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Clinical Pharmacist – Infectious Diseases / Internal Medicine

01 Oct 2021 11:24 AM | Anonymous

Title: Clinical Pharmacist – Infectious Diseases / Internal Medicine

Site: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Contact:

Ramy Elshaboury, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID

Clinical Pharmacy Manager

Medicine, Surgery & Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Services

Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency

relshaboury@mgh.harvard.edu

Description:

This joint position will support the continued advancement of the Anti-infective Stewardship Programs (ASP) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). This ID Clinical Pharmacist will help advance the mission of the program while:

  • Serving as a liaison between the MGH Infectious Diseases and Internal/Hospital Medicine pharmacy teams
  • Providing direct patient care within the multi-disciplinary Infectious Diseases and Med-Surg inpatient teams at MGH.

Clinical Pharmacists assume responsibility and accountability for the provision of safe, effective, and prompt medication therapy. Clinical Pharmacists proficiently provide direct patient-centered care and integrated pharmacy operational services in a decentralized practice setting with physicians, nurses, and other hospital personnel to deliver optimal medication therapy to patients with a broad range of disease states. These clinicians are aligned with target interdisciplinary programs and specialty services to deliver medication therapy management within specialty patient care services and to ensure pharmaceutical care programs are appropriately integrated throughout the institution. Pharmaceutical care services include but are not limited to assessing patient needs, incorporating age and disease specific characteristics into drug therapy and patient education, adjusting care according to patient response, and providing clinical interventions to detect, mitigate, and prevent medication adverse events. Clinical Pharmacists serve as a departmental resources and liaisons to other departments, hospital personnel, or external groups. They proficiently manage and facilitate the appropriate use of medications according to professional and regulatory standards. They also conduct clinical research and practice advancement projects as well as patient care quality and regulatory compliance initiatives designed to improve medication-use processes or pharmacy practice. Clinical Pharmacists provide medication and practice-related education/training and actively serve as preceptors for pharmacy residents and Doctor of Pharmacy students (MGH Pharmacy Residency website: https://www.massgeneral.org/education/pharmacy-residency.

Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations:   

  • Current licensure as a pharmacist in the state of Massachusetts (or eligible) required
  • Board Certification in area of expertise is required within 18 months of hire (if not already certified)

Experience:

  • Completion of ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency required and PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency or Fellowship preferred
  • Clinical pharmacy experience (2-4 years) in a hospital / infectious diseases setting required
  • Exceptional aptitude or knowledge may be considered in lieu of experience. Extensive clinical experience and development may be considered in lieu of formal training.

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