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Team Leader - Pharmacy Atrium Health CMC FT

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 53628
Job Family: Pharmacy Services
Status: Full Time
Detailed Shift and Schedule: to be determined
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011005039605-Pharmacy


Job Summary

5 days per week, every 3rd weekend.  Target of 50% of shifts staffing, 50% of shifts in Lead Role

Participates in the provision of pharmaceutical care through staffing and clinical rounds. Reviews physician orders for drug therapy and monitors this therapy for drug choice, dosage, drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, and formulary adherence, serving as a drug information resource to nurses, physicians, and other healthcare workers. Assists with collection of statistical data for the pharmaceutical care center and documents clinical interventions per procedure. Assists with the implementation of identified pharmacy initiatives as applicable to the pharmaceutical care center as well as renal monitoring, pharmacokinetic monitoring and additional clinical requests as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Actively looks for ways to improve the performance of the team that will result in improved quality, customer service, productivity, and a reduction in spending on pharmaceutical agents and supplies, etc.
  • Maintains 5S conditions within area of responsibility to ensure safety and quality standards within the group are maintained.  Uses visual control audits as appropriate.  Ensures Teammates are wearing the proper PPE and are working safely.
  • Audits processes to ensure that Teammates are following the established standard work.  Coaches teammates as necessary. Monitors the productivity of the team and answers questions. Informs the Group Leader of any personnel situations that might be considered abnormal or extreme.  Is a catalyst in launching team building activities and is receptive to trends or changes in team spirit.
  • Is responsible for supporting the continuous flow of medication orders and product throughout area or responsibility. Ensures proper medication and supply storage is maintained.
  • Utilizes the existing clinical intervention policies and procedures and documents using the appropriate format. Builds the information base needed to design a medication therapy regimen.
  • Maximizes work efficiency through the use of computers and other technologies. Demonstrates proper utilization and understanding of the intranet and all pharmacy specific data bases supplied by the System.

Physical Requirements

Works primarily in the pharmacy. Delivers medications to nursing units. Requires considerable walking, standing, pushing mobile cart of 50 pounds maximum and lifting 25 pounds of material. May be required to frequently stretch, bend, squat, or kneel to perform job. Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize exposure to chemotherapy agents.  Takes necessary precautions to avoid inadvertent needle sticks, minor cuts or bruises. Exposed to various conditions throughout the workday such as walking on hard surfaces, climbing stairs and changes in temperature and humidity. Must be able to perform manipulative skills such as writing, typing, and data entry into the computer and automated dispensing machines. Must have use of both hands, be able to see clearly and read small type such as that on unit-dose medication packages and syringes. Must be able to speak and be understood by others in order to communicate effectively. Must be able to hear normal sounds with moderate background noises. Involves rotating shifts.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy or a Pharm D. from an accredited school of pharmacy. Must be licensed in the state of North Carolina or eligible for reciprocity. Previous hospital pharmacy experience is preferred. Must have highly effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills with patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members to establish working relationships that foster optimal quality of patient care. Prior Hospital pharmacy and Epic experience preferred.