Pharmacist in Geriatrics
Job ID 79247 Date posted 03/09/2018 Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
About Baystate HealthBaystate Healthis an integrated health care delivery system serving a population of nearly 1 million people in western Massachusetts. We are one of the largest health systems in New England with over 11,500 employees, five hospitals, and over 60 medical practices. Baystate Medical Center is the onlyLevel 1 Trauma Centerin the region and has the only neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.
Under the direction of the BMC Pharmacy Manager, the Geriatrics Lead Pharmacist will work to advance the care of Geriatric inpatients in the Baycare Accountable Care Organization (ACO). This will include rounding with a multidisciplinary team on a dedicated inpatient unit and involvement and management of projects related to improving care and care coordination for this patient population. This Pharmacist will also perform a variety of duties including; age appropriate clinical pharmacy services, evaluation of medication orders for appropriateness, monitoring and patient follow up; drug information consultations, and support of the pharmacy department operations. The Lead Pharmacist will maintain competency, training, and ongoing education of pharmaceutical knowledge, integrated technology, and practice model changes. It is the expectation of the pharmacist to complete and document the appropriate tasks required to maintain patient specific record keeping in an electronic database. Such documentation may include Clinical Interventions, Safety Reporting Events, etc.
To qualify for an interview, candidate must meet one of the following bulleted criteria:
- One-year of post graduate training in a Pharmacy Residency program OR five years of progressive pharmacy experience
- PLUS either PGY-2 or Fellowship training in an area related to geriatrics OR Certification in Geriatrics by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) or Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy
- All candidates must demonstrate successful project management and leadership.
- Registered Pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts or eligible;
- Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate in Pharmacy;
- Good written, verbal communication and presentation skills;
- Ability to critically evaluate patient therapy and drug literature;
- Ability to establish collaborative relations with medical staff and other health care professionals;
- Teaching experience preferred;
- Board Certification with the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties strongly preferred.
Full-time position; hours consist mainly of weekday day shift with a rotating evening, night, weekend and holiday schedule.