The purpose of this position is to provide an expert level consultation to the pharmacy, medical and nursing staff in the area of cardiology services. The Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiology Services will perform the following functions:
Collaborates with Cardiology providers and other professionals to run cardiology disease medication management programs
Assist in direct supervision of pharmacy technician(s)
Develops intervention strategies to optimize medication utilization, including but not limited to disease specific guidelines, clinical pathways, restricted use criteria, and policy development.
Provides collaborative pharmaceutical care with staff pharmacists to patients receiving cardiology therapy.
Establishes a means to report and monitor ongoing medication management utilization with the Cardiology Practice/Services.
Identifies opportunities for improvement regarding cardiology specific medication use, including but not limited to performing medication use evaluations and conducting prospective audits.
Provides ongoing education to pharmacists, providers, and other disciplines throughout UCSF Health.
Works closely with the Cardiology Department and participates in their daily huddles, grand rounds, and staff meetings.
Performs formulary evaluation for the Cardiology Services/Department.
Participates in Quality Assurance and Improvement for pharmacy managed direct patient care services
Provides appropriate documentation of all activities
Presents at local and national meetings and publishes in peer-reviewed journals.
Precepts residents and students in a cardiology rotation. May serves as the PGY2 Residency Program Director or Coordinator.
Evaluates medication error reduction strategies related to the Cardiology Practice/Service.
Serves as the pharmacy department liaison with the Cardiology Practice/Service in the Outpatient Setting Only.
Demonstrates ability to perform competencies as outlined in Pharmacy Competency Assessment tools.
Serves on committees for the clinic as directed by the aCPO, Ambulatory Care Services or designee.
Specifically, it requires a close and effective working relationship with other departments in the medical center as well as with the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the School of Pharmacy.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.