Job Description

Job Title: Pharmacist- Chemo
Job ID: 731340
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8 hour shifts starting as early as 6:30am
Shift: Rotating
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Pharmacy
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224

Description

Are you a Pharmacist with working with chemo? Do you have an extreme interest in chemotherapy, and are looking to work at one of the top Children's hospitals in the nation? Apply today to learn more!

Purpose:

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

Responsibilities:
  • Actively participates in the professional growth and development of new employees, students, and Resident (s).
  • Adhere to all regulatory requirements, professional standards of practice, and hospital quality management policies and procedures in providing pharmaceutical care.
  • Annually complete continuing education programs related to Pharmacy Practice as a mandatory requirement for maintaining an active license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Audit and maintain accurate records for all controlled subtances. Assure that all controlled substances are stored and dispensed in compliance with Federal, State, and Departmental regulations.
  • Communicate with physicians and nurses to insure prompt clarification of orders that are unclear, illegible, or incomplete.
  • Fill prescription orders in accordance with State and Federal regulations, utilizing technological resources and equipment.
  • Identify and report suspected adverse drug reactions accurately and in a timely manner.
  • 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 Pharmacy Practice Act, Federal Drug Laws, and other regulatory organizations.
  • 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.
  • Provide drug information and/or educational programs to healthcare professionals and pharmacy students.
  • Responds to arrest codes and participates as required.
  • Review medication orders for safe and effective indication, dose, route, and scheduled administration. This monitoring and evaluation is appropriately documented.
  • Review, maintain, and screen patient medication records and profiles for allergies, drug interactions and therapeutic duplications while entering orders and/or verifying medications.
  • Screen all medication orders for Adverse Drug Reactions/Medication Errors as per Department standards and report through appropriate reporting process.
  • Support drug-related research by assisting in the procurement, accountability, storage, preparation, and distribution of investigational/study drugs.
  • Sustain the formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchange protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
  • 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 dispenses, or oversees preparation and dispensingof, correct product.
  • Utilize all available technologies in the provision of pharmaceutical care (i.e., computer systems and databases, Acu-Dose, Robot-Rx, pneumatic tube system, etc).
  • 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.
  • Where applicable, document clinical interventions in accordance with Department procedures.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Doctorate degree from an accredited school of pharmacy. 
  • Hospital pharmacy experience is preferred. 
  • Experience with chemo is strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Pharmacist

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

Salary Range: $40.99 to $66.19

Union Position: No

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