EB30 - Clinical Pharmacist
General Nature of Work:
Provides specialized clinical pharmacy services and works with members of a specialized medical team.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Some incumbents are responsible for the supervision of pharmaceutical support services for a designated area.
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Provides specialized clinical pharmaceutical services regarding drug usage and control; advises physicians on a 24-hour basis concerning drug therapy, the inherent toxicity of drugs and their side effects.
Assesses patient's condition, reviews medical history and gathers patient data via direct interview or physical assessment.
Works with other health professionals and outside health organizations to ensure continuance of medical care after discharge.
Identifies drug-related problems such as ineffective therapy, allergies and adverse drug reactions; recommends changes as needed.
Ensures the appropriate staffing levels for each shift, performing the duties of a hospital pharmacist as necessary.
Coordinates orientation and training for new pharmacists, technicians, students and residents.
Participates in clinical research projects to expand the practice of pharmacotherapy, pharmacy and medicine.
Adheres to applicable state, federal, departmental and agency regulations governing pharmacy matters.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of pharmaceutical principles and practices.
Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to pharmacology and the use of controlled substances.
Knowledge of research methods and techniques.
Ability to work in close collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals.
Ability to supervise clinical pharmacists, pharmacy professionals and support staff.
Ability to work with automated information systems.
Ability to communicate information about proper usage and potential adverse reactions to drugs.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Licensed as a registered pharmacist by the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy.
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A bachelor's degree in pharmacy or pharmacology and experience as a registered pharmacist. A doctoral degree in pharmacy or pharmacology may be substituted for the required work experience.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.