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Pharmacist - Acute Care Medicine and Oncology

Job ID: 7536
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Evening Job

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Job Description

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POSITION SUMMARY

The focus of this position will be providing evening clinical services, including comprehensive pharmaceutical care, disease management, and transitions of care in the acute care setting to adult patients on hematology/oncology and internal medicine services. This individual will also be responsible for providing experiential instruction to Doctor of Pharmacy students and UNC Medical Center pharmacy residents.

This is an evening shift position.

HEALTH SYSTEM BACKGROUND

The University of North Carolina (UNC) Healthcare system is a not-for-profit, integrated health care system, owned by the State of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. This health system exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care to residents of North Carolina.

The UNC Medical Center, the cornerstone of UNC Healthcare, is a public, academic medical center focused on providing high quality patient care, educating health care professionals, advancing research and providing community service. The medical center includes North Carolina Cancer Hospital, North Carolina Children's Hospital, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital, and the North Carolina Women's Hospital.

UNC’s Department of Pharmacy is an organization of more than 300 dedicated employees with focused attention on caring for patients of the UNC Health Care system. The department is culturally diverse and has a variety of backgrounds, interests, capabilities, and experience. Additionally, the UNC Department of Pharmacy is nationally recognized for excellence in pharmacy practice and has received numerous ASHP Best Practices Awards in Health-System Pharmacy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary job responsibilities include providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care and optimizing medication use for patients on inpatient hematology/oncology and internal medicine services. In addition, the selected candidate will serve to develop innovative clinical services and participating in quality improvement initiatives. The hours of this position will be Monday through Friday from 1:30pm to 10:00pm with a weekend rotation. These hours may change if needed based on operational needs.

Effort allocation will be as follows:

Evening Clinical Service responsibilities (80%)

·Provide support to medical and nursing staff, including order verification, profile review, clinical consultation as needed, and ensuring appropriate and optimized medication therapy management for patients on covered services

·Providing drug information to interdisciplinary colleagues

·Work on quality improvement initiatives within the Department of Pharmacy

·Complete therapeutic drug monitoring (e.g., antibiotics, anticoagulants, immunosuppression, and anti-fungals)

·Collaborate with prescribers to optimize orders

·Ensure hospital wide adherence to policies and procedures

·Assist with transitions of care

·Discharge medication reconciliation

·Admission medication reconciliation

·Coordination of prescriptions with outpatient pharmacy

·Provide discharge counseling when needed and complete appropriate documentation

·Provide pharmacy support for rapid responses and codes

·Assist in development and implementation of innovative disease management and medication use programs

Service Responsibilities (10%)

·Develop research initiatives to advance practice in pharmacy services at the UNC Medical Center

·Serve as a standing committee member on a select group of committees within UNC Medical Center

·The pharmacist will contribute to ongoing quality assurance initiatives for the Department of Pharmacy and UNC Medical Center

Educational Responsibilities (10%)

·The evening acute care clinical pharmacist will have responsibilities to educate students from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, PGY1 and PGY2 residents from UNC Hospitals on their experiential rotations.

OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

·Strong clinical skills and pharmacotherapy knowledge base in the acute care setting

·Strong oral and written communication, organizational and prioritization skills

·Ability to work in a team environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

·Completion of a PGY1 or PGY2 Residency or equivalent experience

    ·Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Certification

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