Jet Setter Pharmacist: Home to the Yankees

July 27, 2012

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!

LOCATION: The Bronx, New York

EMPLOYER: St. Barnabas Hospital

POSITION: Director of Pharmacy

WHY YOU’LL LOVE ITThe Bronx – often abbreviated as BX, and nicknamed The Boogie Down – with a population of 1,385,108 (2010 US Census), is the only New York borough on the mainland of the United States. It was originally part of Westchester County but was gradually annexed by New York City. The Bronx was completely incorporated into New York City in 1898.

The Bronx is the only borough attached to the rest of the mainland New York State, and it’s the only borough with “the” as part of its name. That’s because in the early 1600’s a Dutch settler, Jonas Bronck, bought the land from the Native Americans who occupied the territory at the time. Whenever other land owner in the area wanted to travel to that area they would call it “The Bronck’s Land.” At first he planned to use the land to grow tobacco crops, but it was too hilly and a marshy terrain, and therefore couldn’t grow anything on it.

The Bronx has a strong character all its own. It is the birthplace of hip hop music and home to one of the country’s most storied professional baseball teams, the New York Yankees, also known as the “Bronx Bombers.” Many ethnic groups have called the Bronx home over the years. Arthur Avenue is still a center of Italian American culture in New York, and many claim it has a more authentic feel than Manhattan’s Little Italy. The South Bronx is a center of Puerto Rican culture and life, with a growing Mexican community as well. University Heights and Morris Heights are largely Dominican neighborhoods, while Woodlawn maintains a large population of Irish immigrants.

Famous as the home of Yankee Stadium, elevated trains, and dense apartment blocks, the Bronx is also the greenest of New York City’s boroughs. Visit the gorillas at the famous Bronx Zoo or wander through the 50-acre forest at the New York Botanical Garden. Pick up some gourmet foods on Arthur Avenue, the Bronx’s Little Italy, and have a picnic at Van Cortlandt Park, which features two square miles of boating, horseback riding, tennis, and the oldest public golf course in the United States.

In time, The Bronx changed the spelling of its name, and flourished into an area with a vibrant and diverse culture.

ABOUT THE JOB: St. Barnabas Hospital is a large multi-site New York City Community Hospital and a Designated Level 1 Trauma and Stroke Center located in the Belmont section of the Bronx. We are currently recruiting for a Director of Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Department provides 24/7 pharmacy services in our new, state-of-the art Pharmacy with 7000+ square feet of space, CPOE system (Eclipsys), automated system for drug storage, inventory control, repackaging and dispensing (Talyst and Pyxis) and a new USP 797 IV room for separate sterile compounding of non-hazardous and hazardous (Oncology) medications. The Pharmacy provides services to the main hospital, the Rehabilitation Center and the Ambulatory Infusion Clinic and provides medication supplies to several ambulatory clinics of the Hospital and other hospital operating certificate sites. Qualified applicants must have a Pharmacy Degree, preferably with a Graduate degree in health care (BS, PharmD or Master’s degree) from an accredited Pharmacy school. A current New York State Pharmacist license is required. In addition, a minimum of five years experience in a Hospital Pharmacy and at least 2 years experience as a Supervisor or higher in Pharmacy Management. The ideal candidate must have completed an ASHP-accredited Hospital Pharmacy residency. This individual must have strong leadership and communication skills both written and verbal and must have excellent interpersonal skills.

For immediate consideration, please fax or email your resume to the Human Resources Department.

St. Barnabas Hospital
4422 Third Avenue
Bronx, New York 10457
Fax: (718) 960-6615
Email: hr@stbarnabashospital.org

St. Barnabas Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information about this job, click here.

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