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Pharmacist Clinical Specialist II Toxicology

Employer
University of Rochester
Location
Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester
Salary
$115,800 Minimum
Closing date
Oct 13, 2023

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Other
Work Setting
Health System
Hours
Full-time

Job Details

The toxicology clinical pharmacy specialist is responsible for the provision of comprehensive clinical pharmacy services in the area of toxicology and emergency medicine to optimize safe, effective and cost-effective drug therapy. Activities include participation as a member on the inter-disciplinary toxicology patient care team, provision of toxicology consults under the supervision of a medical toxicologist, pharmacotherapeutic and pharmacokinetic consults under department and service protocols, coordination with the poison control center, patient education, development of best practice guidelines, policies, and/or procedures related to pharmacotherapy, and active committee membership on departmental and/or interdisciplinary teams.  The clinical pharmacy specialist serves as a leader for the department in their specialty area of practice, organizing appropriate departmental initiatives and providing education and teaching for pharmacy colleagues and trainees at all levels of practice as well as education and teaching of providers, toxicology fellows, medicine and surgery residents, and medical students. The clinical pharmacy specialist will also have a working knowledge of clinical pharmacy services in the emergency department and of the operational aspects of the pharmacy department and will contribute to the overall objectives of the department as an integrated member of the pharmacy practice team. The clinical pharmacy specialist provides supervision of pharmacy technicians as defined by NYS Laws and Regulations. 

 

Responsibility

Clinical Pharmacy Practice:

 

Provides comprehensive clinical pharmacy services for a specialized area of pharmacy practice including:  Participates on inter-disciplinary patient care team rounds in toxicology, provides toxicology consults per protocol, provides consultative input on safe and effective drug therapy, manages established clinical pharmacy programs or services, monitors assigned patient populations for clinical progress including toxidromes, renal/hepatic function, and other applicable laboratory tests,  recommends adjustments to therapy as necessary, provides patient education and discharge counseling, authorizes/verifies orders, supervises drug distribution when appropriate and required.

 

Provides clinical pharmacy services in the emergency department including participation in level I and II traumas, stroke alerts, STEMI alerts, and other emergency responses, culture review, pharmacokinetic consults, provision of drug information, patient and provider education, and order verification.

 

Documents clinical pharmacy activities as appropriate in the medical record or other systems (e.g., electronic medical record, event reporting system, etc.).

 

Works collaboratively with other clinicians and health-care providers to implement and maintain innovative disease or medication management programs and clinical pharmacy services.

 

Participates in the development of global medication use management programs within the University of Rochester Medical Center including clinical guidelines, critical pathways, disease management and drug use programs.

 

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

 

Directs and supervises the work of technicians to ensure appropriate workflow as required.

 

Conducts QA, MUE, or other research to document the value and contribution of clinical pharmacy services at URMC within area of specialization.  Participates in departmental Q/A processes such as reporting and following up on medication incidents, cost-savings initiatives, etc.

 

 

Training

 

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 the University of Rochester Medical Center, contributes to student training experiences for IPPE and APPE rotations as assigned, provides didactic lectures, case studies and other interactive teaching programs to pharmacy students, pharmacy residents, and pharmacists.  Provides didactic lectures to various divisions and departments of the medical center as requested including nursing, toxicology fellows, medical/surgical residents and students training in allied health professions.

Problem Solving

 

Resolves problems with appropriate and direct communication to all pertinent staff in a clear and concise manner.  Identifies patient care problems and does not pass on problems to the next shift without exhausting reasonable attempts at resolution and communicating progress.  Problem solving will often go beyond patient-specific issues, and may require participation on interdisciplinary teams or revising hospital or departmental policy, procedures or treatment guidelines.  Contacts supervisor for assistance when solution is beyond his/her expertise or authority.

 

Service

 

Holds active membership and participates in local, regional and national professional organizations in clinical pharmacy and/or specialty areas of practice.  Conducts presentation of clinical education or research results at local, regional and/or national meetings.  Provision of continuing professional education to peers in the community, region, and/or nationally. Recognition of expertise in specialty area of practice at a local and national level.  Serves on departmental, hospital or medical center committees or task forces.

 

Other duties as assigned

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

This section lists the level of job knowledge (such as education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities) necessary to do this job and whether it is required or preferred. Required qualifications are the minimum level of qualifications needed to perform this job. Preferred qualifications are “nice to have”, but are not essential to the day-to-day functions of the job.

Minimum Education

The Level II clinical pharmacy specialist is trained in the specialty area (or equivalent clinical experience). This may be a new resident graduate or a clinical specialist in the first 3-5 years of practice.  Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and a preference for specialty residency training.- Required

Certification

New York State Pharmacy License or eligibility. The Level II specialist is expected to board certified in the most relevant specialty area within 2 years of hire or promotion to Level II. -Required

 

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