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Pain and Palliative Care Clinical Pharmacist
Based on Experience
Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner
Durham, NC
Position Description
CLINICAL PHARMACIST – Department of Pharmacy

Applicable Position Description: Clinical Pharmacist

Practice or research specialty/focus of the position: Pain/Palliative Care

Position Summary: This pain/palliative care pharmacist position in the Department of Pharmacy provides clinical pharmacy services to patients on the pain and palliative care service as well as support clinical pharmacy and departmental programs. Responsibilities include:

• Maintains outstanding skills as a clinical pharmacy practitioner and consistently demonstrates the value of pharmacy services.
• Provide palliative care for hospitalized patients and their families facing serious medical problems
• Participate in comprehensive clinical evaluation and care of patients and their families.
• Provide expertise in medication use and monitoring, symptom management, and assessment of the risks and benefits of therapy and provision of continuity of care.
• Educates medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff about the management, prescribing and monitoring of therapies used in patient care area(s) of responsibility.
• Serves as a resource to the Department of Pharmacy for area(s) of expertise.
• Participates in departmental and hospital committees and initiatives related to practice area.
• Provide clinical education and mentorship to clinicians and trainees.
• Provides educational lectures and/or participates in research (Duke, State/Local, National).
• Works with peers to achieve division and departmental goals.
• Takes responsibility for personal and professional growth.
• Maintains familiarity with all departmental programs and works as integral part of the pharmacy team.

Required or desired credentials or experience of applicants: Pharm.D.; 2 years of practice experience desired; PGY1 or Pharmacy Practice Residency preferred; PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Residency preferred; Licensed or eligible to practice pharmacy in North Carolina

Description of institution/organization: Duke University Hospital is a 979-bed tertiary care teaching facility offering a broad array of inpatient and ambulatory care services. The Department of Pharmacy provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care to patients with a staff of more than 100 pharmacists and 120 technicians. Located within the Research Triangle, Duke University and the region offer an excellent quality of life, including close proximity to the North Carolina beaches and mountains. For more information on Duke University Hospital see our web page at duke.

Contact Information: Amanda M. Ball, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, Clinical Manager, Clinical and Patient Care Services, Duke University Hospital. Phone: (919) 681-2758, email:
Contact Information

Amanda M. Ball, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Duke University Hospital
Durham, NC
Telephone: 919-681-2758
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