Job Description

Job Title: Lead Pharmacist
Job ID: 744240
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Day and evening hours with rotating weekends
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC St. Margaret
Department: Pharmacy
Location: 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15215


Are you an experienced 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! 


Supervise the direct patient care activities of the drug distribution system and inventory procurement and management of all pharmaceutical products. Assist the Director of Pharmacy / Pharmacy Manager in overseeing the daily operations of the department, including, but not limited to, unit dose and intravenous therapy distribution, quality assurance and drug usage evaluation. Perform staff pharmacist duties on a regular basis, as necessary.

  • Adhere to all regulatory requirements, professional standards of practice, and hospital quality management policies and procedures in providing pharmaceutical care.
  • Assist the Director of Pharmacy in the management of the daily operations for the Department of Pharmacy.
  • Assist the Director of Pharmacy with scheduling of personnel to assure adequate staffing for all shifts and with all levels of personnel.
  • Communicate with physicians and nurses to insure prompt clarification of orders that are unclear, illegible, or incomplete, utilizing the STAR Intervention function.
  • Identify and report suspected adverse drug reactions and medication errors 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 assists 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.
  • Provide input for the Performance Management Review System for pharmacists and support staff.
  • Responsible for inventory management and procurement of all pharmaceuticals and supplies.
  • Sustain the formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchange protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
  • Utilize all available technologies in the provision of pharmaceutical care (i.e., computer systems and databases, Acu-Dose, Robot-Rx, pneumatic tube system, etc).


Graduate of a college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) or a graduate of a foreign pharmacy (fulfills all Stare and Federal licensure requirements). 
5 years of hospital pharmacy experience is strongly preferred. 

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

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

Salary Range: $43.62 to $69.38 / hour

Union Position: No

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