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  • Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist

    Req No.
    2018-3519
    Company
    CommUnityCare Health Centers
    Name
    William Cannon
    Address
    6801 S IH-35, #1-E
    City
    Austin
    Category
    Professional
    State
    TX
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Shift Days
    M-F
    Shift Hours
    20 hours/week
  • Overview

    In collaboration with patients, families (as defined by the patient) and staff across all disciplines and departments is responsible for providing comprehensive drug therapy management under a collaborative practice agreement approved by the CommUnityCare medical staff.  The clinical pharmacist serves as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team and serves as the patient’s advocate in addressing their pharmaceutical care needs. This grant funded position will serve as a fundamental team member to continue to cultivate CommUnityCare’s team-based care model initiatives.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage the operation of an ambulatory care clinical pharmacy service
    • Provide comprehensive medication management to ambulatory care patients as outlined in the Clinical Pharmacy protocols/collaborative practice agreement
    • Identify and resolve medication-related problems.
    • Assist with medication refills as outlined in the Clinical Pharmacy protocols/collaborative practice agreement
    • Provide health improvement, wellness, and medication education to patients
    • Assume an active role in the education of students, residents, or other health care professionals
    • Serve as drug information resource for the health care teams
    • Assist with adjudication of non-formulary drug requests and act as a clinic resource regarding the formulary
    • Perform other duties as assigned

     

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    • Extensive knowledge of medical/pharmaceutical terms and nomenclature
    • High degree of knowledge of drug therapy
    • Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrative processes and related duties comply with all regulatory and accreditation standards including The Joint Commission and CommUnityCare Standard Operating Procedures and CommUnityCare Policies and Procedures.
    • Develop and maintain favorable internal relationships, partnerships with co-workers.
    • Interact respectfully and collaboratively with patients and their families, striving to develop favorable relationships with families
    • Collaborate with all members of the care team in providing patient-centered care
    • Ensure all actions, job performance, personal conduct, and communications represent CommUnityCare in a highly professional manner at all times
    • Uphold and ensure compliance and attention to all company policies and procedures as well as the overall mission and values of the organization
    • Complete all mandatory training and maintain appropriate credentials/licensure
    • High level of skill at building relationships and providing excellent customer service
    • Computer systems knowledge, including but not limited to Microsoft Office products
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to utilize drug information resources and communicate results written/verbally
    • Demonstrated knowledge of local, state, and federal laws pertaining to Clinical Pharmacy activities as related to the use of drugs and other substances.

    Qualifications

    Minumum Education:

    • Doctor of Pharmacy.
    • 1 year post-doctoral residency

    Preferred Eduction:  2 year post-doctoral residency preferred

     

    Minumum Experience:  Clinical experience in providing drug therapy management under a collaborative practice agreement. Five years of this experience will be considered in lieu of post-doctoral residency

     

    Preferred Experience: 

    • Past preceptorship of pharmacy learners (Ex: interns, residents)
    • Board certification preferred.Basic Spanish communication skills

    Required Licensure/Certification:

    1. Pharmacist license with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy
    2. BLS/ACLS within 3 months of hire
    3. Board certification through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties within two years of hire.
    4. Completion of a Postgraduate year two (PGY-1) Pharmacy Practice Residency. Five years of pharmacy experience as described above will be considered in lieu of residency

    Preferred Licensure/Certification:  Completion of a Postgraduate year two (PGY-2) Ambulatory Care Residency

     

    Required Courses/Completion: Basic Life Support (BLS) - Obtained through approved American Heart Association Training Network or the Military Training Network.

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