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Internal Medicine Senior Clinical Pharmacist

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Department: PHARMACY
Local Title: Internal Medicine Senior 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 Internal Medicine Senior Clinical Pharmacist.

Under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy and Associate Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services, the Internal Medicine Senior Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for the provision of clinical pharmacy services to the Adult Internal Medicine population at the University Hospital at Downstate.

The Internal Medicine Senior Clinical Pharmacist works as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of safe, evidence-based, cost-effective and individualized drug therapy for internal medicine patients. The Internal Medicine Senior Clinical Pharmacist provides support of centralized and de-centralized medication use systems. The Internal Medicine Senior Clinical Pharmacist also serves as a Pharmacy Department liaison and subject matter expert in the Internal Medicine (Medical/Surgical) Patient Care Areas.

Additionally, the successful candidate will:

  • Participate as a vital clinical team member during interdisciplinary rounds to promote safe and cost-effective pharmaceutical care
  • Monitor pharmacotherapy and recommend adjustments to medication regimens by utilizing appropriate pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics principles, evidence-based medicine, and patient-specific factors
  • Obtain accurate medication histories as needed, confirm appropriate and updated documentation in the Electronic Health Record (EHR), and ensure accurate medication reconciliation has been performed during inpatient admissions
  • Provide discharge counseling as needed to patients and/or caregivers on medication therapy in conjunction with physicians and nurses
  • Serve as the primary drug information resource and pharmacist liaison for the Internal Medicine service
  • Detect and report clinical interventions, medication safety events and adverse drug reactions
  • Participate in the hospital’s medication safety initiatives
  • Serve as a member of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, pharmacy-specific and various institutional committees
  • Participate in departmental and hospital-wide initiatives for quality improvement
  • Assist in the review and development of policies, procedures and guidelines to promote safe and effective medication use
  • Collaborate with medical staff, nursing, other members of the healthcare team, pharmacy and hospital administration in preparations for the Joint Commission accreditation and to address any deficiencies identified
  • Assist with Pharmacy Department formulary management
  • Design and deliver educational programs for pharmacy staff and other healthcare professionals including medical and nursing staff to promote the safe and effective use of medication therapy
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and create requests for changes in the EHR that will facilitate safer medication ordering and administration
  • Responsible for the clinical training of pharmacy residents, pharmacy students, or other students completing rotations in Internal Medicine
  • Participate in scholarly activities including peer-reviewed publications, medication use evaluations, clinical research projects, and cost-savings initiatives 
  • Participate in scholarly activities including peer-reviewed publications, medication use evaluations, clinical research projects, and cost-savings initiatives 

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Degree from an ACPE-Accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Post-graduate Training:
    • Completion of ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency OR
    • Clinical Pharmacy Experience (3-5 years) in Internal Medicine
  • New York State Pharmacist Licensure or Eligibility

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of a PGY-2 Specialty Pharmacy Residency
  • Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) or Geriatric Pharmacy (BCGP) from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties

Work Schedule:

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

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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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