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CommonSpirit Health PGY2 Resident Emergency Pharmacist in DES MOINES, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.



This job description covers the most significant duties performed, but does not exclude other occasional work assignments not mentioned.


  • Provides pharmaceutical care to patients assigned by actively monitoring drug therapy, providing interventions and performing consults for all assigned patients.

  • Promotes professionalism and strives to raise the level of professional practice.

  • Responds to drug information questions.

  • Provides medication teaching to patients and families as appropriate.

  • Documents in the patient’s medical record all pertinent information, including but not limited to progress notes, consultations.

  • Provides pharmacokinetic dosing and recommendations as appropriate.

  • Monitor parenteral nutrition and provide recommendations as appropriate.

  • Participates in on-call responsibilities as required.

  • Attends in-services, grand rounds, and teleconferences as directed by preceptor.

  • Prepares and presents case presentations as required.

  • Prepare and present lectures at Drake University as assigned.

  • Provide educational in-services to pharmacy and other hospital staff members and to community health care professionals and consumers as directed.

  • Actively monitors drug therapy, provides interventions and consults for all assigned patients.

  • Prepares timely documentation for record keeping.

  • Participate in quality management activities.

  • Enter,review, and/or verifymedication orders in the pharmacy computer system.

  • Checks medications, including sterile products, checked by a technician.

  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings or rounds in area of responsibility.

  • Participate as a member of the Infection Control Committee

  • Assist in leading and in the continued evolution of antibiotic stewardship activities

  • Perform day to day patient-specific reviews of antibiotic therapies and intervene as needed and as appropriate with prescribers

  • Participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee activities related to infection control, infectious disease, and antibiotic use. This includes developing and gathering data related to MUE’s, performing formulary reviews of ID-related medications, and evaluating and providing input to the response to adverse drug reactions resulting from ID-related medication therapies.

  • Assist in directing pharmacy student activities focused on antibiotic use and infectious disease-related medications.

  • Provide assistance related to hospital-wide immunization programs (example: influenza and pneumococcal vaccination programs

  • Complies with all state and federal pharmacy laws and regulations.

  • Completes hospital and department orientation.



  • Pharmacy degree (BS or Pharm.D.) from an ACPE approved College of Pharmacy.

  • Completion of ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

  • Licensed, or eligible for licensure in the State of Iowa.

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Requisition ID 2021-164262

Employment Type Full Time

Department Pharmacy

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours Day

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.