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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Heart Failure

Rush University Medical Center

This is a Contract position in Chicago, IL posted July 22, 2019.

Job Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Heart Failure Department: Pharmacy Shift: 1st Specialty: Job Number: 2019-2107 Date Posted: 07/03/2019 Position Type: Pharmacy Job Qualifications: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Heart Failure Rush University Medical Center presents an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Heart Failure.

The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist participates in inpatient and outpatient care of the heart failure population.

The pharmacist will optimize heart failure regimens with the goals of decreasing hospital readmissions and improving medication adherence while minimizing adverse effects.

The pharmacist will participate in multidisciplinary rounds, provide patient and staff education, and conduct medication reconciliation to facilitate transitions of care and resolve medication issues prior to discharge.

As a member of the advanced heart failure team, the pharmacist will also be involved in the care of patients on ECMO and with ventricular assist devices.

The pharmacist will also see patients in the heart failure clinical on a consultative basis to provide education or resolve medication therapy management issues.

Additionally, the pharmacist will participate in the orientation of new pharmacy staff as well as experiential training of students and residents.

Periodic weekend and evening staffing will be required.

The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities: Participates in the provision of pharmaceutical care through daily heart failure clinic with attending physicians and advanced practice providers.

Provides therapeutic recommendations for patients followed by the heart failure consult service through multidisciplinary rounds or post-rounds follow up.

Aids in transitions of care, including discharge counseling, medication reconciliation, and responding to follow-up patient calls as necessary.

Serves as a liaison to other healthcare providers in cardiology and heart failure.

Assists with the implementation of identified cardiology or heart failure service initiatives.

Assists with the strategic implementation of Department of Pharmacy initiatives.

Participates in Pharmacy Department operations.

Serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students and postgraduate year 1 and 2 (PGY1 and PGY2) residents.

Provides patient-specific pharmacotherapy recommendations and drug information to the medical and nursing staff.

Documents clinical interventions.

Performs daily review of relevant drug or patient-specific reports.

Conducts monthly nursing unit inspections of medication storage areas.

Supervises pharmacy technician staff involved in the preparation and delivery of medications.

Coordinates medication ordering, preparation, dispensing, and administration when applicable for target patients or medications.

Participates in the Anticoagulation Subcommittee of the Pharmacy, Nutrition, and Therapeutics Committee.

Implements and adheres to all drug use policies and formulary decisions of the PNT committee.

Maintains working knowledge of medical center and departmental policies and procedures.

Maintains and develops new working relationships with nursing staff on patient care units including problem resolution, attendance at meetings, and provision of nursing in-services.

Participates in quality improvement projects.

Provides pharmacy representation in heart failure steering and other multidisciplinary committees when applicable.

Position Qualifications Include: PharmD degree required.

Current State of Illinois Registered Pharmacist licensure required.

Must have completed a pharmacy practice (PGY1) residency plus have two years of cardiology experience as a clinical pharmacist or three to five years of cardiology experience as a clinical pharmacist.

Completion of a specialty (PGY2) residency in cardiology preferred.

At least one year of experience practicing as a pharmacist in a dedicated heart failure clinic preferred.

Board certification preferred or expected within two years of starting the position.

BCCP preferred.

Company Highlights: Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career.

Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.

Rush is ranked second for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

For the 12th consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center and Rush-Copley Medical Center received an A grade in a nationwide safety evaluation of hospitals, putting them among the top 2.2 percent of hospitals.

Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health.

Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer.

We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Heart Failure Rush University Medical Center presents an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Heart Failure.

The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist participates in inpatient and outpatient care of the heart failure population.

The pharmacist will optimize heart failure regimens with the goals of decreasing hospital readmissions and improving medication adherence while minimizing adverse effects.

The pharmacist will participate in multidisciplinary rounds, provide patient and staff education, and conduct medication reconciliation to facilitate transitions of care and resolve medication issues prior to discharge.

As a member of the advanced heart failure team, the pharmacist will also be involved in the care of patients on ECMO and with ventricular assist devices.

The pharmacist will also see patients in the heart failure clinical on a consultative basis to provide education or resolve medication therapy management issues.

Additionally, the pharmacist will participate in the orientation of new pharmacy staff as well as experiential training of students and residents.

Periodic weekend and evening staffing will be required.

The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities: Participates in the provision of pharmaceutical care through daily heart failure clinic with attending physicians and advanced practice providers.

Provides therapeutic recommendations for patients followed by the heart failure consult service through multidisciplinary rounds or post-rounds follow up.

Aids in transitions of care, including discharge counseling, medication reconciliation, and responding to follow-up patient calls as necessary.

Serves as a liaison to other healthcare providers in cardiology and heart failure.

Assists with the implementation of identified cardiology or heart failure service initiatives.

Assists with the strategic implementation of Department of Pharmacy initiatives.

Participates in Pharmacy Department operations.

Serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students and postgraduate year 1 and 2 (PGY1 and PGY2) residents.

Provides patient-specific pharmacotherapy recommendations and drug information to the medical and nursing staff.

Documents clinical interventions.

Performs daily review of relevant drug or patient-specific reports.

Conducts monthly nursing unit inspections of medication storage areas.

Supervises pharmacy technician staff involved in the preparation and delivery of medications.

Coordinates medication ordering, preparation, dispensing, and administration when applicable for target patients or medications.

Participates in the Anticoagulation Subcommittee of the Pharmacy, Nutrition, and Therapeutics Committee.

Implements and adheres to all drug use policies and formulary decisions of the PNT committee.

Maintains working knowledge of medical center and departmental policies and procedures.

Maintains and develops new working relationships with nursing staff on patient care units including problem resolution, attendance at meetings, and provision of nursing in-services.

Participates in quality improvement projects.

Provides pharmacy representation in heart failure steering and other multidisciplinary committees when applicable.

Position Qualifications Include: PharmD degree required.

Current State of Illinois Registered Pharmacist licensure required.

Must have completed a pharmacy practice (PGY1) residency plus have two years of cardiology experience as a clinical pharmacist or three to five years of cardiology experience as a clinical pharmacist.

Completion of a specialty (PGY2) residency in cardiology preferred.

At least one year of experience practicing as a pharmacist in a dedicated heart failure clinic preferred.

Board certification preferred or expected within two years of starting the position.

BCCP preferred.

Company Highlights: Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career.

Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.

Rush is ranked second for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

For the 12th consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center and Rush-Copley Medical Center received an A grade in a nationwide safety evaluation of hospitals, putting them among the top 2.2 percent of hospitals.

Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health.

Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer.

We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.