Pharmacist, Transition of Care
Less than 5 years experience •
Job ID 80187 Date posted 03/19/2018 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 only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region and has the only neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.
The clinical pharmacist will 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. The clinical pharmacist will maitain competency, training, and ongoing education of pharmaceutical knowledge, integrated technology, and practice model changes. It is the expectation of the clinical 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. The clinical pharmacist is also expected to adhere to all departmental and organizational policies and procedures as well as adherence to all the applicable laws and regulations pertinent to the proper management of pharmacy practice. As defined by the Pharmacy Leadership Team, the clinical pharmacist will be expected to meet all departmental specific goals set forth on an annual basis.
- Conducts Comprehensive Medication Reviews, and Targeted Interventions to assess appropriateness of all medications including appropriate use, dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, drug allergies, and drug interactions to optimize medication therapy and improve clinical outcomes.
- Engages in active patient-centered medication therapy management through transitional care including medication reconciliation services and discharge assistance: patient counseling on appropriate medical therapy, medication history, facilitation of patient care, coordination of benefits, authorizations, and formulary management. Counsels patients and/or caregivers on medications regarding changes, side effects, and medication or food interactions, drug indication and dosing regimens.
- Assists with managing medication costs through coordination of benefits, assistance with prior authorization, formulary adherence, medication adherence and access, pill splitting, avoiding unnecessary and/or duplicate medication therapies and optimization of the medication regimen including identifying additional therapies needed or therapies no longer needed.
- Consults with the prescriber, the interdisciplinary care team, the patient and/or caregiver to identify/develop patient specific disease state therapy goals, provides interdisciplinary support, collaboration and interventions; communicates and documents clinical recommendations/interventions.
What will you need
•Prior experience as a Pharmacist required.
•One year in an Inpatient setting or three years in an Ambulatory/Retail setting, or one year post graduate training in a Pharmacy Residency or Fellowship program preferred.
•Registered Pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts
•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 preferred.
What you need to know
•Full time position
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