Manager, Clinical Pharmacist

in Lewiston, ME

Manager, Clinical Pharmacist Job

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  • Job Location

    300 Main Street
    Lewiston, ME 04240, US

  • Job Category

    Pharmacy Operations

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    Full time

The Clinical Pharmacy Manager is responsible for overseeing the clinical programs of the pharmacy department. This position will utilize Cardinal Health resources to provide safe and effective clinical pharmacy programs at the hospital.  This position will assist the Director of Pharmacy to assure all legal, regulatory, and accrediting requirements are maintained at the best demonstrated practice. Assure clinical pharmacy services and activities are carried out to meet goals and standards of both Cardinal Health and the client/hospital.  In the absence of the Director of Pharmacy, the Clinical Manager may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the Director of Pharmacy.

The Clinical Pharmacy Manager will serve as an active member of the pharmacy management team providing leadership for clinical programs, formulary management, cost containment programs, and improved pharmacoeconomic outcomes. Build and enhance professional relationships with pharmacy staff, other healthcare providers, and management. Communicate effectively with pharmacy staff, hospital and Cardinal Health Account Team. Maintain a professional presence throughout the hospital.


  • Provide clinical support and direction to the Director of Pharmacy (DOP) and pharmacy staff in the hospital regarding the implementation and operation of clinical pharmacy programs. This includes: direct discussions and dialogue with all health care professionals in the hospital; providing pharmaceutical care to selected patients; and developing drug therapy review programs and documenting their results
  • Assist with the leadership of the hospital P&T committee, assuring (but not limited to) the following items are part of the committee meetings: current drug trends, formulary additions, formulary deletions, annual formulary approval, non-formulary drug use, drug shortages, cost control initiatives, updates to the Policy and Procedure manual, annual review of order sets and protocols, black box warning, ADR reporting, pharmacy intervention reporting, controlled substance audit reporting, automation reporting.
  • Actively participates and when required helps to develop an Antimicrobial Stewardship program in conjunction with multidisciplinary team members.  Develop and implement treatment guidelines, protocols, formulary changes and critical pathways as approved and authorized by appropriate committees
  • Participate in hospital committee meetings necessary to enhance practice and patient care
  • Assists in meeting or exceeding all Accreditation Bodies (TJC, DNV, CMS, BOP) standards related to pharmacy
  • Participates in the development and maintenance of information systems and other technology applications within the Pharmacy
  • Use Clinical best practices in formulary and cost control
    • Use Cardinal Health applications like DCOA, to analyze data and manage clinical initiatives
    • Facilitate the identification, resolution, implementation, and communication of cost-effective drug use issues in collaboration with the medical staff
    • Document activities in accordance with Clinical Monthly Report requirements
      • Design, implement, maintain clinical pharmacy quality activities
      • Design, implement, and maintain medication safety program activities
      • Achieve acceptable scores on clinical assessments/audits (PPA, Accreditation, BOP, etc)
      • Assist with the management of staff pharmacists, students, and interns 
        • Participate in the assessment and evaluation of pharmacists
        • Contributes to and conducts hospital and pharmacy orientation for new hires within 60 days
        • Develop and implement a clinical training and competency program for pharmacists and maintain records of those completed competencies
        • Assure approval of MUE criteria, perform MUE, and report results in committee meetings
        • Coordinate vendor activity to support formulary decisions
        • Assists with leading departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs
          • Maintains all required training and education per department requirements (e.g. mySpark, myLearning, Continuing Education)
          • Participates in the development and presentation of orientation, education, and training programs to the pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other staffs 
            • Train and educate pharmacy staff to provide pharmaceutical care and any new or important new clinical pharmacy concepts
            • Publish educational materials directed at hospital health care professionals
            • Direct and coordinate clinical clerkship programs for pharmacy and other health care professional trainees
            • Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures.  Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control.  Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations
            • Scholarly Activity - Contribute to the advancement of the pharmacy profession and Cardinal Health through presentation and publication. Participate in continuing education programs that maintain or improve skills in providing pharmaceutical care. Participate in research that is within the scope of pharmaceutical care and/or pharmacoeconomics. Review clinical literature that is supportive for all clinical pharmacy goals and programs


            • Current license to practice Pharmacy in Maine or ability to obtain and maintains all required CE
          • Graduate of college of Pharmacy accredited by ACPE or equivalent – PharmD preferred
        • Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification preferred
      • Five years related Hospital Clinical Pharmacy experience and/or Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency preferred
    • Training and proficiency in age specific therapies for hospital patients

      A Covid-19 vaccination or a legitimate accommodation is required in order to be employed in this position. Covid-19 vaccination includes: 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Please Note: vaccines may be required for the position subject to federal, state and/or customer requirements

      Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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