General Description: The Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Specialist provides direct patient care services for patients with chronic illnesses, promote health and wellness, and participates in innovative patient visits including transitions of care, patient education classes and shared visits.
Essential Duties & Functions:
Develops and maintains a clinical practice with a patient care service with multidisciplinary team to optimize pharmacotherapy for patient care
Provides optimal selection of pharmacologic agents in designing regimen to maximize therapeutic effect and minimize cost and toxicity
Assesses medication adherence during the process of medication counseling and works toward removing the potential barriers for medication access
Provides other health professionals with drug and clinical information
Provides education and counseling about the drug therapy provided to patients
Performs physical assessments and triaging patients as needed
Orders labs and other tests to help determine efficacy and toxicity of medication therapy using approved delegating procedures
Participates in clinical guideline development, collaborative practice agreements in chronic disease state management and drug utilization reviews
Provides clinical education and training to students, pharmacists, residents and medical providers
Participates in quality assurance programs in the Department of Pharmacy
Supports and performs operational components in the pharmacy
Serves as preceptor to students of affiliated schools of pharmacy and pharmacy residents (when available)
Performs other duties as assigned
Graduate of an accredited college/university of Pharmacy (PharmD or B.S. with equivalent experience)
Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
2+ years of experience in Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy setting
Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Program for Specialty Area
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) or Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacists (BCACP)
Referral Based Chronic Disease State Management Program (HTN/DM)
Legacy Community Health is a premium, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive care to community members regardless of their ability to pay. Our goal is to treat the entire patient while improving their overall wellness and quality of life, in addition to providing free pregnancy tests, HIV/AIDS screening. At Legacy, we empower patients to lead better lives by promoting healthy behaviors and offering resources such as literacy classes, family planning services, and nutrition and weight management information.
Our roots began in 1981 as the Montrose Clinic, with specialization in HIV education, testing, and treatment. Since then, the agency has expanded to 17 clinics in Houston, one in Baytown, two in Beaumont, and one in Deer Park with extensive services that include: Adult primary care, HIV/AIDS care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, dental, vision and behavioral health. We also service students within KIPP and YES Prep schools. Legacy is committed to driving healthy change in our communities.