Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Type: Full Time
Specialty Practice Areas:
Role Purpose: Clinical pharmacy specialists provide exceptional care of obstetric patients in collaboration with the Women and Infant’s Center team members and obstetrics and gynecology providers. Evaluates and recommends appropriate drug therapy to achieve optimal cost-effective patient outcomes, by working directly with physicians, other health professionals, and patients. Participates in the development, provision and evaluation of comprehensive pharmaceutical care and quality assurance programs through scholarly activities. Serves as a resource to the pharmacy staff and other hospital departments.
The primary focus of the maternal-fetal medicine pharmacist is the care of maternal patients with high-risk pregnancies. In addition to maternal-fetal medicine (MFM), the MFM specialist collaborates with providers in general OB/GYN, family planning, reproductive endocrinology and fertility, fetal surgery, obstetric anesthesia, and pediatrics to provide clinical pharmacy services where appropriate. Daily responsibilities, include actively participating in the maternal-fetal medicine team’s daily patient care rounds and assisting in the care for high-risk postpartum patients. The MFM clinical specialist may also serve in a consultative role for off-service antepartum or postpartum patients admitted to BJH (ICUs, psychiatry floor, medicine floor, etc) of which MFM is consulted.
Responsibilities: Assess the overall status of the patient’s health condition and evaluates medication profile for optimal patient outcomes. Monitors therapy and goals of care. Documents all activities and communication as appropriate. Participates in professional development and research activities. Contributes to performance improvement, clinical effectiveness, drug use evaluation, and HSO/BJC committee activities. Participates in the education and training of pharmacy staff, residents and students, and serves as a role model and mentor. Participates in the identification and implementation of targeted drug cost reduction programs.
BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.
Requirements: Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy, RPh license, completion of accredited PGY1 residency
Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) is a 1,200+ bed urban, academic, quaternary referral center located in St. Louis, Missouri. BJH is the primary adult teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine. There are over 9,000 employees at BJH with over 300 in the pharmacy department. The pharmacy employs 160 pharmacists, over 50 of which are clinical pharmacy specialists with Board Certification. The pharmacy residency program includes 4 PGY1 positions and PGY2 training in critical care, infectious diseases, internal medicine, oncology, and solid organ transplant. BJH and Washington University School of Medicine have consistently been ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. BJH also holds many programmatic certifications including Comprehensive Stroke Center, Level I Trauma Center, Level I STEMI Center, Siteman Cancer Center, and Comprehensive Solid-Organ Transplant Center. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is member of the BJC Healthcare System, which includes 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations.