The Clinical Coordinator - Drug Information/Drug Policy is a key member of the health system pharmacy leadership team. The employee will be responsible for coordinating a health system P&T Committee, along with coordinating or supporting various subcommittees. They will be involved in day to day clinical and operational pharmacy needs. They will be responsible for supporting clinical and operational policies.
The CC- DI/DP will staff up to 5 days per month in central operations, or other area at the discretion of the Director. The position will report to the Pharmacy Director - System Inpatient Clinical Services.
Strives to remove barriers in achieving excellent pharmaceutical care by participating in organizational and departmental performance improvement efforts and facilitating effective communication relative to these initiatives.
Works to strengthen existing systems, processes, policies and procedures by introducing new ideas that lead to improved patient care in clinical areas of focus as well as the pharmacy department as a whole.
Formulates and implements policies and pharmacy standards of practice supporting high-quality clinical services
Develops quality assurance and medication use criteria for medications.
Influences medication use and identifies opportunities to provide optimal medication therapy to patients.
Prepares audit reports for review by appropriate oversight group.
Participates in the formulary management process. Communicates and implements decisions of the team and/or the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee including outcome measurement and follow-up.
Utilizes effective listening and communication skills. Maintains supervisor awareness of personal and team activities affecting the department.
Participates in medication incident reporting, tracking, follow-up and prevention.
Collects and analyzes data from Clinical Services functions and collaborates with appropriate individuals to implement needed improvements and monitor results.
*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
Previous DI/DP experience preferred. PGY2 Drug Information, Pharmacotherapy, or Health System Pharmacy Administration preferred.
About The University of Kansas Health System
The University of Kansas Health System is the region's premier academic medical center, providing a full range of care. The health system is affiliated with the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions, and their various leading-edge research projects. Many health care organizations talk about a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Only at an academic medical center like The University of Kansas Health System will you find the necessary level of knowledge and scientific inquiry to support that level of care, where specialists in different medical fields work together to make the right decisions for each patient.
Nationally ranked in nine adult medical and surgical specialties according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospital Rankings, placing the hospital within the top 1% of the country. U.S. News also recognized The University of Kansas Hospital as the “Best Hospital in Kansas City” for the ninth consecutive year and “Best Hospital in Kansas” for the seventh consecutive year.
In November 2017, the health system opened an additional 11 floor hospital tower north of the main campus adding 124 beds and 7 OR suites bringing the total lic...ensed bed number to over 850. The new Cambridge Tower A has allowed for expansion of services including specialized surgeries, oncology, neurosciences and otolaryngology. The strategic plan for the next 30 years includes 3 additional towers for future growth.