Pharmacy Clinical Specialist – Internal Medicine and Solid Organ Transplant
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Specialty Practice Areas:
Solid Organ Transplant
The internal medicine and solid organ transplant clinical specialist works as a key member of a multidisciplinary transplant service responsible for overseeing all aspects of a patient’s pharmaceutical needs in the course of their care. Duties include but are not limited to: participation in transplant selection committee; inpatient management of internal medicine and solid organ transplant patients on a rotating service schedule; participation in quality committees; oversight and training of pharmacy students and residents, including preceptorship of PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacist trainees; participation in research and quality improvement initiatives. As needed, develops and modifies existing collaborative practice agreements to support patient care delivery.
Coordinates and provides the pharmaceutical care of patients for an assigned clinical unit and participates in patient care rounds with medical staff personnel.
Please note: This position will require one weekend shift every 8 weeks.
Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center Services
In 2021, Cleveland Clinic's Transplant Center staff completed 1,039 transplants (including living donor transplantation for kidney and liver) across our enterprise locations. Cleveland Clinic's liver and intestinal transplant programs are also now the largest programs in the U.S. for their respective organs.
We are proud to be a leader in organ transplantation and proud to serve our patients. We offer one of the most comprehensive transplant programs in the world and perform a variety of transplantations including:
Bone and soft tissue transplants
Bone marrow transplants
Performs pharmacotherapeutic monitoring and provision of pharmaceutical care for patients in the area of service responsibility in a routine, continuous manner, taking into account the age and clinical condition of each patient.
Provides general and patient specific drug information to patients, physicians, nurses and, and other health care professionals.
Interacts routinely with physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to patients.
Supports clinical pharmacist and technician educational development by participating in departmental staff development programs and provides leadership in the education of staff involved in providing pharmaceutical care to patients.
Supports clinical pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical care to patients by direct interaction, and formal educational programs. Supports and participates in pharmaceutical related research in area of specialty.
Maintains expertise in areas of practice through continual learning, journal review and other educational activities.
Educates clinical pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy students, post graduate trainees, allied health professionals, nurses and physicians in pharmacotherapy within in the specialty area. Other duties as assigned.
PharmD or Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy and completion of a post-graduate residency or fellowship training required.
If hired for a specialty area where specialty residency training is available, then specialty residency is required.
Current State licensure as a Registered Pharmacist (RPh) or eligible for reciprocation in current State within 90 days of hire. Board Certification preferred.
For individuals required to administer immunizations,?current?Basic Life Support (BLS)?certification through American Heart Association (AHA) and?completion of a Board of Pharmacy approved course in?the administration of immunizations or certification?obtained within 90 days of hire are required. For individuals required to respond to adult or pediatric?cardiopulmonary arrest events, current?Advanced?Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric?Advanced Life Support (PALS)?Certification through American Heart Association (AHA), or?certification obtained within one (1) year of hire, is required.
Complexity of Work:
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to work in a stressful environment.
Demonstrates a service orientation toward patients, staff, and visitors.
Conveys a positive, professional image at all times.
Completion of a post-graduate year 2 residency (PGY2) or fellowship required or
Completion of a post-graduate year 1 residency (PGY-1) plus 3 years of experience as a clinical specialist or equivalent role which includes providing pharmaceutical care and performing pharmacotherapeutic monitoring including 50% or more of time spent in the specialty area or
5 years of experience as a clinical specialist or equivalent role which includes providing pharmaceutical care and performing pharmacotherapeutic monitoring including 50% or more of time spent in the specialty area.
Typical physical demands include ability to perform the job while standing and walking for prolonged times, approximately 75% of shift and continuously for extended periods of time.
Manual dexterity sufficient to perform computer and dispensing functions of the job; ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
Position often includes reaching, stretching, stooping, climbing steps and sitting.
Must have normal or corrected vision.
Must have ability to clearly communicate verbally by phone or in person
Personal Protective Equipment:
Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required
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