We are currently recruiting for a pharmacist to join our team in decentralized clinical medicine team. This pharmacist will work as a core member of the medicine team and provide additional coverage for nephrology patients. Pharmacists primarily work 8 hour shifts and every 3rd weekend.
Successful candidates will join a team of experienced practitioners working under the leadership of a team leader and clinical coordinator to ensure the safe and effective use of medications by providing optimal drug product selection, dosage regimen design, effective administration and drug therapy monitoring. This pharmacist will practice in a decentralized pharmacy setting, working collaboratively with physicians and nurses to provide patient-focused care. Team members will also provide training sites for the experiential education of pharmacy students from North Carolina schools of pharmacy as well as PGY1 pharmacy residents.
About Vidant Medical Center
Vidant Medical Center, formerly Pitt County Memorial Hospital, located in Greenville, North Carolina, serves as the academic teaching hospital for Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Additionally, VMC is home to Centers of Excellence in Stroke, Bariatric Surgery, and Trauma and Critical Care Surgery. Recently named among the nation's Best Regional Hospitals 2011-12, according to U.S. News & World Report, VMC is a 900 bed, Level 1 Trauma Center and the 3rd largest medical center in North Carolina.
Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health, formerly University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina. At Vidant Health, we strive to provide best-in-region access to health care, exceptional experiences and optimal outcomes. If we do our jobs well, then healthier communities will result. Vidant Health is a regional health system made up of 10 hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and specialty health care services. Together we serve 29 counties in eastern North Carolina, and we're working every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve.
- Well established decentralized clinical services throughout the institution
- PGY1 residency program and PGY2 in Critical Care
- Integrated electronic health record (EPIC) with CPOE
- Training site for schools of pharmacy in North Carolina
- Local, state and national educational opportunities
While VMC Department of Pharmacy has enjoyed a progressive and comprehensive pharmacy presence for many years, we too were moved by the call from ASHP and other industry leaders to prepare for the future. In 2011, a PPMI work group was formed to address the urgent need to proactively plan for changes in healthcare reform. Following a thorough evaluation of our current practices and systems we began the process of designing a new practice model that would support PPMI Summit consensus recommendations and meet the needs of our patients. The new, world-class practice model expands on our existing framework of robust clinical services and provides for both decentralized unit-based and service-based clinical pharmacy services via a system of seven integrated teams. These teams, comprised of both pharmacists and technicians, are supported by a dynamic central pharmacy team responsible for production of sterile products, inpatient chemotherapy, cart fills, inventory and automation. Most drug distribution is automated, using Robot-RX, medical carousels and unit-based automated dispensing cabinets.
We are looking for motivated, compassionate individuals who are team players and possess excellent communication skills and strong work ethic.
Applicants should possess a BS Pharm, MS Pharm or Pharm D. NC Pharmacy licesne or eligible for licensure and licensed within two months of employment. Hospital Pharmacy experience preferred. PGY1 and/or PGY2 residency training, with staffing experience, is preferred.