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Clinical Pharmacist positions- NICU and General Pediatrics

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Based on Experience
Closing date
Apr 24, 2024

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Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is currently searching for two Clinical Pharmacists; one for Neonatal Critical Care and one for General Pediatrics. These positions are an integral part of a large pharmacy team and progressive group of pharmacy leaders who provide comprehensive pharmacy services throughout the medical center. The Department of Pharmacy’s vision is to enhance its pharmacy operations, advance clinical pharmacy programs, and expand interdisciplinary patient centered care services and pharmacy residency programs. As a part of this growth and refinement of practice, the Department continues to seek talented and motivated individuals to add to its team.

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston-Salem, NC and part of Atrium Health Enterprise. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s two main components are an integrated clinical system- anchored by Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary care hospital- that includes Atrium Health Levine Children’s Brenner Children’s Hospital, four community hospitals, more than 300 primary and specialty care locations and Wake Forest School of Medicine, the academic core of Atrium Health Enterprise and a recognized leader in experiential medical education. Each year, more than 4,500 children are admitted to the children’s hospital. Atrium Health Levine Children’s Brenner Children’s Hospital is a Level 1 pediatric trauma center, one of two verified Level I children’s surgery centers in North Carolina, and has a verified burn center.  

Over 350 administrators, pharmacists, and technicians provide comprehensive pharmacy services spanning the continuum of care across multiple patient populations. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has a long history of clinical excellence and innovation in pharmacy practice. Today, the department provides service based clinical services to more than 47 inpatient services and a variety of ambulatory clinics. Pharmacists and technicians partner to ensure safe transitions of care during patient admission and discharge and assist patients in accessing pharmaceutical care. In the ambulatory setting the Department of Pharmacy has community and specialty outpatient services as well as home infusion. Graduate Pharmacy Education consists of ten ASHP accredited residency programs, an internship program, and learning experiences for three schools of pharmacy in North Carolina.

The Clinical Pharmacist positions in Neonatal Critical Care and General Pediatrics are responsible for:

  • Proficiently providing direct patient-centered care and integrated pharmacy operational services to patients with a broad range of disease states and pharmacy needs in their patient population
  • Participates in all aspects of the medication-use system while providing comprehensive and individualized pharmaceutical care as a member of interdisciplinary teams
  • Additional responsibilities including patient education, medication history and reconciliation services, pharmacy consults/clinical interventions, interdisciplinary collaboration, stewardship of appropriate utilization of medications, integrated operational support, and departmental leadership
  • Active membership and participation in multidisciplinary hospital committee is required as well as leadership in departmental clinical education and research activities
  • Work closely with Clinical and Operational Pharmacy Managers and the Director for Acute Care Clinical Services
  • This position is responsible for actively identifying service related issues which require evaluation and facilitating research projects, quality improvement initiatives, or healthcare provider education as needed to advance practice
  • External presentations, publications, and professional speaking is strongly encouraged and supported
  • As faculty within the Graduate Pharmacy Education program, he/she will serve as a preceptor for the Pharmacy Residency Programs.

Position requirements include:

1. Education: Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy

2. Clinical training and experience: Completion of PGY1 Pharmacy residency and PGY2 Residency in Pediatrics is preferred (or 2-4 years of clinical experience in acute care patient populations may be considered in lieu of formal training and exceptional aptitude or knowledge may be considered in lieu of experience).

3. Licensure/certifications: Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of North Carolina required, Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certification preferred

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