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.
Clinical Specialist Psychiatry
Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director, Clinical Services, the Pharmacotherapy Specialist is responsible for providing information to health care providers on the safe, rational and cost effective use of drug therapy.
Provides physicians and other medical staff with expert guidance on the rational, safe and cost effective use of drugs.
Participates and provides educational programs on rational drug use for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other hospital staff.
Supervises and coordinates pharmacy student clerkship programs at Akron General Medical Center as directed by colleges of pharmacy.
Participates in patient care round on a medical or surgical team serving as a primary consultant on rational drug use.
Provides drug information for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists as necessary.
Performs original research, and assists Medical and Pharmacy staffs with research.
Participates in the development and implementation of new Clinical Pharmacy programs as necessary.
Participates in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee functions as necessary.
Attends professional meetings, seminars, and conferences to maintain and improve clinical knowledge.
Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department specific competencies and requirements. Maintains applicable certification/licensure.
Other duties as assigned
Nate Russell, PharmD, MBA, MS, BCPS
Manager - Clinical Pharmacy Services
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Pharm. D. or clinically oriented M.S. degree in Pharmacy.
current Pharmacy license to practice in the state of Ohio.
COMPLEXITY OF WORK:
Maintains competencies specific to patient population served.
Demonstrated interest and aptitude for performing a variety of clinical functions: pharmacokinetics teaching research and drug information.
At least two (2) years of experience in Clinical Pharmacy practice.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Internal Number: 14
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.