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Clinical Pharmacist, Lung Transplant Clinic

Duke University Hospital
Durham, North Carolina
Closing date
Nov 14, 2021

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Applicable Position Description: Clinical Pharmacist, Lung Transplant Clinic

Practice or research specialty/focus of the position:  Lung Transplant Ambulatory Care

Position Summary:  This clinical pharmacist will maintain a transplant clinical practice and actively contribute to the continuity of care for the lung transplant patient population in the pre-transplantation phase and as they transition into the post-transplantation phase in the ambulatory setting.  Responsibilities include:


Clinical Practice and Medication Management:

  • Participates in the clinic and provides clinical pharmacy services and oversight for safe use of medication. This includes prescribing, dispensing, administering, and monitoring medications. This may include, but is not limited to:

                     -Completes/Reviews medication reconciliation

                    -Provides medication counseling/education

                    -Interprets pharmacokinetic/therapeutic drug monitoring data

                    -Screens for drug interactions, therapeutic duplications, omissions, etc.

                    -Monitors patients for therapeutic and/or toxic response to medication

                    -Coordinates patient care with the inpatient transplant team

                    -Ensures continuity of care and access with all medications

  • Document transplant pharmacy services provided in accordance with regulatory requirements based on policies developed in accordance with CMS Conditions of Participation and UNOS policy
  • Participate in the multidisciplinary selection committee and assess pharmacologic risks to transplant and provide recommendations on post-transplant immunosuppression and infection prophylaxis regimens
  • Provides support to improve safety and to reduce risk to patients treated in the transplant program. Reports events and/or concerns via the safety reporting system.
  • Provides oversight of cost-effective use of medications and treatments. This includes risk reduction and correct utilization of resources to optimize care.
  • Provides coordination and oversight of high-acuity patients from inpatient to ambulatory.
  • Provides leadership in developing guidelines, order forms, and critical pathways to improve the care and safety of patients.
  • Provides leadership to maintain TJC accreditation standards within the realm of medication use within the Program.
  • Coordinates with Duke Retail pharmacies and patient assistance teams to provide seamless medication access to all patients. Participates in Specialty Pharmacy on-call coverage
  • Facilitates prescription fulfillment through Duke Retail pharmacies.
  • Serves as a resource for Duke retail pharmacies staff on transplant-related medication issues.
  • Proactively assesses and ensures medication adherence and makes appropriate documentation on the inquiry
  • Collaborates with Infusion Pharmacy staff to provide continuity of care on medication infusion-related issues as necessary
  • Develop and participate in pharmacy-related research projects and quality improvement initiatives
  • Provides oversight of transplant staff education for critical elements of medication use in patient care and clinical research.
  • Educates medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff about the management, prescribing, and monitoring of transplant therapies.
  • Participates in the education of pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.
  • Provides leadership support for research efforts in patient care areas.
  • Provides backfill to the other ambulatory transplant pharmacists
  • Presents scholarly materials at educational conferences for the transplant program and pharmacy professional meetings and organizations (Duke, State/Local, National)
  • Understands and actively participates in the achievement of division and departmental financial goals
  • Maintains familiarity with all departmental programs and works as an integral part of the pharmacy team.
  • Models behaviors that exemplify Duke's guiding principles, including trustworthiness, respect, diversity, learning, and teamwork.
  • Takes responsibility for personal and professional growth.
  • Pursues Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP) designation within a year of hire
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the manager

Required or desired credentials or experience of applicants:  

  • Pharm.D.; 3+ years of clinical practice experience or experience in managing transplant patient populations preferred
  • PGY2 transplant residency and BCPS preferred, and a demonstrated ability to achieve positive patient outcomes in a similar environment.
  • Licensed or eligible to practice pharmacy in North Carolina

Description of institution/organization: Duke University Hospital is a 954-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 470 pharmacists and 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

Contact Information: Anees Kanorwala PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Manager, Clinical and Patient Care Services, Duke University Hospital.  Phone: (919) 681-7496, 

 Department of Pharmacy  Duke University Hospital

Box 3089

Durham, NC 27710

Application Deadline: Open

Desired Starting Date: Open


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