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Work Location: Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
Practice or research specialty/focus of the position: Abdominal Transplant Ambulatory Clinic
Position Summary: This clinical pharmacist will join our team of Abdominal Transplant Clinical pharmacists and will maintain a practice in the Abdominal Transplant Ambulatory Clinic. This pharmacist will work with the team to actively contribute to the continuity of care for the abdominal transplant patient population in the pre-transplantation phase and as they transition into the post-transplantation phase in the ambulatory setting.
Clinical Practice and Medication Management:
Participates in clinic and provide clinical pharmacy services and oversight for safe use of medication. This includes prescribing, dispensing, administering, and monitoring of medications. This may include, but is not limited to:
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
Coordinates patient care with inpatient transplant team
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 and oversight of high-acuity patients from inpatient to ambulatory.
Addresses patient specific drug therapy inquiries.
Provides leadership in developing guidelines, order forms, and critical pathways to improve the care and safety of patients.
Educates medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff about the management, prescribing, and monitoring of transplant therapies.
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 leadership in developing guidelines, order forms, and critical pathways to improve the care and safety of patients. Duke University Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
Provides leadership to maintain JC accreditation standards within the realm of medication use within the Program.
Coordinates with Duke Retail pharmacies and patient assistance teams to provide seamless medication access to all patients. Facilitates prescription fulfillment through Duke Retail pharmacies.
Serves as a resource for Duke retail pharmacies staff on transplant related medication issues.
Proactively assesses and ensures medication adherence and makes appropriate documentation on the inquiry
Collaborates with Infusion Pharmacy staff to provide continuity of care on medication infusion related issues as necessary
Develop and participate in pharmacy-related research projects and quality improvement initiatives
Provides oversight of transplant staff education for critical elements of medication use in patient care and clinical research.
Provides leadership support for research efforts in patient care areas.
Presents scholarly materials at educational conferences for the transplant program and pharmacy professional meetings and organizations (Duke, State/Local, National)
Understands and actively participates in the achievement of division and departmental financial goals
Models behaviors that exemplify Duke's guiding principles, including trustworthiness, respect, diversity, learning, and teamwork.
Pursues Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP) designation within a year of hire
Additional responsibilities as assigned by Manager
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form.
Extensive knowledge of drug products, medical therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and disease states. Ability to work with information systems, automated and technical equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with various members of health care teams
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.
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
2+ years of clinical practice experience or experience in managing transplant patient populations preferred
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Licensed Pharmacist or eligible to practice pharmacy in North Carolina
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