As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA
The Clinical Pharmacist in Ambulatory Pharmacy Services acts as a specialist to provide clinical services as the part of University of Utah Health Care Ambulatory Pharmacy Services. This position will focus on population management and implementation of an integrated health care solutions to improve clinical outcomes for all patients in our system. Responsibilities include all clinical activities around central refill authorization center (clinically review refill requests for internal medicine and family practice patients), transitions of care services (telephonic follow-up with discharge patients), specialty pharmacy case management such as clinical assessment and drug education, clinical review of specialty prior authorization documents, and pre-visit planning services in conjunction with the Medication Therapy Management Program. The position will also oversee technicians at Pharmacy Services Call Center and provide clinical/drug information consulting services for triage nurses at Care Navigation Center.
Clinical pharmacists insure safe, effective, and cost-efficient medication therapy is implemented for all patients in their care and monitor care appropriately. This includes preparing medications, participating in the drug distribution process, monitoring drug therapy, providing drug information to patients and providers, providing clinical pharmacy services, solving medication related problems for individual patients as well as in the medication use process, and supervise daily workflow to accomplish daily tasks allotted to the pharmacist and those who report to him or her (e.g., technicians, residents, students, or interns). Clinical pharmacists participate in quality improvement projects to improve clinical care or pharmacy operations.
Clinical pharmacists must work effectively as a team member, communicate clearly, assertively, and professionally, to all pharmacy customers including patients, their families, and other staff members, and provide superior customer service when interacting with patients, visitors, family members, staff, co-workers, and vendors. Clinical pharmacists must be willing to work with trainees in the department (eg, students, interns, residents or new staff).
Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.