Jet Setter Pharmacist: History Loves Company

Posted on May 3, 2012


Valley Forge

As a pharmacist, you have options when it comes to where you work, and at PharmacyWeek we see several pharmacy job opportunities cross desks every day that even make us want to get up and go work at these dream destinations. Jet Setter Pharmacist highlights great job openings in even better locations, and what makes these locations and employers so unique!

LOCATION: Abington, Pennsylvania

EMPLOYER: CPSAbington Memorial Hospital

POSITION: Full Time – Pharmacy Clinical Manager

WHY YOU’LL LOVE ITAbington Township is one of Montgomery County’s oldest communities dating back to before 1700; however, the official date for the incorporation of the township is 1704. Abington is home to some of the county’s oldest transportation routes, industries and churches. Many of these older business and transportation centers were the forerunners of modern Abington. Today, Abington Township is a highly desirable residential area that contains a major shopping center, many small businesses, and a few of Montgomery County’s largest employers.

Valley Forge National Historical Park is the gateway to a region jam-packed with fun and recreation. Love to shop? Stop at King of Prussia Mall, the East Coast’s largest shopping mall…where there’s no sales tax on clothing!

Enjoy the visual arts? The Barnes Foundation houses one of the world’s greatest collections of Impressionist art. Plus, there’s Pennsylvania German folk art, sculpture gardens, and galleries where local artisans sell their work. There are festivals and performances year-round, from jazz to folk, headliner acts to Las Vegas-style shows.

Recreational facilities abound for golf, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and boating. Abington is just half an hour outside of Philadelphia, which means easy access to the home of Founding Fathers in uncomfortable colonial hats, and much more to see and do than even Philadelphians can manage.

You’ll delight in a region blessed with a remarkable spectrum of attractions — from scenic natural beauty and amazing outdoor activities to our vibrant history, fairs, and festivals.

ABOUT THE JOB: Great Opportunity to Advance Your Clinical Career!

As a Clinical Manager you will plan, organize, control, and supervise the pharmacy’s clinical activities. In particular, you will promote clinically rational drug therapy and sound pharmaceutical care through the development of new (or expansion of existing) pharmacy practice programs, drug therapy policies, and other programs. You will serve as a clinical resource for the provision of pharmaceutical care and clinical pharmacy services at the site level, build effective relationships with other healthcare professionals and departments within the hospital and company, and coordinate all activities related to the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and formulary management. You will serve as a clinical pharmacy resource for the health-system and its affiliated pharmacy services.

Services managed by the director include a 24/7 inpatient acute care pharmacy, residential hospice and a retail pharmacy. The department has a staff of about 100, including over 40 pharmacists, 40 technicians and 20 clinical/support personnel. The acute care pharmacy is supported by McKesson automation and a robust clinical program. The leadership structure has recently been reorganized to support continued expansion of clinical services.

Opened in 1914, Abington Memorial Hospital (AMH) has grown to over 500-bed not-for-profit community hospital with over 5,600 employees. AMH’s comprehensive and high-quality services have made it a regional referral and teaching destination. Key services include cancer care; cardiac care; surgery (orthopedic and neuro); women’s, children’s, and senior health; rehabilitation; psychiatry; and the only Level-2 trauma center in Montgomery County. AMH has three outpatient satellite facilities in Willow Grove, Warminster, and Montgomeryville. They also have a 125-bed community hospital in the Lansdale area that is part of Abington Health. In 2008, AMH won one of the most prestigious awards in nursing, The Magnet Prize, and it is accredited by the Joint Commission.

CPS full-time employees enjoy a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance / 401(k) with a Match / Paid Holidays / Paid Time Off (PTO) Program / Company Paid Short and Long-Term Disability / Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance / Medical Flex and Dependent Care Accounts / Relocation / and More.

» Pharm.D. required
» Current PA pharmacist license in good standing or willing to obtain one
» **Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a team of pharmacists and other health care professionals to review, develop, implement and monitor clinical programs, therapeutic initiatives and other drug use policies and practices**
» Minimum three years’ experience as a staff pharmacist or residency in an ASHP accredited program in a hospital-Residency and/or advanced clinical training preferred
» Knowledgeable and proficient in assessing the use and application of new medications and medication technology, including complex equipment and delivery systems
» Problem solving ability and analytical thinking required

CPS is a pharmacy-management services provider for 300+ acute-care hospitals, long-term acute care, behavioral health systems, and specialty hospitals in 47 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. For almost 40 years we have delivered pharmacy service value through financial, operational, clinical, therapeutic, and regulatory expertise. We’re growing at a breathtaking rate. As a CPS employee, you will discover, along with our other 1700+ employees, that CPS is a company you’ll be proud to grow with.

For more information and to apply please call or visit:
P: 877.806.7888, Ext:1378

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