Clinical Pharmacist - Duke Compounding Facility (Full-Time/Evening Shift)

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Duke University Hospital

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.

In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.

Work Location:

  • Duke University Hospital - Duke Compounding Facility - Durham, NC

Working Hours:

  • Evening Shift (2nd)
    • 2:00pm - 10:30pm

Job Description:

Responsible for assuring that sterile and non-sterile compounding practices are performed in a safe and efficient manner resulting in positive outcomes for patients. The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for all activities related to supervising, coordinating and participating in activities related to compounding practices at Duke University Hospital. In collaboration with the Pharmacy Manager, and Duke Compounding Pharmacy and staff, he/she implements the strategic initiatives authorized by the Pharmacy Senior Management Group (SMG}. The Clinical Pharmacist has responsibility for the day-to­ day compounding activities to serve the needs of patients and customers of the Duke University Health System, by adhering to the contemporary pharmaceutical compounding standards established by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA}, Controlled Environmental Testing Association (CETA}, State board of Pharmacy, the FDA, and similar related regulatory agencies.

Departmental Expectation of Employee:

  • Adheres to Duke's Policy and Procedures
  • Acts as a role model within and outside of Duke
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude·
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about Department issues
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
  • Meets Department productivity standards

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitors, develops, and performs quality assurances practices required to prepare, store, and transport compounded sterile and non-sterile preparations.
  • Participates in the continuous improvement in practices and evaluation of procedures to ensure the quality of final preparations.
  • Ensures consistent success in compliance with enforceable rules and regulations related to sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical compounding at the Duke Compounding Pharmacy.
  • Maintains current knowledge and competencies required for compounding sterile preparations of all risk-level categories.
  • Able to develop sterile and non-sterile formulations for pharmaceuticals based on established literature and references.
  • Coordinates and monitors the pharmacy systems and processes to achieve ongoing operational and service improvements.
  • Ensures maintenance of safe medication management processes in the Duke Compounding Pharmacy.
  • Sets example for other pharmacists and staff in work quality, efficiency, productivity and personal conduct standards.
  • Collaborates with Pharmacy Manager to initiate modifications to improve productivity. Recommends cost containment programs, and policies and/ or procedures to improve efficiency, economy, and effectiveness.
  • Champions day-to-day management of operational priorities and collaborates with the staff to exceed customer service expectations.
  • Continuously monitors compounding activities and helps prioritize or direct pharmacy
  • technician activities to meet customer needs.
  • Facilitates solutions to problems and resolves complaints regarding departmental services and activities in collaboration with the Pharmacy Manager.
  • Projects a customer service attitude by being attentive, responsive, courteous and compassionate to customers (e.g., patients, physicians, nurses, and students).
  • Participates in proactive collaboration with the staff to establish a positive work culture.
  • Monitors employee performance and behaviors to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and to maintain a safe and efficient workflow process.
  • Holds self and Duke Compounding Pharmacy staff accountable and responsible to maintaining compliance with Duke University Hospital's performance expectations and work rules.
  • Provides feedback to staff when observing unsafe practices or behaviors.
  • Notifies the Pharmacy Manager immediately when observing practices or behaviors that can adversely impact patient safety.
  • Participates in the recruitment and selection of staff. Promotes development of Duke Compounding Pharmacy staff.
  • Collaborates with the Pharmacy Manager and assists with responding to employee grievances.
  • Formulates departmental policy and procedure; ensures adherence to hospital, health system and departmental policies and procedures and applicable state and federal.
  • Assists the Pharmacy Manager with the evaluation, revision, and development of policies and procedures related pharmaceutical compounding at Duke University Hospital.
  • Provides education and training to pharmacists and technicians in relation to the established policies and procedures.
  • Enforces medical center and departmental policies and procedures and ensures compliance with pertinent state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Monitors and controls the controlled drug distribution system ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy.
  • Provides in-service education or drug information when needed or requested to health care professionals.
  • Responsible for providing annual competency training to individuals involved with sterile and non-sterile compounding at Duke University Hospital
  • Participates in residency education and training.
  • Strives to continuously improve the delivery of education and training related to compounding practices.
  • Participates on departmental, hospital, health system and school of pharmacy committees, actively participates in national, state and regional professional organizations.
  • Participates on departmental, hospital, health system and school of pharmacy committees.
  • Actively participates in national, state and regional professional organizations.
  • Contributes to the knowledge and body of literature related to best practices in pharmaceutical compounding.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Competency with sterile and non-sterile preparations in accordance to all appropriate regulations
  • Competency with use of Excel, PowerPoint and word is preferred
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to manage day-to-day activities independently following successful completion of training
Level Characteristics

  • N/A

Minimum Qualifications


  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree OR BS Pharmacy Degree


  • With a BS Pharmacy degree, two years of pharmacy practice experience, or acceptable board certification, or completion of an accredited residency program and demonstrated ability to achieve positive patient outcomes in a similar environment is required.
  • With Doctor of Pharmacy degree, no experience is required.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

  • Licensed and registered as a pharmacist by the north Carolina Board of Pharmacy

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


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Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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