• Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Solid Organ Transplant

    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/3/2020 12:14 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    ICE PTSL Clinical Services
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Pharmacy Specialist Solid Organ Transplant will serve on an inpatient clinical team to provide Continual assessment of drug therapy prescribing, appropriateness, effectiveness and safety monitoring including drug concentrations and pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug (drug, food, over-the-counter and dietary). Will provide admission and discharge medication reconciliation/facilitation/planning. Will provide patient and caregiver education (pre and post transplant) and see patients in outpatient setting to help with disease state management and minimizing long term complications.


    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 offered commensurate with experience


    • Participates in daily rounding on inpatient services.
    • Completes daily notes on patients during initial transplant hospital admission.
    • Reconciles admission medication at initial transplant hospital admission.
    • Provides Patient and caregiver education at initial transplant hospital admission (and note in chart).
    • Reconciles discharge medication, pill box fill, and coordination of medication pick up/weekend medication delivery at initial transplant hospital admission.
    • Evaluates patients for transplant (with evaluation note).
    • Evaluates pharmacy refill history in patients thought to be non-compliant.
    • Present at transplant listing meeting.
    • Follows up post transplant evaluation (with evaluation note).
    • Provides Daily phone calls from patients, providers, and other pharmacies.
    • Designs all outpatient therapy plans and coordination of appointment scheduling.
    • Renews annual outpatient belatacept appointments.
    • Completes prior authorizations, insurance issues, calling pharmacies and explaining billing of medications.
    • Follows up with patients in outpatient clinic after initial evaluation (yearly evals, etc).
    • Provides outreach to UAMS transplant clinics throughout the state.
    • Evaluates immunizations and recommends immunizations pre and post transplant.
    • Assists in transplant diabetic clinic, help with diabetic teachings.
    • Provide medication reconciliation and discharge counseling on all organ transplant patients admitted to UAMS.
    • Provides weekend coverage with APRN/ pharmacist on weekends.
    • Improves vacation clinic coverage.
    • Helps with insurance issues, prior authorizations, medication/infusion coverage.
    • Helps with yearly evaluations.
    • Helps cover inpatient and clinic when clinical pharmacist busy with outreach clinics or discharges patients.
    • Other duties as assigned. 


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • 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 previous clinical experience 

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


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • PharmD or MS
    • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY2 residency in transplant

    • Board Certification
    • Five (5) years experience working as a clinical pharmacist in a solid organ transplant setting

    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. 


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

    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: Frequently
    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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