The Department of Pharmaceutical Care at University of Iowa Health Care is seeking a Medication Safety Officer to join our team. The Medication Safety Officer provides oversight of the medication safety program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In addition, the Medication Safety Officer will provide administrative oversight and leadership for the UI Drug Information Center and Medication Use Evaluation program and be a member of the Department’s senior leadership team. This position will work with pharmacy leadership, nursing, medical, and information systems to help improve the medication use process through collaboration, communication, and on-going process improvement initiatives. The Medication Safety Officer will serve as a member of the Pharmacy and UI Quality Leadership Teams. This position is responsible for supporting development of new programs, performance improvement, and other management activities in collaboration with other departments.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at: https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Current license or eligibility to be licensed as Pharmacist by Iowa Board of Pharmacy.
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Administration Residency plus five (5) years’ experience in a complex health-system pharmacy environment or minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in a complex health-system pharmacy environment. Alternative residency training will be evaluated as acceptable alternatives based upon experiences.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
Ability and willingness to act as preceptor for student pharmacists and pharmacy residents.
Job-related experience with and/or commitment to service excellence is required.
Job-related experience with and/ or commitment to diversity in the work environment is required.
Strong analytical skills and an understanding of statistics, population data, and the concepts of risk and prioritization.
Job-related experience in the medication safety is desirable.
A Master of Science in Pharmacy or healthcare/management related advanced degree such as an MHA, MPH or MBA is desirable.
Experience with automation/technology, human resources management, project management and Epic electronic health record is highly desirable.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is a 811 bed comprehensive, university, teaching hospital. The Department of Pharmaceutical Care consists of approximately 130 pharmacists and 150 support staff and provides care to acute, ambulatory and home care patients. UIHC provides excellent flexible benefit options, an exceptional retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and five weeks of vacation.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and regional referral center. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was recently name in Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Employers 2015. In it, UI Hospitals and Clinics was named the #12 employer overall and #1 employer in the health care industry category across the country.