Clinical Pharmacist

  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Posted: Jun 19, 2019

Job Description

The Pharmacotherapy Services program has been in place since 2006, providing direct patient care in the ambulatory setting at all adult Primary care sites and some medical specialty sites at CHA. We currently have 18 clinical pharmacists and 3 pharmacy technicians to support the patient care services we offer. We also provide care via telephone and home visits to some of our patient population. We support Population Health initiatives related to medication management and consistently improve quality metrics and patient satisfaction. Our current services include anticoagulation, diabetes, hypertension, respiratory, smoking cessation, complex medication recommendations, fall prevention, infectious disease, pain management, psychiatry and immunizations/travel health. Clinical Pharmacists precept our APPE students, PGY-1 residents and collaborate with medical colleagues across the health system. Additionally, our team supports new service development, P & T projects, in-services and continuing education.

Job Purpose: 1. Regularly provides clinical pharmacotherapy services via direct patient care in ambulatory clinics. 2. Monitors drug therapy using implicit and explicit criteria to ensure safety and effectiveness. 3. Effectively performs Core Measure Coordinator (CMC) function in predetermined inpatient areas. Ensures optimal organizational performance levels. Efficiently integrates CMC activities into broader clinical pharmacist role. 4. Performs formal and informal medication use consults with appropriate documentation. Recognized by colleagues as a medication use expert in specialty area(s). 5. Provides direct, effective, and individualized education and counseling to patients and/or family members/caregivers. 6. Demonstrates and documents value to healthcare team through pharmaceutical care contributions/interventions. 7. Promotes medication safety among colleagues and on behalf of patients in specialty area. 8. Assesses need, develops and/or refines clinical pharmacy programs. Assesses clinical and financial impact of efforts on an ongoing basis. 9. Evaluates medication use (i.e., formal usage evaluations); effects measurable improvements in medication use process. 10. Assists in maintenance of Drug Formulary. Reviews new requests, non-formulary requests, and evolving literature on behalf of P and T Committee. 11. Develops drug use policies (e.g., restrictions, guidelines, and protocols) for consideration by P and T Committee. 12. Participates in staff development efforts in clinical area(s); assesses competence as required. 13. Participates in student training efforts in clinical area(s); facilitates discussions and provides guidance relative to formal student presentations and projects. 14. Provides in-service education, drug information, and other educational services upon request. 15. Reviews and develops drug protocols, and conducts research in specialty area(s). 16. Competent to perform drug dispensing

Qualifications/Requirements: 1.Graduate of an accredited college/university with B.S. in Pharmacy or Pharm.D. degree is required. 2.Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy or Ambulatory Care is highly desirable. 3.Certification by a relevant specialty body/discipline is desirable. 4.Completion of an ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency is desirable. 5. Minimum of three (3) years experience as a pharmacist, or two (2) years experience as a pharmacist and completion of a PGY1 residency, with a demonstrated clinical competency in direct patient care required. 6. MA Pharmacist license or eligible


Employment Type

  • Full Time

Cambridge Health Alliance

1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: (617) 665-1000



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