Job Description

Job Title: Pharmacist
Job ID: 35898097
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight, evening, and rotating weekends
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Shadyside
Department: Pharmacy
Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232

Description

UPMC Shadyside is looking for a Pharmacist to join their inpatient team! The UPMC Shadyside Pharmacy Department facilitates the pharmaceutical care of Shadyside Hospital patients and is fueled by the hard work and determination of more than 120 pharmacy employees. This is a great opportunity for a seasoned Pharmacist or even a new graduate who is looking to gain hospital experience. Apply today to learn more!


This is a full-time position that will work rotating daylight, evening, and weekend hours. There is also an occasional overnight shift required a few times a year. 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.

Qualifications

B.S. degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) from an accredited school of pharmacy required. 


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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $42.22 to $68.17 / hour

    Union Position: No

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