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Clinical Pharmacist-Ambul Care

Job ID: 970313
Facility: ECU Health Medical Center
Dept: Cancer Ctr Retail Pharmacy
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: May 9, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health Medical Center

ECU Health Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the 974-bed flagship hospital for ECU Health and serves as the primary teaching hospital for The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health Medical Center has achieved Magnet® designation twice and provides acute and intermediate care, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to a 29-county region that is home to more than 1.4 million people.

Position Summary

The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist will work with an interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive disease state management and assist with clinical oversight of assigned patient population. The individual will promote coordinated care for these individuals throughout the health system to optimize quality and safety outcomes. The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist will be responsible for aiding in the education of healthcare professionals on pharmacotherapy management and serve as a resource and liaison for medication related issues as well as fostering and promoting the relationship between pharmacy and other healthcare professionals. Performs other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities

Performs disease state management under collaborative practice agreement for patients identified for and referred to the pharmacist led program within the ECU Health System ambulatory care clinics, which may include credentialing as a clinical pharmacist practitioner.

This includes, but is not limited to:

Collect and analyze information:

The clinical pharmacist ensures the collection of the necessary subjective and objective information about the patient and is responsible for analyzing information in order to understand the patient's relevant medical/medication history and clinical status.

Assess information and formulate a medication therapy problem list:

The clinical pharmacist assesses collected information and formulates a problem list consisting of the patients' active medical problems and medication therapy problems in order to prioritize recommendations to optimize medication use and achieve clinical goals.

Develop and implement the care plan:

The clinical pharmacist implements the care plan in collaboration with the health care team and the patient or caregiver.

The care plan will consider co-morbid conditions, cost, effectiveness and barriers to adherence and evidence-based recommendations to optimize therapy.

The clinical pharmacist will perform direct patient and family education to ensure comprehension and acknowledgment of therapy plans.

The clinical pharmacist will collaborate with providers and staff to support prior authorization documentation and resolution of other identified barriers to adherence.

Follow-up and monitor:

The clinical pharmacist provides ongoing follow-up and monitoring to optimize the care plan and identify and resolve medication therapy problems, with the goal of optimizing medication use and improving care outcomes. This may include, but is not limited to remote home monitoring equipment.
Attends and presents as needed at clinic and system meetings related to on-going work.

Provides periodic education to clinic and system providers regarding pertinent updates to guidelines, formularies, or other topics to address provider's needs.

Provides education/clerkship experiences to pharmacy students and residents as requested.

Minimum Requirements

PharmD degree from accredited school of pharmacy is required.

Evidence of at least two years of relevant clinical pharmacy experience and/or formal residency training in a clinic-based, ambulatory practice. PGY2 in Ambulatory Care may substitute for 2 years of work experience.

Must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of North Carolina within 30 days of hire.

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

Obtains continuing education credits as required by the North Carolina Board of pharmacy.

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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