Pharmacist

SUMMARY:

The Pharmacist C3 is a member of the population health team. As a member of a team of nurses, social workers, physicians, pharmacists, health economists, and program coordinators, you will have the opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of people living with multiple chronic illnesses.  You will connect with patients in person, on the phone and through email, in the hospital, physician office, and patient’s home - essentially however and wherever the patient needs your assistance to improve their health, better understand their illness and coordinate their care.

This is a Part Time postition for 20 hours per week.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Respect and maintain patient confidentiality in all aspects of care including use of electronic information.  
  • Treat all patients and fellow staff in a welcoming and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate professionalism by appropriate attire, attendance, attitude and behavior within the department setting. 
  • Contribute to the team effort by supporting all team members and maintaining an open and positive attitude
  • Welcome new facility staff to the team by assisting with their orientation to the team and mentoring them as requested.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Patient Care
    • Assess the drug therapy needs of patients & monitor progress of therapy through consultations, patient education and clinical laboratory monitoring. Assess patients for medication adherence barriers and develop a plan to maximize patient’s medication success through improving or maintaining adherence to medications.
    • Based on this assessment and in conjunction with the patient, the patient’s physician and other members of the population health team, create a care plan that will address the identified needs, remove barriers and improve the health of the patient.
    • Provide patients with a personal medication record that can be shared with caregivers, with prescribers, and across care transitions.
  • Provider Support
    • Develop and deliver physician drug education plans & strategies (including pharmacy-specific benchmark reports) to promote cost-effective prescribing
    • Serve as expert in clinical pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics and is knowledgeable in drug information including contraindications and dose adjustments
  • Care Management Collaboration
    • Serve as an accessible authority on drug usage, interactions, over-dosages, compliance and other pharmaceutical information including non-formulary and restricted drug determinations
    • Develop and deliver pharmaceutical education to population health team
    • Assist in development and execution of pharmacy-specific population health strategic and tactical plans including HEDIS measure and CMS Star rating improvement
    • Function as liaison and subject matter expert related to client PBM systems and processes most specifically related to drug utilization management, drug prior authorization and pharmacy claim adjudication
  • Pharmacy Program Support
    • Assist in development and lead the execution of clinical pharmacy programs & initiatives and other Pharmacy and Therapeutics activities
    • May serve as preceptor for pharmacy students and pharmacy residents in accordance with established protocols

Customer Service:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of customer service principles by successfully completing on-line Customer Service training and ACES Training.
  • Utilizes the principles of customer service when interacting with patients/clients, team members and staff from other departments. 
  • Appropriately handles or seeks support when customer service breakdowns occur.

Cultural Competence:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of culture by successfully completing the on-line training on Cultural Competence. 
  • Utilizes an appreciation of and respect for diversity when interacting with patients/clients, team members and staff from other departments. 
  • Responds appropriately or seeks support when confronted with cultural biases or conflicts.

Emergency Situations:

  • In order to respond promptly and appropriately to emergency situations, any staff member may be assigned temporary duties which differ from those in the job description, or may be assigned temporarily to a different location or schedule. 
  • Understands that all staff should have a personal emergency plan in place to best respond to his/she job responsibilities should health center emergency arise 

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Required (Specialist I)
    • Bachelor’s in Pharmacy
    • Community pharmacy experience
  • Required (Specialist II)
    • Pharmacy doctorate degree
    • Completion of 1 year residency related to practice area or 3 years of equivalent clinical practice experience
    • Current active pharmacy license in good standing in at least one state
  • Required (Specialist III)
    • Pharmacy doctorate degree
    • 3-5 years clinical practice experience
    • Current active pharmacy license in good standing in at least one state
  • Board certification (Pharmacotherapy (US-BCPS) or Ambulatory Care (US-BCACP)) – a plus
  • Certified patient educator (e.g., Diabetes, Asthma)- preferred
  • Health plan or PBM clinical pharmacy experience (1-2 years)
  • Exceptional interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Committed to team-oriented work environment
  • Strong work ethic built on a foundation of proactivity
  • Committed to the practice of inquiry and listening
  • Navigate ambiguity with structured problem-solving and decision-making
  • Analytic with the ability to transform data & trends into actionable insight
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, ability to positively influence others with respect and compassion; fluency in a foreign language is a plus
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity with the aid of structured problem-solving techniques
  • Committed to the practice of inquiry and listening
  • Flexible work schedule – may need to work evenings/ occasional weekends to provide patient access and/ or follow up
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • We are looking for team members who possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system.
  • History of good attendance and positive work attitude

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The essential job duties of this position present risk of exposure to bodily fluids and blood borne pathogens.  Annual attendance at LCHC Bloodborne pathogen training is required.  Up to date immunizations and annual TB testing is required.  Hepatitis B vaccine and annual flu immunization are strongly recommended and available at no charge at the Health Center.  Declination form must be signed if Hepatitis B vaccine is declined.
  • Results of inquiry to Criminal Offender Record Investigation (CORI) must be acceptable under health center standards.

Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, LCHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. LCHC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of LCHC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. 

Job Posting ID: 19-037 (Part time 20 hours)

Hours

Part-Time