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.
Under the direct supervision of the Manager, Clinical Services, the Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for providing follow up care to patients as part of the Medicare Transitional Care Management Services.
• Provides post discharge follow up to patients of partner physician practices as part of Medicare Transitional Care Management Services. A majority of interactions will be telephone based. • Provides comprehensive review of medications and appropriateness based on diagnosis and comorbid conditions. • Provides comprehensive review of patient understanding of medications, adherence to medications and understanding of disease state. Educates patients where appropriate. Ensures patient follow up with PCP is planned. • Effectiveness of program is measured by decrease in readmission rates to the hospital. • 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. • Provides drug information for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists as necessary. • Participates in the development and implementation of new Clinical Pharmacy programs as necessary. • Participates in pharmacy student clerkship programs at Cleveland Clinic Akron General as well as pharmacy residency training. • 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
Nathaniel Russell, PharmD, MBA, MS, BCPS
Manager - Clinical Pharmacy Services
Cleveland Clinic Akron General Department of Pharmacy
1 Akron General Way, Akron , Ohio 44307
EDUCATION: • Pharm. D. or BS in Pharmacy. • PGY1 Residency (experience may substitute for residency) • Board Certification preferred
CERTIFICATIONS: • Current Pharmacy license to practice in the state of Ohio.
WORK EXPERIENCE: • At least two (2) years of experience in Clinical Pharmacy practice or PGY1 residency. • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Internal Number: 24
About Cleveland Clinic Akron General
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