Grady Health System offers many career paths. Whether you have many years of experience or are in the early stages on your career, you can find a rewarding position at Grady!
The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist (CPS) is a licensed pharmacist who is responsible for applying knowledge, skill, competence and clinical expertise in a specialized area of pharmacy. The CPS has primary accountability for promoting excellence in pharmacy practice and medication use. The roles of the CPS are that of advanced practitioner, educator, consultant, leader and researcher.
The CPS applies his/her knowledge of, and clinical training in, pharmacotherapy to directly influence and impact physician prescribing to improve the use of medications throughout the Health System and to enhance positive drug therapy outcomes. The CPS, acting as an integral member of the healthcare team, assumes responsibility for the appropriate selection and monitoring of drug therapy through direct patient care activities.
Other functions include precepting pharmacy doctoral-level pharmacy students, training pharmacy residents, participating in staff development, creating opportunities for pharmacists to practice more clinically and promote rational and cost-effective use of medication at GHS.
- Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an ACPE - accredited School of Pharmacy, licensure or license eligible in the State of Georgia within 120 days
- Completion of ASHP - accredited PGY-1 and PGY-2 Residencies (or five (5) years post PGY-1 residency experience)
- BPS Board Cerfification preferred