Department Name: 40113:Opioid Abuse Research Strategic Invstmnt
The University of Kentucky is seeking an Academic Detailing Pharmacist for the HEALing Communities in Kentucky grant. This is a four-year grant aimed at decreasing opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent. The Academic Detailing Pharmacist will use data to identify potential risky opioid prescribing and will develop evidence-based educational materials aimed at improving prescribing practices to 16 regional sites throughout Kentucky. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the educational team positioned to bring together talented and dedicated individuals from the university community, Kentucky state government, treatment providers, the criminal justice system, and public health departments to address one of the nation's biggest public health crises.
The Academic Detailing Pharmacist will be responsible for all academic detailing visits with prescribers and pharmacists to promote safe opioid prescribing and dispensing practices and reduce stigma around opioid use disorder. These responsibilities include:
Collaborate with researchers at the UK College of Pharmacy and staff at the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting Program (KASPER) in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) in Frankfort.
Identify opportunities to improve high-risk prescribing and dispensing practices for possible educational interventions.
Develop specific educational materials and trainings for prescribers, pharmacists and patients outlining safe opioid prescribing and dispensing practices.
Conduct in-person and web-based academic detailing sessions with prescribers and pharmacists in the 16 intervention counties where the Healing Communities Study will be conducted.
Assist with data collection and reporting for research grant activities.
Candidates must possess a strong understanding of pharmacy laws and regulations; opioid use disorders; pain management; academic detailing; have excellent written and verbal communication skills; research and data collection; passion for outreach, education and training. Candidates must also have a high level of integrity and a strong work ethic.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
PharmD, residency training, academic detailing, opioid use disorder, pain management
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.