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Company: Wake Forest Baptist Health
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Staff Pharmacist, Adult Acute Care, Multispecialty, Medicine Surgery

SCHEDULE: Primarily 1st shift (hours may vary), Mon-Fri with weekend and holiday rotation

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Adult Acute Care Pharmacist provides patient-centered care to patients for adult acute care patients. This position must: provide pharmaceutical care to patients to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes; promote cost-effective drug therapy; provide assistance in educating pharmacy students, PGY1 and PGY2 residents; participate in research projects to improve patient outcomes; participate on Medical Center and Department committees; adhere to the general hospital standards to promote cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building; assist with verification of medication orders and distribution of pharmaceutical products; coordinate and participate in the education of pharmacist and other health care professionals in regards to pharmacotherapy; initiate and/or participate in medication utilization evaluations; participate in the drug therapy management in emergency situations; assist in developing and implementing treatment protocols in order to improve patient care.


  • Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy with a B.S. in Pharmacy or Pharm. D. degree is required.
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency and PGY2 Internal Medicine or Pharmacotherapy residency or relevant clinical experience is preferred.


  • Active Registration with North Carolina Board of Pharmacy required.


1.  Processes medication orders and prescriptions ordered by physicians or nurses for patients.
2.  Supervises the work of technicians to ensure that correct medications are provided for patients on time, and support staff is fully utilized to meet area needs.
3.  Provides pharmaceutical care to patients to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes.
4.  Participates in the team approach to quality improvement to support the Pharmacy Department's commitment to the philosophy and principles of Total Quality.
5.  Updates knowledge and skills of self and other health care professionals to maintain, improve and document competency.
6.  Documents activities to provide information needed to meet standards, regulations, laws and/or other administrative requirements.
7.  Participates in planning by establishing personal goals to support quality improvement efforts and contribute to the achievement of departmental objectives.
8.  Provides age/developmental appropriate care in accordance with Age/Development Specific Guidelines for the age groups served when participating in patient care.
9.  Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building.


  • Ability to communicate on a professional level with physicians, nurses and other professional staff when discussing drugs and drug related problems
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Contact with patients, family members, visitors, coworkers and medical staff under a wide variety of circumstances
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to high quality patient care and ongoing learning and skills development.
  • Should have good interpersonal, decision making, problem solving, supervisory, and customer services skills.
  • This individual must demonstrate a positive attitude, commitment to teamwork, attention to detail, and be flexible to provide services based on the daily needs of the various medicine, surgery, cardiology and neurology teams.
  • This individual must demonstrate a positive attitude and a commitment to teamwork.


  • Potential exposure to infections and contagious diseases
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations
  • Possible exposure to latex
  • Possible exposure to cytotoxic (chemotherapeutic) agents
  • Requires judgment/action that could result in death of patients
  • Noise generated from telephones, computers/printers, hood and verbal communication
  • Possible exposure to the risk of bloodborne and/or airborne pathogens
  • Subject to many interruptions
  • Pressure due to multiple demands
  • Subject to changes in work schedules and areas to meet customer/department needs


To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina  27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-6464.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at accommodationrequest@wakehealth.edu.

It is the policy of  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

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