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Pharmacy Clinical Specialist

CJW Medical Center – Richmond, VA


SHIFT: Mixed (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ERs, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility-based staff continue to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Healths top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data
Chippenham Hospital, a 466-bed acute care facility, is located on the Southside of Richmond, a short drive from the beautiful, outdoor Stony Point Fashion Park, offering an abundance of shops, restaurants, and even a dine-in movie theater. Chippenham Hospital is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, who ranks 63rd on Fortunes 100, and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!
Chippenham Hospital Awards and Distinctions

  • Accredited by the Joint Commission with a Gold Seal of Approval

    • Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for advanced primary stroke, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, perinatal care, hip and knee replacement and surgical care.

    • Disease-Specific Certifications for Acute Myocardial Infarction & Hip and Knee Replacement.

  • Certified Chest Pain Center

  • Considered the region s first choice for orthopedics, joint care, behavioral health and cardiovascular care.

Our patients are our priority, but so are you!
Not only do our patients come first, but our employees do too! We provide a total compensation package to make sure your needs are met. Choose the medical coverage package that best suits you. Look after your loved ones while still getting paid with our Paid Family Leave. Plan for your future with our matching 401k or opt-in for several other benefits including tuition assistance, student loan repayment, family and medical flex spending accounts, life insurance, and identity theft protection.
You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professionals like you to be a part of our Pharmacy Family!
Essential Clinical Specialist job functions and responsibilities:
  • Interprets orders and transcribes or verifies them accurately and efficiently into the pharmacy computer system.

  • Accurately compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals.
  • Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug and dose.
  • Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic medication alternatives to medical staff.
  • Sustains the hospital formulary, minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchanges and promotes rational drug therapy selection.
  • Provides accurate and timely medication information to healthcare staff and patients.
  • Assists with clinical services such as drug consults, nutrition support, pharmacokinetics, anticoagulant monitoring, pain management, IV to PO, renal dosing and other programs as defined by Pharmacy Leadership.
  • Assists in antimicrobial management program.
  • Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely.
  • Supports and participates in the goals of the organizations quality improvement, risk management and patient safety program to include but not limited to National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures and HCAHPS medication related initiatives.
  • Completes notification reports regarding medication errors and adverse drug reactions.
  • Participates in the training and mentorship of pharmacists, pharmacy students, and technicians.
  • Maintains professional competency sufficient to meet current and future needs of the facility.
  • Has knowledge of the patient population they serve and apply that knowledge in the care of those patients.
  • Provides basic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computer systems.
  • Effectively supervises pharmacy operation activities and provides support to the whole pharmacy team.
  • Compliant with facility pharmacy schedule to work physically at patient care areas to interact with medical staff, nurses and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Effectively and proactively follow up with medical staff on any issue regarding drug therapy.
  • Train and participate with Disaster Team drills and real-event response as assigned.
  • Train and participate with Code Teams as assigned. Obtain and maintain BLS-ACLS or PALS current certification as appropriate.
  • Practice and adhere to the Code of Conduct philosophy and Mission and Value Statement.

  • Maintains appropriate controlled substance records.

  • Complies with all regulatory standards.
  • Prioritizes work and leads others to comply with facility medication turn-around time policy and procedure.
  • Supervises and assists pharmacy technicians and other support staff effectively.
  • Participate in the continuous quality review of order sets and/or computer drug entries.
  • Assists with development, implementation, and monitoring of pharmacy operations initiatives (operational/clinical).

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • BS or PharmD from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy and a current Pharmacist license in good standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy (required)
  • Licensure by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy by examination or reciprocity (required)
  • Completion of all hospital specific competencies for Clinical Pharmacist 1 (required)
  • 1 year of Hospital experience (preferred)
  • Full Time
  • Mixed Shifts
  • Weekend & Holiday requirements

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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