The Clinical Ambulatory Care Pharmacists at Dartmouth-Hitchcock work as part of a multidisciplinary care team within the largest primary care sites across the state of NH, providing the highest quality patient care experience. Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s commitment to sustainable healthcare supports this innovative approach by integrating clinical pharmacists as part of the Adult Primary Care Teams. Providers are able to leverage support by clinical pharmacists for comprehensive medication reviews, medication education, deprescribing, chronic disease state management, and more.
Pharmacists are encouraged to practice at the top of their license and continue to innovate in their field of pharmacy by presenting achievements at national conferences and working under collaborative practice agreements (CPA). In addition to chronic care management under a CPA, pharmacists provide direct patient care by, sustaining patient-pharmacist relationships, motivational interviewing, making recommendations to optimize drug therapy regimens, and ensuring patient medication use is appropriate, effective, safe, and able to be taken as intended. The Pharmacists work collaboratively with Providers to help achieve the quadruple aim: improve patient/clinical staff experience; improve the safety and quality of care, and reduce per capita health care costs. Pharmacy services are provided in Lebanon, Manchester, Concord, and Nashua.
Here are a few reasons that made DHMC stand out:
1.) The supportive/positive work environment and caring employees—I knew a few DHMC employees (all in different positions) prior to applying for my position. They have had nothing but nice things to say about working for DHMC and have all been in their positions for many years. During the almost 2 months that I have worked for DH, I can see what they told me is absolutely true. Everyone I have worked with has continued to promote this positive work environment. They have been extremely helpful and made me feel comfortable right away which is a great feeling when starting a new position.
2.) DH encourages continuous learning – DH encourages continuous learning by not only providing access to a great amount of resources but also through collaboration with other healthcare professionals. Being part of a teaching institution is something that I value greatly. I believe it also helps to promote healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, to be exposed to new and unique opportunities and to be able to practice at the top of our licenses.