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Pharmacist Specialist

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Min. $104,124.80/yr
Closing date
Jun 8, 2022

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Position Type
Specialty Area
Administration, Drug Information
Work Setting
Health System
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Job Description

The Pharmacy Specialist provides high-quality, cost-effective pharmaceutical care to specific patient populations pertinent to the assigned scope of practice. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires. Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) Only: This Pharmacist provides comprehensive medication management (CMM) for patients referred by INTEGRIS Medical Group primary care physicians and employees and their dependents referred from INTEGRIS Health Partners care coordinators. INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


The Pharmacy Specialist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Provides concise, applicable, and timely responses to requests for drug information from healthcare professionals affiliated with INTEGRIS Health

* Identifies drug use issues requiring policy development

* Coordinates the concurrent drug use evaluation program involving the staff pharmacists

* Assists in the assessing, managing, preventing, and reporting of adverse drug events

* Tracks and trends ADRs for potential educational opportunities/drug policy issues involving medication use

* Prepares and presents drug and therapeutic class monographs for formulary review by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee

* Provides in-service education to the healthcare professionals of INTEGRIS Health; develops and distributes a drug use management oriented newsletter

*Oversee the formulary approved medications and provide for the availability of these formulary agents to the respective institution

Comprehensive Medication Management Only:

* Elicits appropriate medication history from patient and reconciles medication list.

* Assesses medication regimen for efficacy, safety, clinically-relevant drug interactions, medication adherence, and costs of therapy.

* Recognizes effects of socioeconomic, behavioral, psychological, and environmental factors of patient adherence and counsels patients regarding their influence on the patients individual medication regimen.

* Addresses medication-related problems through patient education, medication changes per CMM scope of practice and protocols, or recommendations to primary care physician or specialist as situation warrants

* Provides patient-centered care that takes into account the patient preferences and insurance formulary in selecting drug therapy.

* Identifies and triages medical problems by referring patients to appropriate health care provider.

* Communicates clearly and appropriately with patients, physicians, care coordinators, and other health care team members.

* Effectively educates patients and caregivers on medications

* Documents all CMM visits in the electronic health record in a timely manner.


The Pharmacy Specialist reports to the Manager as assigned

This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.


* Graduation of a program in Pharmacy from an accredited school of pharmacy

* Current Oklahoma Pharmacy license

* Advanced degree in pharmacy and/or a specialized residency in drug information or equivalent experience

* 15 hours of approved continued education annually and the presence of an active license will be deemed proof of such training

* Specialized residency in drug information or equivalent experience

* Must be able to communicate effectively in English

Comprehensive Medication Management Only:

* Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist or Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist required within one year of hire. Post graduate year one (PGY!) residency or equivalent experience required

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