Abdominal Transplant Clinical Pharmacist - Inpatient and Ambulatory (Weekdays/Day Shift)

Duke University
September 19, 2023
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Abdominal Transplant Clinical Pharmacist - Inpatient and Ambulatory

(Weekdays/Day Shift)

Work Arrangement:

Requisition Number: 230497

Regular or Temporary: Regular


Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area: DUKE HOSPITAL

Date: Aug 20, 2023

Duke University Hospital

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.

In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.

Work Location : Duke University Hospital – Durham, NC

Working hours:

  • Monday-Friday

  • Day Shift

  • Practice or research specialty/focus of the position: Abdominal Transplant Inpatient Services and Ambulatory Clinic

    Position Summary: This clinical pharmacist will join our team of Abdominal Transplant Clinical pharmacists and will maintain a split practice between our Inpatient Abdominal Transplant Services and the Abdominal Transplant Ambulatory Clinic. This pharmacist will work with the team to actively contribute to the continuity of care for the abdominal transplant patient population in the pre-transplantation phase and as they transition into the post-transplantation phase in the ambulatory setting.

    Clinical Practice and Medication Management:

  • Participates as a team member with the Inpatient and Ambulatory Abdominal Transplant Clinical Pharmacists to provide clinical pharmacy services and oversight for safe use of medication. This includes prescribing, dispensing, administering, and monitoring of medications. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Completes/Reviews medication reconciliation

  • Provides medication counseling/education

  • Interprets pharmacokinetic/therapeutic drug monitoring data

  • Screens for drug interactions, therapeutic duplications, omissions, etc.

  • Monitors patients for therapeutic and/or toxic response to medication

  • Coordinates patient care with inpatient transplant team

  • Ensures continuity of care and access with all medications

  • Document transplant pharmacy services provided in accordance with regulatory requirements based on policies developed in accordance with CMS Conditions of Participation and UNOS policy

  • Participate in the multidisciplinary selection committee and assess pharmacologic risks to transplant and provide recommendations on post- transplant immunosuppression and infection prophylaxis regimens

  • Provides support to improve safety and to reduce risk to patients treated in the transplant program. Reports events and/or concerns via the safety reporting system.

  • Provides oversight of cost-effective use of medications and treatments. This includes risk reduction and correct utilization of resources to optimize care.

  • Provides coordination and oversight of high-acuity patients from inpatient to ambulatory.

  • Addresses both inpatient and ambulatory patient specific drug therapy inquiries.

  • Provides leadership in developing guidelines, order forms, and critical pathways to improve the care and safety of patients.

  • Educates medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff about the management, prescribing, and monitoring of transplant therapies.

  • Provides educational lectures and/or participates in research (Duke, State/Local, and National)

  • Contributes to student and resident education.

  • Works with peers to achieve division and departmental goals.

  • Takes responsibility for personal and professional growth. Duke University Hospital

  • Department of Pharmacy

  • Maintains familiarity with all departmental programs and works as integral part of the pharmacy team.

  • Provides leadership to maintain JC accreditation standards within the realm of medication use within the Program.

  • Coordinates with Duke Retail pharmacies and patient assistance teams to provide seamless medication access to all patients. Facilitates prescription fulfillment through Duke Retail pharmacies.

  • Serves as a resource for Duke retail pharmacies staff on transplant related medication issues.

  • Proactively assesses and ensures medication adherence and makes appropriate documentation on the inquiry

  • Collaborates with Infusion Pharmacy staff to provide continuity of care on medication infusion related issues as necessary

  • Develop and participate in pharmacy-related research projects and quality improvement initiatives

  • Provides oversight of transplant staff education for critical elements of medication use in patient care and clinical research.

  • Educates medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff about the management, prescribing, and monitoring of transplant therapies.

  • Provides leadership support for research efforts in patient care areas.

  • Presents scholarly materials at educational conferences for the transplant program and pharmacy professional meetings and organizations (Duke, State/Local, National)

  • Understands and actively participates in the achievement of division and departmental financial goals

  • Models behaviors that exemplify Duke's guiding principles, including trustworthiness, respect, diversity, learning, and teamwork.

  • Takes responsibility for personal and professional growth.

  • Pursues Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP) designation within a year of hire

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by manager

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form.

  • Extensive knowledge of drug products, medical therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and disease states. Ability to work with information systems, automated and technical equipment.

  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with various members of health care teams

  • Level Characteristics

  • N/A
  • Minimum Qualifications


    Doctor of Pharmacy Degree OR BS Pharmacy Degree


  • With a BS Pharmacy degree, two years of pharmacy practice experience, or acceptable board certification, or completion of an accredited residency program and demonstrated ability to achieve positive patient outcomes in a similar environment is required.

  • With Doctor of Pharmacy degree, no experience is required.

  • PGY1 or Pharmacy Practice Residency preferred; with 1+ years of clinical practice experience or experience in managing transplant patient populations preferred

  • PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency and BCPS or BCTXP preferred

  • 2+ years of clinical practice experience or experience in managing transplant patient populations preferred

  • Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

  • Licensed Pharmacist or eligible to practice pharmacy in North Carolina
  • Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

    Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

    Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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