Ambulatory Care, Family Medicine, Pharmacy Practice, Primary Care
The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy seeks applicants for Assistant / Associate Professor in the Community Clinical practice area. The School of Pharmacy is an instrument of the University of Charleston, designed to prepare pharmacists who will provide comprehensive patient care, advance the profession through research and advocacy, and to serve the community as leaders in rural health care. The School fosters active participation of faculty, staff and students in an agenda of community outreach, advocacy and activism as one of the hallmarks of the pharmacy program. The University of Charleston’s Pharmacy School offers a curriculum that seeks to develop pharmacy practitioners who are able to effectively communicate with diverse populations and work as an integral member of the healthcare delivery team.
The Community Clinical faculty position is full-time, non-tenure track (rank and salary commensurate with skills and experience). Faculty members are expected to support the vision and mission of the School of Pharmacy through teaching in the professional pharmacy curriculum, provide high-quality pharmacy services to an identified clinical practice site, participate in scholarly activities, serve as an active member of School of Pharmacy committees, and improve patient health outcomes in the state and region. The practice site for this position is located at a local community pharmacy.
The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy boasts many interesting and distinctive assets, including: • The School of Pharmacy has an onsite, faculty-driven medication & disease management clinic. Faculty members participate in direct patient care activities, community outreach and teaching of pharmacy students in the clinic. • The School of Pharmacy supports an Ambulatory Care Practice and Community Care residency program providing experience in the development and justification of clinic practice, and academic training through a teaching certificate program.
A brief position description is listed below. More complete details are available from the contact person. Additional information regarding the School of Pharmacy can be found on our website: www.ucwv.edu/Pharmacy.
Community Clinical Practice: The successful candidate is responsible for maintaining a clinical practice and education model site in the greater Charleston area. Clinical pharmacy services that will be provided (and billed for) include medication therapy management, patient education and counseling, and collaborative drug therapy recommendations. Establishment of expanded public health and community involvement at the site is expected.
The majority of the faculty member’s time will involve teaching fourth year pharmacy students, providing patient-centered services at the practice site, participating in the education and training of the school’s PGY-1 residents and providing didactic education in the classroom. Didactic responsibilities for the faculty member will include practice skills (verbal and written communications with both patients and other healthcare professionals, patient assessment, etc.), OTC medications and community practice management. Other areas of the curriculum may be included as needed. The faculty member will also be expected to participate in both scholarship and service activities.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation (electronic correspondence is encouraged) to:
David Bowyer, Pharmacy Practice Chairperson University of Charleston School of Pharmacy 2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE Charleston, West Virginia 25304 (304) 357-4892 email@example.com
Qualified candidates should have the Pharm.D. degree, completion of a one or two year pharmacy residency preferably in community pharmacy (or equivalent practice experience), and be eligible for licensure in West Virginia. A high degree of knowledge of standards and current trends in pharmacy practice, particularly in the area of chronic disease state management and other novel practice services (along with billing principles for these services) are highly desired. Previous academic experience is also a positive.
The University of Charleston (www.ucwv.edu) is located in the state capital of West Virginia amid magnificent mountains and rivers, with a panoramic view of the Capitol building across the Kanawha River. UC offers a professional education in a liberal arts setting to some 1300 undergraduate students and over 360 graduate students. The School of Pharmacy was established in 2006 and currently is hom...e to approximately 300 students with a class size of approximately 80 students.
The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy boasts many interesting and distinctive assets, including:
• The School of Pharmacy has an onsite, faculty driven medication & disease management clinic. Faculty members participate in direct patient care activities, community outreach and teaching of pharmacy students in the clinic.
• The School of Pharmacy supports a Pharmacy Practice and Community Care residency program providing experience in the development and justification of clinic practice, and academic training through a teaching certificate program.
Charleston, West Virginia
Charleston is the capital and largest city in West Virginia. It is the cultural and economic center of the state. The city has over 50,000 residents and the surrounding area over 250,000.
The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.