Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Emergency Medicine

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Sierra Staffing Published: May 15, 2017


Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine

Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova's five hospitals include more than 1,700 licensed beds and 16,000 employees. Inova encompasses the full array of health services, including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level IV neonatal intensive care unit.

Our client, a progressive Health System located in the Washington DC area is seeking a highly qualified Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Emergency Medicine. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) faces daily challenges in pioneering scientific and medical advances, while providing state-of-the-art medical services to patients.  IFMC’s Emergency Department provides care to approximately 100,000 adult and pediatric patients, serves as the regions’ only Level-1 trauma center, and is recognized for excellence in stroke care by the American Heart Association.

The Pharmacy Clinical Specialist will collaborate with physicians, nurses, and other allied health providers in the Emergency Department (ED) to provide excellent pharmaceutical care and services.  The Clinical Specialist is responsible for ensuring safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols; providing accurate, adequate, and timely drug information; providing staff education to physicians, nurses, and pharmacists; responsible for supporting quality initiatives through data analysis and management; and supporting effective operation through policy development, staff engagement, and expeditious medication order verification and delivery.

Essential Functions:

  • Critically evaluates medication therapy regimens and makes evidence-based recommendations as part of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Provide medication reconciliation and medication discharge counseling services.
  • Functions as a therapeutic consultant in areas that include appropriate use of medications, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, disease state management, and nutrition.
  • Supports quality initiatives through data analysis and management. Develops criteria for appropriate use of medications pertaining to the Emergency Department.
  • Participates in Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee (P&T) activities.
  • Provides oversight and assists with the development and implementation of evidence-based medication guidelines/protocols.


Qualified candidates will have a completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Emergency Department or Critical Care Pharmacy Residency with at least 3 years of practice in an related.

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