Position Summary: The pharmacist in this position provides anticoagulation management services to the VAD patient population consistent with established therapy goals. In alignment with the Department of Pharmacy’s mission focusing on delivering exceptional pharmacy services for a healthier tomorrow, the pharmacist assures that patient care is maintained through compliance with policies and procedures, state, federal and regulatory guidelines. Certain specific responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):
Facilitating and significantly contributing to efforts aimed at assuring seamless transition of care between inpatient and outpatient care settings for VAD patients as it relates to anticoagulation management
Providing consistent outpatient INR monitoring in accordance with established desired INR ranges
Maintaining appropriate and timely documentation in the electronic health record (EHR) accessible to other healthcare providers
Contributing to the development of protocols as well as quality assurance and performance improvement initiatives
Participating in the development of pharmacy learners (students & residents) by serving as a preceptor and role model
Providing educational lectures and/or participating in research endeavors (Duke, State/Local, National)
Working with pharmacy ambulatory leadership and peers to achieve division and departmental goals
Taking responsibility for personal and professional growth
Maintaining familiarity with all departmental programs and works as an integral part of the pharmacy team.
Desired credentials or experience of applicants: Three years of relative clinical hospital/ambulatory experience and/or completion of a PGY1 residency and PGY2 residency in ambulatory care or cardiology. Licensed as a pharmacist by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy.
Required or desired advanced knowledge and skills and abilities: leadership skills, progressive degrees of responsibility, ability to lead initiatives and people, and to consistently deliver results; proficiency in knowledge translation, implementing evidenced-based strategies, change management, and teaching; scholarly potential, interest, and participation in academic research; effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to establish and maintain working relationships with various members of health care teams; effective analysis of data and processes for opportunities for improvement; ability to manage numerous diverse projects simultaneously through effective priority setting, efficient use of time, organization; knowledge of accreditation standards and regulations related to health care; attention to detail and accuracy; and computer literacy
Duke University Hospital, established in 1930, is consistently ranked by US News and World Report as one of America's best hospitals. Located within the Research Triangle, Duke University and the region offer an excellent quality of life, including close proximity to the North Carolina beaches and mountains.
The 943 bed tertiary and quaternary care hospital serves as the flagship of Duke Unive...rsity Health System (DUHS), which includes two community hospitals, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital, as well as affiliations with other hospitals in the region, community based primary care practices, home care, infusion services and hospice care. It offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; an extensive complement of major surgery suites; recognition as one of 40 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers, an Eye Center, the Duke Heart Center and the Children's Health Center.
DUH also functions as a research hospital with a federally funded clinical research unit where medical advances are achieved and applied; and as a teaching hospital for students of medicine, nursing, and the allied health sciences.