The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist serves as a leader in clinical pharmacy practice in a specific clinical area, or various clinical areas, as determined by hospital needs. Specialists provide comprehensive clinical and distributive medication management services and will utilize their advanced clinical skills in the provision of evidenced-based, safe, and cost-effective drug therapy to achieve optimal medication therapy outcomes. They serve as a drug information and educational resource for the pharmacy staff, patients, residents/students, medical staff, nursing staff, and other healthcare professionals. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will participate in the development of clinical guidelines/protocols, new programs/services, and facilitate professional development activities in their area of expertise. This position will be working Monday to Friday, working the day shift.
We currently have open Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Specialists for Gastroenterology and Primary Care:
The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in gastroenterology will collaborate as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team in the provision of care for patients in our gastroenterology clinic to optimize and promote rational, safe, evidence-based and cost-effective therapy. Clinical pharmacy specialist ensures optimum patient related outcomes for various GI disorders (Inflammatory Bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, motility, etc) by preventing or resolving drug-related issues and optimizing the drug therapy of patients. In addition to direct patient care responsibilities, the clinical pharmacy specialist will: actively participate in related gastroenterology care committees and /or workgroups; collaborate in the review of new and existing medications, clinical practice guidelines and other related policies used in the management of gastroenterology conditions, serve as a key educational resource to the pharmacy, the gastroenterology care team and other healthcare providers in matters pertaining to medication management in the chronic conditions mentioned above; and serve as a preceptor for pharmacy residents and students.
The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in primary care will collaborate as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team in the provision of care for patients in our primary care clinic (Bowdoin Street Health Center) to optimize and promote rational, safe, evidence-based and cost-effective therapy. In addition to direct patient care responsibilities, the clinical pharmacy specialist will: actively participate in related primary care committees and /or workgroups; collaborate in the review of new and existing medications, clinical practice guidelines and other related policies used in the management of patients with chronic conditions (e.g., Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension, COPD/Asthma, Heart Failure, Smoking Cessation), serve as a key educational resource to the pharmacy, the primary care team and other healthcare providers in matters pertaining to medication management in the chronic conditions mentioned above; and serve as a preceptor for pharmacy residents and students
Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy required. Doctoral degree in Pharmacy preferred.
Registration Massachusetts Pharmacist required.
1-3 years related work experience required.
Completion of PGY1 accredited pharmacy residency or 3+ years of Clinical Pharmacy experience in hospital setting.
Must obtain one or more certification (Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP), Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS), Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (BCACP)), within 18 months of hire.
Understanding of insurance and adjudication processes.
Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Pharmacy residency PGY2 specialty experience/fellowship or equivalent experience or 5+ years of clinical pharmacy experience.
Knowledge of complex/chronic diseases states and therapies used within specialty pharmacy such as but not limited to: Primary Care, Oncology, Transplant, Infectious Disease (including HIV), Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Dermatology, Cardiology, Pulmonary, Allergy and/or various inflammatory conditions preferred.
About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.
BIDMC is a world-class teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and is located in the heart of Boston.
We are passionate about caring for our patients like they are family, finding new cures, using the finest and the latest technologies, and teaching and inspiring caregivers of tomorrow. We put people at the center of everything we do, because we believe in medicine that puts people first.
673 licensed beds, including 493 medical/surgical beds, 77 critical care beds and 62 OB/GYN beds
Approximately 5,000 births a year
A full range of emergency services, including a Level 1 Trauma Center and roof-top heliport
The Beth Israel Deaconess Learning Center, offering patients and families up-to-date health information and access to current research on a wide range of medical conditions.