The Opioid Stewardship Pharmacy Program Coordinator will serve as a key resource for the development, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of optimized opioid use and pain management strategies in the UK Healthcare Enterprise. These activities will improve the quality of patient care and patient safety related to pain management and the utilization of opioid narcotic therapy for patients in the UK HealthCare Enterprise. The identification of projects/guidelines will arise from a focus on minimization of inappropriate opioid use and will include prevention of addiction, treatment to end addiction, and harm reduction related to the sequelae of drug abuse. Job responsibilities include: identifying and engaging appropriate multidisciplinary clinical experts to enhance judicious use of opioid narcotics; identifying, tracking, and measuring both process and outcome measures related to opioid stewardship; and developing and executing outreach programs to improve opioid stewardship in the community.
The ideal candidate will possess deep knowledge of opioid stewardship.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
PGY1 and/or PGY2 residency preferred. 3-4 years of experience preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.