The Cardiovascular Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for collaborating with managers and staff of the Pharmacy to optimize clinical and operational pharmacy services as the service line leader for the high-risk, critically ill cardiac population. Spartanburg Regional Heart Center offers advanced treatments for a wide variety of heart conditions, including structural heart disease, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac and vascular surgery, advanced heart failure and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The Cardiovascular Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for providing direct patient care by proactively impacting pharmacotherapeutic decisions through interdisciplinary collaboration in the cardiac and cardiothoracic critical care units. In addition, the Cardiovascular Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for contributing to the educational initiatives of the health-system including, but not limited to, staff development and student and resident precepting. The Cardiovascular Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will also be responsible for managing quality improvement and research projects in area of specialty.
- Doctor of Pharmacy Degree
- PGY2 Cardiology or Critical Care Residency
- One year of experience as an acute care cardiology or critical care health-system pharmacist
- Current license with the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy or eligible – will work under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist until license obtained
- Three to five years experience as a cardiology or critical care health-system pharmacist within the cardiac and cardiothoracic critical care units
- Board certification in area of specialty
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification
Core Job Responsibilities
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
- Ability to work with other health care providers, through interdisciplinary rounding and other patient care activities, to optimize medication regimens using evidence-based medicine and standards of care.
- Compound, prepare, label, and dispense medications (sterile and non-sterile) for all age groups according to accepted standards of practice as assigned.
- Interpret medication orders, monitor drug regimens, and perform interventions when order clarification is necessary or when therapeutic problems are identified.
- Seek opportunities for collaborative, interdepartmental process and workflow improvements. Generate unique but workable and useful solutions to resolve difficult problems.
- Design and facilitate educational initiatives for pharmacy and interdisciplinary staff.
- Precept students and residents, as assigned. Participate in residency recruiting and application process.
- Design and execute quality improvement projects. Demonstrate the ability to implement new programs/improvements with minimal supervisory assistance and develop metrics to assess the impact of changes made.
- Ability to effectively manage multitask operations / projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
- Supervise support personnel in a consistent manner.
- Responsibly and accurately manage financial resources. Consistently follow applicable financial guidelines, regulations, principles, and standards.
- Ensure customer satisfaction.
Additional InformationSpartanburg Regional is an integrated healthcare system that provides care from birth to hospice. As a partner with the community for 90 years, we have earned a reputation for technological excellence. With more than 5,600 employees, Spartanburg Regional prides itself in being one of the most recognized healthcare facilities in Upstate South Carolina. A long list of accolades and accomplishments keep our employees proud. We believe the pride and quality in our organization is the result of a focused effort of our staff and resources.
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