Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Transitions of Care
Essential Job Responsibilities• Job responsibilities include those listed in competencies document• Maintains a professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers in accordance with our Service Excellence Standards and Core Values• Knowledgeable in medication therapy management • Exhibits clinical and professional skills to positively interact with patients & all members of the healthcare team • Follows institutional medication policies and procedures as well as state and federal laws regarding medications. • Works with inpatient and outpatient healthcare team to optimize medication therapy and improve medication accuracy during transitions of care.• Accurately interprets medication orders in the computer for transitions of care and drug administration.• Contacts the provider in a timely manner when there is a concern about a medication management.• Provides drug information, drug therapy recommendations, and education to physicians, nurses, patients, pharmacy staff, residents and students related to transitions in care, chronic disease state management, and internal medicine. • Reports adverse drug events and near misses in the medication management process across the continuum of care. • Ensures continuity of care through evidenced based methods, including, but not limited to, medication reconciliation, self-management plan, engagement of family and care givers, education and referrals through all phases of patient care.• Creates population-based management strategies and processes for medication therapy management that help patients manage their healthcare needs and foster care quality, cost-effectiveness, and patient engagement.• Works with interdisciplinary team to develop care plan and address gaps in care. • Works closely with patient to understand disease specific related issues or interpret health risk assessment information to ensure patient meets or exceeds goals.• Promotes and facilitates improved clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction, as well as efficient use of resources in order to obtain optimum value for both the patient and reimbursement. • Establishes collaborative partnerships with patients to assist them in examining patterns of health care needs, decisions, lifestyle choices, and utilization of resources that affect their health.• Participates in organizational committees related to medication therapy management.• Reviews appropriate use of selected medications to include optimization of use and cost considerations.• Contributes to the continued development of the practice of the profession of pharmacy.
Additional responsibilities and expectations of the TOC/Opioid Stewardship Pharmacist:A. Assists with policy and protocol development related to pain management and opioid use disorderB. Collects, monitors, and reports data related to opioid medications including, but not limited to, opioid use, opioid-related ADEs, and pain scores
Job RequirementsPreferred Qualifications/Education:
Baccalaureate degree or PharmD. Degree from an accredited school of pharmacy, required American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy (ASHP) accredited PGY1 Ability to work independently
Prior job-related experience, preferred
Licenses and/or Certifications:
Current, unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in the state of South Carolina, required Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy or specialty, preferred
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and carry up to 25 pounds occasionally; will involve some stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling, pushing and pulling with frequent standing and walking; requires manual dexterity with ability to perceive size, shape, temperature or texture; auditory and visual required with attention to verbal abilities and color discrimination.
Requires normal visual concentration and attention common to most jobs. Requires occasional strenuous effort in handling of moderately heavy boxes or equipment or sitting or standing in fixed positions for extended periods of time
Florence, SC, United States