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Where Chicago, IL

Description Rush University Medical Center presents an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Anticoagulation. The Pharmacist is responsible for an outpatient clinic that will primarily see patients for anticoagulation management. These patients will be referred from Rush University Medical Group General Medicine services to the Anticoagulation clinic for management solely by the anticoagulation clinical specialist under a pre-approved protocol. The pharmacist will optimize anticoagulation regimens with the goals of maintaining INRs within desired therapeutic range, reducing elevated INRs, decreasing hospital readmissions for bleeding or blood clots, and improving medication adherence while minimizing adverse effects. The pharmacist will have clinic hours Monday - Friday. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Company Highlights:
• Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
• Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.
• Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.
• Rush is ranked second for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.
• For the 12th consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center and Rush-Copley Medical Center received an A grade in a nationwide safety evaluation of hospitals, putting them among the top 2.2 percent of hospitals.
• Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

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Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Responsibilities • Participates in the provision of pharmaceutical care through daily anticoagulation clinic, receiving referrals from Rush University Medical Group General Medicine providers.
• Provides therapeutic recommendations within approved scope of anticoagulation protocol and provides thorough and precise education counseling on anticoagulation.
• Aids in transitions of care whenever possible, facilitating transitions from inpatient to outpatient with regards to anticoagulation management.
• Serves as a liaison to other healthcare providers in anticoagulation.
• Assists with the implementation of anticoagulation service initiatives.
• Assists with the strategic implementation of Pharmacy Department initiatives.
• Participates in Pharmacy Department operations.
• Serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students in postgraduate year 1 and 2 (PGY1 and PGY2) residents.
• Coordinates medication ordering, preparation, dispensing, and administration when applicable for target patients or medications.
• Participates in the Anticoagulation Subcommittee of the Pharmacy, Nutrition, and Therapeutics (PNT) Committee.
• Implements and adheres to all drug use policy and formulary decisions of the PNT Committee.
• Participates in safety event reporting.
• Completes medication use evaluations and new drug or therapeutic class reviews for PNT as assigned.
• Maintains working knowledge of medical center and departmental policies and procedures.
• Participates in quality improvement projects per interests or other areas as assigned.
• Provides pharmacy representation in anticoagulation steering and other multidisciplinary committees when applicable.
• Participates in appropriate billing documentation for patient visits.

Requirements • PharmD degree required.
• Current State of Illinois Pharmacist licensure required.
• Must have completed a PGY1 residency plus have at least two years of ambulatory experience as a clinical pharmacist OR three to five years of experience as an ambulatory clinical pharmacist with significant anticoagulation experience.
• Completion of a PGY2 residency in ambulatory care with an anticoagulation clinic component preferred OR at least one year of experience practicing as a pharmacist in an anticoagulation clinic plus completion of an anticoagulation certificate course preferred.
• Board certification desirable or expected within two years of starting the position.
• Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
• Proficiency with Epic and anticoagulation technology/software.

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Posted On 07/29/2019


Employer Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

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