Job Description

Job Title: Pharmacist
Job ID: 80801206
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 6:00 am - 2:30 pm, 7:30 am - 4 pm, 11am - 7:30 pm
Shift: Rotating
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Pharmacy
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224

Description

Are you an experienced Pharmacist that has a passion for oncology? UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is looking for a Pharmacist to join their inpatient pharmacy team that will primarily work with chemotherapy. If you want to help make the difference in the lives of patients going through cancer treatments, we invite you to apply today!

This is a full-time position that will work rotating daylight shifts with a weekend and holiday rotation. 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:
  • Review, maintain, and screen patient medication records and profiles for allergies, drug interactions and therapeutic duplications while entering orders and/or verifying medications.
  • 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.
  • Prepare and dispense intravenous admixture solutions, as required, using aseptic technique in an accepted sterile product preparation area.
  • 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.
  • Fill prescription orders in accordance with State and Federal regulations, utilizing technological resources and equipment.
  • 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.
  • Communicate with physicians and nurses to insure prompt clarification of orders that are unclear, illegible, or incomplete.
  • Sustain the formulary by minimizing non-formulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchange protocols, and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
  • Adhere to all regulatory requirements, professional standards of practice, and hospital quality management policies and procedures in providing pharmaceutical care.
  • 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
  • Actively participates in the professional growth and development of new employees, students, and Resident (s).
  • 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.
  • Where applicable, document clinical interventions in accordance with Department procedures.
  • 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, 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
  • Screen all medication orders for Adverse Drug Reactions/Medication Errors as per Department standards and report through appropriate reporting process.
  • 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.

Qualifications

B.S. degree from an accredited school of pharmacy. 
3 years of hospital pharmacy experience is preferred.  
Experience working with chemo is preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Pharmacist
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

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

    Salary Range: $42.22 to $68.17 / hour

    Union Position: No

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