PA Territory: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia Counties
It is the objective of Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC) to be the nation’s leader in providing in-home medication reconciliation services. The Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist will help to carry out this objective by utilizing his or her clinical knowledge and skills coupled with innovative technology to optimize medication regimens for patients, by identifying and rectifying medication-related problems, empowering patients to actively participate in their own clinical decision-making, and collaborating with physicians, pharmacists and other healthcare providers to improve patient outcomes.
Patient Medication Planning
- Prior to the In-home consultation with enrolled members/patients, the pharmacist will:
- Contact members/patients to schedule in-home visit within established time parameters of the program,
- Review patient/members post discharge comprehensive medication review (CMR) from hospital or acute care facility, and if required,
- Consult with TRHC Pharmacists if there are questions regarding the member/patient’s CMR review document
- During the in-home visit, the Pharmacist will:
- Conduct a Medication Reconciliation (MedRec) profile in TRHC’s Medication Risk Mitigation (MRM) Matrix TM, taking into account all other medications the patient plans to use that are in the home, such as over-the-counter meds, herbal meds, recreational meds, etc. Upon completion of the patients MedRec profile, the pharmacist will,
- Create an Updated Medication List, that will be used by the MRM Matrix so the pharmacist can,
- Conduct a new (update to date) CMR for the patient,
- Evaluate medication-related problems (MRPs) automatically identified by the medication risk mitigation system (i.e., MedWise Advisor) and identifies additional MRPs, if relevant;
- Prioritize MRPs to be addressed with patient/members,
- Assess medication concordance and adherence, and
- Provide medication counseling and education, including recommendations on how, including the optimal time of day, to take medications
- Discuss with the patient/caregiver the likelihood for, and mitigation tactics of, medication side effects with their Personalized Medication Regimen by using the MWA Medication Side Effect Wind-rose display,
- Establish the proper time of the day for each medication in the Personalized Medication Regimen using the MRM Matrix,
- Provide patient/caregiver education regarding their Personalized Medication Regimen using the MWA multi-language educational videos,
- Discuss and finalize with the patient/caregiver, their precise, Personalized Medication Regimen,
- Prepare a Refrigerator Medication Schedule guide for the patient/caregiver using the MRM Matrix system
- Prior to concluding the in-home consultation, the Pharmacist will:
- Ensure patient/members’ needs have been filled to their satisfaction, and
- Establish expectations, including follow-up, in collaboration with patients
- Following in-home visits:
- Ensure that all patient/member encounter data is documented in all systems, this includes, but not limited to the following: individualized care plan for patients to include medication-related issues discussed, specific recommendations for medications, and any action items for patients to share with their healthcare providers (e.g., primary care physician).
- Work with TRHC staff, local Care Coordinators (CC’s), or Care Managers (CM’s) to send material or other relevant information to patient/members.
Healthcare Provider Collaborating
- Contact patient/members’ healthcare providers (e.g., primary care physician), if required, to address MRPs and/or other medication- or health-related issues.
- Work and collaborate with community-based pharmacists to provide EMTM services for enrolled patients.
- Provide consultative services and/or drug information to healthcare providers, including community-based pharmacists, upon request.
- Leverage local Care Coordinators (CC’s), or Care Managers (CM’s) to work with patient/members’ and their insurance providers to determine eligibility for cost sharing assistance when warranted, and provide follow-through.
- Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree obtained.
- Current Registered PA Pharmacist license in good standing.
- Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) certification obtained within 6 months post hire or eligibility.
- Active driver’s license in good standing with valid auto insurance.
Experience & Training:
- Completed the APhA Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services certificate program, or within 3 months post hire
Specific Skills & Abilities:
- Above-average knowledge of geriatric pharmacotherapy and ability to apply knowledge to clinical practice.
- Ability to assess patients, using verbal and visual cues.
- Ability to effectively and efficiently identify and rectify medication-related problems.
- Excellent verbal communication skills with patients, including the ability to express empathy and use reflective listening.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently provide medication counseling and education and discuss clinical information in patient-friendly language.
- Excellent verbal communication skills with healthcare professionals, including the ability to provide clinically relevant and timely recommendations.
- Excellent written communication skills, including both layperson and healthcare professional communication.
- High degree of ownership for tasks and self-accountability and strong follow-through.
- Ability to work under pressure, multitask, and achieve deadlines.
- Self-motivated and eager to learn and develop.
- Thrives in a high energy environment.
- Ability to work with others in a collaborative manner.
- Basic understanding of web technology and clinical decision support systems.
- Possesses high level of integrity.
- Quality oriented.
Must meet and maintain hiring eligibility per Company standards, policies and procedures. The Geriatric Pharmacist will spend the majority of his/her day working, on the road, visiting patient/members participating the In-Home Medication Reconciliation Program. He/she will be provided a company-secure laptop and a company-provided telephone. He/she must be able to coordinate and manage multiple tasks at a time. He/she must be able to stay focused on tasks to be completed while considering the big picture of the company. Additionally, given the culture and nature of the elderly population we will be serving, he/she must possess a high degree of emotional and social intelligence, while maintaining a professional, upbeat and positive attitude, even in times of stress. This individual must be able to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing, at a college level. He/she must be able to apply general rules to specific problems and tasks to produce answers and resolutions. He/she must be able to arrange activities and task-oriented steps in a certain order and/or pattern according to rules and procedures. The Geriatric Pharmacist must have excellent reading and oral instruction comprehension and judgment. The Geriatric Pharmacist must be able to hear, speak, read and write English in order to effectively communicate with patient/members’, leadership, staff, and healthcare professionals, and must be able to see to perform work-related functions.This individual must be able to work independently with confidence, and must be able to handle responsibilities with confidence. Minimum of 40 hours per week and home based. Incumbent will be mainly travelling to patient/members’ homes performing in-home medication reconciliations. On-call and weekend work may be required.
To be considered for this position, apply via email by sending an updated copy of your resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org