• Pharmacist I-PRN Specialty Pharmacy

    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/8/2018 5:19 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Temporary Full-Time
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    Shift varies PRN


    The Pharmacy I - PRN Specialty Pharmacy works on-line as a pharmacist to help with the day to day operations of the Specialty Pharmacy Service including patient clinical assessments, patient outreach, medication management, prior authorizations, patient monitoring and distribution.  Specialties include multiple sclerosis, oncology, hepatitis, inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases, cystic fibrosis and transplant. The person in this position will help supervise the project coordinators and students, provide clinical information to providers and support the clinic pharmacy specialists.


    Salary offered commensurate with experience


    • Reviews physicians' orders/prescriptions for appropriateness of therapy, drug interactions, allergies, correct dosing, etc.  After review, enters/verifies physicians' orders/prescriptions in a timely and accurate manner. 
    • Provides pharmacological information by answering questions and requests of health care professionals; counsels patients on drug therapies and provides injection training.
    • Oversees project coordinators and student workers so that department work is accurately and quickly done. 
    • Maintains appropriate behavior in techs & students or reports violations to Supervisor. 
    • Processes STAT/NOW orders as soon as possible, and expedites delivery.
    • Fulfills Lead Pharmacist's duties when assigned.
    • Uses equipment as instructed, troubleshoots when needed, & reports malfunctions appropriately. 
    • Answers phone calls & provides drug information appropriately.  Documents all interactions in the electronic medical record. 
    • Fixes, rather than ignores, drug delivery problems. 
    • Trains students/new employees adequately & courteously. 
    • Signs out, dispenses, etc. investigational drugs accurately.
    • Prioritizes the workload and making sure that the project coordinator(s) and student(s) perform work in the order that best accommodates the workload. 
    • Completes any task at hand and to work alongside all other staff members to demonstrate the ability to complete work in a timely and accurate manner, while sharing the workload appropriately.  
    • After appropriate training:  Insures all patients have been appropriately screened prior to initiation of therapy. 
    • Communicates with providers any recommended testing prior to therapy. 
    • Communicates with provider all recommended monitoring for each specific therapy. 
    • Responds to project coordinators request for clinical assistance in a timely manner. 
    • Monitors lab work and manages patient side effects and acts as a liaison between the patient and the clinic.  
    • Adheres to UAMS patient safety plan and UAMS code of conduct.
    • Adheres to Clinical Programs and Department policies.  
    • Other Duties as assigned


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy
    • 1 year experience working as a pharmacist in retail or hospital setting.
    • Certification as a licensed Registered Pharmacist by the State of Arkansas or eligible for Arkansas licensure.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Pharm.D

    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.


    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background, registry check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Continuously
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Chemical


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