Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Surgical ICU - Trauma Level 1

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 176661-1A
Date Posted: Aug 29, 2022
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

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 Clinical Pharmacy Surgical ICU Specialist - Trauma Level 1, 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 the practice setting, but typically would include 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. Additionally, the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist assists 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.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

Quality Focused Activities:

  1. Promote Pharmacy involvement in the collaborative care of Lahey Health Patients.

  2. Promote Lahey Health through participation in professional organizations or meetings and conferences.

  3. Utilize practice management skills to maintain cohesive, cost-efficient and productive care of patients and relationships with other clinicians.

  4. Participate in formulary management and review of medication use processes through involvement in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Clinical Functions:

  1. 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.

  2. Develop and participate in programs focused on optimizing patients’ therapeutic outcomes.

  3. Document interventions and outcomes related to medication therapy management activities in pharmacy and electronic medical record systems.

Educational/Other Functions: 

  1. 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..

  2. Provide support for the pharmacy newsletter through written articles and promotion of publication.

  3. Obtain, within the first year of employment, immunization training certification , and participate in immunization programs targeting patients and employees.

  4. Obtain, within the first year of employment, basic life support (BLS) certification, and maintain such certification throughout employment..

  5. 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:

    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.

Scheduled Hours

40 Hours / Day

About Us

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.