As a Specialty Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacist, you will be responsible for providing high-touch, patient-centric care to drive an exceptional experience for patients enrolled in the ChristianaCare Specialty Pharmacy Program. You will be as a primary pharmacy resource for providers within the specialty practices; provide medication education and monitoring to patients enrolled in the ChristianaCare Specialty Pharmacy Program; and provide medication-related care for the purpose of achieving defined outcomes as specified within health system protocols and policies.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide education on specialty medications prescribed by specialists.
Address medication-related questions or concerns in-between provider visits as needed.
Provide documentation of patient visits and follow-ups within the specialty pharmacy documentation system following URAC accreditation standards.
Work collaboratively with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians within the Specialty Pharmacy, with the specialty pharmacy access concierge to help facilitate a smooth prescription processing process, and with the call-center staff to help appropriately address patient calls.
Review and interpret physician's medication orders, detect and evaluate adverse drug effects, evaluate drug efficacy, therapeutic goals and indications, review for contraindications/precautions, the patient's current status of health, and review drug profiles and patient's medical record for drug-drug, drug-food, drug-laboratory and drug-disease state(s) potentials.
Resolve such problems in consultation with the prescriber and in accordance with best practice.
Provide individualized patient education/evaluation regarding drug therapy as requested or identified by patient need.
Evaluate specific medication therapies consistent with organizational policy.
Monitor drug therapy outcomes for targeted patients within established guidelines.
Demonstrate skill and knowledge necessary to provide pharmaceutical care to the Medical Group patient population.
Participate in the management and documentation of adverse drug reactions.
Participate in identifying and reporting Report 2 Learn (R2L) and providing follow-up assessment when assigned.
Contribute to the development and revision of Pharmacy Services and health system protocols/policies.
Participate in quality assurance/quality improvement activities.
Support and assist interdepartmental projects as requested.
Assure handling and storage of medications in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations and hospital policies.
Recommend ideas to supervisor for improvement of methods and procedures.
Research and Scholarship:
Participate in student and resident research projects and/or medication use evaluations.
Contribute articles to department and health system newsletters, as assigned.
Participate in investigational drug programs as requested.
Training and Education:
Participate in providing educational sessions (i.e., technician training, in-services, clinical pearls, staff development education) or materials for patient groups and allied health professionals.
Precept pharmacy residents and students, as assigned.
Remain current on therapeutic strategies with respect to designated assignments.
Support and participate in other duties as required to meet workload demands.
Meet and maintain current ASHP preceptor qualifications.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS :
PharmD degree required
ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency or equivalent experience required
Board of Pharmacy Specialties or Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) certification preferred
Ambulatory practice experience highly preferred
Current licensure (or eligible to reciprocate) in the State of Delaware
Internal Number: JR56826
About ChristianaCare Health System
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.