The Ohio State University

Specialty Practice Pharmacist- HIV Clinic


Associate, 1+ Years



Employment Type

Full Time


Columbus, OH

Job Responsibilities

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  • Job Title:

    Specialty Practice Pharmacist- HIV Clinic


    University Hospital | Pharmacy

    Scope of Position

    In cooperation with other pharmacists and health care providers, acts as a resource and provides answers to drug information questions for patients, family, pharmacists, nurses, providers, medical students, undergraduate and graduate pharmacy students and other personnel. Participates in the ambulatory management of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and opportunistic infections for patients of the Ryan White Clinic, Infectious Disease Care in McCampbell Outpatient Care. Participates in appropriate hospital and/or departmental committees relevant to practice area of HIV.  

    Position Summary

    This position functions to coordinate all aspects of patients' pharmaceutical needs related to HIV. Duties include but are not limited to: participation in the HIV outpatient/Ryan White clinic; assurance of appropriate dose, route, frequency and duration of therapy; patient medication profile review for drug-drug interactions, duplication of therapy, drug allergy interactions and appropriate regimens (including evaluation of resistance mutations, if applicable); medication reconciliation; coordination of patients' pharmaceutical needs with physicians, mid-level providers, and nurses; patient access to medication through coordination of prior authorization applications as applicable, co-payment assistance programs, and interactions with specialty pharmacies; and collaboration with prescribers to enhance utilization of OSUWMC retail and specialty pharmacies. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must be able to demonstrate medication dosing skills and identify pharmaceutical needs relative to the disease process and age. This position is also responsible for providing educational programs for patients and hospital staff (providers, nurses, medical students, graduate medical education, and pharmacy staff) related to HIV. Additionally, the HIV pharmacist will collaborate with other clinic personnel, including case managers, HIV education coordinators, AIDS Clinical Trials Group research staff, and nursing.

    Additional Information:

    Duties and Responsibilities

    80%    Professional Practice Activities

    Provides pharmacy services related to treatment of HIV as well as coordination of appropriate therapy for treatment and prevention of opportunistic infections Maintains and reviews patient profiles Recommends and plans drug therapy with safety, efficacy, cost-savings, and cost-avoidance as a goal Assists with OSUWMC retail and specialty pharmacy referrals Serves as a resource to patient assistance personnel to ensure patient access to medications Contributes to relevant publications to professional journals Attends and presents at professional meetings related to HIV subject matter Responds to drug information requests from all internal and external customers Prevents, detects, manages, and documents adverse drug reactions to minimize adverse events in patients Performs patient education in collaboration with nurses, providers, and other health care professionals Evaluates provider’s medication orders for appropriateness Commits to personal growth and development and maintains competency by attending seminars, CE programs, and maintaining board and HIV specialty certification Participates on hospital, ambulatory and/or department committees relevant to HIV clinical practice Engages in process and quality improvement in the HIV clinic Interacts with providers, nurses, and other allied health professionals in a courteous and professional manner Demonstrates ability to work as a member of the team by exhibiting good interpersonal skills and          remaining flexible and open minded Meets commitments and responds to requests in a timely matter

    10%    Educational Activities

    Conducts experiential and didactic teaching for learners while caring for HIV patients (pharmacy, medicine, advanced practice providers, fellows) Educates medical residents and students on correct drug use, prescribing, and policies while caring for HIV patients Reviews subject-specific literature and presents information during medical staff rounds Participates in associated subject-specific departmental in-services (nursing, pharmacy, and medical staff)

    10%    Research Activities

    Develops and participates in research protocols pertaining to HIV clinical practice Participates in pharmacy resident research and quality improvement projects as a principal investigator, co-principal investigator, or preceptor pertaining to HIV clinical practice

    Contributes to the body of literature through publication of original work and presents work at professional

    Minimum Qualifications

    Registered pharmacist in the State of Ohio; advanced degree (Pharm.D.) and PGY2 Infectious Disease residency training preferred; AAHIVP credentialing or ability to obtain within 2 years of hire.


    McCampbell Hall (0303)

    Position Type:


    Scheduled Hours:



    First Shift

    Salary Grade:

    Health System Annual 032

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