Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services
Position Number: 00062202
Primary Function of Organization Unit: About NC State University Founded in 1887, North Carolina State University (NC State) is an institution distinguished by its exceptional quality of research, teaching, and public service. It is the largest university in the state, with more than 33,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff. As a land grant university, NC State is one of two research-extensive institutions in the 16 campus University of North Carolina system. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as one of only 31 universities nationwide with both "very high" research activity and notable community engagement. NC State consistently ranks among the nation's top public universities and best higher-education values. For more information, please visit the University home page at: www.ncsu.edu About the College of Veterinary Medicine The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education and is currently ranked 3rd among the nation's colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S. News and World Report survey. With the graduation of its first class in 1985, the College is one of the younger veterinary programs in the country. Despite its relative youth, it has gained international recognition on the strength of its teaching, research, engagement, and patient care efforts. Located on 180 acres near downtown Raleigh, the College of Veterinary Medicine encompasses 20 buildings on the main Centennial Biomedical Campus. The NC State Veterinary Hospital (VH), established in 1983, is one of the highest rated veterinary academic medical centers in the country, serving communities throughout North Carolina and the Southeast. The NC State Veterinary Hospital (VH) is an integrated health care center for companion, equine and farm animals. We exist to further the teaching mission of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and to provide state-of-the-art patient care. The hospital staffs over twenty clinical services with board certified specialists that are nationally and even internationally renowned, ensuring the VH is on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. Patients benefit from the combined expertise of multiple specialists utilizing a team approach to patient health care. Each year, nearly 35,000 patients are treated in the VH. The VH provides compassionate care, state of the art specialty health care, expert clinical instruction for 4th year veterinary students from College of Veterinary Medicine, and ongoing investigation of innovative techniques and procedures to further advance the field of veterinary medicine. With 162 faculty members, the College provides instruction and guidance to over 400 DVM students, 75 graduate students, and 100 interns and residents. Instruction is in three departments: Clinical Sciences, Molecular Biomedical Sciences, and Population Health & Pathobiology. In addition to the four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, the college is the home of the NCSU Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate training program, an umbrella program that provides interdisciplinary training for doctoral students across the entire NCSU campus. The College's research enterprise is housed in three modern buildings on the CVM campus including the new Biomedical Partnership Center (BPC), a 40,000-square foot building that opened in 2017. The BPC houses CVM faculty in research laboratories shared with faculty from the College of Engineering, including the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at NC State and the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, as well as industry partners working in related biomedical research fields. For more information, please visit the College home page at: www.cvm.ncsu.edu/ About Raleigh and the Research Triangle Raleigh is one of the best cities in America. A top spot for job-seekers and tech professionals, Raleigh is nationally recognized as a leading urban center. Recent accolades include: No. 2 easiest city to find a job (Forbes, 2015) No. 2 hot spot for tech jobs (Forbes, 2016) No. 3 best city for young professionals (Forbes, 2016) No. 4 best place to live (U.S. News & World Report, 2016) Best big city in the Southeast (Time, 2016) With Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for innovative basic and applied research. The Triangle is one of the fastest growing regions in the country, with good schools and a wealth of recreation and entertainment options.
Essential Job Duties: The primary function of the pharmacy parallels the ultimate fourfold purpose of the NC State Veterinary Hospital: patient care, education, research, and community service. As a support service of the Hospital, the pharmacy's primary function is based on concern for patient care and education of veterinary healthcare professionals in areas of pharmacotherapy. The pharmacy staff shows the highest regard for the patients they serve by providing and ensuring effective, safe, and economic drug therapy. This position is the Principal Investigator responsible for oversight of the VH Pharmacy Laboratory and Dispensary, meeting all the requirements for compliance with all accrediting bodies (NC State Environmental Health Services Safety Plan #720, NC Board of Pharmacy, Drug Enforcement Administration, American Animal Hospital Association). This position is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and coordinating pharmacy operations for patient care and pharmacy support of clinical research and teaching at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. This position develops services that provide and enhance quality patient care, while promoting fiscal responsibility in the utilization of resources. Maintains contact with other department heads, medical staff, and nursing staff to determine needs, resolve problems, improve processes, and promote safe, effective, and high quality drug therapy. This position is actively engaged in Antimicrobial Stewardship programs in the hospital. This position creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-functions of the pharmacy (teaching, research, and outreach) and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure (drug distribution). Knowledge of the managed sub-functions and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function is required. This position serves as the primary liaison for local, state, and national professional organizations, particularly the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy (http://www.ncbop.org/). Manages pharmacy employees including performing annual evaluations and developing work plans. Collaborates with VH Purchasing Director to lead budget recommendations and yearly planning for all pharmacy expenditures. This position engages directly as a principal investigator or collaboratively as a co-investigator in research efforts with the goal of dissemination of results and conclusions through publication. This position holds membership in the NC State Comparative Medicine Institute. This position must demonstrate the ability to design and conduct scientific investigations. This position serves as the primary departmental contact for pharmacy support of all pharmaceutical-related scientific investigations at the NC State CVM providing support in study design, randomization of study subjects, IRB/IACUC approval, placebo formulation, investigator blinding, and distribution of study drug. This position works closely with the College's Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory that performs research on medications in animals and drug analysis of pharmaceutical formulations. This position demonstrates training in research ethics and compliance training through Citi Certification. This position manages the 11 pharmacy employees, collaborates with VH Purchasing Director to lead budget recommendations, and conducts yearly planning for all pharmacy expenditures. This position engages directly in the coordination and education of post- graduate pharmacy (PharmD) and veterinary (DVM) professionals through several programs: -Residency Program Director for Post-doc Veterinary Clinical Pharmacy Residents -Instructor for DVM veterinary students in didactic and small group classes -This position also is responsible for incidental instruction of veterinary medical students, interns and residents during daily clinical activities. This position oversees the Drug Information Center at the NC State VH Pharmacy, providing evidence-based responses to drug information queries posed by internal customers (faculty, house officers, students and staff), referring veterinarians, community pharmacists, and clients of the NC State Veterinary Hospital.
Minimum Education/Experience: This position requires a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) and must have achieved diplomate status in the International College of Veterinary Pharmacists (DICVP) as required by the Residency Program Standards of the International College of Veterinary Pharmacists. Licensed to practice Pharmacy in North Carolina This position must have a minimum of 4 years experience as a pharmacist in a veterinary teaching hospital pharmacy.
Department Required Skills: This position must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to each species served and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and intended use (companion, performance, food-producing).
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: N/A
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: Licensed to practice Pharmacy in North Carolina.
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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