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Clinical Pharmacist-Anticoagulation

at Maine Medical Center

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 41212
Keywords: pharmacy, pharmacist

Job Description


Portland, ME

Full Time

Work Hours: 40

9/4/2019

Position Summary:

Within Maine Medical Center’s ambulatory pharmacy program, the clinical pharmacist will be a part of our growing Hemostasis and Thrombosis program. In this role, he/she will help provide medication therapy for anticoagulant, antiplatelet, and hemostatic agents. Based initially within an active Maine Medical Partners/MaineHealth Cardiology ambulatory office, the clinical pharmacist position will be focused on providing high quality direct patient care through collaborative drug therapy management. Additionally, the clinical pharmacist will collaborate closely with Maine Medical Center’s primary care pharmacists as well as inpatient pharmacists and will support the transitions of care for clinic patients.

Some core functions include:

  • Works collaboratively with all healthcare professionals to provide safe and cost-effective patient care including participation in collaborative drug therapy management.
  • Communicates directly with patients and their families on all aspects related to medication therapy promoting high levels of knowledge, engagement, and adherence.
  • Ensure appropriate and optimized medication therapy for patients with thrombotic disorders including venous thromboembolism (VTE), atrial fibrillation (AF), mechanical heart valves, and prevention of VTE in high-risk patients. 
  • Provides education to other healthcare professionals including precepting trainees to enhance clinical competency on topics related to anticoagulation therapy. 
  • Partners with other healthcare professionals to develop evidence-based clinical pathways.
  • Generates and analyzes process and outcome measures for use in assessing medication related patient outcomes. 
  • Demonstrates ongoing professional development including meeting continuing education requirements, keeping abreast of current professional literature and how it relates to clinical, financial and safety outcomes.

Candidate qualifications are as follows:

  • Pharm.D. or BS. Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy and eligible for pharmacist licensure through the Board of Pharmacy in the State of Maine.
  • PGY1 Pharmacy residency strongly preferred.
  • Ambulatory care experience with direct patient care preferred. Strong interest in drug therapy management for patients with hemostatic and thrombotic disorders required.
  • Eligible for collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM) licensure under Maine pharmacy law

Shift: Full-time weekdays

 

  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Graduate of an ACCP accredited school/college of pharmacy is required.
  • Eligible or currently licensed in the State of Maine.
  • Work experience as a patient care pharmacist involved in patient monitoring and drug therapy review is preferred.
  • Experience in an organized healthcare setting is preferred.
  • Analytical skills necessary to identify and resolve problems related to drug therapy.
  • Experience in the monitoring and consultation on drug therapy in patients of all age groups.

 

About Maine Medical Center:

At Maine Medical Center, a premier academic medical center affiliated with Tufts University and the leading tertiary care center in Maine, we are working towards the day when diseases are preventable, outcomes are always positive, and the highest quality healthcare is available to all. As a member of the MaineHealth system, we work together with other leading, high-quality providers and healthcare organizations so that our communities are the healthiest in America.

Portland, Maine, home to 250,000 people in the metro area, is a lovely and diverse New England coastal city offering an historic waterfront area, multi-season recreational opportunities and a wealth of cultural activities.  Named "America's Most Livable City" by Forbes.com, Portland is a great place to work and live, and joining us at MMC is a great way to help you do both. Find out more about Maine Medical Center by visiting our website at www.mmc.org