University of Utah Health Care

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Clinical Pharmacist - Inpatient Critical Care float, full-time

Clinical Pharmacist - Inpatient Critical Care float, full-time

Requisition Number 
26770
Reg/Temp 
Regular
Employment Type 
Full-Time
Shift 
Variable
Work Schedule 
Day and swing shifts, including weekends
Location Name 
University of Utah Hospital
Patient Care? 
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City 
SALT LAKE CITY
State 
UT
Department 
UUH IPC 11C PHARMACY IP
Category 
Pharmacy

More information about this job

Overview

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

 

We are seeking candidates that have completed PGY2 critical care residency training and hold BCCCP credentials. This position will also require availability for swing shifts and weekends.

 

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).

Responsibilities

  • Solves problems in the medication use process for patients and the organization.
  • Identifies and engages in organizational and department quality improvement activities to improve patient care, medication use process, and pharmacy operations.
  • Educates and trains residents, students, interns, colleagues and other health care professionals as well as supervises technicians, residents, interns, or trainees in their job tasks.
  • Responsible for the medication use process of preparing and dispensing medications following medication use policy and all laws, regulations, and standards applicable to pharmacy practice.
  • Assesses appropriate drug information and literature resources, and provides effective information to varied audiences including patients, other health care professions, and peers.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
  • Ability and willingness to train department trainees (eg students, residents, new staff).
  • Ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • Advanced degree (PharmD or MS) or equivalent clinical practice experience.
  • Demonstrated human relation, effective communication, and computer literacy skills.
  • Additional qualifications may be required depending on area the pharmacist is primarily assigned to work. Please see the preferred qualifications below.

Licenses Required

  • Current licensure to dispense controlled substances in the State of Utah.
  • Current Pharmacist license in the State of Utah (Obtain within 90 days of starting residency)

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • PGY2 Critical Care Residency is strongly preferred
  • Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) credentials
  • Scheduling availability for swings and weekends

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves light work that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require light work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. This position involves standing for extended periods of time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Color Determination, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Speaking, Standing, Walking