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Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine
Based on Experience
Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner
Winston-Salem, NC
Position Description
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) is currently searching for motivated candidates for an Emergency Medicine Pharmacist position. 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.

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, in addition to outpatient services, community health and information centers. WFBMC has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for the 26th consecutive year with eight specialties listed among the nation’s finest. The specialties earning top-50 spots in the 2018-2019 report were Cancer (No. 19), Nephrology (No. 38), Geriatrics (No. 31), Gynecology (No. 49), Ear, Nose, and Throat (No. 30), Pulmonology (41) and Pediatric Urology (No. 47), Neurology and Neurosurgery (No. 47). 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 110,602 visits per year. WFBMC is affiliated with Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

Over 400 pharmacists, technicians, interns, and support administrative staff 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.

Clinical pharmacy services were established in the Emergency Department (ED) in the late 1990s. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, and a Level 1 Burn Center, WFBMC is accredited to treat patients with the most critical injuries. Annually, WFBMC has 110,602 Emergency Department Visits, which our ED Pharmacy Services provide care and support. The Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Team consists of pharmacists and technicians that are available 24/7, 365 days a year. The team participates in bedside events (codes, strokes, intubations, etc.), medication preparation, order verification, inventory management and optimization, and general department of pharmacy initiatives and committees. Additionally, the ED Pharmacy Team maintains a fully functionally satellite pharmacy.

The Clinical Pharmacist for Emergency Medicine 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 emergency department units
• 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, monitoring and management of total parenteral nutrition, 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 leadership 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.

Position requirements include:
• Education: Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy
• Clinical training and experience: PGY1 Pharmacy residency and PGY2 Emergency Medicine preferred (or 4 years of clinical experience in emergency 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, active certification (or within 1 year of hire date) for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certification, Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certification preferred

Benefits include a competitive salary, excellent health insurance, employee perks, retirement package, and support for professional travel and development.

EEO Statement
Wake Forest Baptist Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Interested applicants must apply online via http://www.wakehealth.edu/HR/. Please contact Tyler Vest, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Pharmacy System Manager of Inpatient Operations and ED Services via email at tvest@wakehealth.edu with any questions. Confidential inquiries and nominations may be directed to Lauren Way, Talent Acquisition, at lway@wakehealth.edu.


Contact Information

Tyler Vest
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Pharmacy
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Telephone: 336-713-3403
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