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Pharmacist, Night

  • Job ID: 556970314
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Night Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $53.38 to $83.58 / hour

Description

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is ranked as #6  in the Top Ten Children's Hospital in the nation, earning Magnet recognition for nursing excellence and has also been named as one of the nation's Top 20 Children's Hospital's for Technology and Innovation.  

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is hiring a Night Pharmacist who will ensure optimal patient outcomes; educate present and future practitioners and supporting drug-related research. These services will be provided in compliance with state and federal regulations, JCAHO standards, the mission, policies and procedures of the hospital and department. Pharmacist will be involved in patient care activities supporting a variety of patient populations ranging from adolescents to geriatrics. Inpatient and outpatient practice areas include, but are not limited to, general medicine, surgery, intensive care, psychiatry, orthopedics, oncology and cardiology.

The person in this role will work 7 days on and 7 days off in the overnight hours.  

Responsibilities:

  • Organize daily operational duties and assist in the supervision of pharmacy technicians, pharmacy aides, student interns and other ancillary personnel involved in providing pharmaceutical care.
  • Prepare and dispense intravenous admixture solutions, as required, using aseptic technique in an accepted sterile product preparation area.
  • Upon becoming aware of a dispensed medication variance, ensures patient safety by notifying patient's physician and nurse in a timely fashion. If possible, immediately retrieves, or oversees retrieval of, incorrect product. If necessary, prepares and d
  • Fill prescription orders in accordance with State and Federal regulations, utilizing technological resources and equipment
  • Review, maintain, and screen patient medication records and profiles for allergies, drug interactions and therapeutic duplications while entering orders and/or verifying medications
  • Sustain the formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchange protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
  • Participates in the training of new employees.
  • Communicate with physicians and nurses to insure prompt clarification of orders that are unclear, illegible, or incomplete.
  • Interpret and evaluate physician orders in order to prepare, calculate, and dispense appropriate medication dosage forms for inpatient and outpatient treatment in accordance with the Pennsylvania Practice Act, Federal Drug Laws and other regulatory organ
  • Utilize all available technologies in the provision of pharmaceutical care (i.e., computer systems and databases, Acu-Dose, Robot-RX, pneumatic tube system, etc).
  • Provide drug information and/or educational programs to healthcare professionals and pharmacy students
  • Actively participates in the professional growth and development of new employees, students, and resident(s).
  • Responds to arrest codes and participates as required
  • Adhere to all regulatory requirements, professional standards of practice, and hospital quality management policies and procedures in providing pharmaceutical care.
  • Review medication orders for safe and effective indication, dose, route, and scheduled administration. This monitoring and evaluation is appropriately documented.
  • Audit and maintain accurate records for all controlled substances. Assure that all controlled substances are stored and dispensed in compliance with Federal, State, and Departmental regulations.
  • Screen all medication orders for Adverse Drug Reactions/Medication Errors as per Department standards and report through appropriate reporting process.
  • Demonstrate behaviors that support the Mission, Vision, and Values Statement of the hospital, the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics and contribute to the overall success of our organization.
  • Support drug-related research by assisting in the procurement, accountability, storage, preparation, and distribution of investigational/study drugs.
  • Annually complete continuing education programs related to Pharmacy Practice as a mandatory requirement for maintaining an active license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Where applicable, document clinical interventions in accordance with Department procedures.
  • Support Drug Use Disease State Management initiatives conducted by the Department.
  • Where applicable, assist in the completion of monthly Nursing Unit liaison reports/emergency medication cart checks by the last day of each month following Department and JCAHO Guidelines.

 

Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) required.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Post-licensure hospital pharmacy experience preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Pharmacist
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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