Clinical pharmacists insure safe, effective, and cost-efficient medication therapy is implemented for all patients in their care and monitor care appropriately. This includes preparing medications, participating in the drug distribution process, monitoring drug therapy, providing drug information to patients and providers, providing clinical pharmacy services, solving medication related problems for individual patients as well as in the medication use process, and supervise daily workflow to accomplish daily tasks allotted to the pharmacist and those who report to him or her (e.g., technicians, residents, students, or interns). Clinical pharmacists participate in quality improvement projects to improve clinical care or pharmacy operations. Clinical pharmacists must work effectively as a team member, communicate clearly, assertively, and professionally, to all pharmacy customers including patients, their families, and other staff members, and provide superior customer service when interacting with patients, visitors, family members, staff, co-workers, and vendors. Clinical pharmacists must be willing to work with trainees in the department (eg, students, interns, residents or new staff).
Solves problems in the medication use process for patients and the organization.
Identifies and engages in organizational and department quality improvement activities to improve patient care, medication use process, and pharmacy operations.
Educates and trains residents, students, interns, colleagues and other health care professionals as well as supervises technicians, residents, interns, or trainees in their job tasks.
Responsible for the medication use process of preparing and dispensing medications following medication use policy and all laws, regulations, and standards applicable to pharmacy practice.
Assesses appropriate drug information and literature resources, and provides effective information to varied audiences including patients, other health care professions, and peers.
Participation in multidisciplinary patient care rounds. Assess and evaluate medication profile for optimal patient outcomes. Monitor therapy and goals of care.
Provide medication profile review and medications history/reconciliation recommendations.
Active involvement the continuum of care, providing medication education to patients, and contribution to the discharge process.
This position in Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation is also responsible for:
Provide medication profile review and complete medication history/reconciliation at admission and discharge.
Active involvement in the continuum of care from admission through discharge, ensuring patient affordability and access to medications, and providing medication counseling to patients during the hospitalization and at discharge.
Facilitate transition of pharmaceutical care between the acute care and rehabilitation setting and into the community
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Ability and willingness to train department trainees (eg students, residents, new staff).
Ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
The Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital will open in Spring of 2020. It will expand the current 37 bed inpatient unit to a 75 bed hospital connected to University of Utah Hospital.
Advanced degree (PharmD or MS) or equivalent clinical practice experience.
Residency training preferred
Demonstrated human relation, effective communication, and computer literacy skills.
Additional qualifications may be required depending on area the pharmacist is primarily assigned to work. Examples of additional qualifications could include basic or advanced life-support training, residency training, or certifications.
Licenses Required (upon start of position)
Current licensure to dispense controlled substances in the State of Utah.
Current Pharmacist license in the State of Utah (Obtain within 90 days of starting)
* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.
About University of Utah Health
University of Utah Health is an academic medical center that encompasses 4 hospitals and 13 Community Health Centers with progressive pharmacy services supporting collaborative teams. UUH has won top 10 Vizient quality awards for 10 years in a row. UUH is a level 1 trauma center with 6 ICUs serving a 5 state region with a wide variety of rotation opportunities in acute and critical care. Huntsman Cancer Hospital is NCCN and NCI designated facility with acute, ambulatory care, and infusion services. The health system offers primary care, specialty clinic services, and a regional network that leads to over 2million visits a year. The Drug Information, Investigational Drug, and Pharmacy Informatics Services at UUH are models of advanced practice. UUH serves as a primary site for the University of Utah College of Pharmacy students; the relationship between the college and UUH provides numerous teaching, precepting and research opportunities for all staff.
Salt Lake City offers four season outdoor recreation including hiking and skiing at 7 ski resorts within 45 minutes from the hospital, and Utah boasts the best snow on Earth. Residents enjoy a range of sporting and cultural events both on and off campus, and quick trips to Utah’s 5 national parks.