Clinical Pharmacy Specialist


Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

42-123 - Continuous Recruitment (no written exam required)

$88,759 - $116,733
Application Fee
Residence Requirements

RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS: THERE ARE NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS EXAMINATION. If you pass the examination, your name will appear on the continuous eligible list for one year. After one year, your name will be removed from the list. You may apply for retest at six month intervals. The eligible list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur at the Erie County Medical Center.

Examples of Duties

DUTIES: A Clinical Pharmacy Specialist provides patient focused pharmacy services that promote the safe, effective, judicious and cost effective use of pharmaceuticals at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation; assists in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating clinical pharmacy programs; utilizes clinical knowledge and guidelines to apply best practice models to patient directed pharmacotherapy; advises the prescriber, nurse and patient regarding the contents, therapeutic action, utilization and possible adverse reactions or interactions of prescribed drugs; documents cost savings/avoidance and patient care interventions; works with the Clinical Coordinator and Director of Pharmacy to track and manage pharmaceutical utilization, costs and prescribing trends to identify opportunities for improvement and outcome measures of related initiatives; develops and implements pharmacy staff development programs to support clinical service initiatives and promote the professional growth of the pharmacists; develops educational programs for medical and nursing staff to promote optimal medication utilization, positive patient outcomes and cost containment initiatives; participates in patient care rounds to facilitate a proactive approach to optimal pharmaceutical management; participates in clinical research and primary literature publications; participates in the orientation of new staff and serves as preceptor/mentor of pharmacy students, interns and residents; participates in staff performance evaluations; develops clinical competencies; delegates assignments to staff that are within their scope of practice and provides the maximum utilization of personnel; researches new concepts and patterns for innovative staffing patterns; completes various reports for department and hospital use; serves on various committees. A medical examination may be required before appointment.

Subjects of Examination

SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION: The only subject of examination will be an evaluation of your training and experience. You are therefore, asked to include in your application a summary of all pertinent training and experience in sufficient detail so that your background may be evaluated against the duties of the position. In your summary of training include all college course work, formal in-service training, and seminars you have attended. You must specify either the number of credits received or the number of contact hours and dates of attendance. Also include a copy of your professional license. Specify the date that your license was first issued. In your summary of experience, you must specify the dates of your employment, the number of hours worked per week, your title, and the main duties for each. Be specific; vagueness and ambiguity will NOT be resolved in your favor. Candidates who submit incomplete applications or documentation may be disqualified.



WHERE TO APPLY: You must obtain Form P.O. 30X, “Erie County Application for Examination or Appointment” at the Erie County Civil Service Commission/Personnel Office web site located at Click on “Civil Service Jobs”. If you do not have internet access you may pick up an application form at the Erie County Personnel Department, 95 Franklin Street, Room 604, Buffalo, New York 14202. Forms are also available at Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries and at Town, Village and School District administrative offices.

Completed forms should then be returned to the Erie County Personnel Department. In addition, candidates must request their colleges to send transcripts to the Erie County Personnel Department or attach transcripts to your application. No applications will be evaluated until all the above information, including transcripts, is received.

ISSUED: 02/15

This examination is prepared by the New York State Department of Civil Service and held in compliance with the New York State Civil Service Law and the rules and regulations of the New York State Department of Civil Service.


A $15.00 filing fee is required for this exam. The required fee must accompany your application. Send or bring check or money order made payable to Erie County Personnel Department and write the examination number(s) on your check or money order. Do not send or bring cash, as the County cannot be responsible for cash payment. As no refund will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission and file only for those examinations for which you are clearly qualified.