The Johns Hopkins Hospital, a 1,051-bed academic medical center, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are the major components of the Johns Hopkins Health System, a vertically integrated, multi-institutional system for medical services delivery. It was one of the first non-profit, academically based healthcare systems of its kind in the country. Located in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, The Johns Hopkins Hospital is consistently ranked at the top of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report.
The Department of Pharmacy, consistent with the mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine, places a priority on teaching, research and patient care. At Johns Hopkins Hospital, the department is responsible for providing acute care pharmacy services for a diverse population of medical and surgical patients, with additional services provided within the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center and affiliated clinics. Within the department, there are 45 acute care and primary care clinical pharmacy specialists as well as 31 general and specialized pharmacy residents.
This position reports to the Operations Manager for Clinical Services in the Adult Medicine, Emergency, and Surgery Pharmacy Division. Applicants are preferred to have completed (or be in the process of completing) an ASHP accredited PGY2 residency program in Medicine. This Clinical Pharmacy Specialist provides clinical pharmacy services to both Hepatology patients (Meg service) and HIV patients (Polk service) serving as the drug expert helping to manage the complex pharmacotherapy regimen of each patient. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist actively manages and adjusts medication therapies via drug therapy management agreements with prescribers and helps manage drug costs by ensuring formulary and stewardship guidelines are followed. Responsibilities for the position include: comprehensive medication management, interdisciplinary decision making, emergency code response, care coordination, education, policy/procedure development, and research activities. They will provide drug information and education to patients, students, residents, pharmacists, and other health care practitioners.
Justin T. Hare, PharmD, FASHP
Pharmacy Operations Manager, Clinical Services
Adult Medicine, Emergency and Surgery (AMES) Pharmacy
Graduation from an accredited College of Pharmacy resulting in Pharm D. or BS degree and 1 year of experience required. Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency program or equivalent experience is required. Completion of a specialty residency or fellowship in Medicine is preferred. Board Certification through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties or a certification deemed appropriate for the practitioner’s practice setting by Division Director is required within 2 years of start date.
From the 1889 opening of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, to the opening of the School of Medicine four years later, there emerged the concept of combining research, teaching and patient care. This model, the first of its kind, would lead to a national and international reputation for excellence and discovery.Today, Johns Hopkins uses one overarching name—Johns Hopkins Medicine—to identify its entire medical enterprise. This $6.7 billion system unites the physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the health professionals and facilities that make up the broad, integrated Johns Hopkins Health System.