Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Location: Durham, North Carolina 2f 2g Duke Clinic building
This clinical pharmacist will maintain a clinical practice and actively contribute to the continuity of care for a designated patient population as they transition between inpatient and outpatient.
Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm no holidays or weekends
Clinical Pharmacist Responsibilities:
Provides clinical leadership for ILD program design and implementation
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:
Provides medication counseling/education o Interprets pharmacokinetic/therapeutic drug monitoring data
Screens for drug interactions, therapeutic duplications, omissions, etc.
Monitors patients for therapeutic and/or toxic response to medication
Collaborate with care team to develop clinical responses to prior authorizations. o Assists with review and management of specialty drugs
Coordinate medication-based reviews with pre-transplantation team
Ensures continuity of care and access with all medications
Provides support to improve safety and to reduce risk to patients treated in the ILD 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.
Provides leadership in developing guidelines, order forms, and critical pathways to improve the care and safety of patients
Provides leadership to maintain TJC 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. Participates in Specialty Pharmacy on-call coverage
Facilitates prescription fulfillment through Duke Retail pharmacies.
Serves as a resource for Duke retail pharmacies staff on ILD 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 staff education for critical elements of medication use in patient care and clinical research.
Educates medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff about the management, prescribing, and monitoring of ILD therapies.
Participates in the education of pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.
Provides leadership support for research efforts in patient care areas.
Presents scholarly materials at educational conferences for the program and pharmacy professional meetings and organizations (Duke, State/Local, National)
Understands and actively participates in the achievement of division and departmental financial goals
Maintains familiarity with all departmental programs and works as integral part of the pharmacy team.
Models behaviors that exemplify Duke's guiding principles, including trustworthiness, respect, diversity, learning, and teamwork.
Takes responsibility for personal and professional growth.
Pursues Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP) designation within a year of hire
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
3-5+ years of clinical practice experience or experience in managing transplant patient populations
PGY2 transplant residency or PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency with transplant rotation and BCPS or BCACP preferred, and a demonstrated ability to achieve positive patient outcomes in a similar environment.
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.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Licensed Pharmacist or eligible to practice pharmacy in North Carolina
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