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Ambulatory Pharmacist II
Date Posted: 03/01/2024
Requisition Number: 3727
Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital
Work Days: rotating shifts, days, nights, evenings, weekends
Department: CHA Pharmacy Cambridge Hospital
Job Type: Full time
Work Shift: Various Shifts
Union Name: Non Union
Under the general supervision of the Supervisor / Manager, Ambulatory Pharmacy, and within established organizational and departmental policies and procedures, the Ambulatory Pharmacist is responsible for providing pharmaceutical care in a community practice setting. Primary, essential job functions involve ensuring rational drug therapy through a focus on prescription filling / distribution. Must be willing / able to support the clinical pharmacy and other organizational activities as required. A commitment to patient safety, customer satisfaction, efficient / effective use of resources, teamwork, innovation, and performance improvement is required
Under the general supervision of the Manager, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, and within established organizational and departmental policies and procedures, the Ambulatory Pharmacist II is responsible for providing pharmaceutical care in an institutional outpatient practice setting. Primary, essential job functions involve ensuring rational drug therapy through a focus on prescription filling/distribution, medication therapy monitoring, staff and student training, and project coordination. Must be willing/able to support the clinical pharmacy and other organizational activities as required. A commitment to patient safety, customer
satisfaction, efficient/effective use of resources, teamwork, innovation, and performance improvement is required.
•Checks for safety, accuracy, appropriateness and completeness with respect to drug, dose,
route, frequency with consideration given to patient-specific data including laboratory values, age, gender, height, weight and BSA.
•Prepares controlled substances to be dispensed, completing the appropriate documentation while maintaining an accurate perpetual inventory.
•Performs weekly inventory and reconciliation of controlled substances. Notifies Manager, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services or Senior Director of Pharmacy of any unexplained discrepancies.
•Performs daily oversight of all Pharmacy Technician activities; checks/reviews all Pharmacy Technician work according to regulatory requirements.
•Dispenses medication to ambulatory patients with appropriate medication counseling.
•Educates/trains patients to administer and monitor therapy as required.
•Effectively interacts with prescribers concerning drug order clarification or drug therapy
•Receives, researches, and provides through a variety of media accurate and timely drug
•Monitors selected aspects of drug therapy on an ongoing basis; intervenes as necessary to
•optimize drug use.
•Minimizes or prevents adverse drug events through targeted interventions.
Education/Training: Graduate of an accredited college/university with B.S. in Pharmacy or Pharm.D. degree is required.
Licensure: Must have a current license in good standing from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy or be eligible for licensure in MA. In lieu of an active MA license,
candidates must attain MA licensure prior to working 1000 hours at the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). Failure to attain MA licensure within this time period will result in the discontinuation of employment at CHA.
Work Experience: Minimum of five (5) years experience as a pharmacist is required.
1. Cognitive ability to observe, analyze and interpret general, technical and clinical data
(verbal and written).
2. Good communication and behavioral skills.
3. Ability to effectively prioritize responsibilities while under pressure.
4. Ability to perform without direct professional supervision and to oversee the work of Technicians and students.
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