Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Services provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care services to Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt (Children's Hospital), Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) and The Vanderbilt Medical Group (VMG).
This patient-centered service is provided through the Patient Care Center organization and clinic structure.
The role of the Pharmacy is to promote safe and effective medication therapy for all patients and to provide oversight and leadership of the medication use system.
The Vanderbilt Transplant Center, one of the largest organ transplant programs in the Southeast, currently offers vibrant programs in liver, kidney, pancreas, heart, lung, and bone marrow transplantation. For more than 50 years, beginning with the first transplant in 1962, we have helped restore more than 8,500 people to health. The team performed more than 500 organ transplants during the last fiscal year. Outcomes across our programs meet or exceed national standards. We are proud of our outstanding results and recognition as a center of distinction and excellence by national health care organizations.
This Clinical Pharmacist will be a member of the Transplant Clinical Pharmacy Team. This team provides care in a variety of areas, including renal/pancreas, liver, lung, heart, and pediatrics. This pharmacist will be one of three Heart/Lung Transplant Clinical Pharmacists. Pharmacists are an integral aspect of patient care at Vanderbilt, with a strong presence and excellent relationships with physicians and nursing partners across all specialties. Collaboration and integration with pharmacy, nursing and medical staff, and excellent communication skills are essential. This pharmacist will have the following clinical and administrative responsibilities:
Round consistently with the medical team
Provide clinical pharmacy services and oversight for safe use of medication. This includes prescribing, dispensing, administering, and monitoring of medications. This may include, but is not limited to:
Complete medication reconciliation
Provide medication counseling
Interpret pharmacokinetic/therapeutic drug monitoring data
Screen for drug interactions, therapeutic duplications, omissions, etc.
Monitor patients for therapeutic and/or toxic response to medications
Coordinate patient care with the inpatient and outpatient transplant teams
Ensure continuity of care and access to all medications
Provide oversight of cost-effective medications usage and treatments
Provide coordination and oversight of transition of high-acuity patients from inpatient to ambulatory
Provide leadership in developing guidelines, order forms, and critical pathways to improve the care and safety of patients
Provide guidance and educational support to all pharmacy staff providing support to patients
Represent the transplant program's specific concerns for Information Technology applications
Proactively assess and ensure medication adherence
Develop and participate in pharmacy-related research projects and quality improvement initiatives, etc. within the program
Provide oversight of transplant staff education for critical elements of medication use in patient care and clinical research
Educate medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff about the management, prescribing and monitoring of transplant therapies
Participate in the education of pharmacy students and PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents
Coordinate effort to provide timely drug information to the transplant program
Present scholarly materials at educational conferences for the transplant program and pharmacy professional meetings and organizations (State/Local, National)
Participate in departmental and hospital committees and initiatives related to transplant
Document clinical activities, consultations, education, etc. in the Electronic Medical Record
Work with peers to achieve division and departmental goals
Maintain familiarity with all departmental programs and work as an integral part of the transplant pharmacy team
Model behaviors that exemplify Vanderbilt's CREDO
Maintain outstanding skills as a clinical pharmacy practitioner and consistently demonstrate the value of pharmacy services
Take responsibility for personal and professional growth
Doctor of Pharmacy or Master of Science
Tennessee pharmacist licensure
PGY2 in Solid Organ Transplant or equivalent practice experience
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At least 3 years of transplant experience post-PGY2 residency
Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy
Experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings in an academic medical center
Experience with Epic ®
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VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.