Cleveland Clinic Akron General is a 532-bed adult, tertiary care, Level I Trauma center that has been serving the healthcare and wellness needs of Akron and the surrounding communities for over 100 years. Additionally, Cleveland Clinic Akron General has regional referral centers in Cardiology, Cancer, and Orthopedics. As a major teaching hospital, Cleveland Clinic Akron General trains future physicians and pharmacists through 14 high-quality medical and pharmacy residency programs. Cleveland Clinic Akron General was nationally ranked in one adult specialty and identified as one of the 2019-2020 “Best Hospitals” in Ohio by U.S. News & World Report.
The Department of Pharmacy at Cleveland Clinic Akron General employs more than 80 pharmacists, residents, pharmacy interns, technicians, and other support personnel whose primary goal is to provide excellent patient care. The pharmacy provides services at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, the McDowell Cancer Center, the Visiting Nurse Services Hospice Care Center, an Ambulatory Care Center, Lodi Community Hospital, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Hospital, and three free standing emergency departments and infusion centers. Patient care areas at Cleveland Clinic Akron General are served by a central pharmacy and satellites in the coronary care unit, medical and surgical intensive care units, and operating room. Distributive services are supported by Swisslog PillPick® and BoxPicker® automated packing, storage, and dispensing systems.
Coordinates and provides the pharmaceutical care of patients for an assigned clinical unit and participates in patient care rounds with medical staff personnel.
Performs pharmacotherapeutic monitoring and provision of pharmaceutical care for patients in the area of service responsibility in a routine, continuous manner, taking into account the age and clinical condition of each patient.
Provides general and patient specific drug information to patients, physicians, nurses and, and other health care professionals.
Interacts routinely with physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to patients.
Supports clinical pharmacist and technician educational development by participating in departmental staff development programs and provides leadership in the education of staff involved in providing pharmaceutical care to patients.
Supports clinical pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical care to patients by direct interaction, and formal educational programs. Supports and participates in pharmaceutical related research in area of specialty.
Maintains expertise in areas of practice through continual learning, journal review and other educational activities.
Educates clinical pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy students, post graduate trainees, allied health professionals, nurses and physicians in pharmacotherapy within in the specialty area. Other duties as assigned.
Nate Russell, PharmD, MBA, MA, BCPS
Manager - Clinical Pharmacy Services
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Minimum of five years’ experience as a clinical specialist, practitioner or coordinator which includes providing pharmaceutical care and performing pharmacotherapeutic monitoring may offset advanced education requirement.
COMPLEXITY OF WORK:
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment. Demonstrates a service orientation toward patients, staff, and visitors. Conveys a positive, professional image at all times.
Current State licensure as a Registered Pharmacist (RPh) or eligible for reciprocation in current State within 90 days of hire. Board Certification preferred.
PharmD or Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy and completion of a post-graduate residency or fellowship training required. If hired for a specialty area where specialty residency training is available, then specialty residency is required.
Internal Number: 13
About Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. We are ranked among the nation’s top hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. That’s why people from across the country and around the world come here for care. A teaching and research leader, we offer exceptional career opportunities, as well as access to cutting-edge technology and innovative medical ideas.