Ensures the safe and effective use of medications by providing medication order verification while assessing for optimal drug product selection, dosage regimen design, effective administration and drug therapy monitoring services in the UVA Medical Center. Monitors inpatient and outpatient drug therapies when appropriate, and works with relating medical staff to find alternatives when needed, to ensure the best care possible is being given.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides clinical pharmaceutical care to patients.
- Enhances the quality of delivery of care.
- Demonstrates proficiency in Pharmacy distributive services.
- Supports the educational and professional development of the Pharmacy department.
- Engages in professional self-development.
The Department of Pharmacy Services provides decentralized clinical services and employs clinical pharmacy coordinators and clinical pharmacists. Dispensing occurs through Unit Based Pyxis Machines and central pharmacy that includes a state of the art IV clean room. In addition, the department has six ASHP-accredited residency programs and is a satellite campus for Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Clinical pharmacy services are provided to outpatient clinics and outpatient dispensing pharmacies are expanding.
The Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health comprises 9 fellows and more than 20 faculty with clinical, research, and educational activities in microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, and clinical investigation. Inpatient clinical services include two adult consultation teams, one of which exclusively serves immunocompromised patients. Faculty also provide service to the Ryan White HIV clinic in addition to general ID, STD, and travelers’ clinics. An antimicrobial stewardship program has been in place for more than ten years and is currently co-directed by an ID physician and an ID pharmacist, and utilizes a computerized surveillance and decision support system.
UVAHS is recruiting for an infectious disease clinical pharmacist to join our team to further support antimicrobial stewardship initiatives (80%) and provide cross-coverage to our adult internal medicine patient populations (20%). This pharmacist will be a hospital-wide resource, supporting the safe and effective use of antimicrobial agents by providing optimal drug product selection, dosage regimen design, effective administration and drug therapy monitoring to these patients. Other responsibilities include developing protocols and guidelines, participating in outcomes research, and precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students and PGY1- and PGY2-pharmacy residents.
Applicants should possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia. PGY-1 plus PGY-2 residency in infectious diseases is required. Candidates must possess excellent analytical, clinical, patient, and interpersonal skills. Application information can be found at: https://www.medicalcenter.virginia.edu/human-resources/careers/jobs
Interested candidates should attach a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, application, and three letters of reference to their application, with attention to
Michelle McCarthy, Pharm.D., Director, Medication Use Policy
University of Virginia Health System
Department of Pharmacy Services
PO Box 800674
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0674
Pay Range: 47.00 - 68.15
Primary Location: Charlottesville
1215 Lee St.
To Apply: https://uvahealth.taleo.net/careersection/1/jobdetail.ftl?job=30017
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.