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Work Location: Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
Monday - Friday
Every 3rd or 4th Weekend
7:00am - 3:30pm
Practice or research specialty/focus of the position: Heart Transplant Service
Position Summary: The Heart Transplant Clinical Pharmacist position within the Clinical and Patient Care Services (CPCS) Division provides clinical pharmacy services to actively contribute to the management of patients in the Heart Transplant Population in various phases of care. Responsibilities include:
Maintains outstanding skills as a clinical pharmacist and consistently demonstrates the value of pharmacy services
Provide clinical pharmacy services and oversight for safe use of medication. This includes dispensing, administering, and monitoring of medications. This may include, but is not limited to:
Coordinates patient care with transplant team
Completes/Reviews medication reconciliation
Provides medication counseling/education
Interprets pharmacokinetic/therapeutic drug monitoring data
Screens for drug interactions, therapeutic duplications, omissions, etc.
Monitors patients for therapeutic and/or toxic response to medication
Ensures continuity of care and access with all medications
Document transplant pharmacy services provided in accordance with regulatory requirements based on policies developed in accordance with CMS Conditions of Participation and UNOS policy
Participate in the multidisciplinary selection committee and assess pharmacologic risks to transplant and provide recommendations on post-transplant immunosuppression and infection prophylaxis regimens
Provides support to improve safety and to reduce risk to patients treated in the transplant program. Reports events and/or concerns via the safety reporting system
Provides oversight of cost-effective use of medications and treatments. This includes risk reduction and correct utilization of resources to optimize care
Provides coordination in transitions of care
Addresses both inpatient and ambulatory patient specific drug therapy inquiries
Provides leadership in developing guidelines and critical pathways to improve the care and safety of heart transplant patients
Educates medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff about the management, prescribing, and monitoring of transplant therapies
Participates in departmental and hospital committees and initiatives related to transplant
Provides educational lectures and/or participates in research (Duke, State/Local, and National)
Contributes to student and resident education
Works with peers to achieve division and departmental goals
Takes responsibility for personal and professional growth
Maintains familiarity with all departmental programs and works as integral part of the pharmacy team
Provides backfill to other solid organ transplant services (ex: abdominal and lung) as necessary
Additional responsibilities as assigned by manager
Doctor of Pharmacy Degree OR BS Pharmacy Degree
With a BS Pharmacy degree, two years of pharmacy practice experience, or acceptable board certification, or completion of an accredited residency program and demonstrated ability to achieve positive patient outcomes in a similar environment is required.
With Doctor of Pharmacy degree, no experience is required.
2+ years of clinical practice experience or experience in managing transplant patient populations preferred
PGY1 or Pharmacy Practice Residency preferred; with 1+ years of clinical practice experience or experience in managing transplant patient populations preferred
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency and BCPS or BCTXP preferred.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Licensed Pharmacist or eligible to practice pharmacy in North Carolina
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