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Job ID: 6024
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job
Become part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.
Provides care of patients by optimizing medication use and drug distribution services.
The University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics Department of Pharmacy’s Acute Care Services Team has an immediate opening for a highly motivated individual interested in providing patient care to our inpatient psychiatry patients and behavioral health emergency medicine patients. The primary practice site for this position is the Psychiatric Emergency Service located in the Emergency Department (ED) at UNC Hospitals. The Psychiatric Emergency Service provides psychiatric assessment and triage of patients presenting to the ED in crisis, which includes acute suicidality, psychosis, intoxication, and ingestions. An additional practice site for this position is the UNC Neurosciences Hospital with 76 inpatient psychiatric beds. The UNC Neurosciences Hospital is an integral partner in UNC’s mission to serve the people of North Carolina. Inpatient care focuses on several patient populations including: Adult Psychotic Unit, Geropsychiatry Unit, Eating Disorders Unit, Crisis Unit, Child Psychiatry Unit, Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, and Peripartum Unit.
The Pharmacy Clinical Specialist in Psychiatry will provide pharmacotherapy services, medication profile review, response to drug information questions, order verification, problem resolution, transitions of care, patient counseling, and distributive functions as needed. This individual will play an active role in the transition of care process, primarily focusing on medication reconciliation and patient counseling. In addition, this person will work closely with other members the Department of Pharmacy to address any needs that might arise and that require this person’s qualifications and expertise. There are also opportunities to precept pharmacy students as a part of the institution’s relationship with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The hours of this position will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm with a weekend rotation. These hours may change if needed based on operational needs.
Completion of a PGY2 specialty residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy is strongly preferred. The designation of Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) or Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) is preferred. Prior experience as a resident and student preceptor is also preferred.
● Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy.
● Eligible for licensure as a Registered Pharmacist in NC. Licensure from NC Board of Pharmacy required within 6 months of orientation date or sooner if required for operations.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Legal Employer: STATE
Entity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: Pharmacy Decentral Services
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes
The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.
UNC Health is an equal opportunity employer. As such, UNC Health offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or political affiliation.