Shenandoah University-Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
November 6, 2017
Full Time - Experienced
Specialty Practice Areas:
The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy invite applications for a full-time, 12-month faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level based at the Winchester campus. The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy is an innovative school emphasizing the development of interpersonal and communication skills, and the integration of technology into education and practice. The Winchester campus is housed in the Health Professions Building on the Winchester Medical Center campus, which is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Northern Virginia, one hour west of Washington, DC. The Dr. Terry Sinclair Health Clinic (SHC), formally known as the Free Medical Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley, Inc., is a non-profit, charity care clinic that serves the residents of the City of Winchester and Frederick and Clarke Counties, Virginia. For patients to qualify for services at the clinic, they must not have medical insurance, or qualify for such insurance, and have income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Patients qualifying for services have access to primary care, laboratory tests and referrals to specialty care as deemed appropriate. An interdisciplinary team of nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, community health workers and behavioral health practitioners work together to provide primary and specialty care to this otherwise underserved population.
Responsibilities of the position include:
The primary responsibilities of the faculty will be the provision of pharmacy services in an ambulatory clinic setting, focusing on transitions of care as well as chronic disease management within an interdisciplinary care team. Practice responsibilities will encompass a broad range of primary care disease states including but not limited to diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and assisting the medical team with various other issues such as smoking cessation, hepatitis C management, naloxone counseling in high risk patients, and any other medication related issues. The faculty member will also serve as a preceptor for IPPE and APPE students and PGY1 residents. Didactic teaching will occur within Shenandoah’s therapeutic modules and patient assessment skills series, but may also occur within other courses or laboratories. Service and scholarship responsibilities will be determined by faculty rank as required to accomplish career contract.
The candidate should possess a Pharm.D. degree and be eligible for pharmacy licensure in the State of Virginia. The candidate should possess an in-depth understanding of clinical pharmacy practice, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work within innovative pharmacy practice models. A pharmacy practice (PGY1) residency an emphasis in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy or the ability to demonstrate equivalent experience in pharmacy practice is required; a specialty residency (PGY2) or fellowship training are preferred. Candidates with prior academic or institutional practice experience are encouraged to apply.
Inquiries and nominations for the position should be addressed to Dr. Iain Pritchard, Assistant Professor of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Shenandoah University, 1775 N. Sector Court, Winchester, VA 22601, email@example.com. To apply please submit a packet including a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Pritchard, with SHC–Winchester in the subject line. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected. Pre-employment background check will be required. The job may require driving and if applicable, a satisfactory driving record will be required.
Shenandoah University and The Sinclair Health Clinic do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.
About Shenandoah University-Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
The mission of the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy is to engage in scholarly activity, service, and deliver a highly integrated, learner-centered curriculum using progressive instructional technology to educate and train students and pharmacists to become ethical and compassionate healthcare professionals who serve their patients, community, and profession of pharmacy.