Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 4/14/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 0101.54100 SEH Pharmacy

Pharmacist-Specialty - 40 hrs/wk, day shift, holidays - No, weekends required

About Steward Health Care

Over a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.

As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates more than 30 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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A. Position Summary

The clinical pharmacy specialist is responsible for all aspects of the medication use system in a designated clinical area. This encompasses daily monitoring, assessment and recommendations for pharmacotherapy, interdisciplinary patient care and education to patients and team members. The specialist serves as the subject matter experts in their designated area, collaborating with pharmacy, medical, surgical, nursing and other healthcare professionals, ensuring appropriate pharmaceutical care. Specialist must have strong interpersonal skills. It is expected specialists will participate in the in the training and education of healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, technicians, nurses and medical staff. Specialists are expected to work independently, under general supervision, and within the limits of established pharmacy policies and procedures and guidance from the clinical manager.

B. Job relationships

• Supervise and/or reportable to the following:

o Clinical pharmacy manager

o Director of pharmacy

• Must be able to collaborate and effectively communication with medical staff, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals.

• Serve as practice and professional role model in behavior, attitude and patient care.

C. Responsibilities & Essential function

• Develops, implements and maintains departmental policies and procedures related to safe & appropriate use of medications

• Participates in daily patient care rounds in a designated practice area (cardiology, critical care, infectious disease, emergency medicine) and provides drug information and consultation with physicians, pharmacists and nurses regarding appropriate drug therapy and facilitates the drug ordering process.

• Evaluates all drug therapy for appropriate indications, dosage, drug interactions and allergies; monitors patients’ regimen for effectiveness & adverse drug events and intervenes as appropriate.

• Reviews the completeness and accuracy of medication profiles. Reconciles and updates profiles as required.

• Monitors the prescribing and use of high-risk medications, ensuring safe & appropriate use.

• Acts as a liaison between pharmacy, nursing and medical staff to educate health professionals regarding current drug-related procedures, policies, guidelines and pathways.

• Identifies adverse drug events and participates in event reporting system & assist in management, prevention and development of process improvements to reduce drug errors and preventable ADEs.

• Implements and maintains departmental policies and procedures related to safe & effective use of medications in designated practice area. • Participate in code blue response related to designated areas.

• Provide patient education during and prior to discharge as appropriate.

• Identifies opportunities for cost savings and optimal medication use to ensure appropriate patient selection for high cost agents.

• Participated in multidisciplinary committees at the institution and Steward Healthcare System level. (Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Clinical Pharmacy Enterprise & practice area specific committees as needed)

D. Education and Training

• Serves as a preceptor to pharmacy students from local schools of pharmacy

• Serves as a preceptor for PGY1 and PGY2 residents in designated practice areas

• Serve on Residency Advisory Committee

• Participate in department activities aimed at professional development for all staff members including clinical pharmacists, technicians, residents and students

• Advise trainees and clinical pharmacists in projects including but not limited to: medication use evaluation, research, continuing education, in-services, lectures etc

• Provide lectures for pharmacy, nursing and medical staff as needed focused on practice specific areas.

E. Qualifications


o Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college of pharmacy with at least 5 years hospital experience or Doctor of Pharmacy degree with at least 2 years hospital experience.

o PGY-1 Residency Training with minimum 3 years of experience in designated practice area.

• Preferred:

o PGY2 Training in designated practice area

o Board of Pharmaceutical Specialty Certification in designated area.

B. Anticipated Hours

• Monday – Friday, generally day shifts with variable hours based on practice area

• Weekends: Every 8 weekends, day shift covering clinical area

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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