Clinical Coordinator -- Pharmacy

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 02-23-2018
Under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy Services, coordinates, manages, and develops clinical services of the department to support a high level of patient care and appropriate utilization of drug therapy through direct patient care activities, clinical services administration, and staff education
Supervises and coordinates the clinical activities of all Department of Pharmacy Services personnel including residents, students, and pharmacists; acts as PGY1 Residency Program Director; coordinates the on-site clinical activities of the College of Pharmacy clinical faculty.
Represents pharmacy services, interacting with health care providers, medical staff, hospital administration, patients and other personnel at various levels within and outside of Howard University Hospital.
Understands and supports the mission, vision, and values of Howard University Hospital and assures that the staff models these principles.
Maintains a positive leadership role within the department.
Maintains an active clinical service for a select patient population, including participation in rounds with pharmacy staff and house staff and serving as an educational resource to the team.
Coordinates the organization’s drug utilization program, and develops department-wide initiatives to ensure that pharmacists monitor the use of medication in relation to patient's age, height, weight, sex and disease state to assure appropriate utilization, and interacts with the medical staff to suggest therapeutic alternatives that are safe, cost-effective, and evidence-based.
Coordinates and manages clinical functions of all pharmacy personnel.
Works with medical staff to develop advanced clinical services including pharmacy-managed protocols and programs.
Assists in performance evaluation of pharmacists, resident and student clinical activities and competency assessments.
Assists with the development and monitoring of the drug budget, and prepares variance reports.
Reviews, prepares, and presents drug formulary reviews for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Assists in the preparation and presentation of other information needed by various committees such as Adverse Drug Reactions, Medication Use Indicators, Medication Errors, and special topics of concern as needed.
Coordinates Drug Utilization Evaluations and the Quality Measurement, Assessment and Improvement activities as needed.
Assists with Drug Information activities of the department including, research, interpretation and presentation to the pharmacy and medical staff; maintains appropriate drug information references.
Acts as an educational resource by developing and presenting programs to the pharmacy and hospital staff that promote the safe and effective use of medications.
Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of clinical pharmacy through literature in journals and attending related seminars.
Acts as PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director.
  • Ensures compliance with ASHP Accreditation Standards for the Pharmacy Residency Program.
  • Reviews all of the resident and preceptor’s performance evaluations.
  • Coordinates, recruits and interviews candidates for the Pharmacy Residency Program
Acts as liaison to the College of Pharmacy to coordinate and facilitate faculty activities at Howard University Hospital; faculty activities include provision of clinical services, staff education, clinical mentoring, and resident precepting.
Precepts pharmacy students.
Promote adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
Participate in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.
Support pharmacy dispensing functions as assigned, when reduced staffing occurs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Ability to coordinate, supervise, direct, and plan the work of others.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious work relationships with staff, faculty, students, university officials and the general public.
Ability to use standard office equipment, which includes a computer.
Competent in both oral and written English.
Able to sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, see, compare, evaluate, interpret, organize, and write (finger dexterity) for extended periods of time.
Must demonstrate collaboration; accountability; respect; excellence; and service.
Works with team members and peers in and outside of their immediate work group to create an exceptional experience for patients, students and other visitors; looks for ways to achieve departmental/institutional results by partnering.
Accepts responsibility for his/her actions to provide health care and or ancillary functions in a highly efficient and compassionate manner.  The employee must function as a Steward (Have Ownership) of the Howard values that foster a commitment to improving the patient and student experience, organizational efficiency and the environment.
Embraces diversity; cares holistically for those we serve; treats all as we would like to be treated; manages the patient’s right to privacy with meticulous care 100% of the time and keeps patient and proprietary information about the institution confidential.
Anticipates the patient’s and student’s needs, presents as a model representative of the institution and maintains high standards of care while striving to improve performance and create exceptional experiences for our customers.
PharmD Degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy.
Completion of PGY1 Pharmacy Residency from an accredited program
Registration as a pharmacist in the District of Columbia or eligibility for registry through reciprocity.
Minimum of 2 years supervisory or m clinical coordinator experience preferred.
BPS certification preferred
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