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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine

Rush University Medical Center

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

Job Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine Department: Pharmacy Shift: 1st Specialty: Internal Medicine, General Job Number: 2019-2178 Date Posted: 07/05/2019 Position Type: Pharmacy Job Qualifications: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine Rush University Medical Center presents an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, in Internal Medicine.

The scope of practice of the Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist covers both direct and indirect patient care, patient education, quality assurance, staff education and consultation, and is often in association with or in support of physicians and other healthcare practitioners.

It is an integral component of a high quality pharmaceutical care program and consists primarily of drug therapy monitoring, consultation, research, management, and education.

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

Position Responsibilities: Attends interdisciplinary rounds with an internal medicine team on a daily basis to assist with the design, implementation, and monitoring of medication regimens.

Reviews drug therapy to ensure appropriate use evaluating dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, drug allergies, drug interactions, and cost effective therapy.

Accesses and evaluates the medical and drug literature in order to compare and contrast therapeutic regimens and uses for new and existing drug treatments.

Serves as a specialized information resource for pharmacists and other members of the Pharmacy Department to assist in resolution of drug-related problems.

Documents relevant interventions in the patient electronic medical record.

Reconciles home medications for admitted patients.

Discusses medication order clarifications with the prescriber/healthcare team and documents any changes in patient and pharmacy records to inform others of medication order changes.

Provides individual patient/family counseling on medication regiments, adherence to medication regimens, and adverse effects.

Educates the patient/caregivers on the medications with particular consideration given to the risk and benefits, socioeconomic and cultural factors, and patients’ ability to comprehend the medication regimen after plan of care has been established.

Provides pharmacokinetic consultations as required.

Prevents, detects, monitors, documents, and reports adverse drug reactions and medication errors, including safety event reporting.

Designs, conducts, and participates in studies, audits, and evaluations concerning drug utilization.

Prepares and presents relevant drug therapies at the hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

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

Participates in discharge planning.

Provides educational and training programs to staff pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and PharmD candidates from affiliated colleges of pharmacy.

Position Qualifications Include: PharmD degree required.

Current State of Illinois Registered Pharmacist licensure required.

Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy desirable or within two years of starting position.

Must have completed a Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) residency.

Must have a PGY2 residency in internal medicine or pharmacotherapy or a PGY1 residency plus three to five years of internal medicine experience.

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

The scope of practice of the Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist covers both direct and indirect patient care, patient education, quality assurance, staff education and consultation, and is often in association with or in support of physicians and other healthcare practitioners.

It is an integral component of a high quality pharmaceutical care program and consists primarily of drug therapy monitoring, consultation, research, management, and education.

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

Position Responsibilities: Attends interdisciplinary rounds with an internal medicine team on a daily basis to assist with the design, implementation, and monitoring of medication regimens.

Reviews drug therapy to ensure appropriate use evaluating dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, drug allergies, drug interactions, and cost effective therapy.

Accesses and evaluates the medical and drug literature in order to compare and contrast therapeutic regimens and uses for new and existing drug treatments.

Serves as a specialized information resource for pharmacists and other members of the Pharmacy Department to assist in resolution of drug-related problems.

Documents relevant interventions in the patient electronic medical record.

Reconciles home medications for admitted patients.

Discusses medication order clarifications with the prescriber/healthcare team and documents any changes in patient and pharmacy records to inform others of medication order changes.

Provides individual patient/family counseling on medication regiments, adherence to medication regimens, and adverse effects.

Educates the patient/caregivers on the medications with particular consideration given to the risk and benefits, socioeconomic and cultural factors, and patients’ ability to comprehend the medication regimen after plan of care has been established.

Provides pharmacokinetic consultations as required.

Prevents, detects, monitors, documents, and reports adverse drug reactions and medication errors, including safety event reporting.

Designs, conducts, and participates in studies, audits, and evaluations concerning drug utilization.

Prepares and presents relevant drug therapies at the hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

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

Participates in discharge planning.

Provides educational and training programs to staff pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and PharmD candidates from affiliated colleges of pharmacy.

Position Qualifications Include: PharmD degree required.

Current State of Illinois Registered Pharmacist licensure required.

Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy desirable or within two years of starting position.

Must have completed a Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) residency.

Must have a PGY2 residency in internal medicine or pharmacotherapy or a PGY1 residency plus three to five years of internal medicine experience.

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.