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Clinical pharmacists insure safe, effective, and cost-efficient medication therapy is implemented for all patients in their care and monitor care appropriately. This includes preparing medications, participating in the drug distribution process, monitoring drug therapy, providing drug information to patients and providers, providing clinical pharmacy services, solving medication related problems for individual patients as well as in the medication use process, and supervise daily workflow to accomplish daily tasks allotted to the pharmacist and those who report to him or her (e.g., technicians, residents, students, or interns). Clinical pharmacists participate in quality improvement projects to improve clinical care or pharmacy operations. Clinical pharmacists must work effectively as a team member, communicate clearly, assertively, and professionally, to all pharmacy customers including patients, their families, and other staff members, and provide superior customer service when interacting with patients, visitors, family members, staff, co-workers, and vendors. Clinical pharmacists must be willing to work with trainees in the department (eg, students, interns, residents or new staff).
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Solves problems in the medication use process for patients and the organization.
Identifies and engages in organizational and department quality improvement activities to improve patient care, medication use process, and pharmacy operations.
Educates and trains residents, students, interns, colleagues and other health care professionals as well as supervises technicians, residents, interns, or trainees in their job tasks.
Responsible for the medication use process of preparing and dispensing medications following medication use policy and all laws, regulations, and standards applicable to pharmacy practice.
Assesses appropriate drug information and literature resources, and provides effective information to varied audiences including patients, other health care professions, and peers.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Ability and willingness to train department trainees (eg students, residents, new staff).
Ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
Advanced degree (PharmD or MS) and PGY1 plus PGY2 specialty residency or equivalent clinical practice experience.
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.
Residency - PGY2 in Emergency Medicine or Critical Care
Current licensure to dispense controlled substances in the State of Utah.
One of the following
Current Pharmacist license in the State of Utah
Current time-limited license to practice as a Pharmacist in the State of Utah. The time-limited license is issued in cases of State Emergencies and are valid only during the time frame indicated.
* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.
This position involves light work that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require light work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. This position involves standing for extended periods of time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
University of Utah Health is the Mountain West's only academic health care system, combining excellence in patient care, the latest in medical research, and teaching to provide leading-edge medicine in a caring and personal setting. The system provides care for Utahns and residents of five surrounding states in a referral area encompassing more than 10 percent of the continental United States.
Whether it's for routine care or highly specialized treatment in orthopedics, stroke, ophthalmology, cancer, radiology, fertility, cardiology, genetic-related diseases, organ transplant, or more than 200 other medical specialties, University of Utah Health offers the latest technology and advancements, including some services available nowhere else in the region.
As part of that system, University Hospitals and Clinics relies on more than 1,400 board-certified physicians and more than 5,000 health care professionals who staff five hospitals.
Pharmacies at University of Utah Health are located in specialty centers and neighborhood health centers across the Wasatch Front, providing services for prescriptions, prescription refills, and a wide variety of over-the-counter medications.
...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.