The distribution of clinical responsibilities may vary depending upon the assigned responsibilities of the pharmacist. The level of specialized knowledge and competencies in their primary area of responsibility is expected to be greater than for pharmacists who work in other areas of the department.
Medication Authorization and Distribution
- Understands and follows departmental and hospital policy and procedures related to dispensing of medications.
- Communicates verbally to all hospital/clinic staff in an effective and professional manner.
- Participates in departmental Q/A processes such as reporting and following up on medication incidents, reconciling medical administration records (MARs), reporting medication adverse events and errors, etc.
- Develops or participates in a clinical practice by effectively interacting with physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, patients and their caregivers as a member of an interdisciplinary team to guide and recommend comprehensive medication use.
- Participates in focused clinical initiatives as defined by the department or Site Medical Director (e.g. immunization, follow-up discharge planning, transitions in level of care, medication and/or collaborative drug therapy management, etc).
- Monitors assigned patient populations for clinical progress. This includes but is not limited to: appropriate physical or laboratory assessment for current medication regimen, medication adherence, potential adverse events, etc.Recommends adjustments to therapy as necessary.
- Documents clinical activities and interventions on a regular basis.
- Participates in education of other Pharmacy staff and other healthcare professionals.
- Participates in education of Pharmacy Residents and students.
- Identifies need for patient/ caregiver teaching and performs such tasks when necessary.
- Adheres to HIPAA, JCAHO, and OSHA regulations and policies.
- Resolves problems with appropriate and direct communication to all pertinent staff in a clear and concise manner.
- Identifies proactively patient care problems attempts at resolution and communicating progress to pertinent staff/patient.
- Proactive in identifying barriers for patient including financial or treatment burden (inability to complete identified regimen)
- 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.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree, graduate of accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency, and a preference for PGY-2 specialty residency training. New York State Pharmacy License. The Level II specialist is expected to be board certified in the most relevant specialty area within 2 years of hire or promotion to Level II.
Preferred additional Qualifications include: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certified, 3+ years’ work experience with at least 1.5 years relevant ambulatory/community pharmacy experience & experience in pediatric patient management is a plus.