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Pharmacotherapy Care Specialist - Full Time - Variable
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Pharmacotherapy Care Specialist - 2277948
Roles & Responsibilities:
Ambulatory care clinical pharmacy practice is the provision of integrated, accessible health care services by the Pharmacotherapy Care Specialist. This individual is accountable for addressing medication needs, developing sustained partnerships with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. This is accomplished through direct patient care and medication management for ambulatory patients, coordination of care, patient advocacy, wellness and health promotion, triage and referral, and patient education and self-management. The ambulatory care Pharmacotherapy Care Specialist may work in either an institutional or community-based clinic involved in direct care of a diverse patient population. He/she works in a variety of environments in either a hospital and/or community-based settings. Each site has its own unique practice style and may focus on primary care or focus on one specific disease state.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Optimizes medication therapy by selecting, initiating, monitoring, continuing, and modifying medications based on patient-specific parameters and goals. The Specialist can perform therapeutic drug monitoring with dose adjustments as per evidence based guidelines.
2. Follows national guidelines and evidence-based medicine for medication therapy management of disease states including but not limited to;
C. Smoking Cessation
D. Heart Failure
H. Pain Management
I. IBD/ GI
3. Provides education to patients, family members, and/or caretakers about disease states and medications, including;
A. Desired results and/or goals of chronic disease states
B. Name, strength, description, and purpose of each medication
C. How to administer each medication timely, safely, and appropriately
D. How agents work to attain adequate therapy
E. Interacting foods, disease states, and drugs where appropriate
F. Importance of therapeutic drug monitoring for efficacy and toxicity
G. Recognition of disease state exacerbation and procedures to follow in these instances
H. Recognition of side effects of therapy and the importance of notifying his/her physician if any should occur
I. Importance of adherence to pharmacotherapy and appointments
J. How to use aids to increase adherence
4. Provides education for medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff regarding medications and services
5. Serves as an educational site preceptor for post-doctorate pharmacy residents and doctor of pharmacy students
6. Assists in research programs relating to ambulatory care
7. Other duties as assigned
• Have been awarded a
doctor of pharmacy degree
• Successfully completed an ASHP accredited residency program
• Have a minimum of two years’ experience, of which at least one year of such experience shall include clinical experience in a health facility, which involves consultation with physicians with respect to drug therapy that may include a residency at a facility involving such consultation;
• Have been awarded a bachelor of science in pharmacy and an advanced clinical degree (Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy).
• Successfully passed a BCPS exam (Board Certified) which is current.
• Within the last seven years, have a minimum of three years’ experience, of which at least one year of such experience shall include clinical experience in a health facility, which involves consultation with physicians with respect to drug therapy .