Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) is currently searching for motivated candidates for a Clinical Pharmacist in Critical Care. This position will rotate between 1st and 2nd shift and is responsible for providing critical care decentralized clinical services. This position is 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.
The Clinical Pharmacist is 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 the cardiology, surgery, and medicine service lines
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 Pharmacy Managers, the Assistant Director for Acute Care Clinical Services, and the Director of Pharmacy for Acute Care Services to develop goals for the department
These positions are 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.
Provides experiential mentorship for Doctor of Pharmacy students
In short, these clinicians facilitate medication therapy and pharmacy services provided to their care areas and design best practice programs to collaboratively support direct patient-centered care and integrated pharmacy operations.
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy
Clinical training and experience: PGY2 in Critical Care Pharmacy residency preferred. PGY1 Pharmacy residency (or 2-4 years of clinical experience in medicine patient populations may be considered in lieu of formal training and exceptional aptitude or knowledge may be considered in lieu of experience).
Licensure/certifications: Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of North Carolina required, Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certification preferred
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.