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University of Rochester Pharmacist Clinical Specialist IV - SMH Specialty Pharmacy - 224182 in Rochester, New York

Pharmacist Clinical Specialist IV - SMH Specialty Pharmacy Job ID 224182

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Pharmacy Specialty SMH


Position Summary:

The clinical pharmacy specialist is responsible for the provision of comprehensive clinical pharmacy services related to their area of practice to optimize safe, effective and cost-effective drug therapy. Activities may include participation as a member of an inter-disciplinary patient care team, provision of pharmacotherapeutic and pharmacokinetic consults, patient and provider education, and the development of best practice guidelines and policy related to pharmacotherapy. The clinical pharmacy specialist serves as a leader for the department in their specialty area of practice, organizing appropriate departmental initiatives and providing education and teaching for pharmacy colleagues, providers and trainees at all levels of practice. The clinical pharmacy specialist will also have a working knowledge of the operational aspects of the department and will contribute to the overall objectives of the department as an integrated member of the pharmacy practice team.


  • The Level IV clinical pharmacy specialist has direct supervision and management responsibilities specific to a decentralized clinical team within the department. The role is intended to be a clinical manager/clinical coordinator level of responsibility and this individual is expected to be capable of performing at the Level III competencies.

  • Schedules staff in relevant area of supervision in coordination with other managers and Associate Director to provide adequate coverage to meet workload demands.

  • Participates in the interview and hiring decisions for staff members assigned to the relevant area of supervision. Also is responsible for identifying measures to maintain or improve employee satisfaction, reward and recognition to promote employee retention.

  • Completes annual and on-going evaluations of performance of employees in relevant area of supervision. Performance problems are addressed proactively, action plans established with employee, and follow-up evaluation and documentation completed as scheduled.

  • Handles conflict in a direct, timely and professional manner. Disciplinary action, when required, is handled confidentially and is well documented with an action plan for correction when appropriate.

  • Participates regularly and routinely involved in interdepartmental meetings, projects and policy making. This is necessary to successfully conduct the business of the functional unit under their supervision and management. Their Associate Director should be aware of all ongoing interdepartmental planning and activities, but may not be directly involved.

  • Delegates tasks to those under their supervision. Establishes a plan and expectations for delegated duties and follow-up to make sure they are being completed according to the plan.

  • Tracks and reports statistics related to clinical programs which focus on value and outcomes to their Associate Director on an established schedule. The statistics/data to be tracked and the frequency of reporting will be agreed upon with the Associate Director.

  • Manages budget performance improvement goals and projects at the local/team level and tracks and reports this performance to Associate Director.

  • Performs duties of a Senior Clinical Pharmacist Specialist (Level III) when necessary.


Doctor of Pharmacy degree, graduate of accredited Post Graduate-Year 1 (PGY-1) pharmacy residency, and a preference for Post Graduate-Year 2 (PGY-2) specialty residency training. New York State Pharmacy License and is board certified in the relevant specialty area. Has a minimum of 5 years of experience as a clinical specialist with progressive administrative responsibility, and/or a graduate degree in business management (or other relevant field).

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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