JOB SUMMARY: The Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist will be an integral member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team providing comprehensive pharmacy services to adult geriatric internal medicine patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The primary focus will be supporting a geriatric teaching service and a geriatric hospitalist service. Clinical services provided include but are not limited to participating in discharge huddle or patient rounds as appropriate, developing specific pharmacotherapeutic goals, recommending a regimen and developing a monitoring plan to meet the individualized drug therapy needs of the patient, deprescribing recommendations and facilitating smooth transitions of care. The clinical pharmacist is responsible for leading efforts in the prevention and reporting of medication errors and adverse drug reactions according to policy and works to continuously improve process and practice in the institution to enhance safety of medication therapy. The qualified candidate will perform targeted drug therapy monitoring, medication use evaluations, and quality improvement projects consistent with Vanderbilt University Medical Center goals. Excellent teaching skills are essential, as the clinical pharmacist will be responsible for staff development, precepting and mentoring pharmacy students and residents, and providing formal and informal instruction to nursing and medical staff. Collaboration and integration with pharmacy, nursing and medical staff, and excellent communication skills are essential.
Reviews drug orders and/or prescriptions to ensure the safe, appropriate and cost-effective use of medications. Prepares and dispenses medications, provides drug information and manages medication therapy in accordance with federal, state and local regulations and hospital policy.
Provides outstanding patient care by optimizing medication preparation and resolving medication-related problems.
Maintains the quality, safety, and consistency of clinical Pharmacy services in assigned areas.
Supervises the activities of assigned support personnel and verifying the accuracy and appropriateness of all medications prepared by support personnel prior to dispensing to patients or dispensing to healthcare providers for administration to patients.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency plus more than a year of relevant experience OR completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency (internal medicine, geriatrics or similar)
Board of Pharmacy Specialties Board Certification in Geriatrics (BCGP) or Pharmacotherapy (BCPS)
Experience working in an academic medical center
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