Clinical Resident - 31030

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 25433

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Participates in patient care through monitoring of patient’s drug therapy for safety, efficacy, and cost effectiveness with emphasis on utilizing Pharmacologic and Pharmacokinetics principles. Participates in departmental education and CQI programs.

Job Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, provides optimal pharmaceutical support to patients of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in an appropriate, efficacious, safe, and cost effective fashion.

  • Participates in clinical rounds at least four times weekly.
  • Reviews patient’s pharmaco-therapy using the hospital information system (HIS) and the pharmacy computer system to ensure that the medications are appropriate in terms of dose, dosage form, route of administration, frequency, duration of therapy, and patient’s disease state.
  • Communicates with prescribers and nurses to recommend alternatives for inappropriate therapy or substitutes for non-formulary items.
  • Ensures and promotes compliance with institution’s formulary system and other guidelines set forth by the TSC and the Department of Pharmacy.
  • Provides pharmacokinetics monitoring to all the patients on the team of clinical practice.                            


Provides drug information and/or presents educational programs to health care professional and patients.

  • Provides appropriate and timely consultative services (DI, pharmacokinetics, etc) to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals regarding drug therapy. Ensures response time to inquiries to be no greater than 24 hours.
  • Advises patients and family on the use of various medications: name, description, route, dosage form, duration of the therapy, directions for preparation, administration, use, common side effect, interactions, contraindications, self-monitoring, storage, refill information and action to be taken if dose is missed.
  • Develops one didactic module for ongoing staff development programs.
  • Participates in the training of pharmacy students from the College of Pharmacy.             


Contributes to departmental and professional publications and programs.

  • Writes a pharmacy newsletter article at least once per year.
  • Assists in writing, editing, and reviewing formulary monographs for presentation to TSC.
  • Assists in editing and reviewing The CHOP formulary on an annual basis.             



Acts as liaison with nursing and medical staff concerning prescription, orders, drug and pharmaceutical details, patient reactions, errors and complaints.

  • Participates in and contributes to regularly scheduled or Ad Hoc Medical Staff / Nursing / Pharmacy Committee Meetings on a monthly basis. For example:
    • Practice based
    • Therapeutic Standards Committee
    • Drug Utilization Subcommittee
    • ADR / Medication Error Subcommittee        

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Provides timely communication to supervisors and peers.

  • Provides information on clinical or operational issues to keep managers and peers advised of events and problems.
  • Communicates in a timely manner, supply requirements to the hospital and pharmacy purchasing personnel.



Performs other related duties as assigned by authorized personnel to provide departmental flexibility to patient care needs including those for emergency situations.

  • Provides help or coverage to others when needed.
  • Assumes dispensing responsibilities for weekend coverage every 3 weeks.


Completes one residency project under the supervision of the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator.

Presents project at the Annual Eastern State Conference.


Participation in hospital and department Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities.

  • Assists in maintaining records and statistics required to monitor and evaluate clinical pharmacy activities and effectiveness in accomplishing its stated objectives. (Consults, interventions etc.)
  • Develops and reviews annually 1 Drug Utilization Policy and Procedures to ensure that the medication is appropriate in terms of dose, dosage form, route of administration, frequency, duration of therapy, patient’s disease state and cost effectiveness.
  • Assists in data collection of ADRs in the institution.


Utilize the principals of continuous quality improvement to analyze, and resolve problems in a systematic manner.

  • Assists in preparing required reports by compiling information.
  • Develops recommendations to immediate supervisor about how methods and procedures can be improved.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

PHARM - Licensed Pharmacist

Required Education and Experience

  • Doctor of Pharmacy.
  • Must complete 30 hours/2 years of continuing education to remain licensed.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • Residency in Clinical Pharmacy preferred.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Efficient in Pharmacokinetics calculations, drug literature review, evaluation of pharmacotherapeutics, computer applications, aseptic technique.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective educator
  • A clinical resident will be in the position to recommend changes in a patient’s drug therapy where they must be able to interpret and evaluate physicians orders for the most appropriate cost effective therapy, e.g. deleting therapeutic duplications, preventing unnecessary extended therapy, converting from intravenous to oral therapy, detecting and preventing drug-drug interactions and drug related allergies and recommending formulary substitutions for non-formulary drug orders.
  • This intervention also will prevent the likelihood and drug –induced risk to the patient.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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