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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-ID

at UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-ID

Requisition ID

2021-77492

Category

Professional

Position Type

Regular Full-Time

Department

ICE PTSL Clinical Services IP C

Post End Date

9/25/2021

Overview

 

 

 

The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Infectious Diseases works under minimal supervision. A Clinical Pharmacy Specialist provides to the department expertise not routinely available in the pharmacy staff. The abilities these individuals have may include a broad background in specific clinical areas (such as infectious diseases, surgical intensive care, and total parenteral nutrition), or the individual may have expertise in specific pharmacy management areas (such as information systems, drug utilization evaluation, or investigational drugs).

The Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Stewardship (ID/AMS) Pharmacist is responsible for support of the infectious diseases division and services, as well as the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. This position serves as a member of the ASP Team, and the AMS Sub-committee of the P&T Service Line.

Yearly, this pharmacist will collaborate on an annual report detailing the goals and outcomes of the ASP. This pharmacist will also be responsible for annual antibiogram production, and maintenance of the Antimicrobial Handbook.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.

 

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family

Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave

Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)

Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS

Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000

Career Training and Educational Opportunities

Merchant Discounts

Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate with experience.

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

 

 

Conducts medication review and rounds with one of the ID service teams at least twice weekly

Participates in a pharmacokinetics monitoring service

Answers drug information questions for the medical and nursing staff

Acts as a liaison between the pharmacy, pharmacists and the ID team(s).

Reviews and interprets medication orders, pertinent lab results and drug profiles to ensure appropriate drug therapy has been prescribed and ensure that drug interactions are considered.

The ID/AMS pharmacist will have the opportunity to precept pharmacy students and residents, contribute to protocol development, and scholarly projects.

The ID/AMS pharmacist will help cover the restricted antibiotic phone line 24/7.

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of an ASHP Accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency -or- have at least 3 years of previous clinical experience in infectious diseases/antimicrobial stewardship.

Certification as a licensed registered pharmacist by the state of Arkansas, or eligible for Arkansas licensure.

Preferred Qualifications

PGY2 in ID

 

 

 

 

Physical Requirements

 

 

Stand: Frequently

Sit: Frequently

Walk: Frequently

Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally

Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs

Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently

Talk: Frequently

Hear: Continuously

Taste or smell: Occasionally

Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently

Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment

Noise Level: Moderate

Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity

Hazards: Chemical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Sharp objects/tools

 

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Job Posting: 3057875

Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

Updated On: Sep 26, 2021