pharmacy metrics and recommends innovative operational and clinical improvements to ensure practice excellence. The lead shall provide education, training, and feedback to management regarding staff performance within the specialty area.
REQUIREMENTS: Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) required. Accredited Pharmacy Residency Program in Pediatrics preferred. Current Registered Pharmacist with the California State Board of Pharmacy required. One (1) year hospital experience required. Additional certifications such as Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, etc. preferred. BLS (Basic Life Support) required within 30 days of hire or transfer into position. PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) required within 12 months of hire or transfer into position. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) encouraged for those serving in this position.
Demonstrated ability to give both positive and constructive feedback to management, technician and pharmacist staff members, residents, and students.
POSITION DETAILS: Full time, 80 hours per pay period. Day shift. Rotating ten hour shifts, and every other weekend.
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Chil...dren’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units achieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids.
In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.