HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Pharmacy Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist in Wichita, Kansas

/*Come join the Wesley Team as an Internal Medicine specialist! */


/Wesley Medical Center is looking for motivated and ambitious pharmacists to fill several newly approved Internal Medicine Clinical specialist positions. Wesley is an acute-care teaching facility located in Wichita, KS. We are an HCA facility licensed for 760 beds and 102 bassinets. We have a strong clinical program with pharmacists providing patient care 3 shifts a day, 7 days a week. We currently have 28 clinical specialists, 6 PGY1 pharmacy practice residents, 1 PGY1 pediatric pharmacy practice resident, and 1 PGY2 critical care resident on staff. The Pharmacy Department is a forward-looking department with some of the most advanced automation technology in the country. We have set ambitious goals for the department, and we strive to bring clinical pharmacy practice to every patient , every time./


The position offers the opportunity to:

  • Be an integral part of multi-disciplinary healthcare teams

  • Provide direct patient care and medication therapy monitoring, including antibiotic stewardship, pharmacokinetic drug dosing, and patient education

  • Expand clinical services to include prescriptive authority

  • Support the P& T Committee, Antibiotic sub-Committee, Committee for Safe medication Practice, and/or other relevant hospital committees

  • Participate in medication use evaluation

  • Conduct and publish clinical research

  • Work first shift, second shift, or a combination thereof

  • Precept PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residents

  • Precept pharmacy students from the University of Kansas, Creighton University, and others

  • Participate in creation of staff development programs and education in coordination with other clinical specialists

  • Provide didactic lectures to medical staff, residents interns, pharmacy students, nursing students, and/or members of the community


  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree

  • Eligible for licensure in Kansas

  • Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1)

  • Specialty Residency in Internal Medicine or Pharmacotherapy (PGY2) (Preferred)

  • Excellent time management and interpersonal skills

The Pharmacy Clinical/Operations Specialist takes a leadership role within the pharmacy an the hospital to develop and maintain state of the art clinical pharmacy services within adult medicine. leadership is demonstrated through example, program development, presentations to other professionals, medication use evaluations and analysis, and provision of high-level clinical services to patients and health care providers. Under general supervision of a Pharmacy Manager, is responsible for directly overseeing and participating in all aspects of the hospital medication use system. Must take personal responsibility and accountability for patient medication-related outcomes. should represent themselves, the pharmacy department, and the medical center in a positive and courteous manner, assisting all customers promptly. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. Pharmacy services are provided 24 hours a day/seven days a week. Schedule may vary according to the needs of the medical center/department and may include weekend, shift, holiday, on-call, and additional hours.

  • Interprets medications orders (verbal and written) and transcribes to computerized patient medication profiles, timely and accurately. Maintains accurate, complete patient medication profiles

  • Delivers clinical, patient problem-based care according to the standards defined within the American Society of Health System Pharmacist (ASHP) and American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Standards

  • Oversees, coordinates, or performs activities associated with potential exposure to hazardous drugs/cytotoxic drugs

  • Acquires and maintains current knowledge in pharmacy practice to promote optimal patient outcomes

  • Contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues, and others by serving as a preceptor for staff, students, residents and other medical professionals

  • Decisions and actions on behalf of patients are made as a patient advocate

  • Collaborates with the patient, significant other, and healthcare providers in providing patient care

  • Considers factors relating to safety, effectiveness, and cost in evaluating, planning and delivering patient care

  • Supports and promotes the organization's safety and risk management programs

  • Complies with hospital and department policies and procedures, state/federal laws, regulations promulgated by the government or other third parties, TJC and ASHP standards

  • Takes a leadership role within the pharmacy department and hospital, and advances pharmacy practice and patient care services within adult medicine

  • Evaluates drug therapy orders for appropriateness of dosage, route, interval, schedule, and duration throughout patient's hospital course; makes recommendations for change when appropriate

  • Timely and effective management of orders assigned to your challenge queue

  • Appropriately documents clinical care via progress notes on a daily basis

  • Completes assignments accurately and on time

  • Takes initiative in identifying ways that drug costs can be minimized through appropriate use of drugs within specialty area (expectation of completing at least two such projects annually)

  • Provides didactic lectures/presentations to healthcare professionals such as pharmacists, physicians, residents and nurses within area of specialty (expectation of one didactic lecture per year)

  • Grows and maintains professional relationship with at least four key physicians within area of specialty

  • Actively serves as mentor and preceptor for clinical staff pharmacists, pharmacy students, and pharmacy residents through example, training, and education

  • Conducts planned, written, and systematic evaluation of patient care-related issue or problem; produces program change to improve patient care (expectation of one such evaluation annually)

  • Develops pre-printed orders and/or pathways in conjunction with key attending physicians that optimize pharmacotherapy management of adult medicine patients (expectation of at least two such order sets annually)

  • Conducts and/or participates actively in the department's medication use evaluation (MUE) program (expectation is to lead at least one such MUE annually)

  • Takes initiative to develop, implement, and monitor programs that improve the quality of care provided to patients (expectation of one such program annually)

Required Registration, Licensure or Certification

  • Current licensure as a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Kansas

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) verification course as specified in policy

Preferred Registration, Licensure or Certification

  • Board Certified as Pharmacotherapy specialist or other recognized specialty practice area

  • Completion of a recognized anticoagulation service program training experience

  • Registered as a preceptor with the Kansas Board of Pharmacy

  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life support (ACLS) verification curse, as specified in policy

Required Education or Experience

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD)

  • General practice residency (PGY1)

Preferred Education or Experience

  • Specialty residency training (PGY2)

  • Specialty fellowship training

  • Thee years of clinical experience in adult medicine pharmacy

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively

  • Knowledge of State and Federal laws, TJC, and professional practice standards

Title: Pharmacy Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist

Location: Kansas-Wichita-Wesley Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00323-14889