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CLINICAL PHARMACIST (3:00 pm-11:30 pm, every 4th weekend)

at Duke University Hospital

Posted: 10/4/2019
Job Reference #: 1367939

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Evening shift, 3:00 pm-11:30 pm with every 4th weekend. 

Occupational Summary

Provide pharmaceutical care services to the patients of the DukeUniversity Health System including, but not limited to oversight,monitoring, preparation, dispensing and proper documentation of patientmedication therapy as well as providing drug information, patientinformation and oversight of information and dispensing systems; ensurecompliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations as well asproper storage and documentation. May also advise physicians on matterspertaining to drug usage and control; participate in the development anddelivery of continuing education programs for Pharmacy, Patient CareServices, Medical Staff and students.

Work Performed

Review and monitor patient's medication therapy and orders written byappropriate caregivers for safety and efficacy considering specificpatient conditions and health status; advise patient care team of issueswith, or possible enhancements to, patient's medication therapy anddocument such interventions. Prepare, label and dispense medications forpatients in accordance with physicians' prescriptions; ensure compliancewith Federal, State and local laws and regulations pertaining to thedispensing of drugs and narcotics and the maintenance of requiredrecords.Maintain appropriate records of dispensing and oversee and maintain thesystems that charge or credit for medications and medication treatments.Provide drug information and educate caregivers, patients and studentsregarding medications and their proper use and monitoring. Oversee andmonitor all aspects of the medication process; collect data and presentreports and recommendations regarding issues with the medicationsystems.Ensure that appropriate medications are available for patients andproperly 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 medicationsfor patients; provide information regarding their preparation, labelingand availability within the medication system; maintain appropriate andrequired records and documentation for investigational drugs.Provide specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drug usage andtherapeutic outcomes including advising physicians on issues concerningdrug therapy, the inherent toxicity of drugs and side effects, as wellas assisting in the prescription of appropriate doses.Contributes to the education of students and pharmacy residents.Maintain liaison relationships with medical and nursing staff; providetimely information pertaining to pharmaceutical supplies, drug usage andcompatibility, state and federal regulations regarding drug controls,and Joint Commission standards.Conduct and evaluate medication histories, assess compliance and suggestmodifications so as to achieve desired outcomes; instruct patients inthe proper use of prescribed drugs; participate in patient care roundswith multidisciplinary teams to evaluate patient progress.Individualize medication regimens using sound principles, accounting forpharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic variations in drug absorption,distribution, metabolism and elimination with responsibility forestablishing and continually improving the delivery of pharmaceuticalcare to patients within areas of direct responsibility and assistingothers 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 researchprograms which will impact on the delivery of quality care or examinethe pharmacoeconomic impact of providing care to the patients in theDuke Health System.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 informationsystems, automated and technical equipment.Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with variousmembers of health care teams

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CLINICAL PHARMACIST (3:00 pm-11:30 pm, every 4th weekend)


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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, 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 robustexchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achievethis exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feelsecure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals arerespected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our communityhave a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Doctor of Pharmacy DegreeORBS Pharmacy Degree


With a BS Pharmacy degree, two years of pharmacy practice experience, oracceptable board certification, or completion of an accredited residencyprogram and demonstrated ability to achieve positive patient outcomes ina 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