General Description: Under the general direction of the Clinical Pharmacy Manager, the Clinical Pharmacy Specialists are responsible and accountable for the provision of safe, effective, and prompt medication therapy.
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
- Proficiently provides direct patient centered care and integrated pharmacy operational services in a decentralized practice setting with physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers.
- Facilitates pharmaceutical care services, direct patient care programs, medication utilization systems within assigned care areas to assure drug utilization is aligned with patient care needs, evidence-based best practices, and regulatory standards.
- Designs and implements stewardship activities and restriction/surveillance programs.
- Works as an active member of a multidisciplinary team and makes appropriate evidence-based, patient-centered medication recommendations.
- Participates in the management of medical emergencies.
- Provides discharge medication review, reconciliation, and counseling as appropriate.
- Actively identifies practice relates issues which require evaluation and facilitate clinical projects, quality improvement initiatives as needed to advance practice.
- Identifies, designs, and implements improvements in the medication-use system to advance patient safety, maximize therapeutic outcomes, or control costs.
- Maintains proficiency in preceptor roles.
- Develops student, resident, and staff training experiences/competencies and creates relationships for teaching and training opportunities.
- Facilitates specialty medication procurement, ordering, and dispensing procedures.
- Completes critical patient monitoring and reviews patient profile/chart to identify, prevent, or mitigate drug-related problems, improper drug or dose selection, sub therapeutic dosage, over dosage, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, failure to receive drugs, untreated indications, medication use without an indication, and treatment failures.
- Communicates effectively and appropriately with healthcare providers and caregivers (physicians, nurses, etc.) and assures continuity of pharmaceutical care between shifts and among staff.
- Performs other duties as assigned
Education: Graduate of an accredited pharmacy degree program. Completion of PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY-2 Specialty Pharmacy Residency or Fellowship required.
Experience: One (1) year experience as a clinical pharmacist in an acute care hospital setting.
Licensure/Certifications/Registrations Required: Licensure as a Doctor of Pharmacy by the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy. Certificate as a preceptor by the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy when eligible. Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist certification preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of contemporary hospital/clinical practice and service.
- Expertise in advanced pharmacy practice, specialty medication therapy management, and specialty evidence-based medicine in area appropriate for clinical assignments.
- Excellent communication skills
- Proficient with the use of Microsoft Office and EHR tools