The Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care for patients in the ambulatory setting. This consists of ensuring drug therapy that results in safe, effective, and cost-conscious use of pharmaceuticals. In addition, the pharmacist ensures patients have appropriate access to prescribed medications and are provided with medication education as well as adherence tools when needed/appropriate. This pharmacist will be serving heart and liver transplants patients in the clinic setting. Must demonstrate excellent interdisciplinary communication and exhibit strong educational and precepting abilities.
Provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care to ambulatory patients including but not limited to evaluation of drug interactions, contraindications, dosage, renal/hepatic dysfunction, duration of therapy, appropriateness of therapy and need for therapeutic drug monitoring.
Evaluate and address medication access and adherence needs for ambulatory patients.
Educate ambulatory patients and/or caregivers to improve patient understanding, adherence and outcomes.
Participates in medication reconciliation for clinic patients as appropriate
Continually reports medication incidents and adverse drug reactions in the health system's event reporting system and participates in medication incident review, peer review, or other activities to establish safe medication systems.
Shares pharmaceutical expertise by coordinating and providing educational presentations or in-services for pharmacy and non-pharmacy staff.
Supports pharmacy residency programs, clerkship students and interns by precepting organized rotations, providing timely and constructive feedback, participating in training and orientation, providing mentorship, and collaborating on presentations and projects.
Actively participates in organizational and departmental performance improvement efforts to strengthen existing systems, processes, policies and procedures by introducing new ideas that lead to improved pharmaceutical care in clinical areas and in the pharmacy department as a whole.
*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.
Bachelor's or Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy
Must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the state of Kansas or eligible for licensure
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification as necessary
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification as necessary
Completion of a PGY2 pharmacy residency in solid organ transplant or equivalent experience
Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties certification in chosen area of specialty
Experience within specialty clinics and experience with clinic development
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.