Clinical Pharmacist Specialist

SCL Health
Billings, MT
Post Date:
May 23, 2020
Job Status:



You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Neurology.


Your pharmacy knowledge is second to none: your patients feel it in the expertise you share. Families feel it in your communication. Colleagues feel it in your support.


You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.


Youre generous with your thoughts, your partnerships and especially your knowledge, because your coordination of all things drug related is crucial.


Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.




St. Vincent Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 286-bed level II trauma center has provided care in Montana and the surrounding area since 1898, and our 30-clinic network ensures community needs are met. We offer comprehensive, specialty care, including a hospital within a hospital specifically for children, and are proud to extend SCL Healths mission by treating the poor, the vulnerable, our community and each other.


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.




Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.


Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.


Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn. And we will share our knowledge with each other, patients and families.


Your day.


As a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Neurology, you know how to:


  • Coordinate and oversee clinical pharmacy services related to neurology at the assigned clinic. Serve as a pharmacy team leader and expert clinician within defined area of practice. Assist other staff with the development of care plans for patients. Provide direct clinical pharmacy services to selected patients. Ensure safe, appropriate, cost effective medication therapies for patients. Use specialty pharmacy software, pharmacy dispensing software, and the EMR to document all care provided to patients.
  • Coordinate and develop the Specialty Pharmacy program at the assigned neurology clinic in conjunction with the Specialty Pharmacy Manager. Support the care site neurology service in conjunction with the site Pharmacy Director. Confer with the Specialty Pharmacy Manager in planning both short and long-term annual budgets for operations and capital for services.
  • Work as a cohesive team with the clinic specialty pharmacy technician, the Franklin Pharmacy specialty pharmacists and specialty pharmacy technicians, and the SCL Health Pharmacy Call Center to provide a seamless pharmacy experience for patients of SCL Health.
  • Work collaboratively other staff to create clear, efficient, and well documented workflows. Develop effective and collaborative relationships with Physicians and other independent Licensed Providers to support pharmacys continued participation in the Neurology Service. Consult with members of the medical staff on orders for non-formulary drugs to offer formulary alternatives when possible.
  • Enhance quality of delivery of care. Participate in the development and implementation of performance/quality improvement and patient safety activities for pharmacy hospital and clinics. Identify potential technical or patient care issues and accept accountability for follow-up and resolution of issues. Serve as a liaison between patient care areas and pharmacy staff/ managers.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of staff competencies both within service area and for general pharmacy services. Participate collegially in the development of new programs, services and practices, and educational activities of the pharmacy department and with the multidisciplinary team within defined area of practice. Provide in-services/lectures for Pharmacy Department and for health care professionals in training (medical, nursing, pharmacy). Serve on committees and work groups.
  • Participate in Resident Faculty meetings, mortality and morbidity rounds, grand rounds, and resident lecture series within defined area of practice. Establish meetings with the Medical Director and Nurse Manager of defined service line. Participate in multidisciplinary and departmental research initiatives and stay informed on all investigational drug studies being performed within their defined area of practice.
  • Participate in Performance Improvement activities and initiatives. Devise methods to track impact of new approaches. Identify high-cost and high-use agents within defined area of practice and participate in financial management initiatives. Use appropriate resources throughout the organization to meet customer needs. Be responsible and efficient utilization of human and material resources.


Your experience.


We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:


  • Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy with a PharmD degree or a five-year Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy
  • Current licensure by the state of Montana to practice pharmacy
  • Qualified to practice Drug Therapy Management under the Rules & Regulations of Montana
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in assessing the use and application of new medications and medication related technology, including complex equipment and delivery systems
  • Familiarity and expertise with process improvement and process redesign including but not limited to Lean/Six Sigma methodologies and failure mode and effects analysis




  • Completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency or fellowship
  • Current Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) or Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP)
  • At least five (5) years of experience in neurology practice in a hospital or ambulatory setting


Your next move.


Now that you know more about being a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Neurology on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.



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