Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Job Description:

Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.

Monday-Friday rotating 8:00 AM-5:00PM & 9:00AM-6:00PM except 11:00am-8:00PM on Tuesday (Flexibility with rotating these shifts required)

Clinical Pharmacist - LCHC Pharmacy (Full-Time, Day Shift)

The Clinical Pharmacist will be based at our Duke pharmacy at Lincoln Community Health Center, a FQHC in Durham, North Carolina. The Center provides the highest quality of care to a culturally diverse population in the Durham area. The ideal candidate will work with a team of pharmacy professionals and other health care providers to perform a variety of routine and enhanced pharmacy services including preparing and dispensing drugs in accordance with standard procedures while ensuring optimal health outcomes. Being part of an award winning team in work culture and teamwork, the candidate must be able to balance efficiency with accuracy, work both independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment. Delivering comprehensive care with compassion and excellent customer service while meeting regulatory compliance standards is essential to this role. The candidate must model behaviors that exemplify our core values of safety, teamwork, excellence, diversity and integrity.

General Description of the Job Class

Provide pharmaceutical care services to the patients of the Duke University Health System and/or community partners/affiliates 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; support business and operational needs; ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations as well as proper storage and documentation. Maintain compliance with all accrediting bodies, third party vendors and patient assistance programs along with the required documentation. May also advise Providers 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.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

  • Review and monitor patient's medication therapy and orders written by Providers 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.

  • Conduct and evaluate medication histories, assess compliance and suggest modifications to achieve desired outcomes; participate in patient care rounds with multidisciplinary teams to evaluate patient progress if assigned.

  • Provide drug information and educate Providers, caregivers, patients and students regarding medications and their proper use and monitoring. Ensure patient /caregiver understanding of intended treatment and anticipated outcomes, by utilizing DUHS/ community partner/ affiliate translation resources when needed.

  • Oversee and monitor all aspects of the medication process including safety; collect data and present reports and recommendations regarding trends and issues identified with the medication systems and safety if assigned.

  • Oversee and monitor medication adherence initiatives; collect data, reconcile reimbursements and present reports and recommendations regarding trends and issues identified if assigned.

  • Identify and implement IT opportunities to improve care, compliance and safety for patients in the various electronic systems used by the department.

  • Prepare, label and dispense medications for patients in accordance with providers' prescriptions; ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations pertaining to the dispensing and administration of drugs and narcotics and the maintenance of required records. Periodically review participation requirements and maintain compliance with all accrediting bodies, third party vendors and patient assistance programs along with the required documentation if assigned.

  • Ensure that appropriate medications are available for patients and properly procured, prepared, stored and maintained.

  • Oversee the process, required documentation and technical personnel who assist in procurement, preparation, storage, maintenance, distribution 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 if assigned.

  • Provide specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drug usage and therapeutic outcomes including advising providers on issues concerning drug therapy, the inherent toxicity of drugs and side effects, as well as assisting in the prescription of appropriate doses. 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.

  • 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. As applicable, provide timely information to regulatory bodies, third party vendors and patient assistance programs along with the required documentation.

  • Conduct and participate in research, if assigned, 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 Health System and/or community partners/affiliates.

  • Collate and analyze data collected by the department to prepare posters and journal articles for sharing knowledge at conferences and publications if assigned.

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (preferred) 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.

Prefer FQHC or outpatient pharmacy experience.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

Licensed Pharmacist or eligible to practice pharmacy in North Carolina

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form.

  • Excellent clinical skills; extensive knowledge of drug products, medical therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and disease states.

  • Ability to work with information systems, clinical platforms, and automated and technical equipment; including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.

  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with various health care team members to deliver patient centered care while demonstrating the value of pharmacy services.

  • Ability to remain focused, accurate and efficient in pharmacy workflow while providing excellent customer service in an empathetic manner. Able to flex easily with changing workflow and department priorities.

  • Experience in maintaining 340B compliance in the provision of pharmacy services and medication distribution in a FQHC caring for underserved and uninsured patients.

  • Experience in the access, provision and management of Patient Assistance Programs, Bulk Replenishment Programs and Hepatitis C treatment at a FQHC.

  • Experience in creating, implementing and providing medication therapy management services, comprehensive medication reviews and chronic care management through pharmacy outreach resulting in improved health outcomes.

  • Must be self-directed, seek personal and professional growth, demonstrate initiative, have excellent problem solving skills and be highly organized with attention to detail.

  • Demonstrates teamwork within the Pharmacy Department and participate in the group approach to patient care by providing support to peers and other practice areas as needed in addition to daily assignments.

  • Demonstrates reliability and accountability to Pharmacy Department, colleagues, patients and healthcare professionals.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Level: I2

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