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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

We Are Hiring

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist  - Pharmacy Services General 001 - Full-Time, Day 40 hours weekly- Ascension St. John Hospital - 34030 - Detroit, MI.

Monday through Friday. Day shift.

Why Join Ascension?

In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 20,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension St John Children’s Hospital

Ascension St. John Children’s Hospital is a nationally recognized children’s hospital located within Ascension St. John Hospital. The approximately 90 bed hospital serves all pediatric populations from birth to 21 years of age.    In addition, the Birthing Center at Ascension St. John is a referral center for high-risk pregnancies and deliveries, seeing about 3000 births per year, and is one of the safest U.S. birthing centers based on adverse event reporting from Harvard and the National Perinatal Information Center.

The newly renovated, 35 bed, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is one of the busiest in the state and is a regional referral center for critically ill newborns in southern and eastern Michigan. The NICU has been providing care to neonates since 1970 and is a member of the Vermont Oxford Network, participating in research and quality improvement initiatives.  Additionally, St. John Children’s Hospital treats newborns that require intermediate care and close observation in an 8-bed Level II Special Care Nursery.


What You Will Do

As the NICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Ascension St John Children’s Hospital you will be an integrated pharmacy resource within the NICU and will be actively sought out by the medical and multidisciplinary teams for your expert medication knowledge.  You will play an essential role in optimizing our smallest patients’ medication management through daily patient care activities and through policy, protocol and order set development, as well as ongoing drug use evaluation and safety/quality initiatives.   You will also have the opportunity to participate in the mentoring and education of Pharmacy Residents, Doctor of Pharmacy students and other health care professionals.  In addition, through our patient centered care model you will provide medication education to our neonatal parents/families/caregivers.

Our team of decentralized patient care pharmacists all practice as clinical pharmacists and cross cover the NICU, SCN, PICU and pediatric unit on afternoons and weekends. In collaboration with our PICU Pharmacy Specialist, you will play a vital role in helping maintain and advance our clinical pharmacists neonatal/pediatric medication knowledge.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):
    • Pharmacist credentialed from the Michigan Board of Pharmacy obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 
    • Board Certification for Specialty Area Preferred.


  • Diploma 
    • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy or Doctorate of Pharmacy required.
    • Pharmacy Residency preferred. PGY2 Preferred.
    • Hospital Pharmacy Experience Preferred.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Michigan is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.
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Reasonable Accommodation
Ascension Michigan provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by e-mailing: Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within Ascension Michigan will be reviewed at the e-mail address supplied.
Thank you for considering a career with Ascension Michigan.
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Job ID: 371239
Category: Pharmacy Services
Facility: MIDET Ascension St John Hosp
Ministry: Ascension SE Michigan, MI
Location: Detroit, MI

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