Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Provide pharmaceutical care services to the patie nts of the DukeUniversity Health System including, but not limited to ov ersight,monitoring, preparation, dispensing and proper documentation of patientmedication therapy as well as providing drug information, patient information and oversight of information and dispensing systems; ensurec ompliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations as well asp roper storage and documentation. May also advise physicians on matterspe rtaining to drug usage and control; participate in the development andde livery of continuing education programs for Pharmacy, Patient CareServic es, Medical Staff and students.
Review and monitor patient's medication therapy and orders written byappropria te caregivers for safety and efficacy considering specificpatient condit ions and health status; advise patient care team of issueswith, or possi ble enhancements to, patient's medication therapy anddocument such inter ventions. Prepare, label and dispense medications forpatients in accorda nce with physicians' prescriptions; ensure compliancewith Federal, State and local laws and regulations pertaining to thedispensing of drugs and narcotics and the maintenance of requiredrecords.Maintain appropriate r ecords of dispensing and oversee and maintain thesystems that charge or credit for medications and medication treatments.Provide drug informatio n and educate caregivers, patients and studentsregarding medications and their proper use and monitoring. Oversee andmonitor all aspects of the medication process; collect data and presentreports and recommendations regarding issues with the medicationsystems.Ensure that appropriate medi cations are available for patients andproperly procured, prepared, store d and maintained.Supervise the process and technical personnel who assis t in preparation,maintenance and dispensing of drugs and supplies.Provid e support, education and oversight for investigational medicationsfor pa tients; provide information regarding their preparation, labelingand ava ilability within the medication system; maintain appropriate andrequired records and documentation for investigational drugs.Provide specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drugusage andtherapeutic outcomes i ncluding advising physicians on issues concerningdrug therapy, the inher ent toxicity of drugs and side effects, as wellas assisting in the presc ription of appropriate doses.Contributes to the education of students an d pharmacy residents.Maintain liaison relationships with medical and nur sing staff; providetimely information pertaining to pharmaceutical suppl ies, drug usage andcompatibility, state and federal regulations regardin g drug controls,and Joint Commission standards.Conduct and evaluate medi cation histories, assess compliance and suggestmodifications so as to ac hieve desired outcomes; instruct patients inthe proper use of prescribed drugs; participate in patient care roundswith multidisciplinary teams t o evaluate patient progress.Individualize medication regimens using soun d principles,accounting forpharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic variatio ns in drug absorption,distribution, metabolism and elimination with resp onsibility forestablishing and continually improving the delivery of pha rmaceuticalcare to patients within areas of direct responsibility and as sistingothers in the department with the same.Conduct and participate in research including, but not limited to,performing as the primary invest igator or co-investigator for researchprograms which will impact on the delivery of quality care or examinethe pharmacoeconomic impact of provid ing care to the patients in theDuke Health System.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, S kills and Abilities
Ability to communicate clearly in oral and wr itten form.Extensive knowledge of drug products, medical therapeutics,ph armacokinetics, and diseasestates. Ability to work with informationsyst ems, automated and technical equipment.Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with variousmembers of health care teams
Doctor of Pharmacy Degree 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.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Licensed Pharmacist or eligible to practice pharmacy in North Carolina
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