Staff - Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist (Outpatient)

Job Description

The St. Elizabeth Healthcare Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for direct patient care via pharmacist/practitioner collaborative care agreements for disease states in dermatology, endocrinology, hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, HIV, HIV PrEP, rheumatology, hyperlipidemia, osteoporosis, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Patients are seen by the pharmacist to help optimize specialty medication therapies, improving patient outcomes, safety, and cost utilization. The ambulatory clinical pharmacist may also have patient care responsibilities in anticoagulation and erythropoietin management.

The desirable candidate for this position has Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, a PGY2 pharmacy residency in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, or a minimum of three years of experience in a similar setting.

  • Provide top notch customer service following AIDET
  • Reviews and monitors patient treatment medications for appropriateness based on current clinical and institutional guidelines as well as patient-specific criteria
  • Provides final professional review and verification of prescription filling and offsite facility orders. Assures timeliness and accuracy of filling and that all processing has a pharmacist final check.
  • Provides accurate, adequate and timely drug information to patients, the medical staff, and nursing staff.
  • Supervises and directs Interns and Technicians: Provides active direct supervision and mentoring of Interns and Technicians as guided by ICARE values. This includes monitoring timely completion of tasks, redirection of staff to meet patient needs and encouraging use of the AIDET model in interaction with staff, patients and visitors. Reports behavior not responsive to direct intervention to the leadership team.
  • Maintains inventory and responsible for order management, ensuring the product is on hand and ordered from the appropriate wholesaler. Follows sound accounting principles. Contributes to financial contribution and assures department is meeting budgeted goals
  • Act as a liaison to other departments within the healthcare system including but not limited to: Hospice, Social Service, SDS, Meds to Beds, Specialty Pharmacy and provider offices as well as any other departments
  • Maintains Professional Competency: Maintains licensure. Completes all departmental competency/skills assessment requirements. Maintains current knowledge of pharmacy practice. Seeks to develop and maintain skills in areas of specialized practice.
  • Assures adherence to regulatory guidelines (State Board of Pharmacy, Drug Enforcement Agency, Centers for Medicare/Medicaid services, Food and Drug Administration, The Joint Commission)
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education, Credentials, Licenses:

  • Graduate from NABP accredited pharmacy college
  • Current US pharmacist license in state where work is being performed

Specialized Knowledge:

  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Multitask
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good communication skills

Familiar with Current Practice Standards (ASHP)