Internal Medicine (Geriatrics)
The Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist will be an integral member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team providing comprehensive pharmacy services to adult geriatric internal medicine patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The primary focus will be supporting a geriatric teaching service and a geriatric hospitalist service. Clinical services provided include but are not limited to participating in discharge huddle or patient rounds as appropriate, developing specific pharmacotherapeutic goals, recommending a regimen and developing a monitoring plan to meet the individualized drug therapy needs of the patient, deprescribing recommendations and facilitating smooth transitions of care. The clinical pharmacist is responsible for leading efforts in the prevention and reporting of medication errors and adverse drug reactions according to policy and works to continuously improve process and practice in the institution to enhance safety of medication therapy. The qualified candidate will perform targeted drug therapy monitoring, medication use evaluations, and quality improvement projects consistent with Vanderbilt University Medical Center goals. Excellent teaching skills are essential, as the clinical pharmacist will be responsible for staff development, precepting and mentoring pharmacy students and residents, and providing formal and informal instruction to nursing and medical staff. Collaboration and integration with pharmacy, nursing and medical staff, and excellent communication skills are essential.
- Day Shift
- Every 4th weekend
- Holiday rotation
- Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 3 years relevant experience plus Bachelor's Degree or PharmD plus three (3) years relevant experience or PharmD plus completion of ASHP - Accredited PGY1 residency training program.
- Licensed Pharmacist Required
- Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency plus more than a year of relevant experience OR completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency (internal medicine, geriatrics or similar)
- Board of Pharmacy Specialties Board Certification in Geriatrics (BCGP) or Pharmacotherapy (BCPS)
- Experience working in an academic medical center
Additional Qualification Information:
Per Pharmacy Department policy, all new hires are subject to pre-employment drug screening (post offer), as well as for cause and random drug screening during their tenure with Vanderbilt.
To provide outstanding patient care by optimizing medication use and ensuring patient safety. Our commitment extends to our patients, customers, & community and encompasses service, teaching and research to optimize medication-related outcomes.
- Reviews drug orders and/or prescriptions to ensure the safe, appropriate and cost-effective use of medications. Prepares and dispenses medications, provides drug information and manages medication therapy in accordance with federal, state and local regulations and hospital policy.
- Provides outstanding patient care by optimizing medication preparation and resolving medication-related problems.
- Maintains the quality, safety, and consistency of clinical Pharmacy services in assigned areas.
- Supervises the activities of assigned support personnel and verifying the accuracy and appropriateness of all medications prepared by support personnel prior to dispensing to patients or dispensing to healthcare providers for administration to patients.
- The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
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VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
- US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
- Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
- Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
- The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows.
- Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
- National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement.
- Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.