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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care--full-time, day shift--HUP

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Job ID: 210332
Category: Pharmacy
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Penn Medicine is seeking a full-time, day shift Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care will primarily focus on medication management services (including diabetes and obesity management) at the downtown internal medicine and specialty practices.

Job Summary:

The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Ambulatory Care develops and coordinates pharmacy services in primary care, provides patient and population care management within an 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


  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or PharmD from an accredited school of pharmacy (required)
  • PA pharmacist license (required)
  • NJ pharmacist license (required within 3 months of hire)
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy residency (required)
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY2 Pharmacy residency (preferred)

    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.

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    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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