The Pharmacy Clinical Specialist will collaborate with physicians, nurses, and other allied health providers in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) to provide excellent pharmaceutical care and services. The Clinical Specialist is responsible for ensuring safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols; providing accurate, adequate, and timely drug information; providing staff education to physicians, nurses, and pharmacists; responsible for supporting quality initiatives through data analysis and management; and supporting effective operation through policy development, staff engagement, and expeditious medication order verification and delivery.
- Critically evaluates medication therapy regimens and makes evidence-based recommendations as part of the interdisciplinary team
- Ensures safe, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, evaluating and addressing drug interactions; contraindicated medications; inappropriate therapeutic regimens; adverse drug reactions; pharmacokinetics; disease state management; and rational, effective medication regimens.
- Documents clinical interventions.
- Provide medication reconciliation and medication discharge counseling services.
- Functions as a therapeutic consultant in areas that may include rational and appropriate use of medications, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, disease state management, and nutrition.
- Participates in Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee (P&T) activities, as appropriate.
- Evaluates medications for formulary addition.
- Supports quality initiatives through data analysis and management. Develops criteria for appropriate use of medications pertaining to the NSICU.
- Supports effective operations through policy development, staff engagement, and expeditious medication order verification and delivery.
- Provides oversight and assists with the development and implementation of evidence-based medication guidelines/protocols.
- Participates in activities that enhance staff, provider, and patient education.
1 year of Clinical Pharmacy Hospital experience
Graduation from and ACPE Accredited Institution;
State of Virginia Pharmacy License or eligibility to obtain within 60 days of hire.
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency with at least 3 years of practice in an NSICU or Critical Care related setting (with a focus in neuroscience) OR completion of a PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency (with a focus in neuroscience).
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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