The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center is currently searching for a clinical pharmacy specialist to join our inpatient hematology/oncology service. 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.
Job description: The clinical pharmacy specialist for hematology/oncology/stem cell transplant will provide consultative assistance to physicians, nurses, and other staff of the hematology/oncology/hematopoietic stem cell transplant team and provide pharmaceutical care to patients on this inpatient service. Job responsibilities for this Clinical Pharmacy Specialist include but are not limited to: • Active participation in protocol and order set development, formulary management, drug utilization reviews, and cost-savings initiatives as required by FACT accreditation standards 7.0 for the transplant program • Involvement with clinical patient rounds with the medical team and providing optimal selection of pharmacologic agents and design of regimens to maximize therapeutic benefit and minimize toxicity • Clinical/pharmacokinetic drug monitoring daily with appropriate monitoring parameters for individual drugs and screening for drug interactions • Participation in discharge planning, transition of care medication reconciliation and the drug approval process • Providing a significant level of education to professionals and patients • Collaborating with the other clinical pharmacy specialists in hem/onc on a daily basis, and acting as the liaison between the hematology/transplant services and the inpatient and outpatient pharmacies • Precepting pharmacy students and residents
Required Qualifications: 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 in hematology/oncology/transplant Preferred Qualifications: Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY2 Residency in Oncology 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: 2019-60213
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.