Clinical Pharmacist Specialist | Primary Care

Job Requisition #: JR56096

End Date: 6/1/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Pharmacy

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Come and join us in the ChristianaCare Pharmacy - Dedicated to getting the right drug to the right patient at the right time!

As a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, you will provide longitudinal pharmaceutical care to patients of ChristianaCare Primary Care practices by designing, recommending, monitoring, and evaluating patient specific pharmacotherapy. This position will be located at the Medical Arts Pavilion 2 (MAP2) with potential to travel up to two days per week to other practice sites.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Patient Care:

  • Utilizes risk stratification tools to identify targeted high-risk patient population dependent on age, hospitalizations, ED visits, comorbid diagnoses (e.g. COPD, CHF, CKD), polypharmacy and behavioral health diagnosis.
  • Participates in Primary Care meetings and forums.
  • Provides verbal and written consultations concerning drug therapy evaluations as requested.
  • Documents drug use and compliance patterns, detect and evaluate adverse drug effects, evaluate drug efficiency, therapeutic goals and indications, reviews 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.
  • Evaluates appropriate laboratory tests necessary to monitor and support the patient's drug therapy program.
  • Documents assessment, observations, impressions, recommendations, plan, significant findings, interventions, and services rendered as appropriate in the care management and electronic medical record system.
  • Coordinates activities with health care team to perform enhanced medication reconciliation on high-risk populations and patients or as indicated by assessment.
  • Reports, records, assess and evaluate adverse drug reactions and communicate with providers to mitigate risk and/or develop a treatment plan.
  • Provides accurate, unbiased, timely and cost-effective drug information to patients of the health care team on targeted patient population.
  • Supports and participates in other duties as required to meet workload demands.
  • Serves as a resource to suggest pharmacotherapy alternatives to providers to enhance compliance, reduce potential errors, adverse drug events and to minimize cost burden.

Quality Improvement:

  • Works to integrate IT into workflow to enhance communication about medications across care settings.
  • Represent pharmacy on departmental and health system committees as assigned and contribute when pharmacotherapy issues are discussed.
  • Support and assist interdepartmental projects as requested (e.g., newsletter articles, performance improvement activities, etc.).
  • Participate in reporting ADEs to institutional committees and national programs (e.g., the FDA MedWatch program).
  • Participate in identifying and submitting events via Report2Learn (R2L) system and providing follow up assessment.

Research and Scholarship:

  • Participate in research design, data analysis, and publication of study results as a preceptor for resident research projects.
  • Contribute to the pharmacy and medical literature (e.g., case reports, letters to the editor, and therapeutic, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacoeconomic reports, peer reviewer).
  • Participate in regional, national, and international meetings for the pharmacy and medical community.

Training and Education:

  • Coordinates educational lectures/meetings on medication therapy as needed.
  • Provide an inter-professional experience in training and mentoring pharmacy students, PGY-1 pharmacy residents, and PGY-2 pharmacy residents through experimental ambulatory care rotations.
  • Provide direct oversight for resident-related projects as assigned (i.e., grand rounds, MUEs).
  • Provide formal accredited and informal interprofessional educational sessions.
  • Develop and implement training programs for other clinical pharmacists working in ambulatory care.
  • Serve as a resource and mentor for clinical pharmacists.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • PharmD from an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy required
  • ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency required
  • ASHP-accredited PGY-2 residency required (or equivalent experience)
  • BPS board certification required (preferably in ambulatory care)
  • Current licensure (or eligible to reciprocate) in the State of Delaware

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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