Clinical Pharmacist, Acute Care - Overnights (part-time)
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Call Centre and Customer Service

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The University of Iowa Health Care, Department of Pharmaceutical Care, is seeking a part-time Clinical Pharmacist to join our Acute Care team. This position will work overnights - 4 on/14 off, 3 on/7 off in a 28-day cycle, working a total of 7 days in a 28-day stretch. The clinical pharmacist overnight position provides patient care services in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care. Clinical pharmacists at UIHC are involved in all aspects of patient care including, but not limited to, therapeutic drug monitoring, admission and discharge medication reconciliation, medication education, and precepting pharmacy learners. In addition to all members of the pharmacy team, they collaborate with other healthcare providers including, but not limited to, licensed independent practitioners, medical students and residents, nurses, and social workers and care coordinators.

Duties to include:

Provides Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM)

  • Evaluate medication orders to ensure accuracy and appropriateness
  • Assure pharmacokinetic assessment of drug dosing on appropriate patients
  • Communicate with prescribers on patient medication needs
  • Identify and evaluate adverse drug reactions on patients
  • Provide drug information to other healthcare professionals
  • Confirm/clarify patient drug allergies noted in medical record when needed
  • Complete medication histories on all patients and reconcile home medications against the admission medications
  • Review and reconcile all medications upon patient transfer between clinical services
  • Review daily therapeutic monitoring information for all patients served by the patient care unit (and other patient care units covered by the pharmacist's health care team)
  • Identify high-risk medication therapy by defined admission criteria and review as appropriate
  • Complete required competency exams as required by department

  • Documents Patient Care Activities Performed
  • Document medication error information into standard reporting system
  • Identify, evaluate, and take steps to avoid adverse drug reactions on all patients
  • Update patient allergies and patient-specific height and weight information when needed
  • Review and ensure correct medication histories are entered into the medical record
  • Provide and document medication counseling to patients for targeted populations
  • Document therapeutic drug monitoring assessments and recommendations

  • Coordinates Patient Communications/Interactions
  • Perform medication history and reconcile home medications with inpatient orders
  • Discuss drug allergy history
  • Conduct patient teaching classes (where appropriate)
  • For targeted high-risk populations, provide medication counseling at discharge

  • Spearheads Patient Care Initiatives
  • Coordinate medication orders written during assigned hours of duty
  • Follow-up on medication system problems
  • Carry out, through interventions and education, protocol antibiotic and DUE initiatives
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary initiatives
  • Serve on intra- and inter-departmental committees as required
  • Coordinate discharge planning activities

  • Provides Educational Services
  • Serve as preceptor for pharmacy students on clinical rotations sponsored by the UIHC Department of Pharmaceutical Care
  • Present in-service educational programs to staff nurses, physicians, and other members of the health care team
  • Present at and participate in other educational programs sponsored by the Department of Pharmaceutical Care, the College of Pharmacy, other UIHC departments, and state and national organizations
  • Coordinate/conduct patient medication education classes (where appropriate)

  • Education Requirements:
    • Pharm. D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree or Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
    Experience Requirements:
    • One (1) year of applicable pharmacy experience is required. Years of applicable experience include the time spent completing an ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency.
    • Current licensure by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners is required. Includes those eligible for obtaining this licensure.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Job related experience with and/or commitment to service excellence
    • Job related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work environment
    Desired Qualifications:
    • Experience in hospital pharmacy setting is highly desired
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or eligibility for completing BLS certification
    • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) or eligibility for completing ACLS certification
    • Satisfactory completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency in pharmacy
    • Satisfactory completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency in a specific field
    • Clinical experience in providing pharmaceutical care to patients in internal medicine areas
    • Board certification in Pharmacotherapy or another specialized field
    Position and Application details:

    In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission:
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.

    Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

    For additional questions, please contact Jenna Lueth at

    Additional Information
    • Classification Title: Clinical Pharmacist
    • Appointment Type: SEIU
    • Schedule: Part-time
    • Pay Level: 11
    Contact Information
    • Organization: Healthcare
    • Contact Name: Jenna Lueth
    • Contact Email:

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