Clinical Pharmacist Specialist | Behavioral Health | $10,000 Sign On Bonus
ChristianaCare Health System
Location: Newark, Delaware
Internal Number: JR71342
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Our amazing Pharmacy Team dispenses approximately 6,200,000 individualized patient doses per year, as well as 170,000 retail/mail order prescriptions. We provide medications that are safe and efficacious.
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Come and join us in the ChristianaCare Pharmacy - Dedicated to getting the right drug to the right patient at the right time!
This position is a key clinical role responsible for providing high-touch, patient-centric care to drive an exceptional experience for patients enrolled in the Specialty Pharmacy Program. In this position, you will serve as a primary pharmacy resource for providers within the behavioral health practices; provide longitudinal medication education and monitoring to patients of the practice; and provide medication-related care for the purpose of achieving defined outcomes as specified within health system protocols and policies.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist providers and patients with managing complex medication regimens to treat various psychiatric and behavioral health conditions, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and substance use disorders.
Provide education on specialty medications prescribed by specialists
Address medication-related questions or concerns in-between provider visits as needed
Document patient visits and follow-ups
Work collaboratively with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and the 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.
Provide individualized patient education/evaluation regarding drug therapy as requested or identified by patient need.
Evaluate specific medication therapies consistent with organizational policy
Provide accurate, unbiased, timely, and cost-effective drug information to medical, pharmacy, nursing, and other allied health professionals
Monitor drug therapy outcomes for targeted patients within established guidelines.
Manage patients supportive care plan
Coordinate activities with health care team to perform enhanced medication reconciliation on select patient populations or as indicated by assessment
Report, record, assess and evaluate adverse drug reactions
Identify and submit Report2Learn (R2L) reports and provide follow up assessment as assigned
Develop and revise evidence-based guidelines and order sets to ensure standardized, safe, and effective treatments regimens.
Participate in quality assurance/quality improvement activities as needed to achieve and maintain URAC and ACHC accreditation and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements
Identify and implement process improvement initiatives to enhance patient safety, workload, and efficiency
Participate in student and resident research projects and/or medication use evaluations
Precept pharmacy residents and students, as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirements:
PharmD degree required
ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency required
Experience in ambulatory psychiatric pharmacy practice preferred
Board certification required within 2 years of hire
Current licensure (or eligible to reciprocate) in the State of Delaware
May require pharmacist licensure in additional states to provide virtual patient care services.
Full Medical, Dental, Vision and other insurance benefits
403 (b) with an employer match
Generous Paid Time Off
Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and phenomenal discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!
If you 're inspired to make a difference, we invite you to become a ChristianaCare caregiver.
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.