Sterile products pharmacists assure patient safety through clinical, pharmaceutical, operational, and regulatory knowledge of sterile products and clean rooms. In addition to traditional on-demand compounding, the Sterile Products Team is responsible for preparation of a wide range of topical and injectable ophthalmics, allergy immunotherapy, desensitizations, intrathecal medications, hazardous medications, anticipatory compounding, and end-product testing. The pharmacists provide oversight of compounding personnel, aseptic technique, compounding practices, and clean room operations. Sterile products pharmacists support the Clinic and Department missions through teaching, continuous development and improvement of compounding practices, process and product research, and evaluation/implementation of new technologies.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
I. Compounding Oversight a. Assure accuracy of compounded sterile products. b. Observe and correct aseptic technique and compounding practices. c. Manage sterile compounding personnel and workflow to assure efficient, safe, and timely delivery of compounded sterile products.
II. Order Verification and Processing a. Review and verify adult parenteral nutrition orders. b. Manage emergent orders from OR suites and critical response teams. c. Review and verify specialty medication orders including prostacyclins and factor products.
III. Continuous Improvement a. Identify and respond to shifts in use patterns to minimize waste and maximize productivity. b. Continually improve work standards within the Sterile Products Team to support patient safety and operational efficiency.
IV. Regulatory Compliance a. Advance knowledge of regulatory requirements and trends governing compounding b. Assure completion and documentation of all required activities.
Other Responsibilities: • Training technicians, pharmacists, and pharmacy residents • Precepting technicians, pharmacy students, and pharmacy residents • Testing and implementation of new technology
Cleveland Clinic has been named the No. 2 hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. This is the 19th consecutive year that Cleveland Clinic has been among the Top 5 hospitals and the second straight year we have achieved the No. 2 ranking. The 2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” rankings also named Cleveland Clinic the No. 1 heart hospital in the country for the 23rd consecutive year. Statewide and regionally, Cleveland Clinic ranked No. 1 in Ohio and the Cleveland area.
Cleveland Clinic strives to reward dedication with an integrated and comprehensive benefits program that meets the needs of a diverse workforce and provides meaningful choices. Along with pension/savings plans, wellness programs and medical/dental/vision coverage, we offer flexible spending plans, life insurance and disability plans, paid time off, tuition assistance program, and reimbursement for professional certification.
Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
Smoke/drug free environment.
About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education.
Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey. 2,000 physicians and scientists practice in and conduct research in more than 120 medical specialties and annually provide for more than 4.2 million patient visits.
In addition to the main hospital, family health centers (some with surgical suites) are located throughout Northeast Ohio. For Floridians in need of medical care, Cleveland Clinic Florida offers inpatient, outpatient and emergency services.
For more than a decade, Cleveland Clinic community hospitals; Euclid Hospital, Fairview Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Lakewood Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Marymount Hospital, Medina Hospital, South Pointe Hospital and affiliate Ashtabula County Medical Center have brought the G...reater Cleveland area world-class Cleveland Clinic care while maintaining a passionate commitment to the communities they serve. Under the leadership of Cleveland Clinic, our community hospitals work together to provide the level of care, attention and service our patients expect from us.
With projects underway in Abu Dhabi, China, Austria and Canada, Cleveland Clinic is also bringing its world-class approach to patients worldwide.
Whether your career goals are better suited to a major medical center or a community hospital setting, Cleveland Clinic has employment options that will allow you to take your healthcare career to the next level.