Lead Clinical Pharmacist (FT) Education, Inpatient

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
February 21, 2021
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Consults with nursing and medical staff on prescription orders, patient reactions, and errors or complaints. Conducts drug utilization reviews and prepares drug review criteria for medical staff approval. Monitors drug therapies as assigned by medical staff and suggests alternatives.Responsibilities: A listing of the key responsibilities

  1. Provides comprehensive pharmacy care and oversight of specialty service. Reviews patient drug therapy and care plan with medical staff and other health care professionals. Provides pharmacokinetic dosing and other drug therapy consultations. Manages the pharmaceutical care of specific patients.
  2. Develops and assesses the clinical pharmacy program/service. Develops new clinical programs and services and evaluates/improves existing programs. Develops and conducts evaluation of programs/service related to performance improvement resource management, clinical and cost effectiveness/quality, prevention and detection of adverse drug events, benchmarking, etc. Develops methods for measuring, monitoring, and interpreting clinical, economic and other outcomes; medication use evaluations; target medication-intervention programs.
  3. Serves as the Pharmacy departmental liaison for pharmacy, medical, nursing and other health care professionals.
  4. Serves as the educational resource for the organization within specialty. Provides in-service trainings for pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other health care professional staffs. Addresses the learning needs of the staff in response to emerging drug therapies and new uses of existing drug products. Tracks drugs in development and those under review by the DFA, assessing potential impact on the organization.
  5. Leads or participates in organizational initiatives that optimize drug therapy management. Identifies drug-related problems and develops practice guidelines, protocols or procedures. Participates in the development of clinical pathways/guidelines.
  6. Serves as a preceptor for students/residents rotating through specialty practice area.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Clinical Pharmacist Lead - Education

This position provides comprehensive pharmacy care and leadership for education of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students.

  • Work under the direction of the Medication Systems and Operations Manager
  • Serve as the Inpatient Pharmacy department’s coordinator of training and education activities 
  • Partner with the Medication Use and Standards Lead Pharmacist in developing and educating staff with regard to departmental policies, procedures, and job aids
  • Collaborate with Pharmacy Technician Lead – Education and operational leaders to complete pharmacist, technician  and student on-boarding and orientation including monitoring of new hire and trainee progress with individualization of training plans as needed
  • Assess current methods of evaluating and maintaining staff competencies, determine areas for improvement, and develop additional training and competencies to address existing education gaps 
  • Maintain records of staff competency 
  • Aid in the coordination and precepting of pharmacy students  as department and organization needs dictate
  • Identify and develop staff as trainers and/or preceptors to meet the educational needs of the department  
  • Establish and maintain training documents required for various governing body accreditation (ie: The Joint Commission, State Inspections)
  • Oversee department staff professional development plans and schedule
  • Serve on multi-disciplinary Committees and work groups as appropriate
  • Coordinate the New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy Continuing Education Accreditation
  • Aid in acquiring and maintaining departmental educational resources
  • Contribute to the development of policies, procedures, and job aids within the Inpatient Pharmacy.
  • Participate in departmental and institutional medication safety committees including but not limited to the Department Quality Committee.

Support Inpatient Pharmacy operations as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduate of an ACPE – accredited Schoolof Pharmacy.
  • 1 year of combined clinicalpharmacy/specialty and/or residency experience required.
  • Pharm D preferred.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to workindependently with minimal direct supervision, with the ability to setpriorities and make critical decisions.
  • Effective oral and written communicationskills, as well as demonstrated interpersonal and team skills essential.
Required Licensure/Certification Skills:

  Must have a current, unrestricted pharmacist licensed to practice in the state of NH
 BLS Certification within 30 days of hire for Clinical Pharmacists Leads in the Retail & Specialty Pharmacy
 Board Certification in Specialty Pharmacy (CSP) within 3 years of hire for Clinical Pharmacists Leads in the Specialty Pharmacy

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