Pharmacy - Baystate Health

Req#: R21760
Category(s): Allied Health Clinical Professional, Pharmacy
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First


Through the leadership of the BH Pharmacy Manager of Clinical Programs, the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is primarily responsible for leading and providing comprehensive and collaborative pharmaceutical care and supporting the pharmacy education programs.  The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is also expected to serve as a leader among their colleagues, supporting workflow and education as appropriate.

The major job responsibilities include identification, resolution, and prevention of drug-related problems, drug distribution support, order verification, and oversight of medication use protocols and/or restrictions.  The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist supports and leads clinical pharmacy and medication management initiatives, serves as the pharmacy representative on committees as appropriate, participates in research, and contributes to the advancement of knowledge through teaching and education of Pharmacy students, Pharmacy residents and Pharmacy staff, as well as Nursing staff and Prescriber staff both internally and externally. 

In addition, the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist serves as a preceptor for APPE students and pharmacy residents.  Responsibilities include program/syllabus development and maintenance in order to achieve program goals and provision of sound academic and clinical training for students and residents. 

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Provide Comprehensive Pharmaceutical Care for Care Area & Operational Support of Inpatient Care Areas:

Participate in daily patient care rounds with the following goals:  Monitor drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use; Promote the optimal use of formulary medications; Review patient profiles including: dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication and drug interactions; Coordinate care across the continuum as needed

Provide pharmacokinetic consultations when appropriate

Prevent, detect, monitor, document adverse drug reactions and medication events

Counsel patients/family on discharge/transfer medications as appropriate

Participate in emergency situations as appropriate

Documentation of services provided within pharmacy intervention database and patient medical record

Provide medication order review support as appropriate for patients

Resolve drug distribution related issues

Cover assigned shifts as determined by departmental needs

Ensure adherence to Joint Commission Standards and other regulatory standards as appropriate

Support Baystate Pharmacy Services initiatives

2) Advancement of Knowledge for Baystate Medical Center and Baystate Health:

Serve as the primary preceptor for APPE pharmacy students and Pharmacy residents in their care areas and a backup preceptor for other rotations as appropriate

Plan, develop, and implement staff development support for prescribers and nurses

Facilitate Clinical Pharmacist development in specialty care area

Design and provide presentations, publications, and other informative activities related to patient care and other drug-related topics for internal and external audiences

Meets ASHP/School of Pharmacy requirements for preceptors

3) Develop and Support evidence-based drug therapies for patients:

Plan, develop, and implement medication use therapies that are optimal from both a financial and a clinical perspective

Implement appropriate clinical practice guidelines and care plans through CIS

Coordinate Pharmacy and Therapeutics category/medication reviews as necessary

Develop and conduct target drug programs and drug use evaluations as needed and report results to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Monitor the use of high-cost, high-risk medications to ensure consistency with approved criteria

4) Participate in Appropriate Medical Center Committees:

Pharmacy Academic Advisory Committee

Clinical Pharmacy Leadership Committee

Care Area-specific Committees/groups

5) Participate in Pharmacy-Research Projects:

Medication related, patient outcomes research

Serve as a residency project mentor for pharmacy residents as appropriate

Required Work Experience: 

1) PGY-Year 1 or 3 years in direct patient care role

Preferred Work Experience: 

1) PGY-2

Skills and Competencies: 

1) Maintenance of ASHP residency preceptorship requirements.

2) Excellence in clinical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

3) Must be results-oriented and able to meet deadlines.

4) Proficient in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

5) Understands the principles of staff engagement.

6) Demonstrates innovation and creativity.

7) Effective leadership skills (project management, team leadership, etc) required.

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Bachelor of Science (Required), Doctor of Pharmacy


Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist – Board of Pharmacy Specialist, Licensed Pharmacist – Other

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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