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Clinical Pharmacist Resident

Company: Henry J Austin
Location: Trenton
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

PURPOSEThe purpose of the Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs, or equivalent experiences, in order to prepare pharmacists to be highly qualified independent ambulatory care practitioners within Federally Qualified Health Centers or similar patient care settings. These pharmacists will be prepared to take and pass the BCACP. These pharmacists will be integral members of a multidisciplinary primary care team skilled at educating patients and healthcare professionals, experienced at working within an integrated behavioral healthcare model, and prepared for leadership roles within their practice. These pharmacists will improve their clinical research skills, present a poster at a professional conference, and will create a publication plan for their research. These pharmacists will develop the necessary teaching skills for clinical faculty positions.PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONThis 12-month PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program provides advanced clinical training to prepare the resident to become a skilled practitioner that is able to work as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.This program will offer the resident the opportunity for a longitudinal primary care experience across integrated behavioral healthcare practice sites at HJAHC as well as a longitudinal outpatient pharmacy experience at the HJAHC Pharmacy Department.The resident will interact directly with patients by providing Chronic Care Management and Transitional Care Management and will collaborate with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other clinical staff. A focus will be on developing and refining skills to manage complex chronic medical conditions, patient-centered care, motivational interviewing, and primary literature evaluation.Teaching experience is gained by serving as a co-preceptor for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students on rotation at HJAHC, creating and delivering educational seminars to healthcare professionals at HJAHC, and by lecturing at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy (EMSOP), Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Additionally, the resident will complete a Teaching and Learning Certificate program available through EMSOP.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe resident will be a self-directed, independent, motivated learner guided by the Residency Program Director and the appropriate preceptor(s) for each learning experience, who:

  • Provides medication counseling to patients
  • Provides drug information to physicians, nurses, patients and other health care professionals
  • Documents interventions with health care personnel related to drug therapy
  • Observes for adverse drug reactions
    • Documents all medication incident reports that they may be responsible for or witness to
    • Performs drug utilization evaluations on medications
    • Participates in patient care huddles
    • Attends departmental staff meetings and educational seminars
    • Provides in service education to health care professionals
      • Maintains patient confidentiality
      • Provides pharmacokinetic monitoring of patients receiving specific drugs and ensures that serum concentrations are drawn
      • Responds to emergency codes
      • Oversees activities of medication administration of nurses
      • Performs related duties as required

        PHYSICAL & WORK REQUIREMENTSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.This position requires the manual dexterity sufficient to operate phones, computers and other office equipment. The position requires the physical ability to kneel, bend, and perform light lifting. This person must have the ability to write and speak clearly using the English language to convey information and be able to hear at normal speaking levels both in person and over the telephone. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Generally, the working conditions are good with little or no exposure to extremes in health, safety hazards and/or hazardous materials.RequirementsEDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
        • Must be a graduate from an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.
        • Must be a citizen of the U.S.A., or hold a visa allowing for the completion of the residency year.
        • Must have a residency certificate from a pharmacy practice residency (PGY1) before enrolling in this advanced residency program.
        • Applicant will be required to take and pass the NJ Pharmacy Board Examination within 90-days of starting the residency program.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER (KSAO's)
          • High energy and enthusiasm, positive, "can-do" attitude with a high degree of initiative
          • Excellent customer service skills
          • Must be able to work in a team and collaborative environment
          • Understanding of federal HIPPA rules and ability to maintain patient confidentiality
          • Ability and willingness to perform duties with purpose and strong sense of urgency
          • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks/projects
          • Familiarity with State and Federal pharmacy laws and regulations
          • Knowledge of brand and generic drug names
          • High attention to detail
          • Must be proficient in basic math skills
          • Must be capable of operating cash register
          • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, and ExcelBenefitsMedical (with company-funded HRA), Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), vacation leave, sick leave, personal days, 401k retirement plan

Keywords: Henry J Austin, Trenton , Clinical Pharmacist Resident, Healthcare , Trenton, New Jersey

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