Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.
About the Job
The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist works collaboratively with other health care providers to provide patient-centered care, with the goal of providing evidence-based, cost-effective pharmacotherapy for Lahey Health patients. The scope and nature of patient care services provided will depend on credentialing and privileging. The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist will have active involvement in interdisciplinary patient care activities, pharmacotherapy consultation, medication therapy monitoring, provision of drug information, education to both health care providers and patients, and guideline development and implementation. Opportunities exist for the Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist to assist with the continued development and promotion of clinical pharmacy services by participating in pharmacy staff, resident and student education, as well as support the safe and effective use of medication through Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee involvement.
- Evaluate appropriate medication use through comprehensive medication histories and medication reconciliation, assessing medication regimens with focus on safety, efficacy, adherence and cost, and screening for drug interactions, therapeutic duplications, omissions or other drug therapy problems,
- Provide medication counseling to patients and caregivers and immunizations to patients and employees.
- Adjust medications as permitted through collaborative practice agreement, where applicable and monitor patients for therapeutic and/or adverse response to medication.
- Maintain strict adherence to the Lahey Health Confidentiality policy.
- Incorporate Lahey Health Standards of Behavior and Guiding Principles into daily activities.
- Comply with all Lahey Health Policies.
- Comply with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Health.
- Maintain courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
- Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
- Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
- Participate in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
- Perform all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.
- Must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy
Licensure, Certification & Registration:
- Must possess Massachusetts pharmacist license in good standing at time of hire
- Current Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) or Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (BCACP) or must obtain certification within the next 2 consecutive annual testing cycles after eligibility for such certification. Certification must be maintained throughout employment. If certification lapses during employment, recertification is required within the next annual testing cycle.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, or must obtain certification within the first year of employment. BLS certification must be maintained throughout employment.
- Certification to administer immunizations or must obtain certification within the first year of employment.
- Collaborative Practice agreements in core ambulatory disease states (diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia) within the first year of employment.
- Credentialed and Privileged by the Medical Staff Office within the first year of employment.
- Requires a minimum of 2 years’ experience functioning as a clinical pharmacist in an ambulatory care practice or completion of a post-graduate pharmacy residency focused in ambulatory care.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
- Requires analytical skills to evaluate the appropriateness of drug therapy including 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 literature evaluation skills and understanding of principles of evidence-based medicine
- Requires strong interpersonal and written skills to collaborate with all members of the healthcare team effectively to provide patient centered care
- Must be self-directed, proactive, assertive, and possess creative problem solving skills.
- Requires efficiency in use of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Part- Time Per Diem
Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve. Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health. Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.