The pharmacist will provide clinical coverage for the University of Mississippi Medical Center Critical Care Hospital and the Emergency Department and contribute to the optimal management of the critically ill patient.
Provide clinical services which include, but are not limited to, pharmacokinetic dosing, anticoagulation management, medication profile review, renal dosing recommendations, order verification, and therapeutic recommendations. The pharmacist will also be responsible for responding to traumas, burn traumas, code blue response, code stroke response, and serve as a member on the rapid response team.
The pharmacist will be responsible for assisting in the education and training of pharmacy students, PGY-1 residents, and PGY-2 critical care residents.
In addition, they will participate in performance improvement projects, protocol development, cost improvement initiatives, committees, research, medication use evaluations, staff education, and presentations.
The schedule will be forty hours/week and will require weekend and holiday coverage.
About the Facility
University of Mississippi Medical Center is a 700-bed tertiary care facility. It is Mississippi’s only Academic Medical Center, Level I Trauma center, Burn center, Solid-Organ Transplant center, and Bone Marrow Transplant center. It is home to a 90 - bed critical care tower and a 56 - bed emergency department, including 4 trauma bays.
Possession of a license or eligible for licensure to practice as a pharmacist in the state of Mississippi.
Previous experience in hospital pharmacy and/or the completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency is required. Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY2 Residency in Critical Care or Emergency Medicine is preferred. Board certification is preferred.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to the Office of the Director, Employee Relations, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, is the state's only academic health science center. UMMC includes seven health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies, population health, and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.) Enrollment in all programs is more than 3,000 students.
The Medical Center's three-part mission is to improve the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow's health care professionals, by conducting health sciences research, and by providing cutting-edge patient care. A major goal of the Medical Center is the elimination of differences in health status of Mississippians based on race, geography, income, or social status.
Integral to its education and research missions, UMMC provides wide-ranging patient care programs. Three specialized hospitals on the Jackson campus include the only children's hospital in Mississippi, a women and infants' hospital, and a critical care hospital, along with University Hospital. UMMC offers the only Level 1 trauma center, the only Level 4 neonatal intensive care nursery unit, and the... only organ transplant programs in the state, in addition to many other referral services. University Physicians, the faculty group practice of the School of Medicine, includes about 500 doctors, many of them among leaders in their field, who care for patients in the hospitals and clinics on campus, around the Jackson metro area, and in outreach clinics around the state. UMMC includes two community hospitals, UMMC Holmes County and UMMC Grenada.
With more than 10,000 full- and part-time employees, UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi. The Medical Center's $1.6 billion annual budget - approximately one-tenth from state appropriations - represents 10 percent of the Jackson metro area economy and two percent of the state economy. UMMC continues to grow in all its mission areas.