The Clinical Pharmacist provides specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drug usage and therapeutic outcomes for patients. The Clinical Pharmacist actively participates in multidisciplinary patient-care rounds, medication order evaluation and verification, drug distribution, technician supervision, and clinical services including medication histories, pharmacokinetic dosing, drug information requests, and patient counseling to ensure the best medication therapy outcomes. When applicable, the Clinical Pharmacist will participate in development of new programs, services, practices, and facilitate scholarly and professional development activities. Major job responsibilities include: medication order evaluation (to include but not limited to appropriateness and effectiveness) and verification, drug distribution support, technician supervision, clinical intervention, formulary management, and resource for nursing and physician medication related inquiries. The Clinical Pharmacist will participate in the design, implementation, and monitoring associated with the provision of safe, effective and economical pharmacotherapy for all patients. They will collaborate with pharmacy leadership in the development and implementation of clinical pharmacy services and ensure compliance with policies and procedures at UofL Hospital
Education & Training: Graduate from an accredited College of Pharmacy. Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy is required; Doctor of Pharmacy Degree is preferred. Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency OR three years of clinical experience required. Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY-2) Pharmacy Residency preferred.
Experience: Hospital experience is desirable, residency preferred.
License & Certification: Registered pharmacist or eligible for registration in Kentucky. Current board certification by Board of Pharmacy Specialties required within 2 years from date of hire. Current Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification from AHA or must obtain within 90 days from date of hire.