Clinical Pharmacy Amb Care Cdtmp Specialist

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:

I. Pharmacotherapy specialists have the authority to optimize medication therapy by selecting, initiating, monitoring, continuing, and modifying medications based on patient-specific parameters and goals.

 

II. Pharmacotherapy specialists will follow national guidelines and evidence-based medicine for medication therapy management of disease states including but not limited to;

A. COPD

B. Asthma

C. Smoking Cessation

D. Heart Failure

E. Hypertension

F. Dyslipidemia

G. Diabetes

H. Pain Management

 

III. Pharmacotherapy specialist will provide 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 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

 

IV. Pharmacotherapy specialists will provide education for medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff regarding medications and services

V. Pharmacotherapy specialists will serve as an educational site preceptor for post-doctorate pharmacy residents and doctor of pharmacy students

VI. Pharmacotherapy specialist will assist in research programs relating to ambulatory care

 
 
III. DESCRIPTION OF COMPETENCIES

Performance Appraisal Rating Key:   1 = Exceeds      2 = Meets         3 = Does not meet

  1
  2
  3
A. Clinical/Technical/Service
 
 
 

Demonstrates the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks:

 
 
 
  • Add additional Clinical/Technical/Service/Administrative tasks here.Conducts departmental activities to meet the goals, objectives and policies of the department and the Hospital/Medical Center.
  • Conducts departmental activities to meet standards as set forth by Federal and State Regulatory agencies and TJC
  • Implements such policies and procedures to meet professional standards, including those established by ASHP.
  • Assist with managing medication costs through coordination of benefits, assistance with prior authorization, formulary adherence, pill splitting, avoiding unnecessary and/or duplicate medication therapies and optimization of the medication regimen
  • Engages in active patient-centered medication therapy management through transitional care including medication reconciliation services and discharge assistance: patient counseling on appropriate medical therapy, medication history, admissions and discharge medication reconciliations, facilitation of patient care, coordination of benefits, authorizations and formulary management.
  • Conducts comprehensive medication reviews, and targeted interventions to assess appropriateness of all medications including dose and drug regimen to optimize medication therapy and improve clinical outcomes.
  • Coordinates medication reconciliation across the continuum of care and monitoring to improve clinical outcomes and to help prevent unnecessary readmissions, lapses in care and adverse drug reactions.
  • Attends interdisciplinary rounds when possible to assist with medication-related plans for day of discharge.
  • Coordinates the provision of pharmaceutical care by pharmacy department members.
  • Provides and follows up on recommended interventions with prescribers, interdisciplinary care team, other pharmacists, patients and/or caregivers, including appropriate documentation of recommendations and interventions.
  • Ensures the work environment is well maintained.
  • Assists with staffing as deemed necessary by the Assistant Director of Pharmacy.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area.
Age Specific Competencies (check all patient population served)

         Neonate/Infant    Pediatric   Adolescent   Adult   Geriatric   Not Applicable

 
 
 

         a. Identifies physical, behavioral and emotional characteristics typical for the age group.

         b. Modifies approaches based on patient age-specific needs and responses to treatment.

         c. Provides care for patients based on age-specific needs.

         d. Uses communication techniques which are age appropriate.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B. Organizational/Managerial
 
 
 
  • Participates in the department’s performance improvement activities.
  • Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information.
  • Observes the Health Care System’s compliance policies.
 
 
 
 
  • Ensures the timely submission of performance improvement reports, including medication use evaluations.
  • Completes all required documentation, including staff attendance and performance records and annual performance appraisals.
  • Participates in the evaluation and has hiring authority of pharmacy staff.
  • Manages and directs the work of pharmacy staff.
  • Issues discipline as necessary, including staff terminations.
  • Completes annual evaluations for direct reports.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Oversees pharmacy student extern/internship programs and/or residency programs, as appropriate.
  • Conducts staff education as needed
  • Demonstrates an interdisciplinary focus and approach to medication use management within the health system.
  • Demonstrates initiative and leadership.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
C. Educational/Professional Development
 
 
 
  • Participates in the development of other staff members.
  • Meets regulatory, licensure and annual health assessment requirements.
  • Identifies learning needs of pharmacy staff and other healthcare professionals as needed
  • Reviews current practice and implements new programs to maintain contemporary practice.
  • Add additional Educational/Professional Development skills here.Meets all educational requirements as set forth by New York State regulations.
  • Provides physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other clinicians with information concerning the appropriate use of medication.
  • Achieves annual requirement of 15 continuing education hours (ACPE approved)
  • Designs and implements appropriate training and development programs in a timely fashion.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D. Communication/Relationships
 
 
 
  • Demonstrates a professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with patients, families and significant others.
  • Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the hospital staff and extended community.
 

May be required to perform other duties as assigned or perform other duties when necessary.

 
 
 
 


 


 

Requirements:

IV.   EDUCATION REQUIRED
      Pharm.D., PGY-1

V.    EXPERIENCES AND/OR SKILLS REQUIRED

      Hospital experience with clinical experience/training

VI.   LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED

      New York State Licensure as Pharmacist with active registration.


 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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