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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory--full-time, days, hybrid--Philadelphia Suburbs

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Job ID: 183645
Category: Pharmacy
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Ambulatory Care develops and coordinates pharmacy services in primary care, provides patient and population care management within a interdisciplinary team, contributes to quality improvement activities, promotes the safe, effective and cost-effective use of medications within the clinic. Patient care responsibilities: comprehensive medication management and medication review for high risk patients, interdisciplinary referrals for individualized medication and/or disease management and provider group-based medication management, both transitional care management and longitudinal care management services.


• Reviews patient profiles for appropriate drug therapy, contacting Providers to optimize therapy.
• Evaluates patient’s age, height, weight, pregnancy and lactation status, renal and liver function, therapeutic serum
medication concentrations, to determine appropriate drug dosage regimen.
• Documents interventions, cost avoidance initiatives or drug information inquiries appropriately.
• Completes assignments in a timely fashion, including prompt response to provider/care management referrals.
• Provides comprehensive medication management and medication reconciliation for patients as requested by the care
management or prescribing staff or if indicated by clinical judgment
• Assists in transitional care management between the acute and ambulatory care setting.
• Assists with longitudinal care management and chronic disease state management: including designing, implementing and
coordinating medication care plans for patients on an on-going basis.
• Monitors medication therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic
duplication, and drug interactions.
• Develops, implements and coordinates patient drug therapy, educational programs for department Staff and is a
Pharmacotherapy specialty resource for the Providers, Care Management and Practice Staff.
• Provides information to the medical, pharmacy and nursing staff to ensure optimal drug usage, provides recommendations to
improve therapy, advises physicians on appropriate drug therapy.
• Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to support clinical outcome metrics
• Responsible for precepting pharmacy students and pharmacy residents completing ambulatory care rotations.
• Ensures compliance with all state, Joint Commission (Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations)
and OSHA (Occupational, Safety, and Health Administration) regulations in terms of medication management both within the
pharmacy and assigned patient care unit.
• Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures
• Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy
Completion of an ASHP- accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Licensed Pharmacist in the state of PA
Licensed Pharmacist in the state of NJ within 3 months of hire

 Additional Information:

- Candidates must be willing to travel to clinical centers located in Philadelphia/ Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey based on the needs of the department.
-PA License is required upon hire however NJ license must be obtained within the first 90 days of employment

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

    Live Your Life's Work

    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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