Clinical Pharmacist Specialist NICU
Akron, OH 
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About Akron Children's Hospital

Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at .


  1. To treat every child as we would our own
  2. To treat others as they would like to be treated
  3. To turn no child away for any reason

We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.

Full Time M-F Days for Akron NICU (may require off-site work)


The Pharmacy Clinical Specialist is responsible for all drug distribution and control activities for the assigned patient care area. Evaluates, processes and monitors physician orders for patient medications and other pharmaceutical supplies, serves as a reliable source of drug information, provides expert consultation to healthcare professionals and ensures proper pharmacotherapeutics for all patients.


    • Performs complex clinical pharmacy services including drug therapy management, pharmacokinetics, multidisciplinary rounding, therapy protocol development and implementation, assist in operational initiatives and implementation, manages adverse drug reactions and medication errors and evaluates non-formulary requests.
    • Assists nurses and prescribers with medication use challenges and medication cost containment.
    • Demonstrates working knowledge of all drug distribution and control functions of pharmacy operations. Works effectively with pharmacy staff and other clinical staff regarding operational issues.
    • Evaluates drug therapy orders for appropriateness of dose, route, interval, schedule, duration, disease state, and organ function.
    • Monitors effects of drug therapy.
    • Documents interventions appropriately in electronic medical record. .
    • Provides drug education and counsels patients on appropriate drug use and storage.
    • Precepts the pharmacy resident(s)/students and provides effective and timely feedback on the resident's progress.
    • Provides mandatory education presentations to staff pharmacists.
    • Employs drug usage evaluation information to alter therapy effectively and participates in drug use evaluation programs. Active participant in Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee as required.
    • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age. Maintains knowledge and participates in accreditation activities.
    • Performs all the duties of a centralized staff pharmacist when required.
    • Participates in and accepts change as operations demand, including strategies designed to strengthen pharmacy programs.
    • Assist with administrative duties as required.
    • Other duties as required.

    • Technical Expertise

      1. Experience and knowledge of appropriate drug use for adult/pediatric/neonatal patients is required (depending on patient population assigned).
      2. Experience with interdepartmental collaboration among all levels within an organization is required.
      3. Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required. Maintains proficiency with Epic Willow and/or Ambulatory software.

      Education and Experience

      1. Education: Doctor of Pharmacy Degree is required or BS pharmacy degree with extensive pediatric experience.
      2. Licensure: Current License by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is required.
      3. Certification: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS), or other BPS Board Certification is required within one year of hire.
      4. A Post Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Residency (PGY1) required and PGY2 Residency strongly encouraged, depending on practice area.
      5. Years of relevant experience: 1-2 years is preferred.
      6. Years of experience supervising: None.

Full Time

FTE: 1.000000

Status: Onsite

Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

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Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.
EEO is the law, please click/copy paste the link below to learn more:


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 to 2 years
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