Clinical Pharmacist Preceptor
The posted compensation range of $49.08 - $71.16 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.
While supporting the goals and objectives of the hospital and upholding the ethics of the profession of pharmacy, the
Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for the delivery of pharmaceutical care and pharmacy services to patients, physicians,
nurses and ancillary departments. The Clinical Pharmacist provides comprehensive pharmacy care through
protocol/guideline management as well as individualizes drug therapies to promote safe, efficacious and cost-effective
patient care. The Clinical Pharmacist serves as a role model for Staff Pharmacists, Pharmacy Residents, and pharmacy
students. The Clinical Pharmacist must contribute to the ongoing education and development of pharmacy personnel
and the education of other health care practitioners.
1. Collaborates with health care providers to individualize medication therapies to promote safe, efficacious, and cost-
effective patient care following best practices and evidence-based guidelines.
2. Contributes to formulary management and works with health care providers to ensure formulary compliance.
3. Educates, mentors, and evaluates pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and/or pharmacy students to develop and
improve skills necessary for providing pharmaceutical care.
4. Develops and provides educational programs, learning modules, and knowledge assessment tools.
5. Educates other health care professionals regarding medications to promote optimal patient care via in-services,
educational programs, face-to-face interactions, etc.
6. Reviews, interprets, and evaluates all medication orders for patients in all age groups.
7. Maintains patient medication profiles in an automated pharmacy information system.
8. Consults with and advises medical, nursing, and other healthcare providers regarding the prescribing, dispensing, or
administration of medications.
9. Routinely monitors the patient’s total drug therapy for effectiveness, side effects, adverse reactions, toxicities, drug
interactions, and incompatibilities.
10. Participates actively in cardiopulmonary emergencies.
11. Conducts assigned target drug monitoring programs and concurrent drug use evaluation activities as required.
12. Performs and documents Pharmacist Intervention activities such as recommendations on drug product selection,
dosage adjustments, and appropriate drug therapy.
13. Obtains medication histories on selected patients and communicates pertinent information to the appropriate
14. Communicates with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers as necessary.
15. Prepares and/or verifies the appropriate preparation of medications to be dispensed (including sterile preparations)
using the correct technique, as required.
16. Provides drug information and discharge counseling to patients, as required.
17. Provides staffing coverage 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, as required.
Graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Degree.
Completion an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency
Have three or more years of pharmacy practice experience.
Role model for pharmacy practice, as evidenced by demonstration of ongoing professionalism and contribution
to the profession.
Licensure or Certification:
Licensure by the State of Arkansas
Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification Highly Preferred
Completion of 30 hours of continuing education every two years.
The Clinical Pharmacist must have training in on-line drug information resources, pharmacy automation, IV
preparation, and computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Interpersonal and Communications Skills are required to maintain smooth cooperative working relationships
with others. The Clinical Pharmacist must respond quickly to inquiries and exercise good listening skills.
The Clinical Pharmacist must promote customer satisfaction as evidenced by positive interaction with
customers, prompt resolution of problems, and recommendations for quality improvement.
At various times, the following physical activities will be required: standing, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling,
lifting, finger dexterity, talking, and hearing, sometimes exerting in excess of lifting 50 pounds and pushing 100-
The sensory and communicative activities required for the position include feeling, hearing, seeing, smelling and
The Clinical Pharmacist is required to have the ability to see clearly at 20 or less inches, to see clearly at 20 feet
or more, the ability to identify and distinguish colors, and to have the visual acuity to perform daily activities.
The Clinical Pharmacist is subject to inside environmental conditions, hazards (including electrical currents and
exposure to chemicals), and infectious diseases.
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