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Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Department

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Department: PHARMACY
Local Title: Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Department
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Senior Pharmacist
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care



Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Pharmacy at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Emergency Department Senior Clinical Pharmacist. The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for the provision of comprehensive clinical pharmacy services for the Emergency Department and all associated areas, including all pharmacokinetic and therapeutic consultation.  
  • Provide Pharmacy review of medication orders prior to administration.
  • Work collaboratively with other clinicians and healthcare providers to implement and maintain innovative disease management programs and clinical pharmacy services.
  • Participate in the development of medication use management programs, including clinical guidelines, critical pathways, disease management, and drug use programs.
  • Participate in providing didactic and experiential training in Clinical Pharmacy for doctoral (PharmD) students and clinical pharmacy residents.
  • Actively participate in clinical research projects resulting in presentations and/or publications.
  • Participate in the professional development and competency of clinical staff; functions as a role model and as an educational resource for pharmacy staff.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of residency programs in the areas of Pharmaceutical Care and Clinical Pharmacology.
  • Keep informed of all local, state, and federal laws covering the storage, handling, and dispensing of drugs and for interpreting each prescription order to determine that it meets all legal requirements.
  • Keep informed of the action, side effects, and proper usage of all new drugs as they are made commercially available as well as of all investigational drugs being studied at this institution.
  • Maintain awareness of contemporary trends in the profession through the professional literature and regular attendance at professional organization meetings, institutes, and seminars.
  • Participate collegially in the development of new programs, services, and practices, in the educational activities of the department, and in the management and administration of the department.
  • Provide patient-specific medication use teaching for discharge medications when appropriate; focus on cost avoidance and cost savings due to medication use in the Emergency Department.
  • Facilitate proper information transfer with regard to medication use for patients converted to inpatient registry from the Emergency Department.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • New York State Pharmacist Licensure.
  • Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD).
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency.
  • PGY2 in Critical Care or Emergency Medicine.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-years of experience in the area of specialty.

Work Schedule:

Days Variable; Hours Variable

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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