Clinical Pharmacist Specialist | Quality and Performance Improvment

Job Requisition #: JR58697

End Date: 9/24/2021

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 the Quality and Performance Improvement Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, you will be responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of Pharmacy related quality, accreditation, and Performance Improvement programs (PI) for Pharmacy Services.


  • Working with Pharmacy Leadership, develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures to ensure optimal quality, safety, compliance and operational performance    
  • Ensures that accepted standards of practice as outlined by accrediting bodies, ASHP, USP, and ISMP are followed.
  • Participate in all Pharmacy related surveys to provide expertise in quality and performance improvement aspects
  • Keeps current on industry standards and regulatory/compliance issues within Pharmacy
  • Provide proactive reporting consultation to Pharmacy Leadership team on regulatory and compliance issues
  • Leads efforts in continuous process improvement to maximize efficiency, safety and ongoing survey readiness for the department and health system
  • Defines the processes of data collection and analysis that lead to quantification of departmental impact on patients and health system resources
  • Provide oversight for staff training and competency assessment for the department
  • Lead departmental performance improvement projects and routinely monitor and report findings to the associated Pharmacy Directors
  • Develops strategies for efficient performance while minimizing the potential for error
  • Lead departmental ESP (Effective & Safe Pharmacy) committee
  • Participate in research design, data analysis, and publication of study results for research projects and medication use evaluations
  • Assist or directly precept residents and pharmacy students
  • Maintain a mastery of knowledge related to current resources and standards pertinent to pharmacy quality, accreditation and performance improvement


  • Pharm.D. required
  • ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency required
  • ASHP-Accredited PGY2 specialty residency or 5 years of relevant experience required (At least 5 years as a Pharmacist and at least 3 years in performance improvement)  
  • Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy is preferred
  • Six Sigma/LEAN Six Sigma certification or Vizient Analyst Certificate program required or must obtain within 2 years of hire
  • Delaware Pharmacist Licensure or eligible for reciprocity

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.

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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