The ambulatory clinical pharmacist is responsible for assuring the provision of safe, efficacious, cost-effective, and high-quality medication therapy disease management to patients in the ambulatory setting. The pharmacist is embedded within a multidisciplinary clinical team, works under a collaborative practice agreement with the physician(s), and provides direct patient care, via either in-person or telephone interventions. The pharmacist will consult with the patient and physician(s) to identify, resolve and prevent medication related problems, as well as establish mutually agreed upon treatment goals. The pharmacist assesses each of the patient’s medications for indication, effectiveness, safety, tolerability, and adherence issues and provides care in a way that maximizes patient satisfaction. The pharmacist will titrate/manage/monitor the patient’s medication therapy to optimize clinical outcomes and will identify and address gaps in care.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills, especially in working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Meets the credentialing requirements and possess the clinical knowledge/skillset to provide a ‘Best Practice’ level of patient care
Demonstrates ability in operational area with respect to time management, supervision of staff, problem identification and resolution, and decision making.
Computer literacy is required.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor of Science in pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degree from an accredited college and current licensure or eligibility for licensure by the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy required.
In the absence of a Pharm D., a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy with appropriate clinical pharmacy experience will substitute.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an ambulatory (outpatient) clinical pharmacy setting.
Travel may be required.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
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GEISINGER WYOMING VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER: (GWV), located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is an acute care hospital that is licensed for 274 beds, and houses the only Level II Trauma center in Luzerne County. The campus includes the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, The Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Unit, a transplant program and the Brain & Spine Tumor Institute. Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is GWV’s ambulatory campus.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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