Emory Healthcare/Emory University Pharmacy Clinical Specialist– Internal Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia
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The clinical specialist, pharmacy I practices as a clinical expert in specialty practice area(s).
In addition to direct patient care activities, this position is responsible for ensuring appropriate medication therapy and clinical outcomes for the institution related to specialty area.
Practices as a clinical expert in specialty practice area.
Develops and promotes advanced clinical practice based upon recent evidenced based practice.
Practices under existing and establishes new collaborative practice agreements to enhance pharmaceutical care.
Ensures institution-wide appropriate therapy and institutional outcomes in specialty area.
Consistently provides patient-centered, interdisciplinary pharmaceutical care.
Proactively reviews and processes orders accurately and efficiently. Prevents and/or resolves drug-related problems to ensure safety, efficacy, and cost-efficiency by consulting with the ordering prescriber and appropriately documents.
Performs daily in-depth patient profile review to assess, monitor and recommend appropriate drug therapy as applicable. Consistently evaluates, intervenes, and documents clinical interventions beyond institutional protocols and guidelines.
Supports recommendations with critical analysis of literature. Monitors drug therapy regimens and makes recommendations or modifications per protocol.
Leads the development of system nomograms and other guidelines. Promotes the documentation of clinical activities and adverse drug events.
Attends medical codes as applicable. Develops system policies and processes for proper dosing, storage, handling, dispensing, and/or administration of medications and compounded products.
Actively participates in development of system clinical practice initiatives.
Serves as a role model for complex clinical and ethical situations and resolves conflict constructively.
Develops, uses and promotes effective patient education materials and techniques for drug therapy, adverse effects, compliance, appropriate use, handling and drug administration education.
Participates in coordination of transitions of care as appropriate. Responsible for service completion and patient satisfaction.
Engages in external professional activities to maintain clinical competency and knowledge of current trends and practices.
Develops accredited continuing education activities every 2 years.
Precepts pharmacy students and residents as available. Responsible for department training and competency assurance for specialty area.
Develops and assists in training and education of pharmacy and other disciplines.
Assists pharmacists seeking to advance their clinical skills.
Answers drug information questions with in-depth knowledge of research designs, methodologies, and biostatistics.
Actively participates in scholarly activities in specialty area; Submits publications or national presentations routinely.
Recognizes process failures and actively engages in analysis and improvement efforts.
Leads medication use evaluation or quality improvement project annually in specialty area.
Oversees the work performed by pharmacy students, technicians and pharmacists to ensure performance standards are maintained and work is in accordance with state, federal and organizational regulations.
Documents adverse drug reactions and medication variances per policy.
Reviews trends and recommends patient safety solutions in specialty.
Promotes new ideas to improve quality or overcome barriers to advance the profession in specialty area.
Responsible for overall departmental pharmacy financial stewardship for specialty area.
Leads the development and reinforcement of medication use policies and processes to ensure financial medication stewardship.
Actively participates in formulary review and medication selection to promote cost savings.
Supports and promotes cost-savings initiatives.
Engages in review of medication insurance authorization status as applicable.
Maintains and promotes understanding of 340b practices as applicable.
Responsible for oversight of medication use systems in specialty area.
Leads the development and review of protocols, guidelines, or order sets.
Participates in multidisciplinary or system Emory Healthcare committee.
Performs other duties as assigned or requested.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy.
ASHP- Accredited Post Graduate Year 1 and 2 Residency or Fellowship or equivalent experience in the specialty area.
Relevant Pharmacy Specialty Board certification is preferred.
Active Georgia Pharmacist license or eligibility for licensure with attempt to register for 60 days of hire.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support required within 1 year for all positions with Code Blue coverage responsibility.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
(Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks.
Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
Internal Medicine experience highly preferred.
Position is located at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
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Division St. Joseph's Hospital
Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30342
Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta
Department SJH Pharmaceutical Services
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Job Number 98866
Job Category Pharmacy
Standard Hours 40 Hours
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