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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Medication Management and Optimization

WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Raleigh, North Carolina
Competitive salary + comprehensive benefits package
Closing date
Apr 7, 2023

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Administration, Drug Information
Work Setting
Health System

The Medication Management and Optimization Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for optimizing formulary management as well as providing a pharmacy clinical service to ensure safe, effective, appropriate, cost-effective medication therapies for inpatients. This position will be split between 50% decentralized clinical staffing and 50% medication management responsibilities. Responsibilities include coordination of the P&T system-wide committee and coordination of large volume pump optimization.  In addition they will complete the following when needed:  new formulary requests, REMS program monitoring, and medication use projects.  There is also an education component with precepting ASHP accredited PGY1 residents on a combined medication management and safety rotation.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS Pharmacy; or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm D)
  • Post graduate year 1 [PGY1] in Pharmacy Practice

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post graduate year 2 [PGY2] or equivalent clinical experience


  • Day shift only, every 6th weekend
  • Inpatient decentralized clinical shift  50% (5 day shifts in an inpatient area of choice per pay period)


To apply for this position

(1) Email your cover letter and CV to Shannon Holt at

(2) Go to:


About WakeMed Health & Hospitals Pharmacy Department

WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a 941-bed system comprises a network of facilities, including three full-service hospitals The pharmacy department provides decentralized clinical services to all inpatients and works collaboratively with physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses throughout the institution to provide care to patients with a diverse range of clinical problems. WakeMed Health & Hospitals offers a blend of both structured teaching services with medical residents from the WakeMed Health & Hospital program, University of North Carolina School of Medicine program, and medical students from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as multidisciplinary rounding services. Services with traditional medical teaching rounds include internal medicine, general pediatrics, and pediatric ICU. Services with multidisciplinary rounds include cardiothoracic ICU, cardiovascular ICU, cardiovascular intermediate care/heart failure, antimicrobial stewardship, and hospital acquired infection prevention rounds.

WakeMed features the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Wake County. As a regional trauma center, WakeMed strives to save the lives of the seriously injured and ultimately return them back to productivity. To do so, WakeMed works closely with Emergency Medical Services, other first responders and surrounding medical care facilities in the first hours after injury to ensure patients have rapid access to the highest level of medical care. The emergency room evaluation, operative care, critical care, acute care and rehabilitative care have all been integrated to optimize survival and provide the best outcomes possible.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, WakeMed provides an inclusive work environment that promotes the valuing of differences, respect for people and cooperativeness among our diverse workforce. WakeMed does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in any terms or conditions of employment. All applicants/employees are considered for employment, transfer, promotion or training without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity/expression, genetics, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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