Clinical Pharmacist - Baton Rouge - Ambulatory Care - Digital Medicine - Full Time - New Orleans - job 635549

Ochsner Health System

Date: 02/23/2021

City: New Orleans, Louisiana

Employment type: Full-time

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As a member of the Digital Medicine Care Team, the Digital Medicine Clinical Pharmacist will leverage digital tools and patient-entered data to optimize the management of medication therapy to meet chronic disease goals and improve patients' health outcomes. The Digital Medicine Clinical Pharmacist will work directly with patients via telephonic outreach and electronic communications to identify, resolve and prevent medication related problems, as well as meet treatment goals. Along with the Digital Medicine Health Coach, the Digital Medicine Clinical Pharmacist will promote healthy lifestyle and behavior changes. Working under a collaborative practice agreement, the Digital Medicine Clinical Pharmacist will work autonomously to combat clinical inertia, optimize medication therapy, and provide patient education. The Digital Medicine Clinical Pharmacist will assess medication therapy for effectiveness, safety, tolerability, and address adherence issues to maximize patient satisfaction and meet clinical goals. The Digital Medicine Clinical Pharmacist will provide ongoing monitoring of medication therapy to optimize clinical outcomes and will also identify and address gaps in care.


Required – Graduate of an accredited School/College of Pharmacy, PGY1 Residency in Pharmacy Practice

Preferred – PG21 Residency in Pharmacy Practice


Required – Licensed to practice pharmacy in the State of Louisiana, or eligible for licensure by examination or reciprocity from another state

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.

  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to exhibit good clinical experience in specialty as well as leadership/teaching skills.

  • Ability to understand the distributive process of the Pharmacy within 45 days from hire.

  • Ability to travel to offsite locations as required.

  • Ability to work flexible schedule as needed such as nights, evenings, weekends, etc.

Job Duties

  • Performs patient assessment and care.

  • Conducts Pharmacoeconomics.

  • Educates staff, students, patients, health care providers and other health care professionals.

  • Mentors residents, students and new staff to meet departmental goals.

  • Assumes responsibility for professional development and continued education.

  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.

  • Other related duties as required.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Must be able to stand or walk for extensive periods of time during the day (up to 16 hours).

Ability to work with standard pharmacy equipment.

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.

There is potential to encounter hazardous medications and hazardous waste.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

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