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Adult Patient Care Area Pharmacist - Abdominal Transplant
01/07/2019
Based on Experience
Staff Pharmacist, Hospital
Jackson, MS
Position Description
The Patient Care Area Pharmacist will be part of the clinical pharmacy team, as well as a member of a multidisciplinary transplant team. They will assist with the review of medication profiles, make recommendations and interventions which will contribute to the optimal management of the patient.

The pharmacist will provide pharmaceutical care to abdominal solid organ transplant patients in accordance with JCAHO, UNOS, and CMS regulations. The pharmacist will also provide clinical services which include, but are not limited to, pharmacokinetic dosing, anticoagulation management, medication profile review, renal dosing recommendations, verification of orders, and nutrition support including Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) to patients as assigned.

The pharmacist will provide pre- and post-transplant medication education to patients. The pharmacist will also be responsible for providing education and training to pharmacy students, PGY-1 residents, and members of the transplant team.

In addition, they will be responsible for performance improvement projects in their area, protocol development, patient outcomes and facilitate cost containment initiatives. The pharmacist will attend committee meetings, aid in research, medication use evaluations, staff education, and presentations.

Schedule will be forty hours per week. There will be weekend coverage every fourth weekend and there will be some evening coverage as assigned.

About the Facility

University of Mississippi Medical Center is a 722-bed tertiary facility. It is the only teaching hospital in the state, home to the only level I trauma center, and the only transplant program in the state. It has a long history of solid organ transplant beginning with the world’s first lung and heart transplants performed by Dr. James Hardy in 1963 and 1964. Currently the solid organ transplant program provides kidney, liver, heart and pancreas transplants.

Required Qualifications:

Possession of a license or eligible for licensure to practice as a pharmacist in the state of Mississippi.
Previous experience in hospital pharmacy at a transplant center and/or the completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency is strongly desired. Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-2 Residency in Solid Organ Transplant is highly preferred as well. Board certification is preferred.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to the Office of the Director, Employee Relations, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505.


Contact Information
Reference Code - 88859
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Bridgett Bell
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Talent Acquisition
2500 North State St.
Jackson, MS 39216
Telephone: 601-815-7004
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