Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
January 11, 2021
Boston, Massachusetts
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Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory

Department Description: Ambulatory Clinical PharmacistJob Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 37518BR

Job Summary: The Clinical Pharmacist provides ambulatory pharmaceutical care services using approved guidelines in collaboration with other health care professionals, including managing patient drug therapy, providing patient education, and preparing/overseeing the preparation and dispensing of medications. Promotes high quality, evidence-based, and cost-effective pharmaceutical care. Performs these duties within primary care and/or specialty clinics. This position will be working Monday to Friday, working the day shift.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Practices pharmacy in accordance with laws, rules and regulation of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy, Department of Public Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Drug Enforcement Administration and in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures. Maintains credentials in accordance with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy
  2. Responsible for the daily operations of assigned areas. Manages workload and coordinates personnel in teamwork within the environment. Resolves operational problems arising in specific area. Assists in the development and maintenance of pharmacy policies and procedures and provide cares as described in the departments polices/procedures.
  3. Evaluates medication orders; reviews disease state parameters, allergies, drug-drug interactions and duplication of therapy. Communicates with physician on discrepancies, possible interactions, or changes necessary. Informs nurse of problem and resolution. Documents all interventions.
  4. Provides drug information to physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. Continually evaluates quality and timeliness of dispensing performance within procedural framework. Uses initiative and resourcefulness to assure best possible patient service. Communicates applicable information to subsequent shifts ensuring the continuity of care.
  5. Perform medication reconciliation at clinic visits to determine appropriateness of medication orders and to assess patient adherence.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy required.
  2. License Massachusetts Pharmacist required.
  3. 1-3 years related work experience required.
  4. Understanding of insurance and adjudication processes.
  5. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Pharmacy residency PGY1/PGY2 specialty experience or equivalent experience or 3-5 years of clinical pharmacy experience.
  2. Current Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP), board certification in pharmacotherapy (BCPS), Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (BCACP), or respective specialty and must obtain certification within 18 months of eligibility.
  3. Knowledge of complex/chronic diseases states and therapies used within specialty pharmacy such as but not limited to: Primary Care, Oncology, Transplant, Infectious Disease (including HIV), Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Dermatology, Cardiology, Pulmonary, Allergy and/or various inflammatory conditions preferred.


  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to lead collaborative teams for larger projects or groups both internal and external to the Medical Center and across functional areas. Results have implications for the management and operations of multiple areas of the organization.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.

Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus


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