Position Objective:

Responsible for carrying out Clinical Pharmacy services with primary practice in the area of Cardiology. Promotes evidence-based pharmacotherapy and sound pharmaceutical care through the development of medication management protocols, drug therapy policies, and oversight of the medication reconciliation program. Serves as a Cardiology Clinical Pharmacy resource for the health system.

Essential Job Duties:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Conducts departmental activities to meet the goals, objectives and policies of the pharmacy department.
  2. Participates in improvements in interdepartmental policies and procedures, which support the Pharmacy Department and Hospital’s strategic goals. Maintains accurate records as required by departmental policies and procedures and/or federal and state board regulations.
  3. Completes all core competencies and documents clinical activities accurately and according to policies and procedures. Supports the Investigational Drug Service in the daily operations of the department.
  4. Serves as the medication expert on Heart and Vascular Unit and is available to provide time-sensitive, accurate information for other healthcare providers in acute scenarios.
  5. Provides pharmaceutical care, dosing and guideline recommendations to impact patient care and decreasing readmissions. Provides guidance for cardiac drug selection and pharmacotherapy regimens in accordance with evidence-based guidelines.
  6. Completes pharmacotherapy drug class reviews, formulary addition/deletion, assimilation of evidence-based protocol/order-sets, medication safety related activities and/or targeted medication expense reductions.
  7. Assists in appropriate transition of care services, including medication reconciliation and discharge education, of high-risk cardiac patients (or those with pertinent medication-related problems).
  8. Serves as the pharmacy representative on multidisciplinary committees involving cardiology and develops cardiology-specific specific educational programs, protocols, standard operating procedures, and order sets.
  9. Educates other healthcare providers, via formal and informal in-services, on approved treatment guidelines and criteria to increase appropriate and cost-effective use of medications in the Heart and Vascular Unit.
  10. Serves as a preceptor for Pharmacy School Students and AAMC Pharmacy Residents.


Educational/Experience Requirements:

The minimum level of education and experience for this position includes:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree required
  • Completion of PGY-1 residency or 2 years of demonstrated clinical experience required
  • Completion of PGY-2 residency or board certification in cardiology preferred

Required License/Certifications:

  • Current Maryland State Pharmacist licensure in good standing with the Maryland Board of Pharmacy

Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:

  • Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
  • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
  • There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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