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Pharmacy Clinical Specialist - Pain Management & Palliative Care

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH 44114
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Job Summary:

Cleveland Clinic is offering exciting opportunities for motivated Pain and Palliative Care Specialists. These individuals will contribute to the expansion of existing pain management pharmacy services throughout Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Specialist is responsible for clinical pharmacy services and education and counseling, nursing/physician/pharmacy in-services, protocol and pathway development, research, and precepting. Goals for these positions include optimizing the pharmacy specialist’s role within an evolving population health arena; assessing the pharmacist’s impact on quality metrics; and serving as a role model for clinical and educational excellence to various levels and disciplines of learners.

Cleveland Clinic is comprised of a 1,400-bed academic medical center, nine Community Hospitals in Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. In total, there are more than 4,800 inpatient beds and 1000 pharmacy employees, more than 300 physician practices, 20 ambulatory pharmacies, significant inpatient and outpatient clinical services and a pharmacy budget exceeding $800 million.

Coordinates and provides the pharmaceutical care of patients for an assigned clinical unit and participates in patient care rounds with medical staff personnel.


Job Description


  • Performs pharmacotherapeutic monitoring and provision of pharmaceutical care for patients in the area of service responsibility in a routine, continuous manner, taking into account the age and clinical condition of each patient.
  • Provides general and patient specific drug information to patients, physicians, nurses and, and other health care professionals.
  • Interacts routinely with physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to patients.
  • Supports clinical pharmacist and technician educational development by participating in departmental staff development programs and provides leadership in the education of staff involved in providing pharmaceutical care to patients.
  • Supports clinical pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical care to patients by direct interaction, and formal educational programs.
    Supports and participates in pharmaceutical related research in area of specialty.
  • Maintains expertise in areas of practice through continual learning, journal review and other educational activities.
  • Educates clinical pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy students, post graduate trainees, allied health professionals, nurses and physicians in pharmacotherapy within in the specialty area.
    Other duties as assigned.


    • PharmD or Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy and completion of a post-graduate residency or fellowship training required.
    • If hired for a specialty area where specialty residency training is available, then specialty residency is required.


      • Current State licensure as a Registered Pharmacist (RPh) or eligible for reciprocation in current State within 90 days of hire.  Board Certification preferred.

        Complexity of Work:

        • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
        • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.
        • Demonstrates a service orientation toward patients, staff, and visitors.
        • Conveys a positive, professional image at all times.

          Work Experience:

          • Minimum of five years’ experience as a clinical specialist, practitioner or coordinator which includes providing pharmaceutical care and performing pharmacotherapeutic monitoring may offset advanced education requirement.

            Physical Requirements:

            • Typical physical demands include ability to perform the job while standing and walking for prolonged times, approximately 75% of shift and continuously for extended periods of time. 
            • Manual dexterity sufficient to perform computer and dispensing functions of the job; ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
            • Position often includes reaching, stretching, stooping, climbing steps and sitting.
            • Must have normal or corrected vision.
            • Must have ability to clearly communicate verbally by phone or in person

              Personal Protective Equipment:

              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required

                The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

                Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities",


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Posted: 2019-10-25 Expires: 2020-03-26

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Cleveland, OH 44114

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