The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center is currently searching for a clinical pharmacy specialist to join our Solid Organ Transplant team. The preferred candidate will be highly motivated, residency trained and/or have equivalent experience in this adult patient population.
Located in Little Rock, Arkansas, UAMS is the state's only academic health sciences center. We are the state's only Level 1 Trauma Center and recently became the first and only health care provider in Arkansas to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. We are looking for health care professionals who believe in excellence as a way of life.
The clinical pharmacy specialist for solid organ transplant will provide consultative assistance to physicians, nurses, and other staff of the Solid Organ Transplant Team. This position will consult with physicians on appropriate therapeutic alternatives, monitoring of drug therapy, and provide drug information to professional staff upon request in all three phases of care: Pre-transplant, Inpatient transplant, and in the Post-transplant period. Job duties for the solid organ transplant pharmacist include, but are not limited to:
• Educating patients on the effects, adverse reactions, and drug interactions pertaining to their drug therapy. • Participating in formulating professional services and policies regarding drug evaluation, selection, procurement, distribution, and safe administration practices. • Participating in the patient selection meetings and multi-disciplinary team rounds • Providing clinical pharmacy service to the Pre-Transplant and Post-Transplant Clinics • Evaluating and assisting in reimbursement issues both for the institution and individual patients • Monitoring laboratory results that are pertinent to drug therapy management and make recommendations when appropriate • Providing clinical services to the inpatient Solid Organ Transplant Team • Providing staff education programs concerning the treatment of ambulatory patient to pharmacy and nursing staff • Understanding and complying with CMS guidelines for Transplant and AST guidelines • Completing all documentation required by this position. • Collaborating with the other clinical pharmacy specialists in solid organ transplant on a daily basis, and acting as the liaison between the solid organ transplant service and the inpatient and outpatient pharmacies • Precepting pharmacy students and residents • Other duties as assigned.
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy or BS Pharmacy Degree Licensed (or eligible for licensure) to practice as a pharmacist in the state of Arkansas Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency and/or 3 years previous clinical experience Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY2 Residency in Transplant is preferred Board certification is preferred
Additional Salary Information: Salary position, Monday-Friday (no nights/holidays, rare weekends), 4wks paid vacation + state holidays, tuition discount at U of A system schools, 10% match on retirement, UAMS pays 75% of medical insurance cost, academic appointment through UAMS COP
Internal Number: 2019-61609
About University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock is the only academic health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. We are the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion.
UAMS offers 73 baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs and certificates through our Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Public Health and graduate school. Students attend classes at the UAMS main campus in Little Rock and our regional campus in northwest Arkansas.
With our combination of education, research and clinical programs, UAMS has a unique capacity to lead health care improvement in the state.