Medication Quality, Performance Improvement, and Safety Pharmacist
Job location: Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-02
This position provides a coaching leadership role for the Medical Center’s Medication Quality, PI and Safety Programs through the promotion of safe medication practices and assists in the development of practice standards and policy formation in order to provide superlative patient care. Partners with all areas of the Medical Center to guide standardization, implementation, measurement and improvement of medication use processes that are evidence-based and/or best practices and are compliant with regulatory and accrediting agencies. Serves as a clinical expert to coach and assist in the development of organization quality programs involving medication therapies and collaborates on Quality priorities and initiatives with a focus on improved patient care outcomes. Works with Department of Pharmacy leadership to oversee the reporting of medication events, assuring they are appropriately evaluated, strategies developed and improvements implemented. Work requires knowledge about hands-on medication prescribing, preparation, distribution, administration and monitoring. In addition, work requires excellent presentation, writing and verbal communication skills.
- Serves as an internal consultant on medication safety, quality assurance and regulatory compliance issues and projects
- Provides Strategic Insight and Coaching on Department Quality Assurance Issues
- Provides coaching and guidance on Medication Safety Issues
- Provide the medication-use safety perspective to the organization’s design of its technology and automation systems.
- Provides medication safety and quality education to the health system
- Other administrative and clinical pharmacy duties as assigned
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s in Pharmacy or Pharm.D. Degree required.
EXPERIENCE: PGY-1 residency required or equivalent hospital experience (3 years). PGY-2 residency is preferred for specialty areas.
LICENSURE: Virginia State Board of Pharmacy License or within 60 days of hire. Basic Life Support or Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Job requires sitting for prolonged periods and frequently traveling. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull < 20lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.