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Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist


  • Health First
  • 12/21/21
  • Melbourne, FL
  • 32901
  • Full-Time
POSITION SUMMARY:



To be fully engaged in providing Quality/No Harm, Customer Experience, and Stewardship by: Performing clinical pharmacy services and ensuring that the pharmacy provides optimal clinical services on a daily basis. The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist assists with the development, implementation, and maintenance of systems that promote desirable patient outcomes through the use of safe, costeffective drug therapies.



PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:



Quality/No Harm: Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies, and appropriateness of drug and dose. Reads, extracts, and interprets information in patient records, as appropriate. Prepares and presents drug use evaluation (DUE), drug utilization review (DUR), and pharmacy performance measures summary to P&T committee. Reviews the use of targeted medications for compliance with current pharmcoeconomic programs. Assists the Clinical Coordinator in the development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical pharmacy services. Facilitates the development and implementation of treatment guidelines, protocols, formulary changes, and critical pathways as approved by appropriate committees. Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, adverse drug reactions, and appropriateness of drug and dose. Maintains current pharmacist licensure. Completes all competence/skills assessment requirements (see attached competence assessment/skills list). Maintains patient and department confidentiality. Participates in the quality improvement activities of the department. Collects and analyzes data and maintains documentation of all clinical activities. Maintains patient and department confidentiality Customer Experience: Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff and patients. Provides training and education to pharmacists, residents and students regarding pharmaceutical care and pharmacoeconomics. Supervises, instructs and evaluates residents and pharmacy students. Participates in community educational programs (e.g., diabetes classes, health fairs). Assists Clinical Coordinator with policies and procedures for clinical activities (e.g., establishing prior authorization criteria). Establishes productive, collaborative relationships with staff members and within the community. Attends assigned committee meetings and reads pertinent email communications. Sustains professional competence and promotes development through participation in inservices, workshops, seminars, and professional organizations. Presents one major clinical presentation annually (ex. FSHP, AMCP, ASHP, CME, etc) Stewardship: Facilitates the identification, resolution, implementation, and communication of cost-effective medication use issues in collaboration with the medical staff. Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Suggests appropriate, cost effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed. Reads and evaluates the medical literature for studies supporting the pharmaceutical care and pharmacoeconomic programs. Prepares reports on pharmaceutical care and pharmacoeconomic activities including financial impact, as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Graduated from accredited college of pharmacy Must possess a Pharm.D. degree Graduated from ASHP accredited PGY1 residency program required; PGY2 preferred Must have a license to practice in the state of Florida by Board of Pharmacy Basic Life Safety with CPR certification required Hours may be long and irregular; includes evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary



PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Repetitive use of hands and fingers. Good hand and wrist dexterity to enable typing and/or computer work for 8-10 hours/day. Good eyesight to read literature, reports, and clinical documentation. Good hearing to understand phone conversations, customers and those in which the position depends. Ability to work in noisy distracting atmosphere, to handle frequent interruptions, to adapt to changes in workload and work schedule. Handle large volumes of work for long periods of time. Walk, bend, stoop, twist, sit, stand for long periods of time, 8-10 hours a day. May require lifting and carrying light loads (Up to 40 lbs.)



MENTAL DEMANDS:

Ability to work independently. Patience, positive attitude, cooperation, work well with others, friendly, problem solving skills, analytical skills, attention to detail - thoroughness. Attention to accuracy, organized, good communications skills (orally and in writing), ability to handle and work well under stress. Good listening skills, good social skills, perform multiple tasks at one time, and are able to make quick accurate decisions. Ability to evaluate medical literature.

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