Yale New Haven Health System

  • SR. CLINICAL PHARMACY SPECIALIST, HEART & VASCULAR

    Job Locations US-CT-New Haven
    Job ID
    60070
    Department
    INPATIENT PHARMACY
    Category
    PHARMACY
    Position Type
    Full Time Benefits Eligible
    Scheduled Hours
    40
    Work Schedule
    DAYS
    Work Days
    M-F
    Work Hours
    8AM - 4:30PM
    Work Shift
    20% STAFFING SHIFTS AND PER DEPARTMENT POLICY.
    Requisition ID
    2017-13625
  • Overview

    To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

    As members of a High Reliability Organization (HRO), every employee should practice CHAMP behavior and strive to make patient safety a top priority. Under the direction of the Associate Director of Pharmacy Services, the Specialist is responsible for planning and implementing strategies to maximize the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and safety of drug use, developing and ensuring compliance with formulary and drug use policies, achieving fiscal goals as established by the department business plan, providing guidance and support to staff, serving as liaison to clinical leadership, and precepting pharmacy residents and students.

    EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

    Responsibilities

    • 1. Enhance clinical quality and safety of medication use process
      • 1.1 Develop and implement drug use and/or medication safety guidelines/protocols/policies.
    • 2. Manage Pharmaceutical Expense for Target Therapies and/or Clinical Areas
      • 2.1 Report on the status of drug target performance and special projects (e.g. Drug Use Optimization, subcommittee agendas, etc) to the Associate Director at least once a month
    • 3. Mentor and develop pharmacy staff
      • 3.1 Supports the ongoing development of clinical staff by providing continuous performance feedback.
    • 4. Serve as Clinical and Operational resource to assigned areas
      • 4.1 Meets with area staff to discuss and resolve operational problems/areas in need of attention
    • 5. Develop educational initiatives
      • 5.1 Identify educational needs of staff

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION


    Graduate from an accredited College of Pharmacy with a B.S., M.S., or Pharm. D. degree. Completion of a residency in hospital pharmacy from a program accredited by the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists is highly desired but not required.


    EXPERIENCE


    Minimum of three years of experience in a clinical practice setting with demonstrated skills in formulary evaluation, drug information, and project management. Experience in leading or participating in medical committees and application of quality improvement techniques is required.


    LICENSURE


    Active Connecticut Pharmacist License


    SPECIAL SKILLS


    Experience in drug utilization review and data analysis (e.g. MS Excel, MS Access) is highly desirable. Excellent written and verbal presentation skills are required. Should be familiar with Change Acceleration Process (CAP) or similar process improvement/change management skills.


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