Scope of Position In cooperation with other pharmacists and healthcare providers, acts as a resource and provides answers to drug information questions for patients, family, pharmacists, nurses, physicians, medical students, pharmacy students and other associate hospital personnel both inpatient and outpatient. Participates in the pre-, peri-, and post-transplant management of patients in the hospital and the ambulatory transplant clinic. Participates in appropriate hospital and/or departmental committees relevant to transplant and participates in clinical research and quality improvement projects. Acts as a primary preceptor for pharmacy students, PGY1 and PGY2 residents.
Position Summary This position functions to coordinate all aspects of patients' pharmaceutical needs in abdominal transplantation and covers both inpatient and ambulatory services. Duties include but are not limited to: participation in the transplant clinic; rounding with the inpatient transplant surgery and transplant medicine services, assurance of appropriate dose, route, frequency and duration of therapy; patient medication profile review for drug-drug interactions, duplication of therapy, drug allergy interactions and appropriate regimens; medication reconciliation; coordination of patients' pharmaceutical needs with physicians, mid-level providers, and nurses. The patient population includes adult kidney, liver, and pancreas pre- and post-transplant recipients.
Central Ohio’s only adult transplant center, the Ohio State Comprehensive Transplant Center is a world leader in lifesaving care and transplant research.
#7 transplant program, by volume, in the United States in 2021
11,500 solid organ transplants since 1967, a milestone achieved by less than 10% of all U.S. transplant centers
Organ Assessment and Repair Center performs essential research to increase the number of donor organs available for transplantation with ex-vivo organ perfusion clinical trials for lung, liver and heart
Multidisciplinary research collaboration with Nationwide Children’s Hospital at the Center for the Epidemiological Study of Organ Failure and Transplantation (CESOT) to improve outcomes in transplantation worldwide
Members of the Acute Liver Failure Study Group, a collaborative network of 28 hospitals that have studied more than 3,000 cases of acute liver failure
One of the largest and most experienced kidney-pancreas centers in the world
Ability to perform living donor transplants of both the kidney and liver
Only experts in central Ohio to perform auto islet cell transplantation to cure end-stage pancreatitis, which left untreated leads to diabetes
Recognized as one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for the 28th consecutive year with 9 nationally ranked specialties
For more information: https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/transplant
Registered pharmacist in the State of Ohio; board certified or ability to obtain board certification within 2 years of hire; advanced degree (Pharm.D./MS) and PGY2 residency in solid organ transplant.
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 2021 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.