Job Summary: Pharmacy Clinical Specialist provide all services and care expected of a Level II pharmacist. In addition, they coordinate advanced practice pharmacy services to include: (1) assist pharmacy leadership with strategic initiatives involving the implementation of new services or continuous improvement of existing services, (2) assist medical staff, system employees and pharmacy/executive leadership with improving resource utilization and outcomes related to medication therapy, (3) direct pharmacy department education services including staff development, undergraduate training and post-graduate education, and (4) provide or coordinate consultative and drug information services to patients, physicians and system employees as required by policy, regulation or physician order.
Education: Pharm. D. degree and completion of a PGY1 residency program or equivalent experience (5 years in a clinical specialty position) are required. PGY2 residency program or Board Certification preferred.
Licensure, Registration and/or Certification: Oklahoma Doctor of Pharmacy License.
Work Experience: 1 - 2 years related experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Skilled using Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Access. Good analytical skills. Ability to communicate effectively, work independently and as a team member. Good verbal and writing skills to support effective communication.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Develop, implement, and sustain clinical pharmacy services including patient medication profile reviews, patient and/or caregiver education, therapeutic medication recommendations, drug monitoring, consultative services, medication event reporting, and other tasks as guided by pharmacy and medical staff leadership. Maintain clinical expertise in assigned specialty area(s) and preserve a collaborative rapport with physicians and other healthcare professionals to promote evidence-based care, ensure drug safety, and produce optimal patient outcomes. Support operational functions of the pharmacy department, including verifying, preparing, and dispensing medications; identifying opportunities for process improvement, system optimization, and safe use of technology; promoting formulary compliance; and upholding safety and regulatory procedures across the continuum of the medication management process. Critically evaluate current and emerging medication therapies with regards to safety, efficacy, and cost; and use evidence based recommendations to advise pharmacy and medical staff leadership on therapies producing the best resource utilization and patient outcomes. Develop, lead, and participate in competency programs and education initiatives for the pharmacy department (including student and resident training programs), physicians, nurses, and other hospital staff to promote safe and appropriate medication use. Act as a pharmacy ambassador by participating in department, facility, and system committees and task groups to advance quality, safety, and regulatory initiatives that align with the strategic plan of the health system. Perform other duties as assigned.
Decision Making: Independent judgment in making evidence-based decisions from diversified sources that are subject to general review in final stages.
Working Relationships: Coordinates activities of others (does not supervise). Leads others in same work performed (does not supervise). Works directly with patients and/or customers. Works with internal/external customers. Works with other healthcare professionals and staff. Works frequently with individuals at director level or above.
Special Job Dimensions: None.