Pharmacy Clinical Specialist - Heart Failure

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology



Job Summary:

Pharmacy Clinical Specialist to provide clinical services to patients on the heart failure inpatient service as well as participating in rotations through outpatient heart failure clinic. The specialist will interact with physicians and nurses to make recommendations regarding drug therapy. They will also be involved in the education of pharmacy staff including students, nurses and physicians.

Cleveland Clinic is comprised of a 1,400-bed academic medical center, nine Community Hospitals in Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. In total, there are more than 4,800 inpatient beds and 1000 pharmacy employees, more than 300 physician practices, 20 ambulatory pharmacies, significant inpatient and outpatient clinical services and a pharmacy budget exceeding $800 million.

Cleveland Clinic has been named the No. 2 hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. This is the 19th consecutive year that Cleveland Clinic has been among the Top 5 hospitals and the second straight year we have achieved the No. 2 ranking. The 2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” rankings also named Cleveland Clinic the No. 1 heart hospital in the country for the 23rd consecutive year. Statewide and regionally, Cleveland Clinic ranked No. 1 in Ohio and the Cleveland area.


Coordinates and provides the pharmaceutical care of patients for an assigned clinical unit and participates in patient care rounds with medical staff personnel.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs pharmacotherapeutic monitoring and provision of pharmaceutical care for patients in the area of service responsibility in a routine, continuous manner, taking into account the age and clinical condition of each patient.
  • Provides general and patient specific drug information to patients, physicians, nurses and, and other health care professionals.
  • Interacts routinely with physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to patients.
  • Supports clinical pharmacist and technician educational development by participating in departmental staff development programs and provides leadership in the education of staff involved in providing pharmaceutical care to patients.
  • Supports clinical pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical care to patients by direct interaction, and formal educational programs.
    Supports and participates in pharmaceutical related research in area of specialty.
  • Maintains expertise in areas of practice through continual learning, journal review and other educational activities.
  • Educates clinical pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy students, post graduate trainees, allied health professionals, nurses and physicians in pharmacotherapy within in the specialty area.
    Other duties as assigned.
  • Education:

  • PharmD or Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy and completion of a post-graduate residency or fellowship training required.
  • If hired for a specialty area where specialty residency training is available, then specialty residency is required.
  • Certifications:

  • Current State licensure as a Registered Pharmacist (RPh) or eligible for reciprocation in current State within 90 days of hire. Board Certification preferred.
  • Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.
  • Demonstrates a service orientation toward patients, staff, and visitors.
  • Conveys a positive, professional image at all times.
  • Work Experience :

  • Completion of a post-graduate year 2 residency (PGY2) or fellowship required or
  • Completion of a post-graduate year 1 residency (PGY-1) plus 3 years of experience as a clinical specialist or equivalent role which includes providing pharmaceutical care and performing pharmacotherapeutic monitoring including 50% or more of time spent in the specialty area or
  • 5 years of experience as a clinical specialist or equivalent role which includes providing pharmaceutical care and performing pharmacotherapeutic monitoring including 50% or more of time spent in the specialty area.
  • Physical Requirements :

  • Typical physical demands include ability to perform the job while standing and walking for prolonged times, approximately 75% of shift and continuously for extended periods of time. 
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to perform computer and dispensing functions of the job; ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Position often includes reaching, stretching, stooping, climbing steps and sitting.
  • Must have normal or corrected vision.
  • Must have ability to clearly communicate verbally by phone or in person
  • Personal Protective Equipment :

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required
  • The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

    Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


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