The University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, is the state's only academic health science center and is a 722 bed facility. We are inviting applications for full time employment for 2 different clinical pharmacy positions with a desired start date of 7/1/2020.
Neonatal ICU (NICU) Clinical Pharmacist
The pharmacist will be part of a multidisciplinary team and will assist with the review of medication profiles and make recommendations and interventions which will contribute to the optimal management of the patient.
Involved in daily rounds with one of the five Newborn Center teaching services (4 NICU teams, 1 Nursery team). Provide clinical services which include, but are not limited to: pharmacokinetic dosing, medication profile review, renal dosing recommendations, verification of orders, and nutrition support including Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN).
The pharmacist will be responsible for assisting in the education and training of pharmacy students, PGY-1 pharmacy residents, PGY-2 pharmacy critical care residents, NICU Fellows, and Pediatric Housestaff on NICU/Nursery rotation.
In addition, they will be responsible for performance improvement projects in their area, protocol development, patient outcomes and cost-improvement initiatives. Attend committee meetings, aide in research, medication use evaluations, staff education, and presentations.
Schedule will be forty hours/week including every fourth weekend and some evening shift coverage. Weekends will include coverage of all orders and medication-related needs for all of Batson Children’s Hospital (including NICU and Newborn).
About the Facility
Batson Children’s Hospital is a 250 bed tertiary facility that is connected to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. A new Children’s Hospital expansion will be completed in 2020, which will provide for 88 new private NICU/Newborn beds. The NICU provides ECMO services and is the state’s referral center for complex newborn care.
Clinical Informatics Pharmacist:
The pharmacist will provide clinical leadership and help implement and maintain a variety of software and automation solutions to meet mission critical objectives and optimize care delivery processes. The pharmacist will be involved with medication processes, from ordering to administration to billing. This position will join a team that support clinical applications, physicians, pharmacists, and other clinicians. UMMC is an EPIC EHR facility and utilizes Omnicell and Arxium Rxworks as some of its major automation vehicles.
Possession of a license or eligible for licensure to practice as a pharmacist in the state of Mississippi.
Previous experience in hospital pharmacy and/or the completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Residency is required. Completion of an applicable ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Residency is preferred.
About The University of Mississippi Medical Center
The University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, is the state's only academic health science center. UMMC includes six health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.) Enrollment in all programs is more than 2,800 students.
The Medical Center's missions are to improve the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow's health-care professionals, by conducting health sciences research, and by providing cutting-edge patient care. A major goal of the Medical Center is the elimination of differences in health status of Mississippians based on race, geography, income or social status.
Integral to its education and research missions, UMMC provides wide-ranging patient care programs. Four specialized hospitals on the Jackson campus include the only children's hospital in Mississippi, a women and infants' hospital, an adult hospital, and a critical care hospital. UMMC offers the only Level 1 trauma center, the only Level 4 neonatal intensive care nursery, and the only organ transplant programs in the state, in ad...dition to many other referral services. University Physicians, the faculty group practice of the School of Medicine, includes about 500 doctors, many of them among leaders in their field, who care for patients in the university hospitals and in clinics on campus, around the Jackson metro area, and in outreach clinics around the state.
With more than 9,100 full- and part-time employees, UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi. The Medical Center's $1.6 billion annual budget - approximately one-tenth from state appropriations - represents 10 percent of the Jackson metro area economy and 2 percent of the state economy. Despite the recent national recession, UMMC continues to grow in all its mission areas.