In this position the candidate will provide pharmaceutical care to patients admitted to the UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital behavioral health adult and adolescent units. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: participating on patient care rounds, reviewing and perfecting medication orders, reviewing drug profiles to ensure appropriateness of therapy, contacting and conferring with physicians and other practitioners to optimize medication therapy, actively participating in all aspects of the medication reconciliation process, promotion of economically conscientious use of medication, and promotion of patient education through group therapy. The Pharmacist will also provide educational services to pharmacy technicians, students, residents, nurses, pharmacists, and physicians through precepting, in-services and/or presentations.
Strong clinical skills; knowledge of inpatient drug distribution and dispensing; ability to prioritize; excellent communication skills; team mentality; desire to teach; and motivation are required to excel in this position.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
PGY2 Psychiatry specialty residency or equivalent experience preferred.
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.