Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Technician II Woonsocket, RI 02895, USA Req #588
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Thundermist's Mission - To improve the health of our patients and communities by delivering exceptional health care, removing barriers to that care, and advancing healthy lifestyles
Title: Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist Reports To: Chief Medical Officer Department: Medical Job Grade: Employment Status: Exempt Date: April, 2016
General Responsibilities: The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist works collaboratively as part of the multidisciplinary clinical care team which includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, nurse care managers, behavioral health providers and other clinical staff. The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist works as part of the clinical care team to provide patients and team members with therapeutic assessments and selected disease management working toward improving patient and practice outcomes. The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist will participate in site based quality management teams as well as the agency wide quality improvement committee. The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist provides oversight of Thundermist's Medication Refill Program. Required Qualifications:
Education and formal training with Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (PharmD) from an accredited College of Pharmacy, clinical pharmacy residency or equivalent experience and licensure by Rhode Island Board of Pharmacy.
Completion of Post Graduate Residency.
Minimum 2 years as a clinical pharmacist strongly preferred. Previous involvement in program development including refill management, formulary development, drug use evaluation, and quality assurance activities. Ambulatory Care experience strongly preferred.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Extensive knowledge of pharmacy and its related subdisciplines (therapeutics, pharmacology, physical pharmacy), formulary development, drug use review, quality assurance, legal, regulatory, and standards of practice.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Proven ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary care team.
Proficiency in using database information systems and Microsoft Office Suite. Previous experience with eClinicalWorks strongly preferred.
Ability to research and analyze the medical literature including drug information, disease states, and clinical practice guidelines.
Physical Effort/Environment: Moderate physical activity: walking, standing, and stooping. Potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens, respiratory diseases and other infectious diseases, and other biohazards material requiring universal standard precautions for medical practitioners. Manual dexterity needed for certain medical procedures. Transportation necessary to hospital. Clinical environment in ambulatory and hospital based settings.
Work Schedule Demands: Full time (40 plus) hours per week, unless part time status is agreed upon by administration. Work schedule will involve some evenings and weekends.
Communication Skills: Exceptional oral and written skills needed. Proficient in all applicable medical terminology. Bilingual capacity in Spanish or Laotian is a plus. Good interpersonal skills are needed.
Confidentiality of Information: Access to medical records, selected budget and financial information.
Significant Job Functions:
Duties include provision of pharmaceutical care and medication therapy management for complex patients as part of primary care team utilizing the electronic health record.
The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist will be responsible for providing medication therapy management and collaborative disease management services. Pharmacy services may be provided face to face, telephonic, or via care team consultations.
The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist will provide services at all Thundermist Primary Care locations across Rhode Island.
Provide clinical pharmacy input during the preparation of interdisciplinary care plans for patients.
Assist in the selection of the most cost effective, evidence-based regimen for a particular patient; monitor patients for appropriate lab and other recommended follow-up.
Serve as a drug information resource for the providers and support staff.
Monitor patient response to treatment, drug/drug and drug/disease interactions, assess medications prescribed at dosages higher that approved by the FDA for specific indications.
Provide highly specialized education and training support to other professional services in the broad area of advanced pharmacotherapy, with emphasis on chronic disease states.
Utilizes existing computer resources to maximize retrieval of clinical information for monitoring and review of the medication use process.
Coordinate/participate in activities related to improving outcomes for targeted disease management initiatives leading to improved health (such as COPD, Asthma, CHF, and Diabetes).
Identify patient/family gaps in knowledge of diagnosis and or treatment and development interventions with patient/family input to mitigate gaps.
Coordinate referrals with physicians and nurse care managers as needed.
Manage patients with recent decreases in functional status.
Assists physicians in creating and managing the drug regimens of patients with chronic disease states (e.g. diabetes, asthma, CHF, ect.). This may include, but shall not be limited to, activities such as meeting with patients, adjusting medication dosages in concert with PCP, peak flow monitoring, and performing other services within the professional area of expertise.
Perform medicine reconciliation assessments to optimize the patient's drug regimen.
Serve as a resource to physicians and nurse navigators on general drug information and Medicaid drug policy issues.
Additional responsibilities may also involve experiential teaching of university of Rhode Island Pharm D candidates and precepting a pharmacy resident. PharmD and a pharmacy practice/ambulatory care residency or 3+ years of clinical pharmacy experience required.
Non Exertion Work Functions
Ability to work independently, exercising sound judgment, discretion and the initiative to facilitate change
Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities and interpersonal, written, and verbal skills.
Excellent organizational skills, diplomacy, and professionalism.
Displays excellent judgment and decision making skills.
Displays excellent customer service skills.
Displays professionalism at all times.
Displays excellent communication skills and is able to interact well with a diverse population of patients, physicians and other staff members.
Displays ability to work in a team environment.
Follows all PMA policies and procedures.
May be required to travel to other offices as needed and possible evenings/weekends.
Other responsibilities as determined by the scope of the practice.
Thundermist is dedicated to the goal of building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce committed to caring for patients in a manner that is respectful of cultural difference. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.