Clinical Pharmacist - Full Time - Days

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 151704-1A
Date Posted: Jan 11, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Position Summary:  The Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist works collaboratively with other health care providers to provide patient-centered care, with the goal of providing evidence-based, cost-effective pharmacotherapy for Lahey Clinic patients

The scope and nature of patient care services provided will depend on the practice setting, but typically would include provision of drug information, medication therapy monitoring, pharmacotherapy consultation, adverse drug event monitoring and evaluation, and guideline development and implementation. Additionally, the Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist assists with the continued development and promotion of clinical pharmacy services by participating in pharmacy staff, resident and student education, as well as supports the safe and effective use of medications through Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee involvement, performance of medication use evaluations and contribution to the pharmacy newsletter, as appropriate.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

 

Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams.

  1. Document interventions and outcomes related to medication therapy management activities.
  1. Provide drug information and education to health care providers as per pharmacy procedure
  1. Participate in formulary management and review of medication use processes through involvement in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
  1. Participate in the education and development of pharmacists, pharmacy residents and pharmacy students.
  1. Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals  into daily activities. 
  1. Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.
  1. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
  1. Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
  1. Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
  1. Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
  1. Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
  1. Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
  1. Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Education:  Must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy with current Massachusetts registration in Pharmacy

 

Licensure, Certification, Registration: 

  • Must posses a valid MA pharmacist license

 

  • Completion of an accredited residency program or board certification or 6 months experience functioning as a clinical pharmacist in the area of practice.

 

 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Requires analytical skills to evaluate the appropriateness of drug therapy including the use of patient assessment, drug therapy monitoring techniques, and pharmacotherapy principles in resolution of patient care problems related to medication therapy management and making recommendations on drug therapy.  Requires strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with the Hospital Staff in making recommendations, assisting in resolving problems concerning the provisions of pharmacy services, supervising, training, and motivating pharmacists.   A working knowledge of all basic aspects of health system pharmacy

 

Experience:  Requires a minimum of 6 months of previous hospital pharmacy or direct patient care experience.