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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Ambulatory Care |Permanent| - 1087264

Phoenix, AZ

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Ambulatory Care


Job Summary:

The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist will lead the clinical pharmacy program and collaborate within a medical team in local Phoenix, Arizona.

 The Clinical Pharmacist will drive the performance of the pharmacy program by providing direct patient care via office during regular business hours– including comprehensive medication management, medication reconciliation, medication optimization services, and chronic disease state management.  This role is for the individual who has experience in providing direct patient care within a Specialty Practice using approved protocols, under collaborative practice agreement, in collaboration with a medical team.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads the implementation and execution of clinical pharmacy services within multiple practice sites.
  • Develops partnership with regional clinical leaders and engages the embedded team members on the clinical pharmacy programs
  • Delivers direct patient care and clinical practice using approved protocols, or makes recommendations to health care providers, in collaboration with a medical team on chronic disease management to improve the quality and outcomes to our patients
  • Adheres to treatment algorithms, drug utilization management strategies, intervention techniques and policies and procedures needed to manage the clinical pharmacy program
  • Ensures the Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Program exceeds the requirements of partnership agreements, provide optimal patient care, and concurrently drive positive returns for the company
  • Communicates effectively with the patient's provider care team (PCP, Specialists, etc.) to ensure collaborative and alignment
  • Drives compliance and continuous quality improvement in the delivery of clinical pharmacy patient care and services by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; monitoring and analyzing results; and implementing changes. Helps ensure area Pharmacies adhere to regulatory compliance, standard operating procedures and FDA regulations.
  • Drives regional pharmacy financial performance by aligning business strategies with company financial goals.
  • Supports efforts on enhancing patient experience by increasing focus on healthcare services (e.g. patient consultation, medication management, drug therapy reviews, and retail, clinical, or wellness services such as immunizations, disease state management and Specialty programs).
  • Provides Clinical expertise, resources, education and support to pharmacists and field leadership. Supports staff training experiences and development opportunities. Promotes teamwork and motivates Pharmacy staff by fostering a shared vision and supporting company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity.
  • Conducts data and clinical reviews and taking necessary actions to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of medications.
  • Reviews drug histories and patient profiles to ensure proper and safe drug therapy. Provides individualized patient/provider consultation.
  • Manages all questions, dialogues, and issues which relate directly to patient therapy
  • Follows guidelines and procedures for all job responsibilities to meet goals. Adheres to company policies and procedures including all HIPAA guidelines/regulations.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local pharmacy laws.



-Completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency plus at least 3 years’ experience working in ambulatory healthcare delivery organization (e.g., specialty practice, primary care, health center, etc.) or completion of both a PGY1 pharmacy residency and a PGY2 ambulatory care pharmacy residency. 

-Experience working in ambulatory care organizations such as a Specialty Practice (Cardiology group, Endocrinology group, PCP medical group, etc. 

-Advanced practice pharmacy experience in direct patient care on chronic disease management with prescriptive authority. 

-Doctorate of Pharmacy from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by ACPE & active and in good standing pharmacy license in AZ. 

-Candidate must be licensed in AZ because they will be traveling and working out of multiple clinics in the Phoenix, AZ area.

Preferred Requirements:

-Bilingual in English and Spanish 

-Willingness to obtain other state pharmacy licenses if needed. 

-Board Certified (BCACP, BCPS, BC-ADM, CDCES, APh, etc.) 

-At least 1 year of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership 

-Basic level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: inserting a row, formatting cells as currency, aligning text, selecting cells, renaming a worksheet, inserting a column, selecting a chart style, inserting a worksheet, using spell check and/or printing worksheets).


Competitive compensation and benefits package

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