Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-PRN-Extra Help

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

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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-PRN-Extra Help

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Temporary Part-Time


ICE PTSL Clinical Services IP C

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The PRN Clinical Pharmacy Specialist works under minimal supervision. A clinical pharmacy specialist provides expertise to the department not routinely available from the pharmacy staff. The abilities of this individual may include a broad background in pharmaceutical care, specifically in clinical pharmacy practice, with knowledge applicable to both inpatient and ambulatory care settings. This clinical pharmacy specialist provides pharmaceutical care services and clinical expertise using approved disease state management protocols in collaboration with other health professionals, managing patient drug therapy/pharmacokinetics/nutrition by consult, providing patient education, and promoting high quality, evidence-based, cost-effective medication therapy strategies through clinical recommendations. The clinical pharmacy specialist participates in multi-disciplinary settings and team rounds to optimize patient care while educating providers, residents, and students. Performs these duties in the clinical areas as assigned.

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 patient care and the lives 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









Ability to work independently and handle stress appropriately.

Ability to work cooperatively with the medical center and all pharmacy staff.

Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedules.

Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions, and respond quickly to urgent/emergent clinical or medication-related requests.

Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing).

Ability to review complex medication regimens and provide evidence-based recommendations to optimize patient care and outcomes.

Ability to apply pharmacokinetic or pharmacodynamics principles to recommend new or alternative medication regimens.

Ability to provide formal education programs relating to appropriate use of drug therapy.

Knowledge of principles, methods, and practices of pharmacy including the Pharmacy Practice Act.

Knowledge of state and federal drug laws and guidelines.

Knowledge of hospital pharmacy operations, clinical pharmacy services, and ambulatory care clinical settings.

Knowledge of computer systems, even more specifically, pharmacy computer systems.

Ability to plan, develop, and administer a clinically-oriented pharmacy program.

Ability to coordinate activities in clinical settings with the pharmacy department and with other divisions of the hospital.

Ability to coach, evaluate, mentor, model, precept, and teach pharmacy students and pharmacy residents (PGY-1 or PGY-2).

Documentation of patient care activities.

Potential patient scheduling for clinic visits.

Attendance at clinic and/or pharmacy department meetings.

Other related duties as assigned.

The clinical pharmacy specialist will also become credentialed as a clinician to provide disease state management through approved protocols in the designated clinical practice setting(s).









Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy or a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy

Successful completion of a clinical pharmacy residency (PGY1) OR 5 years of proven experience in direct patient care in an inpatient clinical practice setting

Licensed as a pharmacist by the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy or eligible for Arkansas licensure

Preferred Qualifications:


PGY2... For full info follow application link.


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: 3059363

Posted On: Sep 18, 2021

Updated On: Sep 25, 2021