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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Req #:  155161
Facility:  Advocate Physician Partners
Department:  Pharmacy
City:  Rolling Meadows
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Our Corporate Support & Operations Services are equally committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.

Support Centers

Utilization Management

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Fulltime-Perm

Rolling Meadows, IL

 

Purpose:
The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for supporting quality improvement initiatives around drug utilization management, medication adherence, and prescribing efficiency. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist identifies areas in which to improve medication-related utilization management, and partners with providers and other members of the health care team to drive both clinical and cost outcomes. The position supports the population health strategy of ensuring the most efficient use of health care resources to improve the health of our managed populations. The standard position hours are Monday through Friday; flexibility required for early morning and evening meetings.


Accountabilities:
ENSURES SAFE AND EFFECTIVE PHARMACOTHERAPY
MAINTAINS PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND COMPETENCY
PROVIDES EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATES EFFECTIVELY WITH PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
CONTRIBUTES TO THE QUALITY AND EFFECTIVE OPERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT.
PARTICIPATES IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
IDENTIFIES SAFETY AND COST REDUCTION OPPORTUNITIES
PARTICIPATES IN ADDITIONAL DUTIES BEYOND CORE REQUIREMENTS AS NEEDED.

 

Position Requirements:
Bachelor of Science or Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy
Minimum of 3 years pharmacist experience, residency, fellowship or equivalent hospital experience preferred.
Board Certified within 2 years of hire.

Managed Care Expertise Strongly Preferred
Familiar with the computer medication order entry process
Familiar with current clinical and therapeutic literature
Good interpersonal skills to deal with a wide variety of individuals
Good analytic skills to make rational decisions about patient care
Good communication skills to achieve understanding and acceptance
Ability to work in a team environment
Adaptable to performing multiple tasks
Ability to prioritize orders
Maintenance of a professional appearance
Licensure within 60 days of hire as a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Illinois. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize work to complete urgent tasks preferentially.
Ability to work rotating shifts and weekends. Schedule flexibility to meet the needs of the institution, adaptable to changes in workload and/or work schedule.
Ability to effectively communicate with various levels of hospital staff
Ability to travel to various operating units of the hospital. Ability to walk up / down stairs and use the elevators.
Ability to work in a stressful environment
Ability to use hands and fingers repetitively (ie. use of computer keyboard)
Ability to stand, sit, stoop, and kneel
Ability to do medium lifting (20~50 lbs occasionally, 10~25 lbs frequently, and 10 lbs. Consistently)
Ability to perform work and communicate with normal range of hearing and vision
Ability to physically operate the equipment used in the job



 

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.