DUTIES: Review patients' drug therapies per direct consult or patient rounds to identify drug related problems and make recommendations to optimize therapy. Adjusts patient's drug therapy regimen utilizing appropriate pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics principles. Detects and documents adverse drug reactions. Interviews and counsels patients and/or families and answers drug information questions. Provides discharge counseling to patients and/or families on medications in conjunction with physicians. Participates in the hospital's medication safety initiatives. Coordinates patient care activities with the Pharmacy and Internal medicine services. Promotes and demonstrates rational, cost effective therapy for patients. Serves as a drug information resource for physicians and other healthcare providers regarding optimal use of medications in patients. Provides recommendations for formulary management and medical-use evaluations. Provides nutritional assessments for patients. Provides for and facilitates investigational drug studies for medicine services. Provides educational programs on medication use for healthcare professionals. Precepts post-graduate pharmacy practice residents and students. Serves on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and various Internal Medicine PI Committees. Board Certification eligible nationally within 2-years of beginning service at UHB. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: Required: PharmD Degree; General Practice Residency; Specialty Residency in Internal Medicine (PGY-1 and PGY-2); NYS Pharmacy Licensure; three (3) years of experience in a c-hospital setting. Additional Info: * Represents Location Pay for full-time appointees.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 53767
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.