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Pharmacist, Clinical Specialist - Solid Organ Transplant (Kidney) $25K Sign-On

Carilion Clinic - Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Roanoke, Virginia
Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
Jun 16, 2024

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Solid Organ Transplantation
Work Setting
Health System

Job Details

Pharmacist, Clinical Specialist - Solid Organ Transplant (Kidney) $25K Sign-On

Roanoke, VA, US, 24014

Employment Status:  01

Shift:  Day

Facility:  CRMH - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

Requisition Number: 

How You’ll Help Transform Healthcare:

$25,000 Sign-On Bonus

Carilion Clinic is a seven-hospital health system located in Southwest Virginia.  The position is primarily based out of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH), which is a 763-bed academic medical center affiliated with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.  As an academic facility with a Level 1 trauma center, this tertiary care institution has numerous post-graduate training programs, including multiple medical and surgical residencies and fellowships.

Carilion is launching an accredited solid organ transplant program, beginning with kidney transplant, and a pharmacy specialist will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team to develop and build the program infrastructure.  The transplant pharmacist will play an integral role in the development and maintenance of treatment protocols, guidelines, and order sets for all phases of care.  The transplant pharmacist will influence formulary management to enhance the safety and efficacy of medications utilized in this population, while minimizing costs to help maintain the financial sustainability of the program.

After the infrastructure is established, the solid organ transplant pharmacist will assume direct patient care responsibilities throughout the entire continuum of care.  Involvement is expected starting from the initial patient selection by a multidisciplinary committee, to the ambulatory preoperative transplant clinic visits and counseling, through rounding on the inpatient service during the acute transplantation period, to follow-up clinic visits post-discharge to ensure ongoing medication adherence.  Optimizing the medication regimen throughout the phases of care is key to promoting allograft preservation.  This includes monitoring and adjusting immunosuppressive medications while also managing treatments for comorbid disease states.  The transplant pharmacist will also provide extensive medication education to patients and their families throughout transitions of care.  In the event of acute and/or chronic allograft injury or rejection, the transplant pharmacist will facilitate appropriate treatment selection through use of protocols tailored to the causes of rejection.

Long-term, this pharmacist will be expected to serve as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents, offering an elective rotation for solid organ transplant.  Opportunities exist for longitudinal projects including research, medication use evaluation, and process improvement initiatives

Qualified candidates must be a graduate of a College of Pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and must possess a current Virginia pharmacist license or be eligible for licensure. An ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is required and specialized PGY2 residency training in Solid Organ Transplantation is preferred.  Applicants must possess excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills, as well as demonstrate advanced skills in critical thinking and analysis. Must be able to effectively budget time, work efficiently and accurately, and follow procedures with minimum supervision.

What We Require:

Education: Must be a graduate of a College of Pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Experience: ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency required for all new hires or transfers as of August 1, 2011. Specialized residency training in respective patient care area is preferred.

Licensure, certification, and/or registration: License to practice Pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Virginia required within 90 days of hire. During the first 90 days of employment and the licensure application process, pharmacists without a valid license to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Virginia may not perform duties restricted to a licensed pharmacist until the license is obtained. If the license is not obtained within 90 days of employment, the employee may be subject to separation from Carilion Clinic.

Other Minimum Qualifications: Must possess good leadership, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills. Must be able to effectively budget time, work efficiently and accurately, and follow procedures with minimum supervision. Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills. Work requires knowledge of general office equipment and procedures including computer and keyboarding skills. All pharmacists must complete an Orientation Competency

About Carilion

This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.


Requisition Number: 145346 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: CRMH - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital 
Shift: Day 
Shift Details: Day shift, Monday-Friday, variable weekend commitment, holiday rotation (1 major/1 minor)
Recruiter: DAVID L NIVEN 
Recruiter Phone: 540-983-4057 
Recruiter Email:
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


Carilion Total Rewards

What matters to you is important to us—like benefits, rewards, and resources to improve your life. Carilion understands the importance of prioritizing your well-being to help you develop and thrive. When you make your tomorrow with us, we’ll enhance your potential to realize the best in yourself. Below are benefits available to you when you join Carilion:

  • Employer Funded Pension Plan, vested after five years (Voluntary 403B)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Work Arrangements/Schedules
  • Remote Work Options
  • Paid Time Off (accrued from day one)
  • Onsite fitness studios and discounts to our Carilion Wellness centers
  • Access to our health and wellness app, Virgin Pulse
  • Discounts on childcare
  • Continued education and training

Find more about Carilion Clinic’s benefits by vising our Total Rewards Page.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


At Carilion Clinic, our employees know that there’s one thing they can always count on: One another. The strong values that guide our words and actions hold us together. We are one team that gives our all every day, working together to do the job and do it the right way for every patient and family.

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