The UAMS Medical Center Pharmacy & Therapeutics Service Line is currently seeking an individual with neonatal Pharmacy experience to become the second Pharmacy Specialist in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The Department of Pharmacy Services consists of a centralized pharmacy with an OR Satellite, a retail pharmacy, a Specialty Pharmacy Operation, and an Ambulatory Pharmacy Oncology Satellite. The department has a wide variety of clinical services with 15 Clinical Specialist positions interacting with a number of medical disciplines on the Medical Center Campus. The UAMS Medical Center is a 450 bed inpatient facility with approximately 26,000 admissions and 475,000 clinic visits annually.
The NICU is staffed to care for up to 64 babies. Job responsibilities for the Pharmacy Specialist on the NICU include medication review, rounding with one of two neonatal teams, participation in a pharmacokinetic monitoring service, answering drug information questions for the medical and nursing staff, providing TPN monitoring and writing of TPN orders, and acting as the liaison between the NICU, the OB units and the pharmacy. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits. The benefits include health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, and reduced registration fees in the University of Arkansas educational system.
Requirements of the position include certification as a licensed Registered Pharmacist by the State of Arkansas or eligible for licensure: Plus an advanced degree (Pharm.D. or M.S., etc.) with a residency, or five years of experience or more as a pharmacist with clinical responsibilities. Applicants with a PGY-1 or 2 residency in Pediatrics or pharmacists with 5 years of experience in the NICU are preferred. Board certification is preferred.
About UAMS Medical Center
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock is the only academic health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. We are the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion.
UAMS offers 73 baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs and certificates through our Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Public Health and graduate school. Students attend classes at the UAMS main campus in Little Rock and our regional campus in northwest Arkansas.
With our combination of education, research and clinical programs, UAMS has a unique capacity to lead health care improvement in the state.