Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist at Cityblock Health

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About Us: #communityhealth
Cityblock Health is the first tech-driven provider for communities with complex needs-bringing better care to where it's needed most, block by block. Founded in 2017 on the premise that "health is local" and based in Brooklyn, we are backed by Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs along with some of the top healthcare investors in the country.
Our mission is to improve the health of underserved communities. Importantly, our solutions are designed specifically for Medicaid and lower-income Medicare beneficiaries, and we meet our members where they are, bringing care into the home and neighborhoods through our community-based care teams and Virtual Care offerings.
In close collaboration with community-based organizations, local providers, and leading health plans, we are reorganizing the health system to focus on what matters to our members. Equipped with world-class, custom care delivery technology, we deliver personalized primary care, behavioral health, and social services to deliver a radically better experience of care for every member and community we serve.
Over the next year, we'll grow quickly to bring better care to many more members and their communities. To do this, we need people who, like us, believe that everyone should have good care for what matters to them, in their community.
Our work is grounded in a belief in the power of a diverse community. To close gaps in care and advance equity in the communities we serve, we have to start with making our own team diverse and inclusive. Our ways of working are characterized by creativity, collaboration, and mutual learning that comes from bringing together a community from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We strive to ensure that every person on the Cityblock team, and every Cityblock member, feels supported and included as a part of our community.
Our Values:
  • Aim for Understanding
  • Be All In
  • Bring Your Whole Self
  • Lean Into Discomfort
  • Put Members First

About our Team:
We employ a field-based, home-based care model and are committed to meeting members where they are--in their homes, in their community, and in our Hubs. You will go above and beyond to connect with Cityblock members in a non-judgmental, respectful and empathic manner, to meet their needs, and to provide feedback to the system as a whole as we strive to do better every day.
About the Role:
As an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist you will have the opportunity to deliver innovative, high-quality care as an integral member of our team. You will be responsible for the promotion of rational, safe and cost-effective drug therapy in collaboration with both internal and external primary care providers & specialists, nurse care managers, our community health partners and other non-clinical roles. You will work to identify and help resolve medication therapy opportunities while co-designing individualized therapeutic regimens for optimal management of chronic disease states and preventative care. You will provide direct care to our members and their caregivers to deliver Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) and help drive better individual and population health outcomes while preventing avoidable ED visits and hospitalizations.
You will:
  • Provide Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) in collaboration with hub-based and virtual clinical care teams and provide other pharmacist support services as needed.
  • Contribute in the development of a medication management action plan to achieve member self-management goals and clinical outcomes, with measurable parameters and timeline for monitoring and follow-up.
  • Communicate and work collaboratively with Cityblock and external providers belonging to member care team to ensure all clinical interventions and encounters are aligned with medication-related goals, and conduct ongoing assessments and refinements to care plan necessary to promote goal attainment
  • Provide direct support to clinical team members for all general drug information, dosing, interaction/adverse effect avoidance questions or member-specific needs
  • Participate in staff education through presentation of medication management in-services, development of educational tools for clinical and non-clinical team members, and training/coaching/facilitating all roles on consistent maintenance of a member's best possible medication list care management platform, Commons, as well as post-discharge med reconciliation process for providers.
  • Help develop medication management and disease state-specific clinical pathways/protocols, with the eventual goal of transitioning to collaborative practice agreements (CPA) with Cityblock physicians, permitting pharmacist to perform member assessments, order laboratory tests, and initiate or adjust medications per protocol to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of team-based care.

Requirements for the Role:
  • You have a PharmD with license to practice pharmacy in New York
  • You have completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and
    • a PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency or
    • A minimum of 2 years' experience as a clinical pharmacist in an ambulatory care setting;
  • You hold Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS), Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (BCACP) or Geriatric Pharmacy (BCGP) from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties
  • You have experience working within an interdisciplinary team
  • You are an independent self-starter, a leader, and a strategic thinker who is excited about the big picture of whole health, and the ongoing evaluation and iteration of our care model

How We Define Success:
  • Use of technology to effectively communicate with members and providers in a virtual environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while managing of a complex population of members in a collaborative, interdisciplinary team model
  • Ensure your consulted members receive appropriate level and quality of pharmacotherapeutic care, monitoring and follow up to meet long and short-term health needs, ultimately to prevent avoidable hospital and ED visits
  • Active participation in Cityblock pharmacy practice development, redesign, and innovation

Nice to Have, But Not Required:
  • Experience with providing remote/virtual clinical pharmacy services or in a Telehealth practice

What We'd Like From You:
  • A resume and/or LinkedIn profile
  • A short cover letter, please!

Cityblock values diversity as a core tenet of the work we do and the populations we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer, indiscriminate of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.
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We do not accept unsolicited resumes from outside recruiters/placement agencies. Cityblock will not pay fees associated with resumes presented through unsolicited means.
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Technology we use

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Location

Cityblock is committed to flexible work. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our business team is operating remotely.

An Insider's view of Cityblock Health

What's something quirky about your company?

There's a slack channel for everything - plants, podcasts, cooking, baking, hiking, Peloton - I love it

Tina

Implementation Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

My manager and I do monthly check-ins on career development during our 1:1s. This has been a great opportunity to address areas I'd like to improve and set up an action plan.

Jose

Senior Software Engineer

What are Cityblock Health Perks + Benefits

Cityblock Health Benefits Overview

To properly care for our members and advance equity in the communities we serve, we believe our own team must be diverse and inclusive. We take to heart what it means to bring your whole self and actively work to build representation, build belonging and advance justice. Our goal is to ensure everyone at Cityblock feels respected, celebrated, and part of our community.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

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