Clinical Specialist, Pharmacy
Emory Healthcare
 Atlanta, GA

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Functions as a clinical expert in a specialty practice area (e.g. oncology, transplant, critical care, neonatal, and/or nutrition support).
  • Assesses and evaluation drug therapy and makes recommendations as appropriate.
  • Serves as a preceptor for students and residents and serves as a resource for pharmacists advancing their clinical skills.
  • Contribute positively to the teamwork of the department and the medical/clinical team through proactive participation.
  • Participate in planning and implementing change, while managing productivity, through attendance and participating in meetings, committees, task forces, projects and discussions with coworkers and leadership.
  • Support assessment of staff competency and provision of timely feedback
  • Promote documentation of interventions, adverse drug reactions and medication errors as per policy.
  • Develop protocols, guidelines and other evidence based care models which promote the safe and cost-effective use of drugs and reduce practice variation.
  • Develop and maintain competency with crucial steps in the medication process, including CPOE and automated dispensing cabinets, and identify opportunities for improvements.
  • Provide direct patient care using excellent clinical skills and communications and by staying current with relevant literature.
  • Participate in medical/clinical team rounding.
  • Provide daily patient profile review to assess, monitor and recommend appropriate drug therapy. Identify, resolve and /or prevent medication related problems.
  • Ensure appropriate therapy and outcomes.
  • Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate.
  • Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
  • Promote an environment and culture conducive to growth in clinical knowledge, skills and application.
  • Ensure staff understanding of clinical department practices, standards, and policies.
  • Foster lifelong learning and development.
  • Augment the education of pharmacists, students, medical interns and residents.
  • Assist with the training of new pharmacy employees.
  • Create professional development opportunities for the purpose of advancing pharmacists' skill sets as determined by the Pharmacy Practice Model. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduate of accredited school of pharmacy; licensure or eligibility for licensure in Georgia
  • ASHP-ACCREDITED PGY1 and PGY 2 residencies or equivalent experience in the specialty area.
  • BPS certified preferred.
  • BLS certification within six (6) months of hire and ACLS required within one (1) year of hire, if directly applicable to practice specialty. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.