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Clinical Pharmacist - Specialist - Inpatient Pharmacy

at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Reference #: 1024033

Job Description

60857

Eastern Maine Medical Center

Inpatient Pharmacy

Regular Full-time

Day

8

40

PharmD

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is currently seeking an Internal Medicine/Cardiology Clinical Pharmacist Specialist

who is responsible for ­­­­­­­internal medicine pharmacy services with expertise in cardiology. Responsibilities include developing, implementing and managing clinical services surrounding cardiology pharmacy practices at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center and providing guidance for the Northern Light Health System member hospitals. Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is seeking highly motivated applicants with effective communication, problem solving, and organizational skills.

Position responsibilities include:

- Work collaboratively with pharmacy staff, physicians, nurses, and other health-care professionals to provide direct patient care services and optimize the safety, efficacy, and cost effectiveness of medication use

- Provide leadership and direction for clinical initiatives surrounding effective utilization of cardiac medications, including policy and order set development along with engaging in quality improvement projects with a focus on safety, quality, and best practice

- Serve as a liaison between the Department of Pharmacy and Northern Light Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery of Maine, and cardiac nursing units

- Report to the Pharmacy Clinical Manager and work collaboratively with the Director of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Operations Manager to develop, implement, and maintain progressive services

- Participate in Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center and Northern Light Health System pharmacy related committees, task forces, and system meetings

- Able to function independently and collaboratively within a team setting

- Participate in education-related activities, which include:

o Serve as a preceptor to PGY1 pharmacy residents and APPE students

o Provide in-services to pharmacists, providers, nurses, and other healthcare staff

Education/Experience
-State of Maine Pharmacist License
-B.S. Pharmacy or Pharm.D. required

-PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Practice residency required (commensurate experience will be considered)

-PGY2 residency or 3 years hospital pharmacy experience preferred
-Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification – required within 18 months of employment

About Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is committed to making healthcare work for the people of Maine. It is a 411- bed, regional tertiary care and ACS verified level II trauma center serving a patient population of 500,000 living in the northern two-thirds of the state's geography. The hospital is a base for LifeFlight of Maine, a critical care air transportation service flying nearly 900 missions per year. Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is a member of Northern Light Health, an integrated statewide health delivery system that is raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions that are leading the way to a healthier future for our state. Northern Light Health offers a broad range of providers and services, including nine hospitals, primary care and specialty physician practices, long-term care, home health and hospice agencies, and emergency ground and air transport.

Northern Light Pharmacy works collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to provide optimal pharmaceutical care for all patients served by the facility by promoting evidence-based, fail-safe medication use. The Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Pharmacy is dedicated to educating future pharmacists through our affiliations. Our pharmacists are preceptors for Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience students and PGY1 residents.

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center's Pharmacy is staffed by a highly skilled team of pharmacists, technicians and support personnel that provide excellent service to our patients, providers and other professional staff. With more than 100 employees, our pharmacy team provides services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to our inpatient areas, emergency department, and family practice offices. Our practice model includes clinical pharmacist generalists and specialists.