Cardiology Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

You'll want to join Billings Clinic for our outstanding quality of care, exciting environment, interesting cases from a vast geography, advanced technology and educational opportunities. We are in the top 1% of hospitals internationally for receiving Magnet® Recognition consecutively since 2006.

And you'll want to stay at Billings Clinic for the amazing teamwork, caring atmosphere, and a culture that values kindness, safety and courage. This is an incredible place to learn and grow. Billings, Montana, is a friendly, college community in the Rocky Mountains with great schools and abundant family activities. Amazing outdoor recreation is just minutes from home. Four seasons of sunshine!

You can make a difference here.

About Us

Billings Clinic is a community-owned, not-for-profit, Physician-led health system based in Billings with more than 4,700 employees, including over 550 physicians and non-physician providers. Our integrated organization consists of a multi-specialty group practice and a 304-bed hospital. Learn more about Billings Clinic (our organization, history, mission, leadership and regional locations) and how we are recognized nationally for our exceptional quality.

Your Benefits

We provide a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to all full-time employees (minimum of 24 hours/week), including Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer matching, Defined Contribution Pension Plan, Paid Time Off, employee wellness program, and much more. Click here for more information or download the 2021 Employee Benefits Guide.

Magnet: Commitment to Nursing Excellence

Billings Clinic is proud to be recognized for nursing excellence as a Magnet®-designated organization, joining only 97 other organizations worldwide that have achieved this honor four times. The re-designation process happens every four years.  Click here to learn more!

Cardiology Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Specialist



Shift:  Day

Employment Status:  Full-Time (.75 or greater)
Hours per Pay Period:  1.00 = 80 hours (Exempt)
Starting Wage DOE:  0.00 - 0.00

This position is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and delivery of high quality pharmaceutical services, and provides chronic patient care to heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions through direct patient care visits and telephonic outreach. Work of the graduate pharmacist is conducted under the review and supervision of the registered pharmacist.

Essential Job Functions

* Reviews and interprets physician orders to ensure appropriate medication use. Contacts physician to clarify any questionable order. (Patient Care, Pharmacy, Patient Safety)
* Controls the distribution of controlled substances, dangerous drugs, and investigational drugs as required by state and federal regulations. (Patient Care, Pharmacy, Controlled Substance Distribution b.)
* Participates as needed in clinical programs and/or functions as a clinical pharmacist. (Patient Care, Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacist Functions)
* Assists in the training and orientation of new employees, students, and residents. Provides assistance, direction, and clinical supervision of the pharmacy technical staff. (Education, Staff, Orientation & Training AND Leadership, Resource, Pharmacy Clinical Leadership )
* Documents and is accountable for all clinical pharmacy interventions. (Health Information Management, Patient Chart, Pharmacy Interventions)
* Performs other duties as assigned or as needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
* Participates in the organizational drug utilization review program to include:
* Monitoring drugs, disease states, and clinical pathways and interacts with physicians to optimize drug therapy; writes consults in progress notes.
* Recommends therapeutic alternatives to physicians to increase therapeutic efficiency and reduce cost.
* Develops drug use criteria, clinical pathways, and other tools used to monitor drug therapy.
* Makes presentations to the medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff as required by DUR program.
* Document consults in designated patient chart or medical record. ADD(Patient Care, Pharmacy, Drug Utilization Review)
* Acts as a drug information resource to medical staff, other professionals, patients, and their families. Participates in the educational needs of all customers listed previously. Education, counseling, and in-servicing are a large part of the position duties. (Education, Clinical Pharmacist, Drug Education Resource)
* Writes clinical evaluations of new drugs to help determine if they will be added to the formulary. (Patient Care, Pharmacy, Formulary Planning)
* Acts as a preceptor for pharmacy students and PGY1 residents. (Leadership, Preceptor, Precepts Students & Residents)
* Monitors all aspects of drug therapy, makes appropriate chart notations and interventions on the patients' behalf. (Patient Care, Pharmacy, monitors drug therapy.

Minimum Qualifications


* Bachelor's or Pharm.D. degree received from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy.
* PGY2 in Ambulatory Care OR
* PGY1 with focus in Clinical Ambulatory Care setting with at least 50% of time spent in direct patient care/clinical ambulatory care setting OR
* PGY1 in a non-Ambulatory Care setting (PGY1 Pharmacy practice residency) PLUS 1 additional year of experience with at least 50% of time spent in direct patient care/clinical ambulatory care setting OR


* 3 years of experience with at least 50% of time spent in direct patient care/clinical ambulatory care setting.

Certifications and Licenses

* Eligible to sit for the BCACP within 1 year of hire.
* CPP in state of Montana within 2 years of hire
* BCACP required within 2 years of hire

Billings Clinic is Montana's largest health system serving Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas. A not-for-profit organization led by a physician CEO, the health system is governed by a board of community members, nurses and physicians. Billings Clinic includes an integrated multi-specialty group practice, tertiary care hospital and trauma center, based in Billings, Montana. Learn more at

Billings Clinic is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. All policies and processes are designed toward achieving fair and equitable treatment of all employees and job applicants. Employees are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have in this regard with their immediate supervisor and/or the Vice President People Resources. All employees and job applicants will be provided the same treatment in all aspects of the employment relationship, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, genetic information or disability.

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