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CommonSpirit Health Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee


CHI Memorial Hospital, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, is once again the only hospital in the Chattanooga area to be named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be the regional referral center of choice providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.

You will rarely have the same day twice and you thrive in a fast-paced clinical environment. Your documentation and communication is thorough, adding value to the whole team.

CHI Memorial Hospitalprovides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Free Premium Membership to with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs

  • Wellness Program

We invite you to join CHI Memorial Hospital today!

Important Note: Nicotine is part of our pre-employment drug screen


The ED Pharmacist Specialist is a pharmacy leader responsible for coordinating, implementing, and monitoring pharmacy services in the Emergency Department. This leader serves as a clinical resource to staff and serves as the pharmacy representative for multi-disciplinary process improvement. The ED Pharmacist Specialist is responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, quality management/monitoring, regulatory requirements and review of Pharmacy Services provided in the Emergency Department. The ED Pharmacist Specialist is responsible for supervising, training, scheduling, continual oversight, and quality management of the Certified Pharmacy Technician Medication History Specialists.

  1. Provide clinical pharmacist duties for the ED population such as Antimicrobial Stewardship, Anticoagulation Services, Code Team Participation, Drug Information Services, Admission Medication Histories and Medication Reconciliation

  2. Supervise and coordinate the daily activities of medication history technicians: Create schedule, manage time off requests, and post schedule in When to Work scheduling software; Perform medication history technician quarterly audits; handle personnel issues, work closely with Memorial’s Pharmacy Technician Coordinator; Assist with performing annual evaluations.

  3. Serve as the communication liaison to pharmacy ED staff members

  4. Attend and represent pharmacy at ED physician meetings, ED leadership committee meetings, and at quality/ Process/LEAN projects

  5. Assist in development of technologies used in the medication-use process in the ED: Assist residents or pharmacists with research projects, Review medication-error reports and investigate ED errors. Conduct failure mode and effects analysis and root-cause analysis on error-prone aspects of the medication-use process in the ED

  6. Precept pharmacy students and residents for the Emergency Medicine Learning Experience and meets ASHP preceptor requirements

  7. Conduct educational forums for health care professionals and students

  8. Perform all duties of a pharmacist

  9. Other duties as assigned by management


Sys/Div/Mkt/Local Manager – Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 3 years leadership experience OR minimum of 5 years leadership experience in the discipline OR Master’s Degree and no experience

Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) approved College of Pharmacy with a BS, MS, or Pharm D degree.Completion of ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Residency and 3 years of hospital experience as a clinical pharmacist.

Completion of ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Specialty Residency in Emergency Medicine or Critical Care OR equivalent experience.

1 year experience as a PGY-1 preceptor, fulfilling ASHP preceptor requirements

TN Board of Pharmacy License. Licensure must be received within 90 days from the first day of employment

Active ACLS, BLS

Board Certification by Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BCPS) in Critical Care or Pharmacotherapy

Knowledge of the principles, practices, standards and techniques relating to the compounding and dispensing of medicinal drugs.

Knowledge of regulatory requirements applicable to the pharmacy profession.

Ability to use automated systems and office equipment at an acceptable level of proficiency.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of pharmaceutical care, including IV fluids, IV additive programs, automated dispensing systems, and IV therapy services.

Ability to convey information effectively in verbal and written communication.

Computer applications such as Microsoft Office

Excellent time management and communication skills

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Requisition ID 2021-179953

Employment Type Full Time

Department Pharmacy

Hours / Pay Period 77

Shift Evening

Standard Hours 2nd shift; 7 on 7 off

Facility / Process Level : Name CHI Memorial Chattanooga


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.