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Clinical Pharmacist Specialist

Requisition R125237 Market Suffolk, Virginia Department SS Pharmacy & Lab - Ambulatory Pharmacy Shift Days Schedule Full-time

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Job Description

Date:

May 8, 2019

Job Title:

Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist

Reports to:

Director of Population Health Pharmacy

# Direct reports:

0

Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position (2-3 sentences)

The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist will optimize drug therapy outcomes by providing high quality, cost-effective health care; influencing prescribing behaviors; identifying, preventing and resolving drug-related problems; and educating health care personnel regarding drug therapy.

Essential Job Functions

  • Participate in clinical programs to improve patient care, including but not limited to participating in in-person or telephonic pharmaceutical care clinics, therapeutic drug monitoring programs, and programs to support state-wide initiatives.
  • Perform medication reviews and medication therapy management to ensure safe and appropriate use of medications at transitions of care and yearly as appropriate.
  • Support measures and initiatives to increase patient safety regarding medication management
  • Engage and promote cost-containment efforts towards both medication utilization and best use of pharmacy resources
  • Apply appropriate techniques and strategies to effectively respond to provider/nurse consults and drug information requests.
  • Contribute to and provide guidance in drug utilization appropriateness and prescribing practices
  • Collaborate with pharmacy leadership team, CarePATH, quality, risk, care managers/care coordinators to ensure high quality patient care
  • Adheres to compliance with all applicable rules, regulations and standards as promulgated by Federal, State, and accrediting agencies or regulating bodies.  This includes, but is not limited to, the Ohio Department of Insurance, Ohio Department of Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NCQA, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, and other applicable regulatory agencies
  • This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Patient Population

The following must be included in all position descriptions that involve direct or indirect patient care.  This is a JCAHO requirement.  Also select  the age of the patient population served:

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.  

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.

Neonates (0-4 weeks)

Adolescents (13-17 years)

Infant (1-12 months)

Adults (18-64 years).

Pediatrics (1-12 years)

Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Not applicable to this position.

Employment Qualifications

Required Minimum Education:

  • PharmD, M.D., or J.D.

Specialty/Major

  • Pharmacy

Preferred Education

  • n/a

Specialty/Major

  • n/a

Licensing/ Certification -

Licensure/Certification Required

  • Registered Pharmacist

Licensure/Certification Preferred

  • BCPS or BCACP Certification

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of one year of clinical pharmacy experience, preferably to include managed care or ambulatory care experience

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Completion of residency program preferable in ambulatory care.  Exceptional communication (verbal and written skills) as well as the ability to establish and maintain working relationships with other health care professionals with minimal supervision. Must be highly motivated and have exceptional time and project management skills and ability to work with minimal supervision. 

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred

  • Additional certification including but not limited too, board certification, CDE, geriatric certification, MTM certification

Combination of post-secondary education and experience in lieu of a degree.

Working Conditions

This section addresses the physical environment in which the employee will perform the work.

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.

Long-distance or air travel as needed- not to exceed 10% travel.

General office environment.

May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.

May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse.

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.*

May be required to use physical restraints.

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.* 

May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc.

May have periods of constant interruptions.

Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions.

Prolonged periods of working alone.

* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

Physical Demands

Frequency

0%

1-33%

34-66%

67-100%

Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.)

Lifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.)

Push/ Pull (0-50 lbs.)

Push/ Pull (50-100 lbs.)

Stoop, Kneel

Crawling

Climbing

Balance

Bending

Work Position

Sitting

Walking

Standing

VII.Additional Physical Requirements/ Hazards

Physical Requirements

Hazards

Select if a physical requirement for this job.

Select if a potential hazard for this job.

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

Depth perception

Perform shift work

Use of Latex Gloves

Maneuver weight of patients

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder

Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Reach above shoulder

Exposure to dust/fumes

Repetitive arm/hand movements

Exposure to potential electrical shock

Finger Dexterity

Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy

Color Vision

Exposure to high pitched noises

Acuity – far

Gaseous risk exposure

Acuity – near

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Bon Secoursis an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Work Shift:

Days

Department:

SS Pharmacy & Lab - Ambulatory Pharmacy

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com.

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