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Clinical Faculty (Open Rank)/ Clinical Pharmacist - Pediatrics

Employer
University of Illinois at Chicago/UI Health
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Salary
commiserate with experience
Closing date
Feb 19, 2022

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Pediatrics
Work Setting
Health System
Hours
Full-time
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Summary/Description:

The UIC College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice is seeking a full time, motivated professional for the position of Clinical Faculty (Open Rank)/Clinical Pharmacist who will be assigned to the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System’s Pediatric service.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing pharmaceutical care to patients in the area of pediatrics at the University of Illinois Hospital.  The pediatric unit consists of 16 beds, with 3-4 beds designated as intensive care beds.  The team provides care to pediatric patients typically ranging in age from newborn to 19 years old.  Patients may be admitted to the general pediatric service, hematology/oncology service, or family medicine service.  The pharmacist will also be responsible for occasional cross coverage of the neonatal intensive care unit and outpatient hematology/oncology service.  The hospital is a 450 bed academic institution located approximately 2 miles west of downtown Chicago. The hospital serves an urban patient population

The College of Pharmacy at UIC, with campuses in Chicago and Rockford, is the #1 college of pharmacy in the state of Illinois and the #7 college in the US by US News & World Report. More information about the College and Department of Pharmacy Practice can be found at https://pharmacy.uic.edu and https://dpp.pharmacy.uic.edu

Duties:

The clinical pharmacists are integral members of the hospital multidisciplinary teams. The new hire will be assigned to the Pediatric team to provide comprehensive medication therapy management Monday – Friday during the day.  The clinical pharmacist duties include attending daily rounds, medication profile review, identifying medication related problems, evidence-based medication and dosing recommendations, therapeutic drug monitoring, provision of drug information, patient education, and attending cardiac resuscitation and rapid response team calls. The candidate will also be responsible for nurse, physician, and pharmacy staff development; coordinating and conducting quality initiative projects, and developing collaborative treatment and research protocols.

The academic responsibilities of the clinical faculty member (Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) include the provision of didactic lectures and precepting entry level Doctor of Pharmacy students, PGY1 residents and PGY2 residents. Scholarly activities, including presentations and publications, are an expectation as well.

Qualifications:

  • PharmD and PGY1 residency experience required.
  • PGY2 Pediatric residency or 2-3 years of equivalent clinical experience are required
  • Board certification is recommended
  • Candidates must present evidence of, or eligibility for, Illinois licensure as a professional pharmacist at time of employment.
  • Highly preferred strong clinical knowledge base; analytical and problem solving skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to consistently meet deadlines; demonstrate flexibility and ability to work independently and adapt to a changing work environment; excellent planning, time management and organizational skills. 
  • Academic rank commensurate with experience.


How and when to apply:

For fullest consideration, submit application materials at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=15914 by February 11, 2022.  A letter of intent and current curriculum vitae must be attached to the application. The names and e-mail contact information of three professional references must be submitted directly into the application.

UIC is an EOE including Disability/Vets.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

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