The scope of practice of the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist covers direct and indirect patient care, education, medication safety, performance improvement, and consultation. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for the provision of both operational and clinical pharmacy services to patient populations in the area of practice specialty. Consultation and clinical services will be available for additional ambulatory support in other areas of the organization as needed (such as ambulatory clinics, infusion center, Big Sky Medical Center, etc.) Designated portions of the 1.0 FTE will consist of approximately 0.8 FTE as a direct staffing component and 0.2 FTE administrative time for specialty area administrative and quality functions. Responsibilities will include direct patient care rounding, order verification, discharge counseling, and education of other healthcare professionals. Additional responsibilities include pharmacy operational processes related to medication management and order set review and maintenance in area of specialty.
Ongoing responsibilities will exist for the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist to provide training, education, performance improvement and quality functions. Precepting of pharmacy students and residents and competency development of the pharmacy staff is also an expectation of this role.
All job duties shall be performed in accordance with all applicable State and Federal laws, regulatory agency standards, professional practice standards, and policies and procedures of the health system/pharmacy services department.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Pediatrics
The Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for the provision of both operational and clinical pharmacy services to pediatric/neonatal patients in the nursery and neonatal ICU, emergency department, intensive care and general inpatient units housing a variety of medical and surgical patients, the ambulatory infusion and cancer center. Pharmacy services will also be provided to the Women and Children's Center which consists of labor and delivery, intra-op, post-partum and OB-Gyn surgical services. Consultation and clinical services for pediatric/neonatal patients will be available for additional ambulatory support in other clinics as needed (Pediatrics, Diabetes clinic, etc.).
Represents the Pharmacy Department in a consultative and active role as the clinically oriented Pharmacist responsible for rational medication therapy and nutritional support in the pediatric and neonatal patient population. Implementation and maintenance of a total parenteral nutrition service is a key role for this pharmacist as well as managing the daily nutritional needs for these patients. The Pharmacy Clinical Specialist - Pediatrics participates in quality assurance activities, represents the pharmacy on hospital wide and unit specific committees and serves as an educator and resource for other pharmacists and health care practitioners. They are also expected to assist (when necessary) in the preparation, dispensing, and monitoring of medications used throughout the facility and to sustain an environment for the safe, rational, effective, and efficient use of medications prescribed to patients of all age groups. Expected to assist the pharmacy systems manager / clinical supervisor with the supervision of the pharmacy staff and technicians related to delivery of pediatric/neonatal services.
Maintain competency processes of pediatric and neonatal medication therapies for the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Provide ongoing pediatric/neonatal-related education and training to the pharmacy department.
Pharm.D. degree; PGY1 residency or equivalent experience
PGY2 Residency in area of specialty (such as Pediatrics) or equivalent experience in specialty area (at least 3 years in specialty clinical practice)
LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION
MT Pharmacist license with Preceptor endorsement; BLS, ACLS within one year of hire. Pharmacy board certification in area of specialty within one year of hire then maintain certification (through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties).
Pertinent certifications related to specialty area of practice (such as PALS certification for pediatrics)
A minimum of 3 years in area of specialty pharmacy services (such as pediatric and/or NICU, ICU, Oncology) or completion of a PGY2 pharmacy residency. Demonstrated leadership and project management skills; strong presentation skills; preceptor experience with pharmacy students and resident; and active involvement with professional organizations (such as local, state and/or national pharmacy associations).
Internal Number: 10310
About Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital
86 bed community medical center with primary and specialty clinics