Clinical Lead Pharmacist - Pain & Palliative Care
Summa Health System
525 E. Market St.
Biographical Sketch: Pamela Moore received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University, is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Certified Pain Educator. She is currently employed by Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio as the Clinical Lead Pharmacist for Pain and Palliative Care and works with Summa’s Palliative Care and Hospice Services. Pam is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the American Society of Pain Educators, and the Pain and Palliative Care Practice & Research Network within the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Pam was recently re-appointed to the Section Advisory Group on Pain Management and Palliative Care within the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She has been active within the Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists where she promotes education for pharmacists regarding pain management and palliative care topics.
Pam completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Summa during the year that the Acute Palliative Care Unit opened. During that time she was involved with pharmacy staff education and policy and order set development for the unit as well as provision of pharmacy services to the hospice team, all of which solidified palliative care and hospice as her career path. She then completed a Specialty Residency in Pain and Palliative Care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Pam rejoined the pharmacy and hospice and palliative care teams at Summa Health System as the Clinical Lead Pharmacist for Pain and Palliative Care in 2008. Her responsibilities include the safe and cost-effective management of medications used in the treatment of pain and other symptoms experienced by patients with life-limiting illnesses, policy development and adherence, education of pharmacy students and residents, medical fellows and pharmacy, nursing and medical staff members and participation in team-based research and quality improvement projects. She is a full member of several interdisciplinary teams serving the inpatient and extended care facility palliative care consult services, the inpatient acute palliative care unit, the palliative care outpatient clinic and home and extended care facility based hospice care. Pam is planning to enroll the first Pain & Palliative Care pharmacy resident at Summa this academic year.