Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Thoracic (Lung) Transplant Program

Pennsylvania Hospital   •  

Philadelphia, PA

Industry: Health & Fitness


Less than 5 years

Posted 393 days ago

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

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Position Description:
Responsible for provision of pharmaceutical care to patients managed by Transplant Services involving thoracic transplants.  Activities include participation in rounds: evaluate, monitor and modify drug therapy; provide recommendations to optimize patient outcomes, provide medication education to patients, and initialize and implement medication protocol development to minimize safety issues and insure cost effectiveness.  The pharmacist will also provide transplant education in-services to both inpatient and outpatient transplant staff and patients on ongoing basis.  Additionally the position will provide services to patients seen in the transplant clinics.  The pharmacist should be an effective communicator and be able to integrate themselves within the health team and current structure of the pharmacy department and document their interventions.  Additionally, the candidate should coordinate pharmacotherapy activities of department pharmacists and residents associated with transplant patients.  Also, the candidate will assist in the development, implementation, enrollment, and monitoring of patients who are enrolled in clinical research trials.  Finally, the candidate should fulfill requirements associated with hospital and department policies and procedures, The Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies.

Minimum Requirements:
Current pharmacy license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania.  Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy. At least two years of experience in hospital pharmacy practice including precepting students and/or residents or similar experience in academic setting.  Completion of PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency and PGY2 Specialty residency.  Completion of PGY2 Specialty residency in solid organ transplantation preferred. Additional Board Certification preferred, such as BCPS, Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).

Additional Information:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives. 

Job ID: 66325