Wake Forest Baptist Health is seeking a motivated individual to join our Medication Strategy Center team as a Medication Strategy Specialist.
Responsibilities include facilitating the design, implementation, and monitoring of strategies to ensure safe, clinically effective, and cost effective medication use across the Health System (strategies may include guidelines, policies, protocols); supports the System Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee activities, including formulary management; monitors utilization of medications in order to identify when medication use strategies needs to be developed to impact practice; and provides consultative services to medical, nursing and pharmacy staff in ensuring appropriate drug therapy.
Additional responsibilities include strategic partnerships with Service Line/Shared Service leaders, education of healthcare professionals, representation on medical center committees, and collaboration on department and interprofessional initiatives. This position also involves precepting pharmacy residents and students.
Applicants are required to be eligible for pharmacy licensure in North Carolina and to have either successfully completed a pharmacy residency or fellowship or have a minimum of 5 years of hospital experience. Drug Policy, Medication Use Management, or Drug Information Center experience or residency, and certification by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialists, are preferred qualifications.
Applicants should possess expert medication knowledge and clinical skills, and be able to communicate at the highest professional level with physicians, nurses, and other professional staff when discussing medication use strategies.
Internal Number: MSC
About Wake Forest Baptist Health
Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, WFBMC is a Level I Adult and Pediatric trauma and burn centers. It is an integrated system that operates 1,004 acute care, rehabilitation and psychiatric care beds, outpatient services, and community health and information centers. The Medical Center consists of an adult inpatient care facility, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Heart and Vascular Center, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Emergency Departments for both adult and pediatric patients, and large outpatient care facilities. Through these resources the hospital provides acute care to both adult and pediatric patients throughout the western region of North Carolina and specialty care to patients internationally. WFBMC admits approximately 40,000 inpatients each year and has over a million outpatient visits at all ambulatory and outpatient departments. WFBMC performs approximately 14,500 annual inpatient and 22,800 outpatient surgeries and its emergency room has approximately 108,000 visits per year. WFBMC is affiliated with Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.
Over 350 administrators, pharmac...ists, and technicians provide comprehensive pharmacy services spanning the continuum of care across multiple patient populations. WFBMC has a long history of clinical excellence and innovation in pharmacy practice. Today the department provides decentralized clinical services to more than 37 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 nine ASHP accredited residency programs, an internship program, and learning experiences for four schools of pharmacy in North Carolina.