Beaumont Health

Oakwood, Michigan

Application Deadline: November 20, 2018

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Contact: Lama Hsaiky ,


POSITION TITLE:  Clinical Pharmacy Specialist                          

JOB CODE:  100729     


GENERAL SUMMARY: Provides leadership for all Pharmacy clinical activities within assigned area.  Embraces the goals/objectives encompassing Pharmaceutical activities.  Promotes team efforts with pharmacy and non-pharmacy personnel to manage and achieve departmental/corporate objectives.  Provides support for staff development so that staff meets/exceeds minimum competency standards and encourages/supports staff to continue professional development.  Demonstrates good judgment and decisiveness throughout daily activities.  Maintains knowledge of current pharmaceutical practice and demonstrates a personal commitment to professional growth.  Serves as role model of clinical excellence to staff pharmacists. Supports management by providing oversight, guidance and support for all assigned areas.  Participates in the planning, organization, implementation and follow up of new programs and activities.  A key role of the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is to promote safe, appropriate, and cost effective medication therapy.


The following description of job responsibilities and standards us intended to reflect the major responsibilities and duties of the job, but is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities assigned from time to time. In addition to clinical pharmacist activities:

  1. Assists in controlling and maintaining the pharmacy drug budget by assuring appropriate medication formulary use.
  2. Provides quality patient specific pharmaceutical care to patients, and documents such interventions with respect to clinical outcomes and financial ramifications.
  3. Develops and oversees the, data collection and review of information gathered for drug utilization review and/or research, quality improvement monitors, adverse drug event reporting, restricted drug policies and other processes as established by the department and/or organizational committee.
  4. Participates in direct patient care by providing drug information, interventions, and recommendations according to current evidence-based medication practices.
  5. Assists in coordination, development and assessment of organizational quality improvement activities.  Assists in meeting goals for core indicators relating to pharmacy practice.
  6. Assists in decision-making process for formulary additions and deletions assuring processes are in place for safe administration, storage, distribution, preparation and use.
  7. Participate in the development of processes to assure investigational drugs and or drug studies are safely controlled, administered and destroyed when applicable.
  8. Participates the clinical development, training and education of students, pharmacists, residents.
  9. Participates in the development and production of patient education programs, in-service lectures and seminars and continuing education programs for pharmacy, nurses, physicians and other healthcare practitioners related to medication therapy. 
  10. Participates in the review, detection and prevention of medication errors and adverse drug events.
  11. Participates in organizational subcommittees or work groups.
  12. Performs operational and clinical duties of a clinical pharmacist when necessary.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.
  14. See addendums for specific specialty job requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Education / Training: 
  • Pharm.D. or Bachelor degree in pharmacy (residency training preferred)
  • Work Experience: 3 years experience as a clinical pharmacist or pharmacy residency/fellowship preferred. In absence of residency training, candidates with demonstrated superior knowledge (Board certification, considerable practical clinical experience etc) in area of focus may be considered
  • Certification, Licensure, Registration:
  • Unrestricted Pharmacist and Controlled Substance License in good standing with the State of Michigan (or eligible to obtain such licensure)
  • Other Qualifications
  • The individual should have strong interpersonal and team building skills, problem solving, time management and organization skills, and have excellent verbal presentation and teaching skills.


Physical Effort:

  1. Strength-position requires incumbent to frequently perform physical activities requiring ability to push/pull or lift objects of up to 20 pounds; seldom perform physical activities requiring ability to push/pull or lift objects of up to 50 pounds.
  2. Manual Dexterity-position requires incumbent to constantly perform simple motor skills such as standing or walking and manipulative skills such as writing; occasionally perform simple and moderately difficult manipulative skills such as typing and; seldom perform difficult manipulative skills such as IV admixture.
  3. Coordination-position requires incumbent to constantly perform gross body coordination such as walking and stooping; frequently perform tasks which require hand-eye coordination such as keyboard skills; seldom perform tasks which require arm-hand steadiness such as calibration of equipment and IV admixture.
  4. Mobility-position requires incumbent to constantly perform mobility skills such as walking, standing, and sitting, with seldom-prolonged standing or sitting in an uncomfortable position.
  5. Visual Discrimination-position requires incumbent to frequently see objects closely as in reading or discriminate colors between different product packages.
  6. Hearing-position requires incumbent to constantly be able to hear normal sound with some background noise.  


Mental Requirements:

  1. Concentration-position requires incumbent to be able to concentrate on minimal or moderate details with frequent amounts of interruptions; occasional concentration on fine detail with little to constant interruption.
  2. Attention Span-position requires incumbent to frequently attend to task/functions for periods of up to 45 minutes in length and to occasionally attend to task/functions for periods exceeding 45 minutes in length such as complicated reports.
  3. Conceptualization-position requires incumbent to constantly be able to understand and relate to specific ideas, concepts, and theories multiply generated and simultaneously discussed.
  4. Memory-position requires incumbent to constantly remember task/assignment given to self and other over both short and long periods of time.


Work Environment:     

Position requires incumbent to be exposed to a variety of substances within the department such as constant exposure to dust and electromagnetic radiation as in VDT’s; occasional exposure to hazardous waste materials, toxins, chemicals as in chemotherapy product preparation, loud or unpleasant noises, or high humidity or wetness; seldom potential exposure to bodily injuries, such as needle sticks.