General Description: Pharmacists in the Center for Medication Policy collaborate with healthcare professionals across the health system to promote the safe, effective and fiscally responsible use of medications.
Position Summary: A clinical pharmacist position in the Center for Medication Policy is immediately available. Candidates must possess excellent writing, organizational, analytic, clinical and interpersonal skills. This clinical pharmacist position has many exciting and challenging responsibilities, the major ones include:
· Work with pharmacy teams, healthcare providers and committees to establish policies and implement initiatives that improve medication utilization and overall quality of patient care
· Support activities that impact the health system formulary
· Lead health system formulary evaluation teams to facilitate medication/class reviews, guideline development and review
· Distribute a monthly newsletter to communicate key updates related to the formulary and medication policy
· Participate in the advancement of pharmacogenomics projects
· Track and develop initiatives to ensure REMS processes are being implemented and followed
· Collaborate with teams to manage drug shortages
· Promote safe use of medications by collaboration with pharmacy informatics and medication safety teams
· Contribute to and maintain the Center for Medication Policy webpage
· Participate in the development and analysis of medication utilization evaluations to recommend improvements
· Participate in research related to medication policy and utilization to impact the delivery of quality care
· Provide accurate and timely responses to drug information requests
· Contribute to student and resident education
· Provide educational lectures (Duke, State/Local, National) and seek opportunities to publish
· Work with peers to achieve division and departmental goals
· Take responsibility for personal and professional growth
· Maintain familiarity with all departmental programs and work as an integral part of the pharmacy team
Education/Experience: B.S. or PharmD degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy with at least 3 years of hospital experience. Residency training preferred.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications: North Carolina Pharmacist License Required or desired credentials or experience of applicants: Preference given to those with demonstrated ability to achieve positive patient outcomes in a similar environment, candidates with training or experience in drug information, medication safety or medication policy, with strong communication and data analysis skills. Contact Information: Ann Scates McGee, PharmD, Director, Center for Medication Policy, Duke University Hospital.