Job Description

Job Title: Lead Pharmacist
Job ID: 707026
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Pharmacy
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Are you an experience Pharmacist that is looking to take the next step in your career? This position has leadership capacity, and is a great opportunity. Apply today to learn more! 

Purpose:

Ensure the timely provision of cost-effective drug therapy contributing to optimal patient outcomes, provide experimental education for present and future health care practitioners, and support drug-related research.

Responsibilities:
  • Assure adequate inventory of drugs and supplies necessary for proper patient care. Assist in the procurement as needed, by following established procedures.
  • Assure that the proper drug is dispensed to the correct patient for administration at the appropriate time, and that proper technique is used in the preparation of drugs
  • Assure that the proper drug is dispensed to the correct patient in a timely manner, & that proper technique is used in the preparation of drugs. Verify NDC numbers of drug used to fill the prescription with the NDC number on the prescription.
  • Audit and maintain accurate records for all controlled substances. Assure that all such drugs are stored and dispensed in compliance with Federal, State and Department Regulations.
  • Coach and mentor their staff through feedback, positive discipline and performance evaluations.
  • Complete all staff competencies and perform duties of staff pharmacist as listed below.
  • Conduct necessary meeting with pharmacy team members and/or health care team members to facilitate service changes/improvements.
  • Coordinate the daily activities of the pharmacy technicians and pharmacists in their area of practice/responsibility. Demonstrate a service orientation toward patients, staff and visitors.
  • Demonstrate the required attendance and punctuality as scheduled.
  • Develop workflow guidelines, policies and procedures, and other necessary tools (assignment sheets, scheduling, etc.) to maximize productivity and standardize practices in the department and/or practice area.
  • Direct and schedule personnel assigned to their team. Authorize extra hours and overtime as required.
  • Evaluate each patient's medication order/prescription for appropriateness of drug selection, drug dosage and dosage form, taking into consideration patient specific factors such as disease state(s), age, weight, sex, eliminating organ function, diagnosis and allergies. Apply pharmacokinetic principles when appropriate. Consult with prescriber for corrections or clarifications if needed.
  • Facilitate and/or assist with development of quality improvement and cost-reduction initiatives based on JCAHO indicators and department target drug monitoring projects.
  • Implement Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee policies including, but not limited to, drug usage evaluation, formulary restrictions, adverse drug reaction reporting and therapeutic and generic substitutions.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with Clinical Director/Primary Care Nurses/Physicians via handling patient care issues as they arise. Consult with Pharmacy Manager as appropriate.
  • Maintain professional competency through participation in continuing education and staff development programs. Provide formal and informal in-service education activities.
  • Maintain the financial accountability of the department by assuring that proper procedures are used in the third party rejects in a timely manner.
  • Participate in the departmental quality improvement program in order to continually improve and evaluate pharmaceutical care as reflected by operational and patient care indicators.
  • Participate in the education & training of present & future health care practitioners, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy residents, & pharmacy students.
  • Participate in the education and training of present and future healthcare practitioners, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy residents and pharmacy students.
  • Provide timely, comprehensive and accurate drug information to physicians, nurses, patients and personnel of other departments.
  • Serve as an active team member, making positive contributions to patient care outcomes and department goals.
  • Supervise the daily activities & assist in the training & education of pharmacy technicians & student interns. Provide feedback when appropriate.
  • Supervise the daily activities and assist in training and education of pharmacy technicians and student interns.
  • Support drug-related research by assisting in the procurement, accountability, storage, preparation and distribution of study drugs. Design and coordinate research as appropriate.
  • Use computer skills to process patient medication orders/prescriptions and maintain all necessary patient information.
  • Verify Labor and Delivery patient orders for UPMC Horizon
  • Work collaboratively with team members, other lead technicians, lead pharmacists and pharmacy managers to evaluate workflow and implement service ideas.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or a Pharm.D. degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy. 
  • Post licensure experience preferred.
  • Two years of hospital pharmacy experience is strongly preferred. 
  • Supervisory/management experience is preferred. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Pharmacist

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $42.47 to $70.84

Union Position: No

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