The Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist functions at the highest level of clinical practice, working as an advance practice provider under a scope of practice as defined by the medical center. The CPS will participate on multidisciplinary rounds, perform initial and daily assessments of patients, pharmacotherapy management, provide drug information, supervision of pharmacy program in the critical care area and provide coverage in the acute care practice area. He/she actively participates as a member of the critical care team to provide pharmaceutical care. Other duties performed include, but are not limited to the following: Practices as the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for the assigned critical care area.; Supervises all pharmacotherapy provided by team providers to ensure that national treatment guidelines are being followed in addition to adherence to national formulary and local policy; Coordinates therapeutic drug monitoring in the critical care area. Works closely with inpatient MTM CPSs to provide coverage for therapeutic drug monitoring for anticoagulants, vancomycin, aminoglycosides and other medications as appropriate; Designs a therapeutic regimen based on patient-specific information that includes establishing a therapeutic endpoint, selecting appropriate drug and related therapy, and establishing an appropriate dosage regimen. Provides consultation on selection of appropriate therapeutic regimens as a follow-up of non-therapeutic drug concentrations obtained from inpatients; Reviews and develops ICU protocols to ensure the facility practice is current with all critical care guidelines; Participates in training pharmacy residents and students in all areas of pharmacy; Participates in or directs patients and/or medical center staff education when assigned; Serves at the discretion of the Chief of Pharmacy or Associate Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Services on various hospital committees; Designs or participates in research studies involving Critical Care or Internal Medicine. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Subject to change based upon agency needs) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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