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Clinical Pharmacist Specialist Pharmacy Mercy Health St. Elizabeth

Job ID: 4664337
Updated: June 14, 2018
Geographic Location: Youngstown
Department: Pharmacy
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Standard Hours: 40
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Job Summary

The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS) is responsible for providing pharmaceutical care to patients.

The primary focus of professional activity is to be responsible for systems and processes to insure effective and safe drug therapy for patients.  Coordinates drug therapy oversight leading to positive therapy outcomes and efficient resource use. (This will include training and supporting pharmacy team members in decentralized practice, including direct support in central operations, possibly in semi rotation fashion, while other pharmacists provide decentralized service to our patients. An additional focus will be on patient education on their medications, transitions of care reviews (including discharge medication reconciliation), and discharge counseling, with the goals of healthier post discharge outcomes and reduced readmissions for our at risk patients). This practitioner is responsible for investigating drug-related concerns, formulary recommendations, drug utilization review, staff training and in-services, and supervision of staff during clinical pharmacy practice activities.   The position is responsible for the delivery of clinical pharmacy service to patients and caregivers. The practitioner is responsible for recommending modification of processes or drug therapies, as needed, to improve therapeutic goals and efficient utilization of drug resources. The CPS works collaboratively with other pharmacy team members and direct caregivers to deliver high quality pharmaceutical services and to assist in student and resident education.


Qualifications - Minimum



  • Graduate of accredited college/university
  • Maintains current license for pharmacist in the State of Ohio
  • Shows proof of meeting continuing education requirements for hospital or state.


  • Previous experience providing clinical pharmacy services
  • Advanced clinical pharmacy degree (PharmD, MS) residency or equivalent post-graduate clinical practice experience is required. (critical care and specialty positions require additional qualifications and experience)
  • Basic computer literacy required.


Hours per pay period: 80

Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm

May require floating to other facilities.


Shift and Job Schedule

Job Shift: Days, Job Schedule: Full-Time


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