Clinical Pharmacist Specialist | Population Health

Job Requisition #: JR57957

End Date: 4/1/2022

Location: Wilmington, 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!

Through telehealth, the Clinical Pharmacist Specialist will support patients within CareVio and the eBrightHealth ACO across the state and serve as a clinical lead in population health. This position will be aligned with the CareVio Advanced Disease Management and High Risk/Complex Patient Management domains, providing focused multidisciplinary support for patients with chronic or high-risk medical conditions to optimize and streamline medication regimens to current standards of care.

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.
  • 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.
  • Serves as a resource to recommend pharmacotherapy alternatives or adjustments 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.).

Research and Scholarship:

  • 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:

  • Provide an interprofessional 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).
  • Serve as a resource and mentor for clinical pharmacists.

Administrative:

  • Coordinates and integrates pharmacist services with the operations of CareVio, as needed.
  • Coordinates the creation, revision, and approval of policies in accordance with CareVio policy.
  • Monitors performance metrics to identify areas of opportunity.
  • Responsible for training new clinical personnel.
  • Responsible for assigned departmental quality improvement programs and initiatives.
  • Ensures medical record documentation and hand-offs between disciplines occur in a timely, effective, and compliant manner.
  • Establishes processes that provide for escalation of patient care concerns, when appropriate

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
  • BPS board certification required (BCACP preferred)
  • Current licensure (or eligible to reciprocate) in the State of Delaware

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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.

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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.

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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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