Provides quality pharmaceutical care defined as being responsible for assuring the provision of safe, efficacious and cost-effective drug therapy for all patients. The clinical pharmacist works in a multidisciplinary practice and collaborates with all team members utilizing a collaborative practice based care team model. The pharmacist provides face-to-face and one-on-one phone based disease management with patients. The pharmacist will utilize integrated and routine communication with all health care professionals and the patients concerning medical care and quality of life with the emphasis placed on the monitoring and documentation of specific pharmacotherapy outcomes. They provides assistance and in-depth drug information to medical personnel. They are responsible for Medication Therapy Disease Management (MTDM) activities related to anticoagulation therapy, diabetes, insulin pump management, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, heart failure, osteoporosis, etc. The clinical pharmacist will consult with the patient to identify, resolve and prevent medication related problems. The clinical pharmacist assesses each of the patient’s medications for indication, effectiveness, safety and adherence issues and orders lab tests in the assessment process. The clinical pharmacist will follow up with the patient to titrate/manage/monitor the patient’s medication therapy to ensure positive outcomes. Performs operational/clinical functions or projects as assigned; meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area.
Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction.
Works under the general direction of the Director, Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Programs, Assistant Directors, Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Programs and/or Regional Coordinator of Ambulatory Pharmacy Programs.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills, especially in working as part of a team. Computer literacy is preferred.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Ability and willingness to train department trainees (eg students, residents, new staff).
Ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients managed by his or her assigned clinic.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of MTDM and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
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 PharmD., a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy with appropriate clinical pharmacy experience will substitute.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical pharmacy setting.
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.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC), located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off 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.
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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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