St. Joseph’s/Candler(SJC) is a 714 bed community-based regional referral health system comprised of two hospitals with an annual combined emergency department censes of over 100,000 patients. SJC has had clinical pharmacy specialists in the emergency departments full time since 2009. Our ED pharmacy staff currently consists of 4 full time specialists (2 at each hospital) and a PGY2 Emergency Medicine resident (established 2015) who spends time at both facilities. Our ED pharmacy staff currently covers the EDs 7 days a week from 10am – 9:30pm, with occasional extended hours provided through the residents.
Our role in the ED revolves around clinical responsibilities of a pharmacist in an ED, such as: code response house-wide, stroke response, STEMI response, RSI, sepsis, DKA, toxicology, moderate sedation, etc. Our role is very hands-on and “at the bedside,” including administration of medications. Other roles include: provision of drug information to ED, admitting, & consulting physicians/NPs/Pas; medication reconciliation; order verification; Pyxis & Meditech management; and many other pharmacy related items. We have a Culture & Sensitivity Follow-up process that is primarily pharmacy managed utilizing a physician approved protocol. We also have many administrative responsibilities, including ED order set creation and review, committee participation, and precepting of PGY2 EM and Critical Care residents, PGY1 residents, and PharmD students.
U.S. Citizenship required. Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency (required) and an ASHP-accredited PGY2 Emergency Medicine or Critical Care residency (preferred) and/or clinical practice experience in emergency medicine and/or critical care. Onsite interviews to be offered as appropriate. Projected start date: Spring 2019
Internal Number: ClinSpecEmerMed
About St. Joseph's candler
The Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy has three major components: Clinical Pharmacy, Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics and Pharmacy Care Administration. Together they make up a diverse and thriving department with locations in Athens, Augusta, Albany and Savannah. We offer doctor of pharmacy, residency and graduate programs in partnership with leading health care providers. Our goal is to be nationally and internationally recognized in the areas of public health, drug policy, pharmacoeconomics and outcomes related to drug therapy. We intend to be a leading program for therapeutics-related research that connects the basic science laboratory with clinical practice. Our Clinical Pharmacy group practices and teaches pharmaceutical care at the cutting edge of the profession throughout Georgia in a variety of community, inpatient and outpatient settings. Practice sites located in Athens, Augusta, Albany and Savannah enrich the health of Georgians while educating our students and contributing to the stature of the College. The Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics group, jointly based at the University of Georgia in Athens and Georgia Regents University in Augusta, ...conducts nationally and internationally recognized translational research from laboratory to patient bedside. Pharmacy residents and graduate students (Ph.D.) work together in research, training and education in this area. Our Pharmacy Care Administration group, located in Athens, conducts both research and practice focused on health economics and pharmacoeconomics, public health policy, and analysis of the outcomes of health care delivery with the aim of improving outcomes in health services and pharmaceutical care delivery. Graduate faculty and students (Ph.D.) collaborate closely with clinical faculty and residents in both education and research.