Population Health Pharmacist

Holy Cross Hospital Fort Lauderdale, FL

About the Job

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Full time

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GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:

Under the direction of the ACO Medical Director, with guidance from Holy Cross Health (HCH) Pharmacy Leadership, the Population Health Pharmacist will serve as a resource for the CIN/ACO clinical healthcare team, working toward the overall goal of effectively managing the health and wellbeing of a population of attributed patients, with an emphasis on patient with chronic or complex diseases and/or high utilization patterns. 

The Population Health Pharmacist will be responsible for providing expert advice on the use of medications and on the provision of pharmacy services to physicians and other clinical staff.  The Population Health Pharmacist will make recommendations for the formulary of the CIN/ACO, work closely with the ACO Medical Director to advise on protocols and standards of practice related to medication and pharmacy services, and serve as a consultant to the clinical team to review medication schedules and assess for appropriate use of medications to treat conditions based on clinical finding, polypharmacy, cost, and the potential for a simplified regimen.  Emphasis is placed on managing resources and supporting patient and family autonomy, exercising initiative and independent judgement based upon professional knowledge, experience and organizational and CIN/ACO policy.  The Population Health Pharmacist will liaise with other clinical services along the continuum of care.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school of Pharmacy
  • Valid pharmacist license in the state of Florida.
  • ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency preferred
  • Pharmacotherapy, Geriatric Board Certification preferred or achieved within 3 years
  • 2 years of experience in institutional pharmacy, ambulatory care, or transitional care pharmacy is preferred
  • Project management skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills (both verbal, and written), organizational skills, ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, and leveraging technology to improve work effectiveness (email, WebEx, MS Office, etc.)
  • Must exhibit compassion, empathy and have adequate teaching skills for working with patients. Must be adaptable to shifting demands
  • History of successful influence in changing prescribing patterns to better meet the needs of
  • Ability to perform work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrates the ability to plan, organize and manage pharmaceutical care, including delegating tasks to and providing direction to other members of the care team

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.