Come and join us in the ChristianaCare Pharmacy - Dedicated to getting the right drug to the right patient at the right time!
As a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, you will provide longitudinal pharmaceutical care to patients of ChristianaCare Primary Care practices by designing, recommending, monitoring, and evaluating patient specific pharmacotherapy. This position will be located at the Wilmington Adult Medicine Clinic with potential to travel up to two days per week to other practice sites.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Utilizes risk stratification tools to identify targeted high-risk patient population dependent on age, hospitalizations, ED visits, comorbid diagnoses (e.g. COPD, CHF, CKD), polypharmacy and behavioral health diagnosis.
Participates in Primary Care meetings and forums.
Provides verbal and written consultations concerning drug therapy evaluations as requested.
Documents drug use and compliance patterns, detect and evaluate adverse drug effects, evaluate drug efficiency, therapeutic goals and indications, reviews for contraindications/precautions, the patient's current status of health, and review drug profiles and patient's medical record for drug-drug, drug-food, drug-laboratory and drug-disease state(s) potentials.
Evaluates appropriate laboratory tests necessary to monitor and support the patient's drug therapy program.
Documents assessment, observations, impressions, recommendations, plan, significant findings, interventions, and services rendered as appropriate in the care management and electronic medical record system.
Coordinates activities with health care team to perform enhanced medication reconciliation on high-risk populations and patients or as indicated by assessment.
Reports, records, assess and evaluate adverse drug reactions and communicate with providers to mitigate risk and/or develop a treatment plan.
Provides accurate, unbiased, timely and cost-effective drug information to patients of the health care team on targeted patient population.
Supports and participates in other duties as required to meet workload demands.
Serves as a resource to suggest pharmacotherapy alternatives to providers to enhance compliance, reduce potential errors, adverse drug events and to minimize cost burden.
Works to integrate IT into workflow to enhance communication about medications across care settings.
Represent pharmacy on departmental and health system committees as assigned and contribute when pharmacotherapy issues are discussed.
Support and assist interdepartmental projects as requested (e.g., newsletter articles, performance improvement activities, etc.).
Participate in reporting ADEs to institutional committees and national programs (e.g., the FDA MedWatch program).
Participate in identifying and submitting events via Report2Learn (R2L) system and providing follow up assessment.
Research and Scholarship:
Participate in research design, data analysis, and publication of study results as a preceptor for resident research projects.
Contribute to the pharmacy and medical literature (e.g., case reports, letters to the editor, and therapeutic, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacoeconomic reports, peer reviewer).
Participate in regional, national, and international meetings for the pharmacy and medical community.
Training and Education:
Coordinates educational lectures/meetings on medication therapy as needed.
Provide an interprofessional experience in training and mentoring pharmacy students, PGY-1 pharmacy residents, and PGY-2 pharmacy residents through experimental ambulatory care rotations.
Provide direct oversight for resident-related projects as assigned (i.e., grand rounds, MUEs).
Provide formal accredited and informal interprofessional educational sessions.
Develop and implement training programs for other clinical pharmacists working in ambulatory care.
Serve as a resource and mentor for clinical pharmacists.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS :
PharmD from an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy required
BPS board certification required (preferably in ambulatory care)
Current licensure (or eligible to reciprocate) in the State of Delaware
Internal Number: JR55923
About ChristianaCare Health System
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.