As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA
Clinical pharmacists ensure that safe, effective and cost-efficient medication therapy is implemented for all patients in their care. They work effectively as team members and communicate clearly and professionally with patients, their families, other staff members and care partners.
Clinical pharmacists working in primary care are tasked with demonstrating meaningful health and lifestyle changes for patients with chronic and complex medication regimens. Focus is on use of the comprehensive medication management framework for leveraging relationships with patients, medical staff, nurse care management, social work, and an expanding number of collaborative practice agreements (currently including diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, asthma, heart failure, osteoporosis, and tobacco cessation) to reach these outcomes. These pharmacists are collocated within primary care practices and use a variety of resources to coordinate with patients including clinic visits as well as telephone, virtual, and EMR technologies. The clinical pharmacist is expected to balance patient appointments and follow-up with impromptu medication questions and issues as requested by the practice.
Acquires medication histories and conducts reconciliation activities with patients and families.
Optimizes medication regimens by comprehensive initial assessment of medications and comorbidities for indication, efficacy, safety, and adherence with ongoing monitoring as needed to ensure these points are addressed and health goals are met.
Solves problems in the medication use process for patients and the practice.
Performs medication education and counseling for patients and families.
Participates in drug therapy decision-making and provides drug information and to patients, families and providers.
Educates and trains health care professional students and residents.
Identifies and engages in practice quality improvement activities.
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.
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 residency)
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.