Jet Setter Pharmacist: Norfolk, Virginia Jobs are for Lovers

February 23, 2011

As a pharmacist, you have options when it comes to where you work, and at PharmacyWeek we see several pharmacy job opportunities cross desks every day that even make us want to get up and go work at these dream destinations. Jet Setter Pharmacist highlights great job openings in even better locations, and what makes these locations and employers so unique!

Norfolk, VA, is home to the world's largest naval base.

LOCATION: Norfolk, Virginia

EMPLOYER: Sentara Healthcare

POSITION: Director of Clinical Pharmacy Programs

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: If you crave a sunny city with a mild climate and miles of oceanfront beaches, then Norfolk, Virginia might be the place for you.

Norfolk is the home to the world’s largest naval base, NS Norfolk, and is ranked annually among the best places to live in the United States. Norfolk is located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia’s second largest city. In addition, it’s prime location at the core of the Hampton Roads makes it the historic, urban, financial, and cultural center of the region.

As such, Norfolk is home to several notable museums, parks and festivals, including the Chrysler Museum of Art, The General Douglas MacArthur Memorial, Town Point Park, and Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Food Festival.

If you love all things nautical, Norfolk is the city for you.

ABOUT THE JOB: Sentara Healthcare is recruiting for an experienced and creative clinical leader to coordinate clinical services for an integrated healthcare system. This full-time, exempt level position will be based at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. At Sentara, Clinical Pharmacists are deployed in the patient care area as an integral part of the healthcare team, providing extensive, well-established clinical services including individualized consultation and drug therapy management of pharmacokinetics, TPN, anticoagulation, pain management, renal dosing, and parenteral conversion. You will join a management team which has implemented an EMR with CPOE, and has delivered impressive gains in patient safety and satisfaction, quality care, multidisciplinary team building, clinical excellence, and drug utilization. Sentara provides advanced information technology with mobile wireless laptops, a clinical screening and alerting system, on-line information resources and clinical documentation, and an eICU.

Required qualifications include a Virginia Pharmacist license or eligibility and a minimum of 5 years of acute care experience, including experience as a Clinical Coordinator. Residency or other related clinical leadership experience is preferred.

Sentara’s medication safety program is second to none, winning an ISMP Cheers Award, and for the second time in recent years, an ASHP Best Practices Award.

Sentara Healthcare is an industry leader in many areas, and was recently named #1 Integrated Healcare System in America for 2010. Now with over 19,000 employees and growing, Sentara operates 8 hospitals, 9 outpatient care facilities, 10 long term care facilities, and 350+ primary care and specialty physician practices.

For more information about this job, click here.

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