The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is seeking a highly motivated individual for an established clinical pharmacy specialist position in solid organ transplantation. This challenging position provides opportunities to deliver high quality pharmaceutical care to transplant patients and consultation with transplant physicians and other healthcare providers on the provision of drug therapy recommendations. Primary responsibilities include:
- Participating in multi-disciplinary patient care rounds
- Ensuring the optimal use of medications including effectiveness, safety, and cost
- Monitoring, screening, and approving drug-related orders
- Precepting and educating pharmacy residents (PGY1 and PGY2) and students (APPEs)
- Providing medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff education
- Educating patients on the safe and proper use of their medications
- Developing, updating and managing transplant treatment protocols and guidelines
- Conducting quality improvement projects and participating in clinical research
- Reviewing transplant patients’ orders for completeness and accuracy
- Assisting physicians and other providers with the computerized physician order entry system
VCU Health System is the acute care component of VCU Medical Center, a 779-bed academic medical center located in historic downtown Richmond. VCU Health System delivers transplant patient care services to the VCU Medical Center’s Lee-Hume Transplant Center, offering multidisciplinary treatment options and access to clinical research trials. The service introduced a Total Pancreatectomy and Autoislet Transplant Program in the past year. VCU Health System has a significant clinic, in addition to an inpatient unit, for treating solid organ transplant patients.
A PharmD degree and a PGY1 residency are required. A PGY2 residency in Solid Organ Transplantation, or equivalent practice experience in transplantation, is preferred.
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.