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Trinity Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist / Diabetes Education Coordinator in Rochester Hills, Michigan

*I Accountability Objectives:*

Under the direction of the Clinical Pharmacy Manager provides pharmaceutical care in conjunction with other members of the healthcare team to ensure high quality, safe and cost effective therapy to ambulatory and Hospital based patients.

Functions as the Diabetes Education Coordinator and is responsible for assessing the learning needs of patients/families, planning and implementing the educational process with patients/families, evaluating the outcomes, and making appropriate referrals. The Diabetes Educator Coordinator also serves as a resource across the continuum in matters related to diabetes education.

*II Position Qualifications:*

*Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required.*

*A. Education*

  • **A Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy is the minimum acceptable level of education.

*B. Licensure / Certification*

  • Registered Pharmacist possessing or is eligible for a Michigan Pharmacist, Controlled Substance and Approved Preceptor License.
  • Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist or equivalent Ambulatory Specialist Certification within 1 year of hire.
  • Meets criteria of a diabetes educator or certified diabetes educator within 1 year of hire. Maintains certification by the Department of Customer Industry Services upon certification.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

*C Special Skill / Aptitudes*

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with a wide variety of hospital healthcare personnel and patients.
  • Commitment to adhere to activities that promote the vision and mission of SJMO and the Department of Pharmacy and the principles of continuous quality improvement within the organization.
  • Able to deal with diverse patient populations.
  • Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.

*II Position Qualifications:*

*Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required.*

*D. Experience*

  • Completion of an American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP) accredited PGY2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Pharmacy Practice Residency or a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with at least 2 years of Ambulatory clinical pharmacy experience.
  • Strong clinical background with experience in ambulatory care issues such as hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol management and anti-coagulation.

*III Duties / Responsibilities:*

Leads diabetes teaching, assessment, and monitoring of patients referred to the Diabetes Education Program. Communicates patient progress towards goals and makes recommendations based on ADA Standards of Care to the referring physician Maintains, documents and reports quality control and improvement data associated with the clinics including weekly and quarterly proficiencies on all Point of Care devices. Maintains appropriate quality control data, Adverse Drug Effects (ADE) and weekly metrics. Responsible for the diabetes education program and supervision of the program personnel in conjunction with the department manager. Leads/participates in continuous improvement programs to meet Organizational, Regional and Pharmacy Department goals and strategies that pertain to anticoagulation or diabetes education/management and student/resident programs. Provides/Participates in clinical case conferences, continuing education programs, and other staff development programs with pharmacy or other healthcare providers. Completes initial diabetes assessment and devises an individual educational plan. Provides class instruction to patients in the diabetes education program and determines when patients do not meet classroom criteria. Provides individual instruction for diabetes education patients based on need. Responsible for verifying input of all necessary statistics and completing and submitting all state and American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) reports on an annual basis. Participates in the development of new patient care programs, clinics and/or research projects to enhance pharmaceutical care opportunities. Updates any marketing materials and works to market ambulatory clinic services to potential new referring physicians. Updates educational materials as appropriate based on updated guidelines and protocols. Makes appropriate decisions using good judgment to reduce drug costs and ensure efficacy and safety of drug therapy for the entrusted lives of SJMO. Maintains all appropriate documentation necessary for program re-certification including updating all Diabetes Educator's credentials, continuing education, updating educational materials, and meeting all requirements. Responsible for drafting, reviewing and updating policies and procedures, protocols and standard operating procedures for all ambulatory clinic practices. Provides anticoagulation therapy management to all patients referred to the Pharmacy Managed Anticoagulation Service and from the Joint Care Center (JCC). Assists with interviewing potential new pharmacist specialists, pharmacy students (Longitudinal Advanced Pharmacy Practice or LAPP) and pharmacy residents. Assists with development of Anticoagulation and Diabetes Education annual budget preparation and assures appropriate registration and billing is completed in a timely fashion. Maintains a current list of Diabetes advisory group members. Available for all State of Michigan and AADE audits and program accreditation visits. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the competencies/essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being

Assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties

*III Duties / Responsibilities:*

and skills required of individuals in the job.

  • Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland through performing behaviors consistent with the Trinity Health Values.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, the Trinity Health Organizational Integrity Program, including the Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behaviors.
  • Supports and conducts one's self in a manner consistent with customer service expectations.
  • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, determines that appropriate charges have been entered for the correct patient, encounter, date/time of service, with any required modifiers. Make corrections as needed per charge capture policy/practice.
  • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, actively participates in on-going education and communication regarding revenue management.
  • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, assists with tracking and monitoring of equipment assigned to the unit. Requests services for maintaining equipment as needed.
  • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, proficient with the electronic health records for documentation, assessment, and care management, performing these activities concurrently with provision of care throughout the shift.

*V Dept/Unit Specific:*

  • Provides and participates in hospital and other regional and national educational programs to maintain or enhance competency including residency preceptor development programs.
  • Precepts and trains student pharmacists and pharmacy practice residents and other staff pharmacists
  • Completes monthly CBISA reports and other QA or performance reports as necessary. Reports Diabetes Education activity on an annual basis.
  • Ensures pharmacy managed clinics are in a constant state of readiness for regulatory visits such as Joint

Commission and CMS. Participates in all regulatory visits and tracers for the Pharmacy Clinic locations.

*V Working Conditions:*

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This section describes the anticipated typical means of accomplishing the essential functions of the job.
  • Should you be unable to accomplish any function, or to perform it in the manner described, you may request reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Idaho Human Rights Act.
  • Your request for reasonable accommodation should be accompanied by a description of how you propose to perform the essential function.
  • In a typical day, the colleague may sit for 35%, stand for 45%, and walk for 20% of the day; occasional bending/stooping (6-10% of work time).
  • Position requires the use of hands for simple and firm grasping and fine manipulating.
  • Position requires high level of mental concentration to attain established deadlines. Working environment includes frequent interruptions.
  • Has potential for exposure to infectious diseases, hazardous waste and chemicals.
  • Flexible schedule to ensure client education needs are met within the community.


Job Number: 00143279

Location: Rochester Hills, MI

Organization Name: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Facility: SJSEMI - Rochester Primary Care

Employment Type: Full time

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 40