Lead Pharmacist

VP - Retail Operations - 507571 Winchester, Virginia Full-Time

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Please Note: To protect our patients, our workforce and our community, Valley Health is requiring that all newly hired employees and internal transfers (current employees requesting internal transfers) must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose. Newly hired Applicants (those not currently employed by Valley Health) who have been offered a position will have to provide documentation of their vaccination status at the time of their Employee Health appointment. For internal transfers, Employee Health will contact you if they have questions around your vaccination status. Valley Health has a process for applicants who have been offered a position to request an exemption or deferral for medical or religious reasons. To search for vaccine locations, visit vaccines.gov.


  • Entity: Valley Regional Enterprises
  • Shift: Rotating

Who We Are

Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.

A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.

We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.

What You Will Do:

At Valley Pharmacy, our patients come first. A successful Lead Pharmacist on our team will help us provide a top notch experience to the patients we serve. Our team is focused on providing safe, affordability, and high quality care.
As a Lead Pharmacist on our team, you have an important role in contributing to building our team environment, demonstrating our values, and providing compassionate care to our patients. In addition to supporting the Manager and Director in leading our team, you will be looked to for management support and oversight of the operation of all aspects of pharmacy.
The Lead Pharmacist must manage all of the day to day responsibilities of a pharmacist and provide oversight and fiduciary responsibility. The Lead Pharmacist will ensure that the pharmacy remains 340-B program compliant. This position will have operational oversight which will require reconciliation of controlled substances, removing damaged/expired drugs, and assuring regulatory compliance. The Lead Pharmacist on our team will receive prescriptions and work for the patient to assure medication appropriateness, accuracy, and necessary documentation. This role will counsel and instruct patients on medications received and assure medication compliance. This individual will also provide drug information and advise prescribers and their staff as required. The Lead Pharmacist will observe appropriate standards of care and adhere to federal and state regulations while working to minimize dispensing errors by accurately verifying the order against what was received. The Lead Pharmacist will function in a supervisory role by consistently encouraging and coaching support staff and will display professional conduct at all times to create a work environment that fosters intellectual growth.
The Lead Pharmacist has leadership duties above and beyond what is required of other pharmacists. The Lead Pharmacist will serve as a mentor to other pharmacists and support staff, assist with on-boarding new team members, and will train staff to appropriately manage customer needs. The Lead Pharmacist must assist other pharmacy team members when needed and remain approachable and helpful. This individual will hold the Pharmacist In Charge license and will serve as a mentor to the team This role will participate in performance improvement processes by offering suggestions and leading agreed upon changes. This role will assist with hosting staff meetings, stay abreast of pharmacy related clinical and regulatory changes, and report variations of usual pharmacy practice.

What You Will Bring:


Bachelors required
Doctorate in Pharmacy Preferred

2-5 years of experience preferred
Experience in retail pharmacy preferred

Certification & Licensures
Virginia Pharmacy License required (or acquired within 90 days of hire)

What You Will Get:

At Valley Health, we believe everyone is a caregiver, and our goal is to create an environment where our caregivers thrive physically, financially, and emotionally. In addition to a competitive salary, our most popular benefits for full-time employees include:
• A Zero-Deductible Health Plan
• Dental and vision insurance
• Generous Paid Time Off
• Tuition Assistance
• Retirement Savings Match
• A Robust Employee Assistance Program to help with many aspects of emotional wellbeing
• Membership to Healthy U: An Incentive-Based Wellness Program

Valley Health also offers a health savings account & flexible spending account for childcare, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and professional development. In addition, several perks come with working for the largest employer in the region, such as discounts to on-campus dining, and more.

To see the full scale of what we offer, visit valleyhealthbenefits.com.

Exclusions apply

We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.


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FLSA Classification


Physical Demands
21 A Pharmacy