Clinical Pharmacist - Acute Care
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Call Centre and Customer Service

Job Info

The University of Iowa Health Care, Department of Pharmaceutical Care, is seeking a full time Clinical Pharmacist to join our Acute Care team. The clinical pharmacist is responsible for all aspects of medication preparation and dispensing throughout the institution. The position will have rotating shifts including weekdays, weekends, and evenings in adult dispensing areas, including Central Pharmacy, IV Admixture Pharmacy, Adult Satellite, and OR satellite. The clinical pharmacist oversees preparation and dispensing of sterile and non-sterile products, to all acute care service areas and ambulatory clinics. In addition, the clinical pharmacist completes order verification and provides therapeutic drug monitoring for select patient populations from the Adult Satellite. The position provides an opportunity to precept pharmacy students on rotations.

Duties to include:

Medication Preparation and Dispensing

  • Oversee pharmacy technicians while staffing in dispensing locations.
  • Serve as a contact for medication distribution questions for pharmacy team members and other healthcare professionals.
  • Safely and accurately verify sterile and non-sterile compounded products following USP < 800>, USP < 797>, and USP < 795> guidelines.
  • Check pre-packaged medications, automated dispensing cabinet batches, floorstock, emergency drug trays, and ambulance kits.
  • Troubleshoot automation utilized in dispensing locations.
  • Identification and assistance in resolution of medication system issues.
  • Assist with inventory control including controlled substances
  • Reporting of medication errors and process improvement suggestions
  • Serve on intra- and interdepartmental committees as needed.

  • Order Verification and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM)
  • Evaluate medication orders to ensure accuracy and appropriateness.
  • Complete pharmacokinetic assessment of drug dosing on appropriate patients.
  • Carry out, through interventions and education, protocol antibiotic and MUE initiatives.
  • Provide drug information to other healthcare professionals.
  • Identify high risk medication therapy be defined admission criteria and reviews the appropriate Selective Monitoring System (SMS) protocol.
  • Complete required departmental competencies.

  • Educational Services
  • Serve as preceptor for pharmacy residents and students on rotations sponsored by the UIHC Department of Pharmaceutical Care.
  • Present at and participate in other educational programs sponsored by the Department of Pharmaceutical Care, the College of Pharmacy, other UIHC departments, and state and national organizations.

  • Other duties as assigned

    Education Requirements:
    • Pharm. D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree or Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
    • Current licensure by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners is required. Includes those eligible for obtaining this licensure.
    Experience Requirements:
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Job related experience with and/or commitment to service excellence.
    • Job related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work environment.
    Desired Qualifications:
    • Experience in hospital pharmacy setting is highly desired.
    • One year of applicable pharmacy experience is preferred.
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or eligibility for completing BLS certification.
    Position and Application details:

    In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission:
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.

    Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

    For additional questions, please contact Jenna Lueth at

    Additional Information
    • Classification Title: Clinical Pharmacist
    • Appointment Type: SEIU
    • Schedule: Full-time
    • Pay Level: 11
    Contact Information
    • Organization: Healthcare
    • Contact Name: Jenna Lueth
    • Contact Email:

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