University of Utah Health Clinical Pharmacist - Midvalley Ambulatory Care, full-time in Murray, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

The Clinical Pharmacist in Ambulatory Pharmacy Services acts as a specialist to provide clinical services as the part of University of Utah Health Care Ambulatory Pharmacy Services. This position will focus on population management and implementation of an integrated health care solutions to improve clinical outcomes for all patients in our system. Responsibilities include all clinical activities around central refill authorization center (clinically review refill requests for internal medicine and family practice patients), transitions of care services (telephonic follow-up with discharge patients), specialty pharmacy case management such as clinical assessment and drug education, clinical review of specialty prior authorization documents, and pre-visit planning services in conjunction with the Medication Therapy Management Program. The position will also oversee technicians at Pharmacy Services Call Center and provide clinical/drug information consulting services for triage nurses at Care Navigation Center.

Clinical pharmacists insure safe, effective, and cost-efficient medication therapy is implemented for all patients in their care and monitor care appropriately. This includes preparing medications, participating in the drug distribution process, monitoring drug therapy, providing drug information to patients and providers, providing clinical pharmacy services, solving medication related problems for individual patients as well as in the medication use process, and supervise daily workflow to accomplish daily tasks allotted to the pharmacist and those who report to him or her (e.g., technicians, residents, students, or interns). Clinical pharmacists participate in quality improvement projects to improve clinical care or pharmacy operations.

Clinical pharmacists must work effectively as a team member, communicate clearly, assertively, and professionally, to all pharmacy customers including patients, their families, and other staff members, and provide superior customer service when interacting with patients, visitors, family members, staff, co-workers, and vendors. Clinical pharmacists must be willing to work with trainees in the department (eg, students, interns, residents or new staff).


  • Solves problems in the medication use process for patients and the organization.

  • Identifies and engages in organizational and department quality improvement activities to improve patient care, medication use process, and pharmacy operations.

  • Educates and trains residents, students, interns, colleagues and other health care professionals as well as supervises technicians, residents, interns, or trainees in their job tasks.

  • Responsible for the medication use process of preparing and dispensing medications following medication use policy and all laws, regulations, and standards applicable to pharmacy practice.

  • Assesses appropriate drug information and literature resources, and provides effective information to varied audiences including patients, other health care professions, and peers.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

  • Ability and willingness to train department trainees (eg students, residents, new staff).

  • Ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.




  • Advanced degree (PharmD or MS) or equivalent clinical practice experience.

  • Demonstrated human relation, effective communication, and computer literacy skills.

  • Additional qualifications may be required depending on area the pharmacist is primarily assigned to work. Examples of additional qualifications could include basic or advanced life-support training, residency training, or certifications.

Licenses Required

  • Current licensure to dispense controlled substances in the State of Utah.

  • Current Pharmacist license in the State of Utah (Obtain within 90 days of starting residency)

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Residency training.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves light work that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require light work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. This position involves standing for extended periods of time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Color Determination, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

Requisition Number 31514

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Monday-Friday or per department needs

Location Name Midvalley Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

Patient Care? Yes

City Murray

State UT

Department UUH CST 11C Pharmacy Clncl Spt

Category Pharmacy

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.