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Clinical Pharmacist-Inpatient Operations Sterile Preparations Pharmacy
Requisition Number: 235983
Regular or Temporary: Regular
Durham, NC, US, 27710
Personnel Area: DUKE HOSPITAL
Date: Aug 22, 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
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.
Duke University Hospital - Durham, North Carolina
Every other weekend
Provide pharmaceutical care services to the patients of the Duke University
Health System including, but not limited to oversight, monitoring,
preparation, dispensing and proper documentation of patient medication therapy
as well as providing drug information, patient information and oversight of
information and dispensing systems; ensure compliance with Federal, State and
local laws and regulations as well as proper storage and documentation. May
also advise physicians on matters pertaining to drug usage and control;
participate in the development and delivery of continuing education programs
for Pharmacy, Patient Care Services, Medical Staff and students.
Review and monitor patient's medication therapy and orders written by
appropriate caregivers for safety and efficacy considering specific
patient conditions and health status; advise patient care team of issues
with, or possible enhancements to, patient's medication therapy and
document such interventions. Prepare, label and dispense medications for
patients in accordance with physicians' prescriptions; ensure compliance
with Federal, State and local laws and regulations pertaining to the
dispensing of drugs and narcotics and the maintenance of required records.
Maintain appropriate records of dispensing and oversee and maintain the
systems that charge or credit for medications and medication treatments.
Provide drug information and educate caregivers, patients and students
regarding medications and their proper use and monitoring. Oversee and
monitor all aspects of the medication process; collect data and present
reports and recommendations regarding issues with the medication systems.
Ensure that appropriate medications are available for patients and
properly procured, prepared, stored and maintained.
Supervise the process and technical personnel who assist in preparation,
maintenance and dispensing of drugs and supplies.
Provide support, education and oversight for investigational medications
for patients; provide information regarding their preparation, labeling
and availability within the medication system; maintain appropriate and
required records and documentation for investigational drugs.
Provide specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drug usage and
therapeutic outcomes including advising physicians on issues concerning
drug therapy, the inherent toxicity of drugs and side effects, as well as
assisting in the prescription of appropriate doses.
Contributes to the education of students and pharmacy residents.
Maintain liaison relationships with medical and nursing staff; provide
timely information pertaining to pharmaceutical supplies, drug usage and
compatibility, state and federal regulations regarding drug controls, and
Joint Commission standards.
Conduct and evaluate medication histories, assess compliance and suggest
modifications so as to achieve desired outcomes; instruct patients in the
proper use of prescribed drugs; participate in patient care rounds with
multidisciplinary teams to evaluate patient progress.
Individualize medication regimens using sound principles, accounting for
pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic variations in drug absorption,
distribution, metabolism and elimination with responsibility for
establishing and continually improving the delivery of pharmaceutical care
to patients within areas of direct responsibility and assisting others in
the department with the same.
Conduct and participate in research including, but not limited to,
performing as the primary investigator or co-investigator for research
programs which will impact on the delivery of quality care or examine the
pharmacoeconomic impact of providing care to the patients in the Duke
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
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
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with various
members of health care teams
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.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Licensed Pharmacist or eligible to practice pharmacy in North Carolina
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