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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist MSMH

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Location: Lewiston, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Mount St. Mary's Hospital

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Full Time FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Work Schedule: Days and Evenings with Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Hours: varies, 7am - 10pm


Works with the System Director of Pharmacy Services, system, and site pharmacy leadership in the establishment and maintenance of a comprehensive Clinical Pharmacy Services Program specializing in direct patient care areas such as Emergency Department, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Psychiatric Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and select areas of specialization where pharmacy residency training is desirable. Areas of Critical Care specialization include all of the various areas of focus in Catholic Health including neuro, cardiac, medical, surgical, and neonatal. Incumbent coordinates and actively participates in various programs and activities within their area of specialty and within the scope of the Clinical Pharmacy Services Program. Provides educational programs for nurses, pharmacists, medical and pharmacy residents, physicians, mid-level providers, patients and their families. Precepts pharmacy residents across the system. Assists System Director of Pharmacy, system, and site pharmacy leadership in maintenance of readiness by regulatory agencies and in ongoing compliance with all statutory regulations.



  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) with PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency focusing in a hospital or ambulatory care setting. Current residents accepted for application. Minimum of one rotation in area of specialization. Board Certification preferred and required within one year of eligibility or
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) with 2years of full time experience (or equivalent) as Clinical Pharmacist. Board Certification preferred, and required within one year of hire,
  • Where applicable, Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) and eligibility for certification by the NY State Education Department to practice under a Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM) protocol. Eligibility for CDTM certification includes:
    • PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency focusing in a hospital or ambulatory care setting with minimum of one additional year of clinical experience as a licensed pharmacist
      • Such experience must be the provision of clinical services in a health facility which involves consultation with physicians with respect to drug therapy
      • PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in a hospital or ambulatory care setting counts toward experience requirement
      • Board Certification required within one year of hire or specialty specific requirements

  • Residency Requirements:
    • All Pharmacy Residencies require American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accreditation or candidate status
    • All residencies must be verified for completion through presentation of certificate of completion from residency site and/or the database of the ASHP
    • Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited or candidate status pharmacy residency program are eligible to apply. Evidence of residency completion must be available prior to start date
  • Experience Requirements
    • Relevant past experience must have been obtained in entirety within three years of application
    • Equivalent full time experience may be accrued over three-year period
  • Board Certifications
    • Board Certifications must be obtained through nationally recognized organizations such as the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS)
    • Board Certifications required at the time of hire must be in a clinical area of specialty relevant to inpatient hospital care
    • Specialty Specific Board Certification (e.g. Emergency Medicine, ID) must be obtained within one year of eligibility and/or availability of certification in area of specialty
    • Ongoing maintenance of board certification required
  • Preceptor Requirements
    • Within 12 months of hire, maintains compliance with preceptor qualifications set forth by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • Licensure and Academic Requirements
    • Pharmacy degree must be obtained from an ACPE accredited US school of pharmacy or a foreign school recognized by BPS and/or ASHP
    • Valid license and current registration to practice Pharmacy in New York State

  • Ability to analyze/interpret and utilize results of various laboratory and microbiology tests and apply them to patient care in a clinical practice setting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to convey educational material in an understandable manner to patients and their families
  • Ability to coordinate activities of multiple personnel and supervise their daily activities
  • Ability to use hospital based information systems including Pharmacy, Laboratory, Patient Accounting and office systems
  • Ability to operate ancillary patient care information systems in conjunction with operation of patient testing equipment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and other allied health professionals

  • Travel to various locations for clinical assignments, meetings, and educational programs required
  • Works unusual hours, days and shifts to accommodate needs of the educational activities of the Clinical Pharmacy Services Program
  • Works in a clinic setting with considerable periods of standing and sitting
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