Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist - Duke Regional Hospital - Full Time, M-F 3pm - 11:30pm
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 173380
Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
Position requires Monday-Friday, 8-hour shifts, 3:00 pm-11:30 pm. Requires every 8th weekend rotating shift.
Preferred Qualifications: Completion of PGY-1 & PGY-2 residency or equivalent level of pharmacy experience in Critical Care or ED Medicine.
Occ Summary Provide pharmaceutical care services to the patients of the Duke University Health System including, but not limited tooversight, monitoring, preparation, dispensing and proper documentation of patient medication therapy as well asproviding drug information, patient information and oversight of information and dispensing systems;ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations as well as proper storage and documentation. Mayalso advise physicians on matters pertaining to drug usage and control; participate in the development and delivery ofcontinuing education programs for Pharmacy, Patient Care Services, Medical Staff and students.
Work Performed Review and monitor patient's medication therapy and orders written by appropriate caregivers for safety and efficacy considering specific patient conditions and health status; advise patient care team of issues with, or possible enhancements to, patient's medication therapy and document such interventions. Prepare, label and dispense medications for patients in accordance with physicians' prescriptions; ensure compliance with Federal, State and locallaws and regulations pertaining to the dispensing of drugs and narcotics and the maintenance of required records.Maintain appropriate records of dispensing and oversee and maintain the systems that charge or credit for medicationsand medication treatments. Provide drug information and educate caregivers, patients and students regardingmedications and their proper use and monitoring. Oversee and monitor all aspects of the medication process; collect data and present reports and recommendations regarding issues with the medication systems. Ensure that appropriate medications are available for patients and properly procured, prepared, stored and maintained. Supervise the processand technical personnel who assist in preparation,maintenance and dispensing of drugs and supplies. Provide support,education and oversight for investigational medicationsfor patients; provide information regarding their preparation,labeling and availability within the medication system; maintain appropriate and required records and documentation forinvestigational drugs. Provide specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drugusage and therapeutic outcomes including advising physicians on issues concerning drug therapy, the inherent toxicity of drugs and side effects, as well as assisting in the prescription of appropriate doses.Contributes to the education of students and pharmacy residents. Maintain liaison relationships with medical and nursing staff; provide timely information pertaining to pharmaceutical supplies, drug usage and compatibility, state and federal regulations regarding drug controls, and Joint Commission standards. Conduct and evaluate medication histories, assess compliance and suggest modifications so as to achieve desired outcomes; instruct patients in the proper use of prescribed drugs; participate in patient care rounds with multi-disciplinary teams to evaluate patient progress. Individualize medication regimens using sound principles, accounting for pharmaco dynamic and pharmaco kinetic variations in drug absorption,distribution, metabolism and elimination with responsibility for establishing and continually improving the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients within areas ofdirect responsibility and assisting others in the department with the same. Conduct and participate in research including,but not limited to, performing as the primary investigator or co-investigator for research programs which will impact on the delivery of quality care or examine the pharmaco economic impact of providing care to the patients in the DukeHealth System. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form. Extensive knowledge of drug products, medical therapeutics,pharmaco kinetics, 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
Level Characteristics N/A
Minimum Qualifications Education Doctor of Pharmacy Degree OR BS Pharmacy Degree
Experience With a BS Pharmacy degree, two years of pharmacy practice experience, or acceptable board certification, or completionof an accredited residency program and demonstrated ability to achieve positive patient outcomes in a similarenvironment 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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