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Sr Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Business Practices

Yale New Haven Health System
New Haven County, Connecticut, US
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Work Setting
Health System
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To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

As members of a High Reliability Organization (HRO), every employee should practice CHAMP behavior and strive to make patient safety a top priority. Under the direction of the Manager, Drug Use Policy, the Sr Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for planning and implementing strategies to maximize the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and safety of drug use, developing and ensuring compliance with formulary and drug use policies, achieving fiscal goals as established by the department business plan, providing guidance and support to staff, serving as liaison to clinical leadership, and precepting pharmacy residents and students.



1. Enhance clinical quality and safety of medication use process

1.1 Develop and implement drug use and/or medication safety guidelines/protocols/policies.

2. Manage Pharmaceutical Expense for Target Therapies and/or Clinical Areas

2.1 Report on the status of drug target performance and special projects (e.g. Drug Use Optimization, subcommittee agendas, etc) to the Associate Director at least once a month)

3. Mentor and develop pharmacy staff

3.1 Supports the ongoing development of clinical staff by providing continuous performance feedback.

4. Serve as Clinical and Operational resource to assigned areas

4.1 Meets with area staff to discuss and resolve operational problems/areas in need of attention

5. Develop educational initiatives

5.1 Identify educational needs of staff in specialty area



Graduate from an accredited College of Pharmacy with a B.S., M.S., or Pharm. D. degree. Completion of a residency in hospital pharmacy from a program accredited by the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists is highly desired but not required.


Minimum of three years of experience in a clinical practice setting with demonstrated skills in formulary evaluation, drug information, and project management. Experience in leading or participating in medical committees and application of quality improvement techniques is required.


Active Connecticut Pharmacist License


Experience in drug utilization review and data analysis (e.g. MS Excel, MS Access) is highly desirable. Excellent written and verbal presentation skills are required. Should be familiar with Change Acceleration Process (CAP) or similar process improvement/change management skills.
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