Clinical Pharmacist Operations Lead

Job Location US-NC-Winston-Salem
Job Opening ID
Forsyth Medical Center
Work Schedule
PRN Details
7on/7off, 2nd shift, 1230-2300
Job Status


*Currently offering $20,000 sign on bonus for qualifying applicants!*




Clinical Pharmacist-Clinical Pharmacist Operations Lead


Potential relocation assistance for qualified applicants & locations!


Novant Health is seeking a Clinical Pharmacist Operations Lead, to join our acute care pharmacy team, to deliver optimal medication management across all dimensions of care, every time.


The Operations Lead Pharmacist will perform all duties as outlined in the Pharmacist job description. In addition, the Lead Pharmacist will provide leadership to assigned Pharmacy staff by proactively assisting in high level clinical tasks, operations, training and education, and act as a liaison between staff and the leadership team.


Schedule – 1st shift, every 3rd weekend (1st shift – 0615- 1445 or 0700-1530)


-Residency training PGY1 or 2 years acute care experience

-Previous leadership experience preferred

-Board Certification required within 2 years of hire



Novant Health is an integrated system of physician practices, hospitals, outpatient centers, and more – each element committed to delivering a remarkable healthcare experience for patients and their families. With world-class technology, personal connections, and care that’s easier to access and understand, Novant Health is with patients every step of the way on their journey to health and wellness.


Essential functions include:

  • A Pharmacist is responsible for performance and/or supervision of various aspects of the medication use system including but not limited to: therapeutic recommendations, advocate for patient safety, preparation, distribution, monitoring, oversight of administration, and billing.  This practitioner will be primarily based on the Operations Lead Team but will also rotate through other clinical pharmacy care teams of their interest.
  • Leads and coordinates work activities for central pharmacy and provides feedback to team regarding performance under the direction of the leadership team.
  • Trains and mentors staff and residents and precepts students.
  • Triages issues to leadership and follows-up.
  • Participates in operational tasks such as workflow oversight, process decision making, project implementation, and drug shortage management.
  • Ensures and maintains quality control in regards to patient care and medication and equipment usage.
  • Provides support for leadership team and demonstrates leadership for assigned practice area.
  • Facilitates pharmaceutical care services, medication utilization systems within assigned services and care areas to ensure drug utilization activities are aligned with patient care needs, evidence- based best practices and regulatory standards
  • Completes critical patient monitoring and reviews patient profile/ chart to identify, prevent, or mitigate drug- related problems,
  • Partners as an active member of multidisciplinary team and collaborates with healthcare providers within decentralized patient care areas to provide patient- centered care
  • Makes appropriate evidence-based, patient- centered medication recommendations
  • Participates in the management of medical emergencies
  • Provides discharge medication review, reconciliation, and counseling as appropriate
  • Maintains proficiency in and actively engages in central dispensing functions and operational programs
  • Oversees pharmacy operations and technician practice/activities
  • Maintains proficiency in preceptor roles and actively emulates education/ mentorship skills


Why Novant Health?

  • Come join a remarkable team where quality care meets quality service, in every dimension, every time.  Let Novant Health be the destination for your professional growth, as you take advantage of the opportunities, to advance your practice to other roles and responsibilities in the clinical pharmacist profession!
  • 8 Magnet Designated Hospitals
  • LeapFrog Grade “A” Ratings at Novant Health facilities
  • Novant Health is recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, Forbes Best Employers for Women in 2020, Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality and 50 Best Places for Women and Managers of Diverse Backgrounds to Work.


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At Novant Health, one of our core values is diversity and inclusion. By engaging the strengths and talents of each team member, we ensure a strong organization capable of providing remarkable healthcare to our patients, families and communities. Therefore, we invite applicants from all group dynamics to apply to our exciting career opportunities.




  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy required. Doctorate of Pharmacy preferred.
  • Experience: Postgraduate year 1 residency or fellowship OR two years of experience as a registered pharmacist in healthcare system pharmacy required.
  • Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current Pharmacy licensure in appropriate state(s) or must be completed within 30 days of start date by either examination or reciprocity, Required. Board of Pharmacy Specialties Certification or other applicable certification Required or must be obtained and continuously maintained within 2 years of start date as applicable to the role; excludes PRN team members who may not be eligible to take certification exam, Required.
  • Additional Skills Required: Other duties as outlined in Novant Health and facility specific policies and procedures. Ability to drive/travel to multiple facilities/locations as needed. Ability to work as part of a high performing, change ready and resilient team.


It is the responsibility of every Novant Health team member to deliver the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.

  • Our team members are part of an environment that fosters team work, team member engagement and community involvement.
  • The successful team member has a commitment to leveraging diversity and inclusion in support of quality care.
  • All Novant Health team members are responsible for fostering a safe patient environment driven by the principles of "First Do No Harm".


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