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Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - Ambulatory Care - Pulmonology

Company: Christiana Care Health Systems
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:

In this position you will be responsible for providing high-touch, patient-centric care to drive an exceptional experience for patients enrolled in the ChristianaCare Specialty Pharmacy Program. You will be a primary pharmacy resource for providers within the pulmonology practices, provide longitudinal medication education and monitoring to patients enrolled in the ChristianaCare Specialty Pharmacy Program, and provide medication-related care for the purpose of achieving defined outcomes as specified within health system protocols and policies.PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Patient care

  • Provide education on specialty medications prescribed by specialists.
  • Address medication-related questions or concerns in-between provider visits as needed.
  • Document patient visits and follow-ups within the specialty pharmacy documentation system in accordance with URAC and ACHC accreditation standards
  • Work collaboratively with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians within the Specialty Pharmacy, with the specialty pharmacy access concierge to help facilitate a smooth prescription processing process, and with the call-center staff to help appropriately address patient calls.
  • Review and interpret physician's medication orders, detect and evaluate adverse drug effects, evaluate drug efficacy, therapeutic goals and indications, review for contraindications/precautions, the patient's current status of health, and review drug profiles and patient's medical record for drug-drug, drug-food, drug-laboratory and drug-disease state(s) potentials.
  • Resolve such problems in consultation with the prescriber and in accordance with best practice.
  • Provide individualized patient education/evaluation regarding drug therapy as requested or identified by patient need.
  • Evaluate specific medication therapies consistent with organizational policy.
  • Monitor drug therapy outcomes for targeted patients within established guidelines.
  • Demonstrate skill and knowledge necessary to provide pharmaceutical care to the pulmonology patient population.
  • Participate in the management and documentation of adverse drug reactions.
  • Provide accurate, unbiased, timely, and cost-effective drug information to medical, pharmacy, nursing, and other allied health professionals.
  • Monitor drug therapy outcomes for targeted patients within established guidelines.
  • Demonstrate skill and knowledge necessary to provide pharmaceutical care for specialty conditions.
  • Manage patients supportive care plan
  • Coordinate activities with health care team to perform enhanced medication reconciliation on select patient populations or as indicated by assessment
  • Report, record, assess and evaluate adverse drug reactionsQuality Improvement
    • Identify and submit Report2Learn (R2L) reports and provide follow up assessment as assigned
    • Develop and revise evidence-based guidelines and order sets to ensure standardized, safe, and effective treatments regimens.
    • Participate in quality assurance/quality improvement activities as needed to achieve and maintain URAC and ACHC accreditation and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements
    • Assure handling of medications throughout the hospital complies with state and federal laws and regulations and hospital policies.
    • Identify and implement process improvement initiatives to enhance patient safety, workload, and efficiencyResearch and Scholarship
      • Support and assist interdepartmental projects as requested (e.g. P&T monographs, newsletter articles, etc.).
      • Collaborate with research team to support patients enrolled in clinical trials
      • Participate in student and resident research projects and/or medication use evaluationsTraining and Education
        • Precept pharmacy residents and students, as assigned.
        • Participate in providing educational sessions (e.g., technician training, in-services, clinical pearls, staff development education) or materials for patient groups and allied health professionals.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
          • Pharm.D. degree required
          • ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency required
          • ASHP-accredited PGY2 Residency required (or equivalent experience)
          • Experience in ambulatory pharmacy practice preferred
          • Board Certification required or obtained within 2 years of hire
          • Current licensure (or eligible to reciprocate) in the State of Delaware
          • May require pharmacist licensure in additional states to provide virtual patient care services.EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Keywords: Christiana Care Health Systems, Newark , Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - Ambulatory Care - Pulmonology, Healthcare , Newark, Delaware

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