Pharmacy Clinical Specialist

Silver Spring, Maryland
Mar 31, 2017
Sep 12, 2017
Full Time
Position Purpose:This position will greatly support the Women and Children (NICU) clinical areas. This position requires experience in hospital pharmacy and prefer experience in the Women and Children area in hospital setting.

General Summary:
The clinical specialist pharmacist is responsible for coordinating the drug therapy process on a specified medical service or patient care area on a daily basis. The clinical specialist is responsible for drug selection, drug information, dosing, monitoring, outcomes management and patient interviews, education and counseling.
The clinical specialist supports the operations of the pharmacy department and may assist in the distribution of medications and the supervision of pharmacy technicians in distributive functions and departmental operations under the direction of the pharmacy operations manager and director of pharmacy.
Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Health.Job Description Details:

Minimum licensure/certification required (if applicable):

Active Maryland Pharmacist Licensure

Active BLS/ACLS Certification

American Society of Health-system Pharmacy accredited residency program certificate

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy.

Current licensure from the Maryland State Board of Pharmacy. Able to work cooperatively with hospital and pharmacy staff in order to meet departmental objectives. Must be able to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule.

Preferred: Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Certification in a pharmacy specialty (pharmacotherapy, oncology, nutrition support), full membership in American College of Clinical Pharmacy, membership in American Society of Health-System Pharmacists ASHP and Washington Society of Health-System Pharmacists WMSHP. Knowledge of software: Word, Excel, Power Point;

Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements: Capable of lifting up to 30 pounds, capable of walking and standing for prolonged periods of time, able to bend forward and backward. Must have good eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Must be able to physically operate the equipment used in the job.

Must have auditory acuity.

Must be able to work courteously, efficiently and accurately in a busy environment.

Must work accurately with attention to detail within specified time frames.

Visual Acuity: Required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions: The worker is subject to hazards or exposure to chemicals.

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to the director of pharmacy; accountable to pharmacy operations manager for matters pertaining to pharmacy operations.

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