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Clinical Pharmacist - General Cardiology

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Based on training and years of experience
Closing date
Dec 9, 2021

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General Cardiology Clinical Pharmacists assume responsibility and accountability for the provision of safe, effective, and prompt medication therapy. Clinical Pharmacists proficiently provide direct patient-centered care and integrated pharmacy operational services in a decentralized practice setting with physicians, nurses, and other hospital personnel to deliver optimal medication therapy to patients with a broad range of disease states.

The following are essential job functions for Cardiology Clinical Pharmacists:
1 – Provides comprehensive clinical pharmacy services for a specialized area of pharmacy practice including: participation of inter-disciplinary patient care rounds, consultative input on safe and effective drug therapy, daily management of established clinical pharmacy programs or services, monitoring of assigned patients, patient education and discharge counseling (where appropriate) and authorizing/verifying orders 

2 – Document clinical pharmacy activities as appropriate in the medical record or other systems (e.g. event reporting system)

3 - Work collaboratively with other clinicians and health-care providers to implement and maintain innovative disease or medication management programs and

clinical pharmacy services

4 - Participate in the development of global medication use management programs within MGH including clinical guidelines, critical pathways, disease management and drug use programs

5 - Maintains a personal and professional commitment to the training of future generations of pharmacists as exemplified by: serving as a preceptor for pharmacy residency training programs offered at MGH, contributing to student training experiences for IPPE and APPE rotations, as assigned, providing didactic lectures, case studies and other interactive teaching programs to pharmacy students, pharmacy residents, and pharmacists.

6 - Provides didactic lectures to various divisions and departments of the medical center as requested including nursing, medical/surgical residents and students training in allied health professions

7 - Provide clinical leadership in area of specialty by serving as a mentor, coach and role model for all pharmacists in the department.  Recognize the need for mentoring and education and reach out in a positive and constructive way to facilitate learning and professional growth.

8 - Direct and supervise the work of technicians to ensure appropriate workflow, as required.

9 - Verbal communication to all hospital staff is conducted in an effective and professional manner.

10 - Conduct of QA, MUE, or other research to document the value and contribution of clinical pharmacy services at MGH within area of specialization.

11 - Participates in departmental Q/A processes such as reporting and following up on medication incidents, reconciling MARs, and cost-savings initiatives etc.

This position is four weeks of days, every fifth week of evenings and every fourth weekend.  This position is primarily dedicated to clinical services within the general cardiology stepdown units as well as rotation through a newly established general cardiology clinic.  Evening shift and weekend duties are primarily based covering critical care cardiology patients.  

1- Graduate of an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy required
2- Doctor of Pharmacy or other advanced degree highly preferred

1- Completion of ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency preferred and PGY2 Cardiology or Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency preferred
2- Clinical pharmacy experience (2-4 years) in a hospital setting preferred (required if no PGY2 residency)
3- Board certification in cardiology or internal medicine is required within 18 months of hire

For further information please visit: - posting # 3171742


Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is a major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Services include medicine, surgery, pediatrics, anesthesia, oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, burns, and transplant services. MGH is consistently ranked as a Top 5 hospital in the United States, located in Boston, Massachusetts, and a part of the Mass General Brigham (MGB) Health System.

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