Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

University Emergency Medical Services, Inc. Buffalo , NY 14202

Posted 3 months ago

The work involves providing patient focused pharmacy services that promote the safe, effective, judicious and cost effective use of pharmaceuticals at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation. The incumbent collaborates with the patient care team to improve the medication use process with the goal of achieving significant advances in the provision of safe, cost effective and appropriate use of medications to promote optimal patient outcomes. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Clinical Coordinator for Pharmacy Services. Supervision is exercised over staff pharmacists, interns, residents and students. Does related work as required.


Assists in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating clinical pharmacy programs;

Utilizes clinical knowledge and guidelines to apply best practice models to patient directed pharmacotherapy;

Advises the prescriber, nurse and patient regarding the contents, therapeutic action, utilization and possible adverse reactions or interactions of prescribed drugs;

Documents cost savings/avoidance and patient care interventions;

Works with the Clinical Coordinator and Director of Pharmacy to track and manage pharmaceutical utilization, costs and prescribing trends to identify opportunities for improvement and outcome measures of related initiatives;

Develops and implements pharmacy staff development programs to support clinical service initiatives and promote the professional growth of the pharmacists;

Develops educational programs for medical and nursing staff to promote optimal medication utilization, positive patient outcomes and cost containment initiatives;

Participates in patient care rounds to facilitate a proactive approach to optimal pharmaceutical management;

Participates in clinical research and primary literature publications;

Participates in the orientation of new staff and serves as preceptor/mentor of pharmacy students, interns and residents;

Participates in staff performance evaluations; develops clinical competencies;

Delegates assignments to staff that are within their scope of practice and provides the maximum utilization of personnel; researches new concepts and patterns for innovative staffing patterns;

Completes various reports for department and hospital use;

Serves on various committees.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of modern principles, procedures, terminology and concepts of pharmacology; thorough knowledge of pharmacy procedures and techniques in a hospital, long-term care and community pharmacy settings; good knowledge of laws and regulations as they relate to the operation of a pharmacy; ability to perform a variety of professional pharmaceutical tasks with a high degree of accuracy; ability to implement programs and procedures; ability to maintain detailed pharmaceutical records and prepare reports; ability to supervise and train others; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; sound professional judgment; initiative; resourcefulness; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered School of Pharmacy and

  1. One (1) year of clinical pharmacy experience.
  2. Completion of one (1) year of an approved Post-Graduate Pharmacy Residency Program accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists;


  1. Certification in Clinical Pharmacy by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy may be substituted for the one (1) year of required experience.
  2. Completion of an approved Post-Graduate Pharmacy Residency two (2) year program may be substituted for the one (1) year of required experience.


Possession of a license and current registration to practice as a Registered Pharmacist as issued by the New York State Department of Education at time of appointment; or:

Eligibility for licensure by reciprocation as a Registered Pharmacist by the New York State Department of Education at time of appointment and be licensed and registered within one (1) year of hire.

NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.

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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

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