Clinical Pharmacist Specialist | Behavioral Health | $10,000 Sign On Bonus

Job Requisition #: JR71342

End Date: 7/31/2024

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Pharmacy

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Do you want to work at one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation?

Our amazing Pharmacy Team dispenses approximately 6,200,000 individualized patient doses per year, as well as 170,000 retail/mail order prescriptions. We provide medications that are safe and efficacious.

Life is full of choices, and whom you work for is one of life's most important decisions. ChristianaCare has earned national recognition for excellence. Choose an organization that provides career advancement and the opportunity to impact health.

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

This position is a key clinical role responsible for providing high-touch, patient-centric care to drive an exceptional experience for patients enrolled in the Specialty Pharmacy Program. In this position, you will serve as a primary pharmacy resource for providers within the behavioral health practices; provide longitudinal medication education and monitoring to patients of the practice; and provide medication-related care for the purpose of achieving defined outcomes as specified within health system protocols and policies.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist providers and patients with managing complex medication regimens to treat various psychiatric and behavioral health conditions, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and substance use disorders.
  • 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
  • Work collaboratively with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and the 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.
  • Provide individualized patient education/evaluation regarding drug therapy as requested or identified by patient need.
  • Evaluate specific medication therapies consistent with organizational policy
  • 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.
  • 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 reactions
  • 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
  • Identify and implement process improvement initiatives to enhance patient safety, workload, and efficiency
  • Participate in student and resident research projects and/or medication use evaluations
  • Precept pharmacy residents and students, as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • PharmD degree required
  • ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency required
  • ASHP-accredited PGY-2 pharmacy residency required (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience in ambulatory psychiatric pharmacy practice preferred
  • Board certification required 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.

ChristianaCare Offers:

  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision and other insurance benefits
  • 403 (b) with an employer match
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and phenomenal discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!

If you 're inspired to make a difference, we invite you to become a ChristianaCare caregiver.

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.

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.


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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