Jamilah Green, Pharm.D., BCPS, received a doctorate pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, NC in 2007. Following graduation, Dr. Green accepted a position at Craven Regional Medical Center and completed her post-graduate Anticoagulation Provider Certificate from Wake Forest University Northwest AHEC in 2008.
After relocation, Dr. Green went on to practice with Wake Med Health System for five years. In addition to the acute care setting, Dr. Green has also practiced in the pharmaceutical industry with GlaxoSmithKline and managed care with Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC.
Dr. Green became a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2017. In 2018, Dr Green settled in Charlotte, North Carolina and is now practicing as a clinical pharmacist at Atrium Health Cabarrus.
Overview of Facility/Health System
Atrium Health Cabarrus is a regional 457-bed, not-for-profit hospital with a reputation for excellence built on advanced technology, medical staff talent, quality, and compassionate care. Atrium Health Cabarrus is a part of the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas and serves a five-county region. It is in Concord, NC and is the only hospital in Cabarrus County, one of the fastest-growing counties in the state. Atrium Health Cabarrus's service area population is over 618,000. More than 4,200 hospital employees provide services through an extensive inpatient and outpatient network, including Jeff Gordon Children's Center, Hayes Family Center and Batte Cancer Center, part of Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute.
I am currently involved with quality improvement projects. This includes a medication use evaluation focused on hypoglycemic pharmacotherapy practices at Atrium Health. Additionally, I serve as primary preceptor for PharmD candidates at High Point University School of Pharmacy and Wingate University School of Pharmacy.
Initial Involvement in ASHP
Dr. Green is a member of ASHP and is currently serving as a member of the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners Advisory Group on Pharmacy Practice Experiences Precepting (PPEP).
Why did you become involved in ASHP?
I became a member of ASHP after graduation to collaborate with other pharmacists and grow professionally. Because of ASHP’s role in establishing standards of practice, the organization was my go-to resource to improve practice and steer career goals.
How would you explain the value of ASHP to a friend or colleague?
There are multiple ways ASHP has provided value. It is a resource for continuing education, professional development, and resources for my current practice and precepting needs.
Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area
I encourage new pharmacists to get involved through professional organizations and organizational committees. Also, I warn against underestimating the value of developing relationships with experienced pharmacists. I’ve learned a tremendous amount from my colleagues over the years! Finally, I also encourage them to obtain the credentials and continue to invest in their clinical knowledge well after graduation.
What is the value of ASHP for the profession?
It is vital that pharmacists unite and speak out on issues collectively. ASHP helps practicing pharmacists grasp where the profession is currently as well as steer the future of pharmacy practice.