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Specialty Pharmacist

King of Prussia, PA, United States

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Dec 12,2018

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Job Description:
Req ID: 23644
Shift: Days
Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time
The Specialty Pharmacist serves as the pharmacy liaison between the specialty pharmacy, specialty clinics, and patients. The individual will be responsible for maintaining competency in the unique aspects of various pediatric specialty drug therapy.
The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to this patient population served and support the Director to provide overall leadership in directing the clinical-related specialty pharmacy activities and services.
*Responsible To Provide Accurate And Timely Specialty Pharmacy Services For Patients With Specialty Medication Needs.
* Provides clinical practice/monitoring based on CHOP Policy and all accrediting agency and regulatory guidelines for specialty medication dispensing and necessary follow-up.
* Provides quality specialty medication pharmacotherapy and collaborates with physicians, nurses, other health care professionals as well as the patient/caregiver to deliver safe patient care and optimal patient care and outcomes.
* Refers patients for enrollment to other CHOP Pharmacy services when applicable.
* Responsible to complete all patient documentation timely and in compliance with CHOP policy.
* Apply knowledge of URAC and Joint Commission Accreditation Standards & State Pharmacy Regulations
* Provides and receives accurate and timely communication to render interdisciplinary patient care.
* Provides drug information and education to clinic staff, patients and families, and specialty pharmacy staff regarding the specialty pharmacy service line and pertinent disease states.
* Provides training and orientation to new specialty pharmacy staff regarding pharmacy services, including timely completion and approval of prior authorizations, enrollment in financial assistance programs, and other regular tasks assigned.
* Supervise pharmacy technicians and interns to ensure that pharmacy products are prepared and distributed accurately, with the appropriate quantity and at the time the product is needed.
* Participates in departmental process improvement initiatives.
* Performs other duties as assigned by Specialty Pharmacy Management
* Manage enrollment and onboarding process for new specialty pharmacy patients.
* Initiate and manage prior authorization process for new specialty prescriptions
* Assume oversight of specialty medication management within area(s) of specialty practice.
* Responsible for daily clinic operations, such as initial and follow-up visits or telephone calls with patients and being available to serve as a drug information resource within specialty clinics.
* Responsible for answering clinical and drug access questions and providing feedback to management regarding opportunities and process improvements.
* Participate in the expansion of specialty and ambulatory pharmacy services as needed.
Precept pharmacy students, interns, and/or residents as needed.
Current Pennsylvania Pharmacy License
Required Education:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy required
Required Experience:
One (1) year of previous experience required.
Previous experience with IV medications required.
* Doctor of Pharmacy Degree * One to two years of Specialty Pharmacy experience
* Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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2716 South Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146
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