Being a Pharmacist at Baptist Health

Working as a Pharmacist here at Baptist Health is a career that requires paying acute attention to detail. Some start as Pharmacy Technicians at other organizations before finding their way to Baptist Health, while others may start as a Pharmacy Resident straight after pharmacy school.  No matter the journey, Baptist Health welcomes all dedicated and focused individuals to join the team. Sarah Volgas is one of those awesome individuals. She’s been a Clinical Pharmacist with us since June of 2017 and feels that she’s found her new career home.  

The pharmacy department works together really well. I also really think that the pharmacists here are able to work at the top of their license, as opposed to other healthcare facilities. Our pharmacists are consulted by physicians to manage different drug therapies, and it gives us the authority to adjust dosages and order labs, and really dial in to that aspect of patient care.

Others stay at Baptist Health for the opportunities that we offer our staff. Kevin Yarborough has been a Clinical Pharmacist with us since 1995 and says that the ways our organization fosters a culture of career growth is what keeps him coming to work every day.

As a hospital pharmacist, we are allowed to practice at the top of our profession. There are lots of opportunities for practicing different types of pharmacy. We have a critical care specialist, an infectious disease specialist, cardiology specialists, and more all within the pharmacy. I feel like within the state of Arkansas, at Baptist Health Little Rock, I’m able to operate at the very top of my profession and have a lot of autonomy. Our physicians have a great level of trust with our pharmacists, and we have a really great working relationship with them.

If you’re interested in joining the Baptist Health pharmacy team, Nathan Adams believes that you’re taking a step in the right direction. His only advice is to take advantage of the resources available.

I would just say that it’s a really good job here. I’ve enjoyed working for Baptist Health. If you stick with them, they have good benefits. A cool thing about this system is that whether you’re in the metros of Little Rock or not, it’s a huge advantage to be part of a large system. It’s possible to have reach as a system and stay ahead of the curve while also still having the personal touch with your team. It’s a lot of resources that other, smaller hospitals don’t have, but we do as a Baptist Health team

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