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GME Pharmacist Educator

Lexington Medical Center
West Columbia, South Carolina
Competitive, Day 1 Benefits
Closing date
Jan 11, 2023

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GME Pharmacist Educator

Graduate Medical Education  
Full Time
Day Shift 
8A-5P, Mon-Fri

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

The 557-bed hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs nearly 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.

Job Summary

The GME Pharmacist Educator will participate with residents and other faculty members as part of an interprofessional education and collaborative practice within the GME residency programs. They will be responsible to develop a pharmacotherapy curricula and ensure a systematic approach to pharmacotherapy education to improve quality of care and patient safety. The GME Pharmacist Educator will be a faculty member of the Family Medicine Residency Program, and will participate in GME activities including providing feedback on or to residents, co-precepting, providing direct patient care, and directly observing residents. These educational and clinical activities will occur in the ambulatory setting and inpatient teaching service in collaboration with Lexington Medical Center's Central Pharmacy.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: B.S. in Pharmacy or Pharm D from an Accredited College of Pharmacy 
Minimum Years of Experience: 3 Years Hospital Pharmacy Experience, which includes Precepting Experience.
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Licensed as a Pharmacist in the State of South Carolina (South Carolina Labor and Licensing Board)
Required Training: Demonstrated competence to provide developmentally appropriate care / treatment for all patient populations (infant through geriatric)

Essential Functions

  • This position is committed to assisting residents in the delivery of safe, quality, cost-effective, evidence-based patient-centered care in the outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Administrative duties related to residency evaluation and didactic training including but not limited to:  serves on the Program Evaluation Committee; Assists the PD in the annual orientation of residents; participates in the evaluation of all learners; and assists the PD and faculty in oversight of pharmacotherapy education and pharmacotherapy based didactic lectures.
  • Professional development duties related to residency training including but not limited to: completes annual professional and faculty development; participates in scholarly activity projects annually with residents; completes quality/practice improvement projects annually with residents. Professional development will also entail institutional participation, in activities such as Pharmacy Grand Rounds, P&T Committee, Medical Safety Committee.
  • FMP and inpatient administrative duties related to the efficient and safe conduct in clinical settings including but not limited to:  works with Lexington Medical Center's Central Pharmacy for procurement of controlled medications and to conduct the annual inventory of controlled substances per regulations and statues; educates and assists to manage a Coumadin Clinic; attends and assists with resident education during inpatient teaching rounds  in addition to providing ambulatory expertise as part of an interprofessional collaborative patient care team in the outpatient setting.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists in Quality Assurance /Improvement in the outpatient office.
  • Assists in keeping the outpatient office in a continuous readiness status for all regulatory agencies.
  • Precept and mentor pharmacy students and residents.
  • Other duties as necessary to meet ACGME requirements, as directed by the Program Director.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.


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