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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Job ID 149884 Date posted 08/29/2018

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

Quality Focused Activities:
A. Promote Pharmacy involvement in the collaborative care of Lahey Health Patients.
B. Promote Lahey Health through participation in professional organizations or meetings and conferences.
C. Utilize practice management skills to maintain cohesive, cost-efficient and productive care of patients and relationships with other clinicians.
D. Participate in formulary management and review of medication use processes through involvement in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
E. Participate in the development and implementation of evidence based treatment guidelines, order sets and protocols through involvement in the Standing Orders Committee.

Clinical Functions:
A. Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams, which may include collaborative drug therapy management agreements with other health care providers per policy, where applicable.
B. Develop and participate in programs focused on optimizing patients? therapeutic outcomes.
C. Document interventions and outcomes related to medication therapy management activities in pharmacy and electronic medical record systems.
D. Provide drug information and education to health care providers and patients/caregivers

Educational/Other Functions:
A. Participate in the education and development of pharmacists, pharmacy residents and pharmacy students. Act as a preceptor for pharmacy residents and as a project advisor in area of expertise or as appropriate..
B. Provide support for the pharmacy newsletter through written articles and promotion of publication.
C. Obtain, within the first year of employment, immunization training certification , and participate in immunization programs targeting patients and employees.
D. Obtain, within the first year of employment, basic life support (BLS) certification, and maintain such certification throughout employment..
E. If not Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) certified upon employment, obtain Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy or specialty area of practice (if available through BPS) within the next 2 consecutive annual testing cycles after eligibility to obtain such certification (3 consecutive annual testing cycles if hired after May 1), and maintain such certification throughout employment. If certification lapses during employment, recertification is required within the next annual testing cycle.


Minimum Qualifications:

- Must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy.
- Certification to administer immunizations (immunization certification) must be obtained within 12 months.
- Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) certification in Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy or specialty area of practice (if available through BPS) obtained within the next 2 consecutive annual testing cycles after eligibility for such certification.

Licensure, Certification & Registration:
- Must possess MA pharmacist license in good standing at time of hire.

- Requires a minimum of 2 years experience functioning as a clinical pharmacist in the area of practice or completion of a pharmacy residency focused in the area of practice, as well a working knowledge of all basic aspects of health system pharmacy.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Requires analytical skills to evaluate the appropriateness of drug therapy including the patient assessment, drug therapy monitoring, and pharmacotherapy principles in resolution of patient care problems related to medication therapy management and making drug therapy recommendations. Requires strong interpersonal skills to collaborate with all members of the healthcare team effectively to provide patient centered care.



About Lahey Health

At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, as one of the world's premier health care organizations, we provide superior health care leading to the best possible outcome for every patient. We exceed our patients' high expectations for service each day. We also help advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders

We care for our patients with compassion and openness, unsurpassed expertise, a drive for continuous learning improvement, and with respect, caring, teamwork, excellence and commitment to doing our personal best.

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