The Opioid Stewardship Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for creating and managing an Opioid Stewardship Program at OSUWMC. This position would be responsible for development and maintenance of all OSUWMC policies and procedures related to opioid stewardship.
Define what opioid stewardship means to OSUWMC on an institutional level.
Create and implement an opioid stewardship program to promote safe opioid use and multimodal analgesic treatment.
Facilitate relationships with key stakeholders to establish appropriate involvement in opioid stewardship discussions and initiatives.
Promote leadership commitment to, and institutional culture of, appropriate pain management and opioid stewardship including resource allocation and support.
Develop, implement, and maintain organizational policies that support evidence-based approaches to multi-modal pain management.
Advance clinical knowledge, expertise, and practice to ensure clinicians are trained in evidence-based pain management strategies and patient communication techniques.
Enhance patient and family caregiver education and engagement so they are fully informed about the risks and benefits of appropriate pain management and are active participants in decisions about pain management plans.
Track, monitor, and report performance data on opioid prescribing, patient-reported outcomes, and adverse events in order to identify opportunities for improvement and assesses the impact of opioid stewardship efforts.
Monitor opioid stewardship compliance with accreditation standards and internal policies and procedures.
Establish accountability for creating, promoting, practicing, and maintaining a culture of opioid stewardship.
Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy
Certification as a licensed Registered Pharmacist by the State of Ohio or eligible for licensure
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
Completion of a post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) and/or year 2 (PGY2)
Two years of relevant post-graduate pharmacy experience
Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to controlled substances
About The Ohio State University
As one of America’s top ranked academic medical centers, the mission of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) is to improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education, and patient care.
OSUWMC is a 1443 bed multihospital delivery system recognized in 2018 as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for excellence in ten specialties by US News and World Report based on quality, outcomes, and reputation. OSUWMC is home to more "Top Doctors" than any other central Ohio hospital.