The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (CPS) is responsible for coordinating the clinical, teaching and research initiatives that support the Ambulatory Intensive Pharmacotherapeutics (AIP) Program, Department of Health Plan. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for assuring that optimal clinical services as offered under the auspices of the Department Health Plan are provided to patients on a daily basis. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist facilitates the development, implementation, and maintenance of systems/programs that promote desirable patient outcomes through the use of appropriate, safe, and cost effective therapies, as well as promoting education and understanding of the same throughout the healthcare system.
The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will serve as a clinical liaison between the Department of Medicine, Nursing,Pharmacy, Health Plan and third-party administrator of healthcare insurance. This responsibility includes recommending appropriate, safe, and effective pharmacologic therapies for patients when consulted, developing associated protocols as needed, and participating in other patient-care activities. Drug information related to the aforementioned will be provided to medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff as appropriate. Lastly, the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist acts as an active member of various committees, subcommittees, and workgroups as appointed.