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Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist

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Department: PHARMACY
Local Title: Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Senior Pharmacist
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Pharmacy at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist.

The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist will provide pharmacy services for patients in adult outpatient clinics at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University.

The specialist will work as a part of various multidisciplinary teams in order to deliver safe, appropriate, comprehensive and cost-effective drug therapy for patients post-discharge or with chronic medical conditions. Medication reconciliation and medication education will be paramount in ensuring optimal pharmacotherapy. Therapeutic areas of focus include anticoagulant and antithrombosis, tobacco cessation, COPD, diabetes mellitus, heart failure, and general medicine/pharmacotherapy.

The Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist will also serve as a Pharmacy Department liaison and drug information resource to providers, nurses, and pharmacists.

Other duties and responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing medication profiles of patients seen in outpatient clinics
  • Performing medication reconciliation at clinic visits to determine appropriateness of medication orders and to assess patient adherence
  • Collaborating with physicians to optimize drug regimens
  • Documenting interactions with patients in the electronic health record
  • Identifying barriers to medication adherence and implement measures to facilitate access to medications whenever necessary
  • Providing education programs for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, patients, pharmacy students, and pharmacy residents
  • Precepting pharmacy students and PGY 1 pharmacy residents
  • Representing the Pharmacy Department in committee meetings and hospital medication safety initiatives
  • Assisting in pharmacy and hospital initiatives to provide safe and efficacious evidence-based care
  • Assisting in the development of policies and procedures to support safe medication use, storage, and security in ambulatory care areas for regulatory compliance

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) from an accredited College of Pharmacy
  • New York State Pharmacist Licensure or eligible for NYS Pharmacist license
  • Completion of PGY 1 and Pharmacy Residency
  • Completion of PGY 2 and Pharmacy Residency in Transition of Care or Ambulatory Care

Preferred Qualifications:

  • New York State Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Certification
  • Medication Therapy Management Certification

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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