Jet Setter Pharmacist: South Carolina’s Living Museum

Posted on April 6, 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: Charleston, South Carolina

EMPLOYER: Medical University of South Carolina

POSITION: Hematology-Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

WHY YOU’LL LOVE ITSteeped in history, Charleston is often called a “living museum” and is the state’s most beautiful and historic treasure. Charleston has had a starring role in South Carolina history since its founding more than 300 years ago.The English established the first permanent European settlement on the Ashley River in 1670. War, fires, earthquakes and hurricanes have threatened this resilient city over the years but it still stands strong and beautiful. The city’s historic district today has barely changed, boasting 73 pre-Revoluntionary buildings, 136 late 18th century structures and over 600 others built in the 1840s.

Charleston is the friendliest city in the United States and one of the most beautiful, according to a ranking released by Travel + Leisure last November. The annual survey of “America’s Favorite Cities” also listed Charleston in the No. 1 spot for attractive people, noteworthy neighborhoods, stylish accommodations, and antique stores. Charleston’s semi-tropical coastal location, colonial and antebellum neighborhoods, and lush gardens attract thousands of tourists annually. Yet Charleston’s rich history, beauty and charm blend with a vigorous commercial and industrial climate that makes the 540,000-person metropolitan area a great place to call home.

The area’s economic mix is diverse, combining an annual $4.5 billion tourism industry, one of the Southeast’s most impressive medical research and care complexes, a base of national and international manufacturers, a large military presence, and the largest containerized cargo port on the South Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

Culture thrives within the historic city of Charleston. Spoleto Festival USA, an internationally renowned art festival of opera, dance, music and theater, draws more than 85,000 people to the city annually. It’s been called, “one of the best art festivals in the country, if not the world.” Art galleries, music halls, historic theaters and house museums also dapple the Charleston landscape.

For outdoor activity, there is no better place than Charleston. An average temperature of 65.6 degrees provides you with perfect year-round weather for outdoor activities from golfing, boating and jogging around the peninsula to relaxing on one of the area’s five pristine beaches.

Entertainment options within the city abound. Charleston’s professional baseball, hockey and soccer teams, not to mention the highly regarded College of Charleston basketball team and Citadel baseball team, offer enticing options to sports enthusiasts. The Charleston Museum and the South Carolina Aquarium exhibit the rich history and landscape that make Charleston the unique and historical city that it is. Shopping down palmetto-lined King Street, indulging in world-class dining, and experiencing Charleston’s vibrant nightlife round out the lengthy list of entertainment attractions in the city.

Some would say Charleston tastes as good as it looks. Many come to Charleston with one thing on their mind: food. The best grits you’ll ever have, prepared in ways you never imagined. Festive dockside oyster roasts. High-end restaurants. Outdoor cafe’s. Fresh from the dock seafood. Every meal is an event in itself, prepared with perfection and served with a warm smile.

The Charleston lifestyle, complemented by an abundance of beautiful weather, lovely beaches and waterways, a bounty of diverse cultural options, numerous educational opportunities and an array of sports and other pastimes, makes Charleston the ideal city to live, work and play.

ABOUT THE JOB: The Department of Pharmacy Services at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Hospital Authority is seeking applicants for a clinical pharmacy practitioner in the area of hematology-oncology. This practitioner will provide care for floor-based patients on the hematology-oncology service and participate as an active member within the pharmacy medicine clinical group; which will include developing and implementing clinical pharmacy initiatives to optimize care for MUSC patients. The successful applicant will be eligible to receive a clinical faculty appointment with the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, precepting pharmacy students, PGY 1 and PGY2 residents, and have the opportunity to contribute to the department’s staff development program. Opportunities for collaborative clinical research are available and encouraged.

Required or Desired Credentials or Experience of Applicants: Interested applicants should hold a Pharm.D. degree and have a specialized residency. For this position, a hematology-oncology residency is preferred. Previous experience and board certification is preferred.

Description of Institution/Organization: The Medical University of South Carolina is a 700 bed tertiary care, academic medical center and is designated as a level 1 trauma center. The Department of Pharmacy Services employs over 200 people and is closely affiliated with the College of Pharmacy. Applicants should complete an on-line application at For more information please reference Posting Number A009152.

Contact Information:
Joseph E. Mazur, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP
Department of Pharmacy Services
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Telephone: 843-792-2665 Fax: 843-792-0566

Candidates Only – No Recruiters

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