Bridgeport Hospital (BH) is an acute care teaching hospital in the Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) which includes 6 patient care centers. BH provides a wide range of clinical services including cardiology, pulmonology, women's health, pediatrics, psychiatry (adult, adolescent and geriatric), oncology, and is the site of Connecticut's only dedicated Burn Center, one of our 4 intensive care units (ICU). Bridgeport is located on the shoreline of Connecticut, an hour from New York City and 2 hours from Boston.
The critical care medicine pharmacist is responsible for:
rounding with the multidisciplinary medical/cardiac ICU team
drug therapy management for assigned medical/cardiac ICU and cardiology patients
performing pharmacist responsibilities as outlined by pharmacist protocols (e.g. IV to Enteral, renal dose adjustment, aminoglycoside and vancomycin protocols, anticoagulation and others)
interpretation of clinical and pharmacokinetic lab data
providing drug information to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals
providing inservice education to pharmacy staff, including residents, students and interns
demonstrating effective oral and written communication skills
demonstrating leadership with active participation on an interdisciplinary hospital or YNHHS committee
meeting Regulatory and Safety Quality Compliance
overseeing the drug distribution process, assuring accurate and timely dispensing of drugs to patients via pharmacy systems
coverage of other ICUs: surgical, burn or neonatal, as needed
The YNHHS - BH Department of Pharmacy offers career advancement with a Career Ladder, supports staff professional development and ongoing education, and scholarly activities.
As BH is affiliated with 6 schools of pharmacy, there are opportunities for teaching and precepting IPPE and APPE students. In addition, BH is in its inaugural year of initiating a PGY-1 Residency Program. Precepting PGY-1 Residents on critical care medicine rotation is expected.
Paid time off, health/life insurance, reimbursement for reasonable expenses of conferences, tuition reimbursement and new board certification recognition awards.
EXPERIENCE (number of years and type required to meet an acceptable level of performance):
Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency and PGY2 Critical Care pharmacy residency OR equivalent experience (4 post-graduate years in area of practice specialty) is preferred.
Graduation from an accredited College of Pharmacy with a B.S., M.S., or Pharm.D. degree.
Active Connecticut Pharmacist License. Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification is preferred.