Duke University PEDIATRIC CLINICAL PHARMACIST (DUH WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S) in Durham, North Carolina

107800BR

Auto req ID:

107800BR

Duke Entity:

DUKE HOSPITAL

Job Code:

5079 CLINICAL PHARMACIST

Job Description:

PEDIATRIC CLINICAL PHARMACIST, DUKE UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Occupational Summary

Provide pharmaceutical care services to the patients of the Duke University Health System including, but not limited to oversight, monitoring, preparation, dispensing and proper documentation of patient medication therapy as well as providing 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. May also advise physicians on matters pertaining to drug usage and control; participate in the development and delivery of continuing 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 local laws and regulations pertaining to the dispensing of drugs and narcotics and the maintenance of required records.

  • Provide drug information and educate caregivers, patients and students regarding medications 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 process and technical personnel who assist in preparation, maintenance and dispensing of drugs and supplies.

  • Provide support, education and oversight for investigational medications for patients; provide information regarding their preparation, labeling and availability within the medication system; maintain appropriate and required records and documentation for investigational drugs.

  • Provide specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drug usage 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 multidisciplinary teams to evaluate patient progress. Individualize medication regimens using sound principles, accounting for pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic variations in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination with responsibility for establishing and continually improving the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients within areas of direct responsibility and assisting others in the department with the same.

  • 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, 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

Location:

Durham

Exempt/Non-Exempt:

Exempt

Requisition Number:

401527139

Position Title:

PEDIATRIC CLINICAL PHARMACIST (DUH WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S)

Shift:

Rotating

Job Family Level:

I2

Full Time / Part Time:

PART TIME

Regular / Temporary:

Regular

Department Name:

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL INPATIENT PHARMACY

Minimum Qualifications:

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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 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