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Clinical Pharmacist I

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-21238

Position Summary

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Unit based clinical pharmacists provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care with the primary goal to improve patient outcomes.  Clinical pharmacists will promote and improve the use of safe, effective, and evidence-based medications through evaluation of all aspects of patient care.  Clinical pharmacists monitor therapies for each patient and collaborate with other healthcare providers to identify optimal medication related care. 

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance and Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program and Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

  1. Work collaboratively with physicians, residents and other healthcare providers to promote and improve safe medication use
  • Consult with physicians and other health care providers to develop and implement a medication plan that meets the overall goals of patient care established by the health care team
  • Participates in interdisciplinary patient care rounds as appropriate and required
  • In the absence of the lead clinical pharmacist, represents pharmacy at select interdepartmental meetings (i.e. Unit Base Council Meetings) as needed
  1. Promotes and demonstrates rational, cost effective drug therapy through effective, criteria based management of medications
  1. Performs the basic clinical and operational functions to care for patients on most medical units.
  1. Provide patient specific medication use teaching in high risk patients (i.e. Poly-pharmacy, pediatric patients, patients on high risk medications or who have been identified as high risk for readmission)
  1. Ensures appropriateness, effectiveness, and safety of each patient’s medication regimen in order to manage all aspects of medication use for patients on the units served
  1. Documents all recommendations and interventions in the electronic medical chart
  1. Prevent, detect, monitor, and report adverse events (medication errors and adverse reactions).
  1. Promotes evidence based, medication related care especially in the areas of Heart Failure, Stroke, AMI, Pneumonia, Sepsis and with use of all antimicrobial agents
  1. Provides patient education as needed and serves as a resource for accurate and timely Drug

Information for all healthcare providers

  1. Serves as an educational resource for pharmacy colleagues, students, residents, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.
  1. Performs order entry, order verification or clinical order review
  1. Actively participates in the professional development of pharmacy students and pharmacy residents as required
  1. Ensures compliance with all local, state and regulatory requirements and practices within Springfield Memorial Hospital’s policies and procedures.
  1. Assists lead clinical pharmacist or participates in at least 1 quality improvement initiative on an annual basis
  1. Maintains professional growth and development through continuing education, seminars, workshops and professional affiliations.
  1. Provide formal medication related consultations (i.e. Pharmacokinetic consultations) as required
  1. Performs other related work as required or requested.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.




Required Experience


  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy required
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) required
    • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy with 5 years hospital based, patient care experience, considered in lieu of Pharm.D.
    • Advanced Pharmacy Residency Training (PGY1/2) preferred


  • Licensed pharmacist in the State of Illinois required
  • Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) required
  • PGY-1 residency accepted in lieu of BCPS
  • BCPS certification required within 12 months of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required


  • Minimum of three years relevant hospital based, patient care experience required
  • Completion of a PGY-1 pharmacy residency program will satisfy this requirement

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Collaboration: Ability to work cooperatively and inclusively with other individuals and/or teams not formally lead; working together as opposed to working separately or competitively.
  • Communication: Ability to use written and spoken communication in formal and informal situations to convey meaning, build shared understanding, and productively move agendas forward.
  • Intellectual Curiosity: Underlying curiosity and desire to know more about things, people, and issues, including the desire for knowledge and staying current with health, organizational, industry, and professional trends and developments. It includes pressing for more precise information; resolving discrepancies by asking a series of questions; and scanning for potential opportunities or information that may be of future use, as well as staying current and seeking best practices for adoption.
  • Initiative: Ability to identify a problem, obstacle or opportunity and then take action in light of identification to address current or future problems or opportunities. Initiative emphasizes proactively doing things and not simply thinking about future actions.
  • Professional and Social Responsibility: Demonstration of ethics, sound professional practices, social accountability, and community stewardship. Acting in ways that are consistent with one’s values and what one says is important.

Self-Awareness: Ability to have an accurate view of one’s own strengths and development needs, including the impact that one has on others; willingness to address development needs through reflective, self-directed learning, and by trying new approaches.

Springfield, IL

Colleen Corcoran


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