OnePoint Patient Care, LLC

  • Pharmacist - Hospice Clinical Pharmacist

    Job Locations US-IL-Morton Grove
    Regular Full-Time
    Eligible for participation in: | - 401(k) | - Health Benefits | - Paid Time Off | - Paid Holidays
  • Overview

    OnePoint Patient Care is one of the pioneers in the hospice industry.  Specializing in providing hospice pharmacy services since the Medicare benefit started in the 1980s, OnePoint Patient Care has grown to become one of the leading hospice pharmacies in the country.  Our commitment to quality and superior service is unsurpassed in the industry.


    The Hospice Clinical Pharmacist will support the operations of OnePoint Patient Care’s clinical team in our East Region and will report to the Vice President of Clinical Services.


    Key Functions:

    • Ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations, and OPPC/Client contract terms pertaining to such interventions
    • Perform and document Medicare Condition of Participation (CoP)-compliant medication reviews for new hospice patient admissions
    • Attend hospice interdisciplinary team / group (IDT / IDG) meetings to discuss patients and provide insights and guidance regarding the use of medications to palliate common symptoms experienced by hospice patients
    • Participate in and provide clinical support to hospices by way of participation in Pharmacy and Therapeutic (P&T) committees
    • Conduct and present comprehensive drug utilization evaluations which analyze medication utilization data for compliance with Medicare CoPs and opportunities to reduce avoidable medication costs via de-prescribing and therapeutic substitution
    • Authorship / presentation of core OPPC clinical offerings, including webinars, company newsletter, and symptom guide book
    • Provide evidence-based medication therapy advice during consults with hospice clinicians
    • Update hospice formularies with consideration of hospice-specific financial targets, medication pricing methods, and utilization patterns
    • Provide clinical education and training to hospice clinicians and OPPC trainees
    • Provide preceptorship to Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) pharmacy students
    • Maintain appropriate records of consultations and meetings
    • Travel as necessary to provide local, regional, and national support to our clients, company pharmacies and sales and marketing efforts


    Required Qualifications:

    • PharmD
    • 2+ years hospice or palliative care pharmacy experience
    • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office suite
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks when faced with competing priorities
    • Extensive knowledge of drug products, pharmacokinetics, symptom and disease-state management, and federal and state hospice rules and regulations
    • Ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form to patients, caregivers, clinicians and administrators
    • Comfort with delivery of presentations to a variety of audience types and sizes in a variety of venues
    • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with various members of health care teams
    • Ability to perform data analysis and present drug utilization evaluations and other hospice pharmacy analytics as necessary
    • Ability to conduct literature searches to identify, review, relate and summarize journal articles for use in clinical offerings 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) board certification(s)
    • Completion of PGY-1 or PGY-2 residency program focused on hospice or palliative care


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