St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of
its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable
asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to
satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering
commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured;
educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and
improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a
patient's ability to pay for health care.
Clinical pharmacy is a key driver for reducing pharmacy costs
and improving patient health outcomes. This position provides
direct patient care blended with the opportunity to work with SLCN
leadership to develop the role of population health pharmacy within
SLCN. This position will have a blend of on-site clinical and
administrative work and the opportunity for telework.
Uses evidence-based outcomes to improve medication therapy and
chronic disease management for individuals covered by value-based
programs in which SLCN participates. This is an excellent
opportunity to provide patient care and to be in a position of
leadership to shape the future of population health pharmacy within
the clinically integrated network.
Establishes, implements, and evaluates medication management
policies, procedures, clinical care, and data collection for
patients under the care of SLCN practices. The clinical pharmacist
will collaborate with physicians, other clinical pharmacists, and
other clinical team members to deliver care while shaping out
processes to improve the quality of care across a clinically
integrated ambulatory environment.
The intent of this job description is to provide a brief summary
of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall
not be considered as a detailed description of all the work
requirements that may be inherent in the position.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts patient medication history review and formulates an
individualized patient medication plan which includes lifestyle
modifications and address barriers to adherence. Provides an
organized and comprehensive approach to consultations for
medication management including indications, medication selection,
medication dosage, access to medications, drug reactions, and drug
interactions. Leads initiatives to optimize medication use across
the network such as reducing the use of high-cost, low value
medication prescribing, coordinating medication conversions with
prescribers and optimizing the use of the electronic health record.
Responsible for physician consultation and recommendations. Working
with SLCN leadership in consultation with SLUHN pharmacy
leadership, develops and maintains policies and procedures related
to mediation management based upon his/her clinical experience in
our ambulatory settings. Serves as a resource and liaison for
implementation of drug management initiatives across SLCN. Working
with physician leadership, develops protocols and pilots them to
initiate, adjust, monitor, and recommend drug therapy. Functions as
a direct-patient-care clinical pharmacist in these initiatives.
Collects, analyzes, interprets, and forecasts prescribing habits
based on current patterns from medication utilization reports.
Collaborates with clinical and administrative staff to determine
need for process or system improvements related to medication
utilization, including polypharmacy, opioid utilization,
value-based prescribing, and optimization of medication therapy for
select chronic conditions including heart failure, diabetes,
hypertension, and COPD/asthma. Development of risk mitigation
policies and procedures to address appropriate opioid prescribing
across SLUHN and SLCN. Working with clinical leadership and using
opioid prescription and ordering data that is already available
through the SLUHN data warehouse, this position will develop and
implement monitoring and intervention protocols that support safe
opioid prescribing for best patient outcomes. Maintains an active
leadership role on select committees and workgroups identified by
SLCN leadership. Opportunities to lead project teams to implement
process and/or system changes. Working with physician leadership,
develops protocols and pilots them to initiate, adjust, monitor,
and recommend drug therapy. This includes use of the patient
medical record, review of laboratory results and direct patient
contact. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of
treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication
appropriate to the age of the patient treated. Leads project teams
to implement process and/or system changes. Possesses excellent
verbal and written communication skills; strong business analytical
skills and abilities; strong project management and coordination
ability; ability to function effectively as a management team
member. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within
the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information
Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of
employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate
reporting requirements. Demonstrates/models the Network's Service
Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all
customers (internal and external). Demonstrates Performance
Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical
Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational
System/Process, and Safety. Demonstrates financial responsibility
and accountability through the effective and efficient use of
resources in daily procedures, processes and practices. Complies
with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and
Other related duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sits up to 7 hours per day; 1
hour at a time. Stand for up to 8 hours per day; 4 hours at a time.
Walk up to 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Hearing as it
relates to normal, high and low frequencies. Seeing as it relates
to general, far, near, color and peripheral vision; normal depth
POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS:
MOST COMPLEX DUTY: Utilizing critical thinking skills to
coordinate patient care and to interact with physicians, clinical
staff and administrative leaders in the development and
implementation of clinical pharmacy programs.
SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO):
Direct Report to: Vice President of Clinical Integration for St.
Luke's Care Network.
COMMUNICATIONS: Excellent written and verbal communication
skills required for contacts with providers and administration. The
Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Integration will regularly
collaborate with medical staff and other network departments.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Proficient at working with Electronic
Health Records Systems. Working knowledge of the use of enterprise
data warehouses and patient registries. Computer skills including
Microsoft Word, Office, Excel, and PowerPoint. Travel across the
approximately 10 counties in east-central PA and west NJ served by
SLCN for meetings and to work with clinical staff is anticipated.
Occasional longer distance travel for state or national meeting is
possible. Current driver's license and vehicle access required.
Works independently to meet expected deadlines for reports,
projects and presentations. Must possess excellent organizational
skills. Understanding of the principles of clinical integration and
population health management. Active Pharmacy license in
Pennsylvania by start date; eligible for licensure in New Jersey if
needed National Provider Identifier (NPI) is required.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree is required.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
3-5 years of clinical experience is required. Management
experience preferred. Successful completion of a PGY2 pharmacy
residency in ambulatory care or equivalent clinical experience in
direct patient care is required. Board of Pharmacy Specialties
certification preferred. Excellent communication and project
management skills including process improvement preferred.
Experience with the development of clinical pharmacy programs
within a clinically integrated network or an accountable care
WORK SCHEDULE: Part-time available. Half-time: 20-hour work
week. Flexible schedule as needed.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and
current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the
past seven (7) years, including your present employer.
Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume,
including all work history, education, and/or certifications and
licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a
profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.
Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity