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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Pain Management | El Camino Health

El Camino Health is searching for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Pain Management in Mountain View, California!

The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will provide quality pharmaceutical pain management, enterprise wide regulatory compliance and/or other specialized clinical pharmacy services to inpatients, outpatients, employees and the general public. To provide education, information, and advice to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals on the use, selection, dosage, administration of medications, and regulatory compliance . Assists the Pharmacy Management and Medical Staff to coordinate and perform TJC required quality assurance activities and Drug Usage Evaluations. Coordinate and pain management, regulatory compliance and/or other specialized clinical pharmacy services. Assists with formulary reviews as requested for P+T committee, assists with the coordination of staff development activities, evaluates pain management and/or other specialized clinical pharmacy competencies, monitors pain management.

The clinical pharmacy specialist in pain management may practice with prescriptive authority for patients consulted for pain management under the Inpatient Pharmacist Pain Management Consult Service.

Major Duties

  • Prescribes, monitors and adjusts medications related to pain management.

  • Obtains pertinent medical history and obtains accurate pain medication related history from patient and via chart review.

  • Orders, monitors, and interprets toxicology screens and other needed labs; implements follow-up on treatment actions as supported by lab interpretations.

  • Performs rating scales on pain control, symptoms and functional status.

  • Provides overdose education and prescribes naloxone when needed.

  • Provides patient and/or caregiver instructions and education.

  • Participate as a member of a treatment team in planning, evaluating, and implementing individualized treatment programs

  • Treatment authorized under this procedure per the discretion of the PPMS (Pharmacy Pain Management Specialist) as outlined in ECH Policy (PolicyStat ID: 7313122)


  • Doctorate degree pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy.

  • PGY1 pharmacy residency that includes pharmacy regulatory compliance and PGY2 Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency

  • One year experience in compiling medication use evaluation (MUE) data or equivalent quality assurance (QA) data for Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee.

  • Minimum of 2 years in a hospital pain management pharmacist practice OR completion of a PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Pain Management

License/Certification/Registration Requirements/Credentialing and Privileging

  • Valid California state pharmacist license with no disciplinary action(s) against the licensee that prohibits the licensee from practicing pharmacy.

  • Valid NPI (National Provider Identifier) number issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • Valid DEA license to have prescribing privileges registered with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)


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