Under the direction of the BH Clinical Pharmacy Manager, the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pain Management and Addiction Medicine will work to advance the care of patients with acute pain in the inpatient setting and will work as a medication specialist with a team of addiction professionals. Key efforts for the incumbent pharmacist include:
Creation of a Pain Stewardship Service. This team will have global oversight of pain management for the health system; identify opportunities to improve pain management, standardize metrics to target, and assist in managing resources to achieve those goals.
Addiction Treatment Coordination. Baystate has a nascent group of physicians and nurses dedicated to improvement and coordination of care for opioid addicted patients. The pharmacist will play a key role as a member of this team and will collaboratively develop pharmacotherapy protocols for Medication Addiction Treatment (MAT) to manage withdrawal in the hospital.
Joint Commission Standards Compliance. This pharmacist will lead the effort (through Pain Stewardship and other committees) to ensure full compliance with JC Standards related to pain management.
This Pharmacist will also perform a variety of duties including age appropriate clinical pharmacy services, evaluation of medication orders for appropriateness, monitoring and patient follow up; drug information consultations, and support of the pharmacy department operations. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will maintain competency, training, and ongoing education of pharmaceutical knowledge, integrated technology, and practice model changes. It is the expectation of the pharmacist to complete and document the appropriate tasks required to maintain patient specific record keeping in an electronic database. Such documentation may include Clinical Interventions, Safety Reporting Events, etc.
To qualify for an interview, the candidate must meet one of the following bulleted criteria:
One-year of post graduate training in a Pharmacy Residency program OR three years of progressive pharmacy experience
PLUS either PGY-2 or Fellowship training or additional equivalent experience (total of 6 years). All PGY-2 trained individuals in specialties will be considered and are encouraged to apply
All candidates must demonstrate successful project management and leadership.
Registered Pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts or eligible; Doctorate in Pharmacy; Good written, verbal communication and presentation skills; Ability to critically evaluate patient therapy and drug literature; Ability to establish collaborative relations with medical staff and other health care professionals; Teaching experience preferred; Board Certification with the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties required.
About Baystate Medical Center
ABOUT BAYSTATE MEDICAL CENTER
Baystate Medical Center (BMC) is a 716-bed independent academic medical center and a training site for the University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate. BMC is also our community's major referral hospital, providing the highest level of care for conditions such as cancer, acute and chronic cardiovascular illness, nervous system illness, digestive illness, and other diseases that affect the major organ systems of the body. At Baystate Children's Hospital, located on our main Springfield campus and represented in outpatient locations throughout our community, we care for acute and chronic childhood illness, too.
Over 1,100 medical staff physicians
4,043 babies born each year in the Wesson Women and Infants' Unit
10 residency training programs
99 clinical trials underway
536 volunteers gave 47,770 hours of their time
Region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and pediatric trauma center
218,931 prescriptions filled at our pharmacy