DUTIES: The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist will provide pharmacy services for patients in the adult outpatient clinics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. The specialist will work as part of various multidisciplinary teams in order to deliver safe, appropriate, comprehensive and cost-effective drug therapy for patients post-discharge or with chronic medical conditions. Medication reconciliation and medication education will be paramount in ensuring optimal pharmacotherapy. Therapeutic areas of focus include anti-coagulant and anti-thrombosis, tobacco cessation, COPD, diabetes mellitus, heart failure, and general medicine/pharmacotherapy. The Pharmacist will also serve as a Pharmacy Department liaison and drug information resource to providers, nurses, and pharmacists. Duties and Responsibilities: - Review medication profiles of patients seen in outpatient clinics. - Perform medication reconciliation at clinic visits to determine appropriateness of medication orders and to assess patient adherence. - Collaborate with physicians to optimize drug regimens. - Document interactions with patients in the electronic health record. - Identify barriers to medication adherence and implement measures to facilitate access to medications whenever necessary. - Provide educational programs for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, patients, and pharmacy students and pharmacy residents. - Precept pharmacy students and PGY 1 pharmacy residents. Represent the Pharmacy Department in committee meetings and hospital medication safety initiatives. - Assist in pharmacy and hospital initiatives to provide safe and efficacious evidence-based care. - Assist in the development of policies and procedures to support safe medication use, storage, and security in ambulatory care areas for regulatory compliance. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: Required: - Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy. - NYS Pharmacist Licensure or Eligible for NYS Pharmacist Licensure. - Completion of PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency. - Completion of PGY 2 Pharmacy Residency in Transition of Care or Ambulatory Care. Preferred: - NYS Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Certification. - Medication Therapy Management Certification. Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 53765
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.