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Clinical Drug Specialist

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Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Dept. Name

Hospital Pharmacy

Hours Per Week





Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.


Req ID: 55378
Responsible for the development of programs, provision of direct patient care and coordination of department activities to provide optimum pharmaceutical care services for patients and customers.
Patient care responsibilities include a combination of Antimicrobial Stewardship and Critical Care support in addition to other duties as assigned.
The position is also responsible for supporting front line pharmacists, department leaders, nursing staff and providers by developing programs and education to advance the practice of pharmacy and improve clinical outcomes.

Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Conducting Medication Use Evaluations and Drug Formulary Reviews and implementing improvements
  • Precepting residents and students
  • Collaborating in quality and safety initiatives that will enhance the care provided to patients
  • Ensuring regulatory requirements are achieved in collaboration with other leaders
  • Supporting the Department of Pharmacy to achieve financial performance goals, strategic initiatives and practice advancement
  • Other site or system committee support as assigned.


Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.


ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Residency required.
ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Residency or similar experience required with area of focus in Infectious Diseases or Critical Care preferred
Pharmacist Board Certification is required: Infectious Diseases or Critical Care Preferred.

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday work schedule

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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