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Clinical Pharmacist - Residency Program Director

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Job ID: 142269
Category: Pharmacy
Work Type: FT
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 30, 2022
Work Schedule: Full-time

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General Summary Statement

The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible and accountable for the provision of safe, effective, and prompt medication therapy. The Clinical Pharmacist provides support of centralized and decentralized medication-use systems and collaborates with physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team to deliver optimal medication therapy to patients with a broad range of disease states. Pharmaceutical care services include, but are not limited to, assessing patient needs, incorporating age and disease specific characteristics into drug therapy and patient education, adjusting care according to patient response, and providing clinical interventions to detect, mitigate, and prevent medication adverse events. The clinical pharmacist provides medication and practice-related education/training by serving as a preceptor for doctor of pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy residents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Pharmacist (0.8 FTE):

    • Facilitates pharmaceutical care services, direct patient care programs, medication utilization systems within assigned services and care areas to assure drug utilization activities are aligned with patient care needs, evidence-based best practices, and regulatory standards.
    • Communicates effectively and appropriately with healthcare providers and caregivers (physicians, nurses, etc.) and assures continuity of pharmaceutical care between shifts and among staff.
    • Identifies, designs, and implements improvements in the medication-use system to advance patient safety, maximize therapeutic outcomes, or control costs
    • Responsible for the design and direction of consistent high-value pharmacy services including such services as medication selection, adverse event education/reporting, therapeutic endpoint monitoring, IV to PO conversion, renal dosing for targeted drugs, patient education and quality indicator monitoring.
    • Develop appropriate monitoring activities and documentation to reflect the scope of services provided.
    • Collaborate with other health care professionals to design and implement pharmacy services consistent with the department and hospital goals.
    • Maintain current knowledge on issues and therapies in clinical pharmacy practice.
    • Serve as an educational resource for pharmacy students, residents and other health professionals.
    • Participate in pharmacy operations, medication dispensing, and oversees pharmacy technician activities.
    • Maintains proficiency in hospital computer systems and pharmacy automation technology.
    • Provide a leadership role representing pharmacy on hospital multidisciplinary committees.

Residency Program Director (RPD) (0.2 FTE):

  1. The RPD is responsible for all aspects of the PGY1 pharmacy residency program and is ultimately responsible for accreditation and direct oversight of the residency program.
  2. The RPD must establish and chair a Residency Advisory Committee (RAC).
  3. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
    1. Resident recruitment, including updating marketing materials and participation in residency showcases.
    2. Scheduling and coordinating on-site interviews.
    3. Ensuring residents are oriented to the program and pharmacy department.
    4. Creation of resident rotation and staffing schedules.
    5. Updating learning experience documentation as needed.
    6. Preparations for ASHP accreditation documentation and on-site visits.
    7. Coordinating research activities for the residency program.
    8. Coordinating conferences and other educational activities within the residency.
    9. Identification of preceptors for the residency program and preceptor development.
    10. Strategic planning for the residency program.
    11. Ensuring resident and preceptor evaluations are done completely and in a timely manner.
  4. Serve as a role model of pharmacy practice by exhibiting leadership within the pharmacy department or within the organization through a documented record of improvements in and contributions to pharmacy practice.
  5. Demonstrate ongoing professionalism and contribution to the profession.
  6. Actively participate in drug policy and other committees of the pharmacy department, hospital or health-system.

Education Training and Experience

Doctor of Pharmacy degree from accredited pharmacy school and


· Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency followed by a minimum of 3 years of pharmacy practice experience


· Completion of ASHP-accredited PGY1 and PGY2 residencies followed by a minimum of one year of pharmacy practice experience.


· Without completion of an ASHP-accredited residency, have five or more years of pharmacy practice experience.


Board Certification through the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties is required.




PA pharmacist license   

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