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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Infectious Diseases

Job ID: 134152
Category: Pharmacy
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: May 23, 2022
Work Schedule: Full time

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Description

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?

Responsible for provision of pharmaceutical care to patients managed in our Infectious Diseases clinics at the Penn Medicine at Perelman location. The specialist will be expected to develop a practice within the various ambulatory practice sites and liaison as appropriate with other partners. Activities include evaluate, monitor and modify drug therapy, provide recommendations to optimize patient outcomes, provide patients with new medication education, minimize safety issues and assure cost effectiveness as well as provide Drug Information for medical personnel. The pharmacist will serve as a liaison between the retail/specialty pharmacy program and the clinic to ensure patients receive prescribed medications and all necessary drug specific enrollments forms are completed. The pharmacist will facilitate enrollment into Copay Assistance Programs and completion of Prior Authorization along with Pharmacy Technicians as needed. The pharmacist should be an effective communicator and be able to integrate themselves within the health team and current structure of the pharmacy department. Additionally, the candidate should coordinate pharmacotherapy activities and educational opportunities for department pharmacists and residents in the ambulatory practice setting. The pharmacist will also assist with collection and presentation of patient outcomes data and quality improvement projects in accordance with URAC Accreditation. Finally, the clinical pharmacy specialist should fulfill requirements associated with hospital and department policies and procedures, JCAHO and other regulatory agencies.
Accountabilities include:

  Evaluate, monitor and modify drug therapy

· Provide patients with new medication education
· Facilitate enrollment into Copay Assistance Programs
· Coordinate pharmacotherapy activities and educational opportunities for department pharmacists and residents in the ambulatory practice setting
· Assist with collection and presentation of patient outcomes data


Credentials:
  • Pharmacist (Required)
  • Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Certification in area of specialty practice (or Pharmacotherapy if no specialty certification available) Must be obtained within 1 year of hire
Education or Equivalent Experience:
  • Pharmacy- Bachelor of Science Degree or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy Personal commitment to advancing the profession. Demonstration of contributions to pharmacy practice and leadership skills
  • Successful completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency OR As a licensed pharmacist in a hospital pharmacy with >/=50% of time in area of specialty Successful completion of a PGY2 Specialty Residency preferred. Preferably in area of specialty practice they are applying for OR As a licensed pharmacist in a hospital pharmacy with >/= 50% of time spent in area of specialty

    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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