Department Name: 40113:Opioid Abuse Research Strategic Invstmnt
The University of Kentucky invites applications for a pharmacist to help with Educational Development, Implementation and Technical Assistance aimed at assisting community providers and agencies to expand engagement in treatment with Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) for the NIDA HEALing Communities Study (HCS). The pharmacist will help develop educational and technical assistance materials aimed at helping HCS partnering agencies and internal HCS teams implement evidence-based strategies that support engagement and retention in MOUD. This will involve reviewing medical literature, synthesizing multiple sources of information (e.g., potential regulatory requirements for buprenorphine injectable distribution, storage and administration, etc), creating/adapting educational materials, being well organized, able to track data and milestones for complex projects, having strong communication skills and ability to work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams. The pharmacist will also assist with data collection and reporting for research grant activities.
Candidates must possess a strong understanding of pharmacy laws and regulations; opioid use disorders; methadone and buprenorphine storage and regulations; have excellent written and verbal communication skills; research and data collection; passion for outreach, education and training. Candidates must also have a high level of integrity and a strong work ethic.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
PharmD, residency training, educational content delivery, opioid use disorder, medications for opioid use disorder
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.