The Pharmacy Clinical Practice Specialist (PCPS) will work with providers, nurses, and pharmacy staff to provide appropriate recommendations regarding treatment alternatives or additional interventions that maximize patient outcomes taking into consideration choice of therapy, safety, efficacy, formulary status, and pharmaco-economics.
The PCPS will serve as a resource for advanced drug information support and expertise in ambulatory care for other staff. The PCPS will provide drug therapy management through the establishment of a pharmacist-operated patient care clinic and/or telehealth clinic. The PCPS will collaborate with other clinical specialists on pharmacy training to promote learning and performance of pharmacists, technicians, residents, and students. The PCPS will serve as a clinical instructor and preceptor for pharmacy students and residents.
The PCPS will maintain effective interdepartmental relationships by committee membership, problem resolution, and close cooperation with other departments to accomplish the organization’s mission and goals. The goal is to foster a patient-focused, team-based multidisciplinary model of care that promotes rationale drug prescribing and monitoring to ensure positive outcomes are achieved with medication use.
The Pharmacy Clinical Practice Specialist will provide clinical and consultant pharmacy services to patients and health services personnel that will focus on two broad issues:
Patient-focused activities: drug therapy management, drug information, provider consultations and drug regimen review, non-formulary medication consultations, patient education, and
Facility-focused activities: participation in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, drug use policy development, development of clinical practice guidelines, drug category reviews, medication use evaluations, utilization review and monitoring of prescribing trends, education for students, residents, pharmacy and health care staff, participation in performance improvement programs.
Problem solving, team building, communication, and administrative skills are essential. This position requires a high degree of visibility and interaction with medical leadership.
Required Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy and two years of related experience. Current license or eligible to practice pharmacy in the state of Texas.
Preferred Education: Doctor of Pharmacy degree, board certification through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, completion of an ASHP accredited post-graduate year 1 residency program, or completion of an ASHP accredited post-graduate year 2 residency program for specialty areas.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience
About UTMB CMC
Originally established as a partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 1994, the University of Texas Medical Branch Correctional Managed Care provides managed health care for offenders in more than 100 adult and juvenile correctional facilities through out the state.
It offers medical, dental, and health services to more than 126,000 patients, or some 80% of the state's inmate population.
Correctional Managed Care is also among the world's leader in telemedicine and electronic medical records applications. With 4 million documented patient encounters per year, UTMB Correctional Managed Care is known for its innovative programs and creative solutions in the fields of correctional health care in jails, state prisons, and juvenile detention centers.
UTMB Correctional Managed Care Pharmacy Services is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of our patients and customers by providing quality and cost effective pharmaceutical care. Comprehensive centralized and decentralized pharmacy services are provided to correctional facilities across the state.
Distribution services are provided from a centralized facility in Huntsville, Texas. The state-of-the-ar...t facility incorporates automated technology that has eliminated pharmacist final check. This allows pharmacists to perform in-depth prospective profile review and to provide other services that support the health care staff in ensuring safe and effective use of medications.
Clinical pharmacy services are decentralized with locations in Huntsville and Stafford. With a unique knowledge of medications, current research, and hands-on clinical experience, clinical pharmacists develop evidence-based solutions for managing pharmaceutical care. Services are designed to improve clinical outcomes and to improve the efficiency of drug utilization, while containing the organization's pharmacy costs. A range of services are offered including medication therapy management; academic detailing and educational programs; drug information; pharmacy and therapeutics committee consulting; formulary and utilization management; and clinical guideline development.
The Department also serves as a clinical internship site for pharmacy students and offers an ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency.