• Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-NICU

    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/12/2018 9:19 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    ICE PTSL Clinical Services
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist 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 neonatal intensive care and total parenteral nutrition), or the individual may have expertise is specific pharmacy management areas (such as information systems, drug utilization evaluation, or investigational drugs).


    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

    Salary:  Negotiable


    • Provides consultative assistance to physicians, nurses, and other staff of the NICU Team along with providing pharmaceutical care to patients in the NICU.
    • Provides medication review, rounding with one of two neonatal teams, participation in a pharmacokinetics monitoring service, answering drug information questions for the medical and nursing staff, providing TPN monitoring and writing of TPN orders, collaborating with the second NICU pharmacist on a daily basis, and acting as the liaison between the NICU, the OB units and the pharmacy.
    • Reviews and interprets medication orders, pertinent lab results and drug profiles to ensure appropriate drug therapy has been prescribed and ensures that drug interactions are considered.
    • Will have the opportunity to precept pharmacy students and residents and contribute to protocol development and scholarly projects.
    • Participates in department, hospital and campus committees upon request, and be instrumental in developing and implementing Clinical Pharmacy Services in assigned areas.
    • Develops policy and procedures when appropriate. 
    • Prioritizes work appropriately, accept responsibility for work area, have good work awareness, assist others when work is completed, and work effectively with team/work groups and others to fulfill the UAMS Mission. 
    • Adopts practices to improve work processes, enhance guest satisfaction and reduce wastes and costs, participate in ongoing hospital performance assessment and process improvement, and ensure continuing department performance assessment and process improvement. 
    • Participates in creating work processes to enhance customer satisfaction and reduce waste. 
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualification:

    • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy or BS Pharmacy Degree.
    • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency and/or at least 3 years equivalent previous clinical experience in neonatal intensive care.

    • Certification as a licensed Registered Pharmacist by the State of Arkansas or eligible for licensure.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Pharm.D. or MS
    • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY2 residency in Pediatrics

    • Board certification

    • Five (5) years experience working as a clinical pharmacist in a neonatal intensive care unit

    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 check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. 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: Frequently
    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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