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The University of Kansas Health System Clinical Pharmacist - Psychiatric in OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

We currently have a Psychiatric Clinical Pharmacist opening. This is a full time opportunity with day and evening shift coverage and every fourth rotating weekend schedule. Primary sites will be our Strawberry Hill and Marillac campuses. Shifts may be up to 25% medicine coverage at our Main campus in Kansas City, Kansas. Our Clinical Pharmacists provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care for patients. This consists of ensuring drug therapy that results in safe, effective, and cost conscious use of pharmaceuticals. Must demonstrate excellent interdisciplinary communication and exhibit strong educational and precepting abilities. This position will also be responsible for precepting pharmacy students, PGY1 pharmacy residents, and the PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy resident.

Our new Strawberry Hill campus is a adult psych facility with 47 beds located in Kansas City, Kansas.

Our Marillac campus is a child-adolescent psych facility with 84 beds located in Overland Park, Kansas.

  • Actively participates in organizational and departmental performance improvement efforts to strengthen existing systems, processes, policies and procedures by introducing new ideas that lead to improved pharmaceutical care in clinical areas and in the pharmacy department as a whole.

  • Actively participates on the multidisciplinary team by consistently attending patient care rounds and providing patient – focused pharmaceutical care by assessing and monitoring drug therapy to ensure safe and cost – conscious treatment regimens.

  • Actively supports department staffing needs by flexing to other areas or alternative scheduling in order to assist in coverage of supplemental shifts when primary team is in need.

  • Assures timely medication order processing by participating in order entry, order verification and reviewing medication orders for timely resolution of problem orders.

  • Completes patient-specific medication profile reviews resulting in execution of protocol based drug therapy including, but not limited to pharmacokinetic dosing and IV to PO conversions with appropriate documentation. Adjusts doses as appropriate for patient specific parameters such as renal or hepatic dysfunction.

  • Continually reports medication incidents and adverse drug reactions in Patient Safety Net (PSN) and participates in medication incident review, peer review, or other activities to establish safe medication systems.

  • Participates in medication reconciliation at the time of admission, transfer, and/or discharge and provides patient education when appropriate.

  • Shares pharmaceutical expertise by coordinating and providing educational presentations or in-services for pharmacy and non-pharmacy staff.

  • Supports pharmacy residency programs, clerkship students and interns by precepting organized rotations, providing timely and constructive feedback, participating in training and orientation, providing mentorship, and collaborating on presentations and projects.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy

  • Pharmacist licensure in state of primary practice site required

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification as necessary

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and/or Neonatal Resuscitation as necessary

  • Program (NRP) certification as necessary


  • Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties certification in chosen area of specialty

  • Completion of an accredited post graduate training program specifically in Psychiatric field

  • Previous Pharmacist experience in a Psychatric setting

Requisition ID: 2020-22978

Display Department Title: Marillac and Strawberry Hill Campus

External Company Name: The University of Kansas Health System

External Company URL: https://careers-kansashealthsystem.icims.com

Street: 8000 W 127TH ST