Hillcrest Hospital is a 500-bed community acute care hospital rated in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report as No. 5 hospital in Ohio and No. 4 in the Cleveland Metropolitan. It is the only hospital in Ohio and one of three nationally to rank better than the national average for both the 30-day mortality rate for heart attack and 30-day mortality rate for heart failure. Hillcrest is an accredited chest pain center with PCI. It is a top 100 hospital for cardiac care. It is also an accredited Stroke center. Hillcrest earned Magnet Status, the Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and the Platinum Performance Achievement Award in 2014. Hillcrest Hospital’s medical specialties include cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, gastroenterology, neurology, critical care, emergency medicine, neonatology, oncology, orthopedics, obstetrics and pediatrics. The medical staff includes both private practice and Cleveland Clinic staff physicians. Medical residents, nursing students and pharmacy students are an integral part of the Hillcrest healthcare team. Pharmacists care for patients through a unit based model and satellites in critical care (adult and neonatal), operating room, emergency medicine, medical/surgical and oncology areas. The outpatient primary care clinic will include 12 Family Medicine and Internal Medicine providers, and two Primary Care pharmacists. We also have Heart Failure, Anticoagulation, and COPD outpatient clinics.
The Primary/Ambulatory Care Pharmacist will work with the healthcare providers in the Adult Internal Medicine/Family Medicine outpatient clinic and the Pharmacy Department to provide the following services:
Practice will build around: Diabetes management, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, COPD/asthma, medication adherence, medication review, transitional care management, congestive heart failure, and anticoagulation management.
General and patient specific drug information to patients, physicians, nurses and, and other health care professionals.
Provides 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 pharmacy residents, technicians, pharmacy students, allied health professionals, nurses and physicians in pharmacotherapy within in the specialty area.
Melissa Raich, PharmD, BCCCP
Critical Care Clinical Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
Pharmacy degree with current Ohio license
PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency and/or 2-3 years of Primary/Ambulatory Care experience preferred
BCACP or BCPS board certification preferred
Current State licensure as a Registered Pharmacist (RPh) or eligible for reciprocation in current State within 90 days of hire.
Complexity of Work:
Within the scope of the job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to work in a stressful environment.
Internal Number: 16
About Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
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