Job Description

Job Title: Staff Pharmacist
Job ID: 718651
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Pharmacy
Location: , Altoona PA


UPMC Altoona - Staff Pharmacist - Flex Fulltime 28 hrs a week (with potential of more) -  Daylight shift with Rotation



Fills prescriptions, compounds various preparations, performs sterile IV admixture techniques, provides drug information, serves on various Hospital committees, gives inservices, trains and instructs new employees, students and patients, supervises Pharmacy support personnel and provides for quality Pharmacy practice.


  • Able to perform all required Pharmacist level functions on all Pharmacy Information Management Systems.
  • Accurately prepared or checks compounded preparations. Accurately /aseptically prepares and/or inspects sterile Products. Accurately fills and receives controlled substances and makes correct documentation of all transactions via C-II Safe.
  • Correctly interprets and enters Physicians orders. Correctly assess each patients medication requirements based on Diagnosis, labs, current medications ordered. Correctly fills and /or reviews filled medication orders.
  • Identifies and reports suspected adverse drug reactions as outlined in the SOP. Documents all clinical interventions accurately and completely.
  • Monitors drug therapy for contraindications, drug-drug, drug-food interactions, duplication of drug therapy, allergies, appropriateness of drug, dose and interval of administration and recommends changes.
  • Participates in Continuous Performance improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data; conducts quality monitors, maintains logs, records, and other documentation as assigned.
  • Participates in the development and presentation of orientation and training programs to the Pharmacy, Medical, Nursing Staff and others.
  • Provides pharmaceutical care to all ages of patients neonates to the elderly. Recognizes when the dose, frequency and dosage form must be adjusted for these different age groups and recommends changes. Provides pharmacokinetic consult services and drug dosing as per protocol. Provides drug information to patients and their families. Provides discharge medications counseling when required.
  • Provides pharmaceutical information to Medical Staff, Nursing Staff etc. Provides clinical pharmacy consultation and clarification to clinicians. Suggests appropriate, cost effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed. Reviews /interprets culture and susceptibility data for appropriateness of antibiotic selections and recommends changes.
  • Supervises and directs Pharmacy support personnel, verifies the daily activities of the Pharmacy technicians. Participates in the performance appraisal of pharmacy support personal.
  • Supports the organizations formulary by minimizing the use of non-formulary agents, recommending formulary alternatives, utilizing therapeutic interchanges, and promoting rational evidence based drug therapy.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision. Organizes and prioritizes work assignments. Ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner.


  • AB.S. Degree or PharmD in Pharmacy from an accredited School of Pharmacy.
  • Maintain a License in good standing as a registered Pharmacist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or be eligible for licensure.
  • Prior experience as a Pharmacist in a health systems practice setting is preferred but not required

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

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

Salary Range: $40.03 to $62.13 / hour

Union Position: No

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