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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Neurology SMG

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JOB SUMMARY
 
Supervises and coordinates the provision of clinical pharmacy services related to the treatment of neurologic disease states by providing support and education to patients, pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other health-care professionals.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
1.Coordinates and oversees clinical pharmacy services related to neurology at the assigned clinic. Serves as a pharmacy team leader and expert clinician within defined area of practice. Assists other staff with the development of care plans for patients. Provides direct clinical pharmacy services to selected patients. Ensures safe, appropriate, cost effective medication therapies for patients. Uses specialty pharmacy software, pharmacy dispensing software, and the EMR to document all care provided to patients.
 
2.Coordinates and develops the Specialty Pharmacy program at the assigned neurology clinic in conjunction with the Specialty Pharmacy Manager. Supports the care site neurology service in conjunction with the site Pharmacy Director. Confers with the Specialty Pharmacy Manager in planning both short and long-term annual budgets for operations and capital for services.
 
3.Works as a cohesive team with the clinic specialty pharmacy technician, the Franklin Pharmacy specialty pharmacists and specialty pharmacy technicians, and the SCL Health Pharmacy Call Center to provide a seamless pharmacy experience for patients of SCL Health.
 
4.Works collaboratively other staff to create clear, efficient, and well documented workflows. Develops effective and collaborative relationships with Physicians and other independent Licensed Providers to support pharmacy's continued participation in the Neurology Service. Consults with members of the medical staff on orders for non-formulary drugs to offer formulary alternatives when possible.
 
5.Enhances quality of delivery of care. Participates in the development and implementation of performance/quality improvement and patient safety activities for pharmacy hospital and clinics. Identifies potential technical or patient care issues and accepts accountability for follow-up and resolution of issues. Serves as a liaison between patient care areas and pharmacy staff/ managers.
 
6.Assists in the development and implementation of staff competencies both within service area and for general pharmacy services. Participates collegially in the development of new programs, services and practices, and educational activities of the pharmacy department and with the multidisciplinary team within defined area of practice. Provides in-services/lectures for Pharmacy Department and for health care professionals in training (medical, nursing, pharmacy). Serves on committees and work groups.
 
7.Participates in Resident Faculty meetings, mortality and morbidity rounds, grand rounds, and resident lecture series within defined area of practice. Establishes meetings with the Medical Director and Nurse Manager of defined service line. Participates in multidisciplinary and departmental research initiatives and stays informed on all investigational drug studies being performed within their defined area of practice.
 
8.Participates in Performance Improvement activities and initiatives. Devises methods to track impact of new approaches. Identifies high-cost and high-use agents within defined area of practice and participates in financial management initiatives. Uses appropriate resources throughout the organization to meet customer needs. Responsible and efficient utilization of human and material resource.
 
9.(All SCL jobs) Promotes mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abides by service behavior standards.
 
10.(All SCL jobs) Performs other duties as assigned.

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EDUCATION

Required :

Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy with a Pharm.D. Degree or a five year Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy.

Preferred :

PGY1 pharmacy residency or fellowship.

CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, LICENSE

(*indicates primary source verification requirement)

Required :

Licensure by the state of Colorado or Montana (as appropriate) to practice pharmacy. Qualified to practice Drug Therapy Management under the Rules & Regulations of the practice state (Colorado or Montana)

Preferred :

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) or Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP).

EXPERIENCE

Required : N/A

Preferred :

Five (5) years of experience in neurology practice in a hospital or ambulatory setting.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements list must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledgeable and proficient in assessing the use and application of new medications and medication related technology, including complex equipment and delivery systems required.

  • Familiarity and expertise with process improvement and process redesign including but not limited to Lean/Six Sigma methodologies and failure mode and effects analysis

  • Problem solving ability and analytical thinking required.

  • (All SCL jobs) Regular attendance to perform work on site during regularly scheduled business hours or scheduled shifts is required

  • (If applicable) Ability to work nights and/or weekends is required for identified positions

Organization: Corporate, Various Locations
Primary Location: CO-Grand Junction
Department: SYS-SPH-Op Pharmacy-Franklin
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
FTE: 1
Job Number: 17009800
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