Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Vidant Duplin Hospital   •  

Greenville, NC

5 - 7 years

Posted 238 days ago

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  1. Maintains clinical practice skills and competently functions in a clinical role. The pharmacist is expected to attend rounds, be an active member of the cardiology care team and contribute to CV Program and Pharmacy Services development.   
  • Ensures accurate medication histories are obtained upon admission              
  • Provides medication counseling and assures that patients’ written and verbal medication instructions at discharge are accurate and clear
  • Performs therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Provides drug information to the cardiology team and associated nursing units on CV-related pharmacotherapy
  • Works collaboratively with  cardiologists, HF Providers, RNs, Case Management and Discharge Planners to provide integrated, coordinated care for the patients served
  • Evaluates and resolves barriers to medication access and adherence to prescribed  therapies
  1. Accountable for the safety and quality of pharmacy services delivered for assigned patient population.
    1. Actively participates in CV Program and hospital wide continuous quality improvement programs and promotes excellence in medication management.
    2. Serves as liaison between pharmacy,  nursing units, and cardiology to resolve patient care matters.
    3. Reports and manages medication errors to promote patient safety
    4. Documents interventions in the electronic health record and other related databases, as assigned.
    5. Enhances quality of delivery of care by supporting the mission, vision, and  values of VMC and the East Carolina Heart Institute.
  2. Provides appropriate documentation for all medication therapy management interventions. 
    1. Collects data on established metrics that evaluate impact of  pharmaceutical care delivery on patient outcomes
    2. Evaluates outcomes data
    3. Collaborates with pharmacy and CV program leadership to resolve system barriers to utilization of guidelines directed medical therapies
  3. Supports educational and research mission of VMC and East Carolina Heart Institute through training of  students and residents and applicable scholarship activities.
  4. Communicates drug information to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other members of the health care team.
  5. Responsibilitieswith CPHS.
    1. Serves as a primary preceptor for Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciencesstudents oninternal medicine/cardiologyclerkships at VMC for up to12studentmonths peryear
      1. Develop and provide quality precepting experience for learners on internal medicine/cardiology or heart failure clerkship at VMC.  The practice setting may include acute, transitional, or chronic care environments
    2. Serves as a primary preceptor for VMC pharmacy residents on cardiology or Heart Failure elective clerkships at VMC, when applicable
    3. Provides other teaching, mentoring, and studentsupport collaboratively within VMC and the East Carolina Heart Institute
    4. Will be accountable to the CPHS Chairman of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and/or their designee
    5. Will maintain CPHS expectations in Service, Teaching and Scholarship that will be consistent with their rank and appointment series as identified in the CPHS Policies and Procedures Governing Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure (APT) For Faculty in the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
    6. Will adhere to Department policies regarding submission of monthly activity and expense reports
    7. Participates in the Vidant and/or Campbell IRB where appropriate and as needed
    8. Will identify their CPHS and Vidant affiliations for purposes of scholarship
    9. Participates and serves on local, state, and national professional healthcare organizations as appropriate
    10. At CPHS:
      1.  Provides didactic lectures as needed
      2. Attends University, School and Department activities (e.g. Meetings, Faculty Development Programs, Orientation, Convocation, Commencement)
      3. Serves on CPHS and Department Committees
    11. Provides educational and other activities consistent with the academic responsibilities of CPHS
    12. Follows CPHS and departmental guidelines for reporting learner issues by communicating with local faculty liaison
    13. Engages in scholarly activities and assists with patient-focused  outcomes research with students and residents at VMC
  6. Completes other duties to supportDepartment of Pharmacy operations as assigned or directed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must possess a Doctorate in Pharmacy or equivalent. Must be a licensed Pharmacist in the state of NC or license eligible.
  • Completion of PGY1 residency. 
  • Completion of PGY2 residency in Cardiology or Internal Medicine/Pharmacotherapy.
  • Completion of PGY2 residency may be considered for substitution if >7years progressive experience in relevant acute care/advanced heart failure setting
  • BS/ Pharm D in Pharmacy
  • BLS Required

Preferred Requirements

  • Related Work Experience1 to 3years
  • Experience in acute care setting with internal medicine, cardiology and/or advanced heart failure services.
  • Pharmacy student and resident precepting experiencepreferred
  • Clinical outcomes research experiencepreferred
  • Advanced HF/Mechanical Circulatory SupportExperiencepreferred.
  • ACLS preferred