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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Transplant

Rush University Medical Center

This is a Contract position in Chicago, IL posted July 28, 2019.

Job Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Transplant Department: Pharmacy Shift: 1st Specialty: Job Number: 2019-2133 Date Posted: 07/02/2019 Position Type: Pharmacy Job Qualifications: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Transplant Rush University Medical Center presents an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Transplant.

Clinical pharmacy services will be provided to the transplant recipients and/or the family/caregivers of transplant recipients of liver, kidney, and kidney/pancreas transplants during the pre, peri, inpatient, discharge, and post phases of transplantation and donation (where applicable for living donors).

The transplant pharmacy service will include identifying, solving, and preventing medication-related problems in the solid organ transplant population to the healthcare team, patients, and families.

The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities: Pre-Transplant Available during the evaluation phase if any multidisciplinary team member feels a consult is needed by the transplant pharmacist.

Actively participates in selection committees for liver, kidney, and kidney/pancreas transplantation.

Participates in patient education classes with multidisciplinary team members in preparing patients for transplantation.

Available for participation in in interdisciplinary discussions to determine eligibility of potentially high risk organ recipients prior to transplantation.

Inpatient Acute Care Attends interdisciplinary rounds for liver, kidney, and kidney/pancreas transplant daily to assist the transplant team with the design, implementation, and monitoring of medication regimens.

Reviews drug therapy to ensure appropriate use, dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, drug allergies, drug interactions, and cost effective therapy.

Discusses immunosuppression regimens with the multidisciplinary team and be able to develop an individualized immunosuppression regimen for every patient.

Documents relevant interventions in the patient electronic medical record in compliance with CMS regulations.

Reconciles home medications for admitted patients.

Discusses medication order clarifications with the prescriber/healthcare team and documents any changes in patient and pharmacy records.

Provides individual patient/family counseling on medication regimens, adherence to medication regiments, and adverse effects of medication regimens.

Participates in discharge planning and discusses relevant changes to the home medication list prior to discharge with the team and/or patient as required.

Post-Transplant Available on a consultative basis to the outpatient transplant clinic on patients with immunosuppression problems.

Living Donor Evaluation Identifies any indication for the transplant pharmacist’s referral.

Reviews the living donor’s medical record and completes a patient interview.

Communicates recommendations to the multidisciplinary team.

Post-Donation (Inpatient Acute Care) Position Qualifications Include: PharmD degree required.

Current State of Illinois licensure as a Registered Pharmacist required.

Must have completed a Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) residency.

Must have completed a Specialty (PGY2) residency in solid organ transplant or equivalent experience in solid organ transplant (at least 3-5 years) without a PGY2 residency.

Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy required.

Experience as a clinical pharmacist required.

Transplant center experience.

BLS/ACLS certifications required.

Company Highlights: Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career.

Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.

Rush is ranked second for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

For the 12th consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center and Rush-Copley Medical Center received an A grade in a nationwide safety evaluation of hospitals, putting them among the top 2.2 percent of hospitals.

Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health.

Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer.

We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Transplant Rush University Medical Center presents an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Transplant.

Clinical pharmacy services will be provided to the transplant recipients and/or the family/caregivers of transplant recipients of liver, kidney, and kidney/pancreas transplants during the pre, peri, inpatient, discharge, and post phases of transplantation and donation (where applicable for living donors).

The transplant pharmacy service will include identifying, solving, and preventing medication-related problems in the solid organ transplant population to the healthcare team, patients, and families.

The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities: Pre-Transplant Available during the evaluation phase if any multidisciplinary team member feels a consult is needed by the transplant pharmacist.

Actively participates in selection committees for liver, kidney, and kidney/pancreas transplantation.

Participates in patient education classes with multidisciplinary team members in preparing patients for transplantation.

Available for participation in in interdisciplinary discussions to determine eligibility of potentially high risk organ recipients prior to transplantation.

Inpatient Acute Care Attends interdisciplinary rounds for liver, kidney, and kidney/pancreas transplant daily to assist the transplant team with the design, implementation, and monitoring of medication regimens.

Reviews drug therapy to ensure appropriate use, dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, drug allergies, drug interactions, and cost effective therapy.

Discusses immunosuppression regimens with the multidisciplinary team and be able to develop an individualized immunosuppression regimen for every patient.

Documents relevant interventions in the patient electronic medical record in compliance with CMS regulations.

Reconciles home medications for admitted patients.

Discusses medication order clarifications with the prescriber/healthcare team and documents any changes in patient and pharmacy records.

Provides individual patient/family counseling on medication regimens, adherence to medication regiments, and adverse effects of medication regimens.

Participates in discharge planning and discusses relevant changes to the home medication list prior to discharge with the team and/or patient as required.

Post-Transplant Available on a consultative basis to the outpatient transplant clinic on patients with immunosuppression problems.

Living Donor Evaluation Identifies any indication for the transplant pharmacist’s referral.

Reviews the living donor’s medical record and completes a patient interview.

Communicates recommendations to the multidisciplinary team.

Post-Donation (Inpatient Acute Care) Position Qualifications Include: PharmD degree required.

Current State of Illinois licensure as a Registered Pharmacist required.

Must have completed a Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) residency.

Must have completed a Specialty (PGY2) residency in solid organ transplant or equivalent experience in solid organ transplant (at least 3-5 years) without a PGY2 residency.

Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy required.

Experience as a clinical pharmacist required.

Transplant center experience.

BLS/ACLS certifications required.

Company Highlights: Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career.

Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.

Rush is ranked second for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

For the 12th consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center and Rush-Copley Medical Center received an A grade in a nationwide safety evaluation of hospitals, putting them among the top 2.2 percent of hospitals.

Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health.

Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer.

We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.