The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist provides pharmaceutical care services through direct interaction with patients and providers, at the highest level of clinical practice, working in close collaboration with other clinical team members and serves as a consultant for intensive medication therapy management services.
The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist reports directly to the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provision of safe, effective, appropriate, and cost-effective medication therapy to patients in area of Ambulatory Care. Under direction of the Clinical Coordinator and Chief Medical Officer, the CPS will assist in the planning, organizing, and monitoring of the delivery of ambulatory care pharmacy services for the Chase Brexton Health Care Centers. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Use broad scope of skills and pharmacotherapy knowledge for providing direct patient care, as well as providing complex, in-depth clinical services.
Work with Clinical Coordinator to coordinate, improve, expand, and deliver ambulatory care services within Chase Brexton Health Care centers.
Participate in patient care activities and work as part of an interdisciplinary team in a patient-centric care environment with emphasis on patient safety and drug therapy management.
Provide services such as, but not limited to, monitoring patients in specialty services, collecting patient-specific data, interpreting drug related laboratory data, performing relevant physical assessments, interviewing patients, and identifying patient goals of therapy.
Review and assess patient-specific drug therapy by evaluating therapy appropriateness and identifying potential interaction or adverse effects.
Design and recommend a comprehensive drug therapy and patient education plan for patient-specific problems and appropriately justify recommendations based on patient specific pharmacological and evidence-based information.
Reports and document drug errors, adverse drug reactions, allergies, and patient adherence issues.
Coordinates continuing education activities for medical providers, nursing, and pharmacy staff and orients new staff on pharmacy practice and procedures.
Collaborate with pharmacy leadership for submission of pharmacy newsletter, participate in journal clubs and provide in services to all professional staff.
Work closely with CBHC pharmacies and mail order teams to coordinate all aspects of pharmacy management including prescription processing, delivery, storage, security, returns, copayment collection, documentation, etc.
Maintain compliance with all relevant CBHC Policies and Procedures, CBHC drug formulary, and regulatory agency guidelines such as Board of Pharmacy, DEA, JCAHO, etc.
Perform periodic and ongoing review of pharmacy related processes and make appropriate recommendations to the Clinical Coordinator. In collaboration with the Clinical Coordinator, review and analyze relevant data to improve drug usage, patient adherence, and pharmacoeconomic impact to improve clinical programs.
Participate in on-site clinical/department meetings, and committees as appropriate.
Serves as preceptor to pharmacy students, residents, and volunteers.
Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to function independently and/or collaboratively within a team setting.
Highly effective problem solving, planning, and organization skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Able to make verbal presentations to large groups.
Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Good drug information retrieval skills.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) required.
Completion of an ASHP-accredited postgraduate year one (PGY1) residency required.
Completion of PGY2 residency training in Ambulatory Care preferred.
A minimum of two (2) years of recent ambulatory care pharmacy experience as a clinical pharmacist and/or experience in internal medicine or infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS) clinical care in either the inpatient or outpatient setting.
HIV specialty pharmacist (AAHIVP) certification preferred or willingness to pursue.
Board certification (BCPS or BCACP) is preferred.
Current professional license to practice pharmacy in the state of Maryland.
Must become certified in Basic Life Support (BLS).
National Provider Identifier must be obtained upon hire.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an office environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Additional Salary Information: Full Comprehensive Benefit Package included with the Salary - Medical, Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, 403 B Plan, Vacation, Sick Leave, Floating Holiday and 7 Holidays Observed
About Chase Brexton Health Care
At Chase Brexton Health Care, we believe everyone deserves great health care... because everyone’s health matters. We provide a range of clinical services from primary medical care and behavioral health services to dental and pharmacy, among others, and welcome more than 40,000 patients annually. And, though we continue to grow in size, our patient-centered approach remains; we work diligently to provide personalized care to each of our patients. We believe in educating and empowering our patients to become active participants in their own care. Complete health care – that is completely about you.Founded in Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon neighborhood in 1978, Chase Brexton began as a volunteer-run gay men’s health clinic. Our work took on a new and difficult challenge in the early1980s when we became one of the first clinics on the front lines of the fight against HIV and AIDS. After seeing the needs of the family and loved ones of those we served, we expanded our services, adding Behavioral Health and Social Work services in 1991 and finally expanding to full Primary Care services in 1995. Chase Brexton became a Federally Qualified Health Center in 1999, the same year we opened a second... center, now located in Randallstown. Two years later, Chase Brexton earned accreditation in both Ambulatory and Behavioral Health from The Joint Commission. As the decade continued, we opened centers in Columbia and Easton, and, in 2013, moved our Mt. Vernon Center to its current home in the historic Monumental Life Building on Charles Street. In 2014, we opened our Glen Burnie Center, and in 2015, we achieved recognition as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. Though health care continues to rapidly change, we will always honor our heritage, embrace diversity, and empower our patients, while innovating for the future.We Value Long Term Relationships because they provide us with the best opportunity to work with our patients to optimize their health.We Believe the Power of the Team is the only way to improve the health of our communities.You Can Count on Us to always be here for our patients and each other.We Act with Integrity and the highest level of moral character, every day.We Are Passionate about Always Improving everything we do. We Foster a Culture of Innovation in order to ensure we are viable for generations to comeWe envision our communities to be places where ALL people are able to achieve high quality, whole person health during all stages of life.