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Anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Burlington, Massachusetts

Job ID: JR10535 Date posted: 01/25/2023 Category: Pharmacy Organization Facility: Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
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Day (United States of America)

Position Summary:
The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Population Health works collaboratively with other health care providers to develop and implement evidence-based pharmacotherapy programs for high-risk patient care management and cost-effective prescribing initiatives for patients within the Lahey Clinical Performance Network (LCPN). The scope and nature of patient
care services are focused on optimizing patients’ therapeutic outcomes, and includes active involvement in interdisciplinary care activities, pharmacotherapy consultation, medication therapy monitoring, provision of drug
information, education to both health care providers and patients, and guideline development and implementation. Additionally, the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist supports the safe, effective and efficient use of medication through
Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee involvement and the development of prescribing guidelines, provider educational programs and network-wide communications.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

Patient Care Activities:
1. Collaborate with other members of the health care team to efficiently
coordinate patient care
2. Complete comprehensive medication histories and medication reconciliation
3. Review and assess medication regimens with focus on safety, efficacy, adherence and cost
4. Adjust medications as permitted through collaborative practice agreement, where applicable
5. Screen for drug interactions, therapeutic duplications, omissions, etc.
6. Monitor patients for therapeutic and/or adverse response to medication
7. Provide medication counseling to patients and caregivers
8. Proactively assess medication adherence, and refer patients to patient assistance programs as needed
9. Ensure continuity of care and access with all medications
10. Perform home visits for high-risk/high-priority patients when applicable
11. Assist in identifying and developing interventions for LCPN patients that are not meeting target quality measures.
12. Serve as a resource to LCPN providers and care managers for general drug information and pharmacy policy.
13. Provide educational in-services on medication-related topics to patients and healthcare professionals.
Quality- and Cost-Focused Activities:
1. Participate in the development and support of formulary management and medication utilization initiatives that
promote the cost-effective use of pharmacotherapy for patients through involvement in the Lahey Pharmacy and
Therapeutics Committee
2. Participate in the development and implementation of evidence based treatment guidelines
3. Participate in the development and implementation of clinical and operational policies and procedures
4. Educate health care professionals about the drug therapy prescribing, management and monitoring
5. Provide support for the LCPN pharmacy newsletter through written articles and promotion of publication.
6. Develop and participate in pharmacy-related quality improvement initiatives for patients.
7. Attend all required departmental meetings as well as other meetings as assigned.
8. Promote Lahey Health through participation in professional organizations or meetings and conferences.
Educational / Administrative Activities:
1. Participate in the education and development of pharmacists, pharmacy residents and pharmacy students where
2. Participates in training of new employees and orientation of new health care providers where applicable.
3. Maintain applicable certifications, competencies and continuing education.
4. Sustain outstanding skills as a self-directed clinical pharmacy specialist and consistently demonstrate the value of
pharmacy services through maintaining updated knowledge of contemporary pharmacy practice, clinical skills and health care policy

Organizational Requirements:
• Maintain strict adherence to the Lahey System Confidentiality policy.
• Incorporate Lahey Standards of Behavior and Guiding Principles into daily activities.
• Comply with all Lahey Policies.
• Comply with behavioral expectations of the LCPN Division.
• Maintain courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
• Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres
to Customer Service standards.
• Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
• Participate in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
• Perform all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: • Must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy.
Licensure, Certification & Registration:

• Must possess Massachusetts pharmacist license in good standing at
time of hire.
• Current Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS), Ambulatory
Care Pharmacy (BCACP) or Geriatric Pharmacy (CGP), or must
obtain certification within one year of eligibility.
• Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, or must obtain
certification prior to performing home visits where applicable.
• Requires a minimum of 2 years’ experience functioning as a clinical
pharmacist in an ambulatory care practice or completion of a postgraduate pharmacy residency focused in ambulatory care
• Preferred experience in managed care principles.
• Preferred experience in interdisciplinary Pharmacy & Therapeutics
committee participation and therapy guideline development.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
• Requires analytical skills to evaluate the appropriateness of drug
therapy including patient assessment, drug therapy monitoring, and
pharmacotherapy principles in resolution of patient care problems
related to medication therapy management and making drug therapy
• Requires strong literature evaluation skills and understanding of
principles of evidence-based medicine.
• Requires strong interpersonal and written skills to collaborate with all
members of the healthcare team effectively to provide patient
centered care
• Must be self-directed, proactive, assertive, and possess creative
problem solving skills.
• Must be facile with physician relations, developing systems and
procedures, continuous quality improvement and fiscal management.
• Requires efficiency in use of Microsoft Office products, including
Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Job Description:

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