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Clinical Pharmacist - Diabetes Transition in Spartanburg, SC at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Date Posted: 4/28/2019

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Job Description

Position Summary

The diabetes transitions in care (TIC) pharmacist provides patient-centered diabetes medication management in collaboration with other health care professionals through direct interaction as well as the development of a diabetes service line within the department of pharmacy. These services include providing drug information and patient education as well as assisting in the management of patients' drug therapy through direct interaction with healthcare providers and protocol development to improve drug-related clinical outcomes, prevent adverse drug events, and improve patients' quality of life. The pharmacist in this position serves as a key member of the interdisciplinary patient care team and promotes high quality, evidence-based, cost-effective pharmaceutical care.

 Minimum Requirements


Education and Training             

  • B.S. degree in pharmacy from an accredited school of pharmacy 
  • Completion of an accredited pharmacy residency in ambulatory care or minimum of 3 years of experience with direct patient care and medication management for ambulatory patients 
    Essential Skills and Abilities 
  • Knowledge of diabetes management and familiarity with evidence-based guidelines for the management of common chronic disease states 
  • Ability to review, extract, and interpret information in patient charts appropriately 
  • Empathy and patient-focused interpersonal skills to effectively interact with practitioners, the interdisciplinary health care team, community agencies, patients, and families 
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as autonomously and be directly accountable for practice 
  • Competency in motivational interviewing 
  • Ability to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment 
  • Leadership qualities, including time management, verbal and written communication skills, listening skills, problem solving and decision-making, priority setting, work delegation, and work organization
  • Experience in diabetes related protocol development, education, and implementation

Preferred Requirements


  • PharmD   
  • Advanced certification (e.g. BCACP, CDE) 
  • Ability to develop and lead a comprehensive diabetes transitions in care service line integrated into the department of pharmacy’s de-centralized clinical services
  • Development, implementation, and evaluation of transitions in care pharmacy services and quality initiatives to improve the health of populations with diabetes and chronic diseases 

Required Licenses/Registrations/Certifications

  • Valid SC pharmacy license (or eligible)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) within 3-4 years of hire

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Protocol development to aid providers in diabetes medication management as patients with diabetes transition in care
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of patients' health and medication histories to determine individual medication-related needs 
  • Utilize the standards of comprehensive medication management services which include assessment of patients' current medication regimens for indication, effectiveness, safety, and adherence 
  • Identify, resolve, and prevent potential and actual medication-related problems  
  • Serve as a patient advocate to help coordinate care and discuss any potential or actual medication-related problems with the patient's physician and other members of the care team as appropriate 
  • In collaboration with other members of the health care team, develop a care plan that includes individualized therapy goals, personalized interventions, and appropriate follow-up and monitoring 
  • Provide drug information to patients, their families, and other health care professionals. Provide patient education regarding medications, disease states, and self-management skills 
  • Document all clinical and research activities in compliance with established policies and procedures; must demonstrate accuracy, thoroughness, and attention to detail 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned