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Pharmacy Clinical Specialist - Ambulatory Heart Failure *SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE*

Employer
Cleveland Clinic
Location
Cleveland, Ohio
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
Dec 22, 2023

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

Shift

Days

                       

Schedule

7:30am-4:00pm

                       

Job Summary

Pharmacy Clinical Specialist to provide clinical services to outpatient heart failure clinic. The specialist will interact with physician and midlevel providers under a collaborative agreement to make recommendations and modify medication therapy for select HF patient population. Activities include:
• Heart failure medication optimization aligning with guideline directed medication therapy
• Blood pressure, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and smoking cessation management for HFrEF and HFpEF patients
• Pre-heart transplant and LVAD evaluations, medication review/education, and post-heart transplant CMV management
• Assist with post discharge transition of care medication review, optimization, and education
Pharmacist will participate in departmental goals and projects associated with the clinic and be involved in education of pharmacy staff, nurses and physicians including opportunities to precept pharmacy students and residents within the clinic.
Coordinates and provides the pharmaceutical care of patients for an assigned clinical unit and participates in patient care rounds with medical staff personnel.

                         

Job Details

Please note: this position is eligible for a sign on bonus. Additional details can be provided upon verbal offer from recruiter. To be formally considered, please apply to this position an attach an updated CV highlighting all your experience to your application.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Performs pharmacotherapeutic monitoring and provision of pharmaceutical care for patients in the area of service responsibility in a routine, continuous manner, taking into account the age and clinical condition of each patient.
  • Provides general and patient specific drug information to patients, physicians, nurses and, and other health care professionals.
  • Interacts routinely with physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to patients.
  • Supports clinical pharmacist and technician educational development by participating in departmental staff development programs and provides leadership in the education of staff involved in providing pharmaceutical care to patients.
  • Supports clinical pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical care to patients by direct interaction, and formal educational programs.
    Supports and participates in pharmaceutical related research in area of specialty.
  • Maintains expertise in areas of practice through continual learning, journal review and other educational activities.
  • Educates clinical pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy students, post graduate trainees, allied health professionals, nurses and physicians in pharmacotherapy within in the specialty area.
    Other duties as assigned.
     

Education:

  • PharmD or Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy and completion of a post-graduate residency or fellowship training required.
  • If hired for a specialty area where specialty residency training is available, then specialty residency is required.

 

Certifications:

  • Current State licensure as a Registered Pharmacist (RPh) or eligible for reciprocation in current State within 90 days of hire.  Board Certification preferred.
  • For individuals required to administer immunizations, current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through American Heart Association (AHA) and completion of a Board of Pharmacy approved course in the administration of immunizations or certification obtained within 90 days of hire are required.  
    For individuals required to respond to adult or pediatric cardiopulmonary arrest events, current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification through American Heart Association (AHA), or certification obtained within one (1) year of hire, is required.

 

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.
  • Demonstrates a service orientation toward patients, staff, and visitors.
  • Conveys a positive, professional image at all times.

 

Work Experience:

  • Completion of a post-graduate year 2 residency (PGY2) or fellowship required or
  • Completion of a post-graduate year 1 residency (PGY-1) plus minimum of 2 years of experience as a clinical specialist or equivalent role which includes providing pharmaceutical care and performing pharmacotherapeutic monitoring including 50% or more of time spent in the specialty area or
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience as a clinical specialist or equivalent role which includes providing pharmaceutical care and performing pharmacotherapeutic monitoring including 50% or more of time spent in the specialty area.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Typical physical demands include ability to perform the job while standing and walking for prolonged times, approximately 75% of shift and continuously for extended periods of time. 
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to perform computer and dispensing functions of the job; ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Position often includes reaching, stretching, stooping, climbing steps and sitting.
  • Must have normal or corrected vision.
  • Must have ability to clearly communicate verbally by phone or in person

 

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required

                       

The policy of Cleveland Clinic Health System and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic Health System) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our caregivers and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. All offers of employment are follwed by testing for controlled substances and nicotine. All new caregivers must clear a nicotine test within their 90-day new hire period. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic Health System's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after one year.

 

Cleveland Clinic Health System administers an influenza prevention program. You will be required to comply with this program, which will include obtaining an influenza vaccination on an annual basis or obtaining an approved exemption.

 

Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic Health System facility. 

 

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Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities

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