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  • Associate Director of Pharmacy, Clinical Services (PharmD)
    Department of Pharmacy
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center

    Position Summary:

    The Clinical Associate Director works with members of pharmacy administration in the planning, development and implementation of clinical pharmacy services in accordance to practice guidelines, in order to provide optimal patient-centered pharmaceutical care. This position is responsible for continuous development of pharmacists and directorship of residency programs.

    Principal Responsibilities:

    - To fulfill the core values and mission of the hospital and pharmacy.
    - Supervise, coach, mentor and provide direction to all clinical and staff pharmacists.
    - Foster a professional, patient-centered and scholarly practice environment for pharmacists.
    - Maintains a high-level of clinical practice.
    - Clinical intervention, adverse drug reaction, and medication error documentation and reporting and oversight.
    - Collaborates with the Director of Pharmacy to align clinical pharmacy initiatives.
    - Collaborates with the Medical Director or Chief Medical Officer on clinical and patient centered initiatives.
    - May function as the Residency Program Director and Preceptor.
    - Development, implementation, maintenance and oversight of protocols and order sets.
    - Dissemination and execution of Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) information and decisions and clinical formulary management.
    - Development and oversight of Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM) (as applicable).
    - Establishes clinical functionality and pharmacist expectations for de-centralized services.
    - Develops and administers the pharmacist professional career ladder.
    - Oversight of the internal Continuing Education program and community outreach program.
    - Development of clinical pharmacy competencies, measures of performance and recommendations for improvement.
    - Scholarly activity to include research and publications and maintain professional competency.
    - Participates on medication related committees as assigned.
    - Supervise activities of clinical staff from colleges of pharmacy and students associated with those programs.
    - Participate in Medication Use Evaluations and oversight of these initiatives by others.
    - Round on Patient Care areas as required.
    - Participate in staff evaluations and competency assessments.


    - One (1) to two (2) years practice in a hospital setting.
    - A Doctorate of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) with a completed general Pharmacy practice residency (PGY1).

    - A minimum of three (3) years of clinical supervisory experience.
    - BCPS certification.
    - Completed general Pharmacy practice residency (PG2).


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