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Clinical Pharmacist

Description

Purpose:

Ensure the provision of safe, effective and cost-effective pharmacotherapy and contribute to optimal patient outcomes. Services will be provided in compliance with federal and state regulations; TJC standards; and health system, hospital, and department policies and guidelines. Support a variety of patient populations, ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics across inpatient and outpatient practice areas. Serve as a preceptor and mentor for pharmacy students and residents.


Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate a service orientation toward patients, staff, and visitors. Convey a positive, professional image at all times
  • Complete all required professional and department competency assessment programs.
  • Identify and document pharmacist interventions and report adverse drug events and medication errors. Discuss with pertinent practitioners and pharmacy leadership as required.
  • Evaluate patient pharmacotherapy for appropriateness of drug selection, dosage, dosage form, route, and duration, taking into account patient disease state(s), diagnosis, age, weight, gender, eliminating organ function, concurrent medications, and allergies.
  • Develop educational materials for in-service programs including, but not limited to, disease management, pharmacotherapeutic options, and pharmacy initiatives.
  • Mentor and/or precept pharmacy students and residents to facilitate ongoing teaching programs and support departmental and School of Pharmacy teaching missions.
  • Provide health care team members with accurate responses to drug information questions in a timely manner utilizing available primary and tertiary reference electronic and written information sources.
  • Participate in development of new initiative ideas by reviewing literature, preparing initiative proposals, and/or discussing implementation and educational strategies.
  • Contribute to development of workflow guidelines, procedures, and other necessary tools (productivity monitoring, intervention documentation tracking, etc.) to maximize productivity and standardize patient assessment approaches
  • Contribute to discussion and/or development of collaborative research projects.
  • Maintain collaborative, interactive relationships with other members of the health care team in discussion of patient pharmacotherapy and disease management issues.
  • Facilitate and/or assist with the development and implementation of continuous quality improvement projects based on clinical initiatives and departmental programs.
  • Provide educational programs to pharmacy, nursing, medical staff and other related disciplines.
  • Enforce and support Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee activities such as clinical initiatives, formulary decisions, adverse event monitoring, and procedure development.
  • Develop outcome and competency assessment tools for clinical initiatives to evaluate patient outcomes, impact of clinical interventions, effectiveness of education programs, and prescriber compliance.
  • Participate in discussion of medical literature review for evaluation of place in therapy for new drugs or disease management concepts, identification of new opportunities, and review of ongoing initiatives.
  • Participate in monitoring pharmacotherapy by evaluating problems, identifying opportunities for therapy optimization, discussing therapeutic options for care, determining options for drug therapy management, and assessing patient outcomes.
  • Utilize clinical information systems to gather background patient information for evaluation of pharmacotherapy and disease process to determine potential interventions in care and/or evaluate initiative impact over time.
  • Work collaboratively with team members, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, clinical pharmacy specialists, and other health care team members.

Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) from an accredited School of Pharmacy required.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate leadership in their current position. 
  • Post-licensure experience preferred.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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