Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Pharmacist
Job ID: 19967085
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Shift:
Facility: UPMC Shadyside
Department: Pharmacy
Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232

Description

Do you have passion for emergency medicine? UPMC Shadyside is looking for a motivated Clinical Pharmacist to join their inpatient pharmacy team. This position will be based out of the Emergency Department and is an exciting opportunity!

This is position will work 11hr shifts from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm on a rotating schedule. 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. These services will be provided in compliance with federal and state regulations; JCAHO standards; and health system, hospital, and department policies. Support a variety of patient populations, ranging from geriatrics to pediatrics. Inpatient and outpatient practice areas include, but are not limited to general medicine, surgery, intensive care, transplantation, orthopedics, oncology, and cardiology.

Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate a service orientation toward patients, staff, and visitors. Conveys a positive, professional image at all times.
  • Complete all required professional and department competency assessment programs as required.
  • Evaluate patient pharmacotherapy for appropriateness of drug selection, dosage, dosage form, route, and duration, taking into account patient disease state(s), diagnosis, age, weight, gender, eliminating organ function, concurrent medications, and allergies.
  • Develop educational materials for in-service programs including, but not limited to, disease management, pharmacotherapeutic options, and initiative enforcement strategy.
  • Mentor and/or precept pharmacy students and residents to facilitate ongoing teaching programs and support departmental and School of Pharmacy missions.
  • Provide health care team members with accurate responses to drug information questions in a timely manner utilizing available primary and tertiary reference electronic and written information sources.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary development of new initiative ideas by reviewing literature, preparing initiative proposals, and/or discussing implementation and educational strategies.
  • Maintain collaborative, interactive relationships with other members of the health care team in discussion of patient pharmacotherapy and disease management issues.
  • interventions, effectiveness of education programs, and prescriber compliance.
  • Participate in discussion of medical literature review for evaluation of place in therapy for new drugs or disease management concepts, identification of new opportunities, and for reviewing implemented initiatives for current content.
  • Participate actively in monitoring of patient pharmacotherapy and disease state by evaluating patient problems, identifying opportunities for therapy optimization, discussing therapeutic options for care, determining options for drug therapy management, and assessing patient outcomes.
  • Utilize clinical information systems gather background patient information for evaluation of pharmacotherapy and disease process to determine potential interventions in care and/or evaluate initiative impact over time.
  • Work collaboratively with team members, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, clinical pharmacy specialists, and other health care team members to evaluate activities and implement initiative ideas.

Qualifications

B.S. degree in Pharmacy or a Pharmacy degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy.  
3 years experience in hospital pharmacy or one-year accredited Residency is strongly preferred.
Good written and verbal communication skills, must work well independently, and demonstrate leadership in their current position.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Pharmacist

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $44.29 to $72.97 / hour

    Union Position: No

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