As an integral member of the Pharmacy team, our clinical staff pharmacists oversee the provision of safe and effective medication therapies through collaboration with the patient's care team. Common responsibilities include: reviews physician orders for drug therapy and monitors this therapy for drug choice, dosage, drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, and formulary adherence. Serves as a drug information resource to nurses, physicians, other healthcare workers, patients and their family members.
Prepares and dispenses medications in accordance with best practice, policies and state and federal regulations. Manages medication therapies using clinical guidelines.
Checks and supports the work of pharmacy support team members or others in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures.
Collects information needed to design medication therapy regimens and determine the presence of medication related problems with current therapies.
Designs, recommends, monitors, and evaluates patient specific pharmacotherapeutic regimens.
Retrieves and evaluates relevant biomedical literature, formulates an appropriate response, and provides concise and timely response to drug information requests.
Uses effective patient education techniques to provide counseling to patients and caregivers, including information on medication therapy, adverse effects, compliance, appropriate use, handling, and medication administration.
Precepts pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.
Education, Experience and Certification Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy or a Pharm D. from an accredited school of pharmacy required. Licensed in the state of North Carolina and/or South Carolina or eligible for reciprocity required. Previous hospital pharmacy experience is highly preferred. Experience in Oncology is preferred, but not required. Highly effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills with patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members to establish working relationships that foster optimal quality of patient care is required.
For further information contact:
Cindy Riddagh, BS, PharmD, DPLA
Director of Pharmacy
Levine Cancer Institute
About Atrium Health- Levine Cancer Institute
Atrium Health is the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas. Our system includes more than 7,600 licensed beds, employs nearly 60,000 people and accounts for almost 12 million patient interactions each year.
Levine Cancer Institute is a system without walls. A network of cancer care programs throughout the Carolinas is linked together to provide patients greater access to cancer specialists, treatment, clinical trials and support services, wherever they live. We teach and train future healthcare professionals in our cancer care locations and perform the latest clinical research in our tireless quest for a cure. Our physicians are leaders in their field, and their commitment to research means patients will benefit from the most innovative clinical trials and treatments all without ever leaving the comfort of their community.
Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) is the flagship hospital of Atrium Health and the largest hospital in the region. With more than 1,100 physicians and providers specializing in all areas of medicine CMC has evolved into a world-class facility that offers a full range of services to the Charlotte community. The hospital serves as the region’s only Level... 1 Trauma center and is an approved transplant center for heart, kidney, pancreas and liver. CMC also serves as one of North Carolina’s five Academic Medical Center Teaching Hospitals and serves as a satellite for the medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill.