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Pharmacotherapy Specialist-Adult Medicine and Ambulatory Care
09/01/2019
until filled
Based on experience
Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner
Brooklyn, NY
Position Description
Pharmacotherapy Specialist opportunity at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for a PGY2 trained pharmacist. Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Ambulatory Care, Geriatrics backgrounds are all applicable to this position. The successful candidate will work at the top of their license directly with our Internal Medicine service in both the inpatient and outpatient clinic setting operating under broad CDTM agreements. This position also includes precepting of PGY1, PGY2 Amb Care residents, and APPE students.

Facility and Department Overview
The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn’s oldest hospital. A community teaching hospital that is dedicated to providing outstanding acute care in a state-of-the-art delivery environment, the hospital is located in Downtown Brooklyn, merely minutes from Manhattan. A major transportation hub makes the hospital easily accessible by car, bus, railroad, and subway. The hospital is full accredited from The Joint Commission and our residency programs are accredited by ASHP.

The Department of Pharmacy Services is a dynamic department with a progressive clinical focus. The 300+ bed facility is staffed by sixteen pharmacists, 11 pharmacy residents, six interns, 12 pharmacotherapy specialists, 6 clinical pharmacy educators, technicians, messengers, and a dedicated management team, the department participates in all aspects of medication safety and dispensing using state of the art electronic medical records, CPOE, and other clinical software. Dispensing services are achieved with a balance of professional, technical, and automated services, including a complete intravenous admixture service, TPN compounder, and robotics.

The department maintains around-the-clock drug information and consultative services, including: pharmacokinetic dosing, ambulatory care clinics, nutritional support service, IV to PO substitution, automatic therapeutic substitution under protocol, antimicrobial stewardship program, and response to all cardiac arrest and rapid response calls. We are affiliated with neighboring Long Island University’s Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Our accredited Pharmacy Residency Program includes five PGY-1 residents, a PGY-2 resident in Infectious Diseases, two PGY-2s in Emergency Medicine and three PGY-2 residents in Ambulatory Care. The overall mission of these programs is to afford residents the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in a pharmacotherapy model that functions as a think tank and proving ground for new programs and services. This model promotes the concept of collaborative drug therapy management in a direct patient care setting within the hospital and outpatient clinics; a model that has been recognized throughout New York State and by national surveyors and as being “ahead of the curve”. Our pharmacists practice at the top of their license.

Position Overview
This Pharmacotherapy Specialist position offers an excellent opportunity to directly impact patient care and medication safety.
•Provide support for the training of residents in our accredited PGY-1 and PGY-2 residency programs.
•Actively participate on patient care rounds with our physicians in a collaborative practice model.
•Manage a Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Clinic (Anticoagulation, Asthma, Smoking Cessation, Heart Failure, Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia,and Annual Wellness Vistis.
•Offer continuous quality improvement through the creation and revision of order sets, protocols and policies.
•Collaboration on various multidisciplinary and corporate committees.
•Participate in the training of pharmacy students.
•Participate in multi-disciplinary clinical translational research projects.
•Serve as a mentor for our decentralized pharmacotherapists and pharmacy staff.

Desired/Required Credentials
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited program, PGY-1 residency and PGY-2 residency from an ASHP accredited program and/or fellowship experience; BCACP preferred. New York State pharmacy licensure/license eligibility required.

We provide a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and more.

For consideration, interested candidates should contact Robert DiGregorio, PharmD, Sr. Director of Pharmacotherapy Services at (718) 250-8182 or via email address ridregorio@tbh.org. Visit our hospital’s website: www.tbh.org or www.brooklynpharmacyresidency.com for more information. Apply to position #6043 or 6044 at www.TBH.org

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Contact Information

Robert DiGregorio, PharmD, FNAP, BCACP
The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Pharmacotherapy Services
121 DeKalb Ave
B231
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: 7182508182
Fax: 7182508182
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