Clinical Pharmacist

June 8, 2024
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Job Description

The Clinical Pharmacist also participates in clinical research, education, and quality improvement initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Patient Care:
    • Conduct medication therapy management (MTM) to ensure optimal therapeutic outcomes.
    • Evaluate patient medication regimens for appropriateness, efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness.
    • Monitor patient responses to therapy and make recommendations for adjustments as necessary.
    • Provide drug information and education to patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
  2. Collaboration:
    • Work closely with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers to develop and implement patient care plans.
    • Participate in multidisciplinary rounds and case conferences.
    • Serve as a resource for drug information and pharmacotherapy consultations.
  3. Medication Safety and Quality:
    • Review and verify medication orders for accuracy, completeness, and appropriateness.
    • Identify, prevent, and resolve medication-related problems.
    • Participate in medication safety and quality improvement initiatives.
    • Conduct medication use evaluations and contribute to formulary management.
  4. Education and Training:
    • Provide education and training to healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, pharmacy students, and residents.
    • Develop and deliver continuing education programs.
    • Participate in the training of pharmacy interns and residents.
  5. Research and Development:
    • Participate in clinical research projects and studies.
    • Contribute to the development of clinical guidelines and protocols.
    • Stay updated with current clinical practices and advancements in pharmacotherapy.


  • Education:
    • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited school of pharmacy.
    • Completion of a postgraduate residency program (PGY-1 required, PGY-2 preferred).
  • Licensure and Certification:
    • Licensed and in good standing with the state Board of Pharmacy.
    • Board certification in a clinical specialty (e.g., BCPS, BCACP) preferred.
  • Experience:
  • Experience in a specialized area of practice (e.g., oncology, cardiology, infectious diseases) preferred.
  • Skills:
    • Strong clinical knowledge and expertise in pharmacotherapy.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team-based environment.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Proficiency in using electronic health records (EHR) and other healthcare technologies.