University of Iowa Healthcare (UIHC) has a robust system of both primary care and specialty clinics, with over one million outpatients visits annually. Along with being recognized as one of the best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes has named the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa’s top in health care in the magazine’s America’s Best Employers List for 2021.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Speciality Clinics
The ambulatory pharmacist provides pharmaceutical care services to patients seen in specialty clinic areas. The pharmacist provides clinical support, education, coordination of dispensing, and monitoring for patients receiving specialty medications through UIHC Specialty Pharmacy Services. The pharmacist will work with physicians, nurses, pharmacy staff, and other healthcare providers as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. The pharmacist will be present in clinic when patients are scheduled to see the clinical pharmacist and conduct follow-up monitoring of therapy. The pharmacist will communicate therapeutic recommendations to healthcare providers in clinic, coordinate medication-planning activities including facilitation of prescription writing, working with the patient assistance program for prior authorizations and payment concern, and provide patient education and monitoring. The pharmacist also serves as a role-model/practitioner-educator for Doctor of Pharmacy students and pharmacy residents and carries out clinical practice responsibilities for the Department of Pharmaceutical Care.
Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree
Eligibility for or current license by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners
Board Certification in an applicable area within 12 months of hire
Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency or 2 years of experience in a complex multi-disciplinary healthcare environment
Excellent verbal and written skills are required
Job related experience with and/ or commitment to service excellence
Job related experience with and/ or commitment to diversity in the work environment
Satisfactory completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency in Ambulatory Care is highly desirable
Active board certification in Ambulatory Care or Pharmacotherapy is highly desirable
Able to work independently, prioritize multiple stakeholders and tasks, manage details and deliver results in an environment with competing demands
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) is an internationally recognized teaching hospital that provides premier multidisciplinary patient care services while supporting an environment for health education programs at all levels and in all specialties. UIHC is recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center. An approximately 860-bed comprehensive medical center and regional referral center, University of Hospitals and Clinics is committed to providing patient focused care that is available to every person, around the clock, in every environment devoted to innovative care, excellent service, and exceptional outcomes.