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Job Description

Job Title: Staff Pharmacist
Job ID: 916339495
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Pharmacy
Location: , Altoona PA


Staff Pharmacist
1.0 Fulltime Evening Shift with Rotation
Posted: July 8, 2020


Fills prescriptions, compounds various preparations, performs sterile IV admixture techniques, provides drug information, serves on various Hospital committees, gives inservices, trains and instructs new employees, students and patients, supervises Pharmacy support personnel and provides for quality Pharmacy practice.

  • Monitors drug therapy for contraindications, drug-drug, drug-food interactions, duplication of drug therapy, allergies, appropriateness of drug, dose and interval of administration and recommends changes.
  • Participates in Continuous Performance improvement and medication use review activities of the department. Collects data; conducts quality monitors, maintains logs, records, and other documentation as assigned.
  • Supervises and directs Pharmacy support personnel, verifies the daily activities of the Pharmacy technicians. Participates in the performance appraisal of pharmacy support personal.
  • Able to perform all required Pharmacist level functions on all Pharmacy Information Management Systems.
  • Provides pharmaceutical information to Medical Staff, Nursing Staff etc. Provides clinical pharmacy consultation and clarification to clinicians. Suggests appropriate, cost effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed. Reviews /interprets culture and susceptibility data for appropriateness of antibiotic selections and recommends changes.
  • Correctly interprets and enters Physicians orders. Correctly assess each patients medication requirements based on Diagnosis, labs, current medications ordered. Correctly fills and /or reviews filled medication orders.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision. Organizes and prioritizes work assignments. Ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner.
  • Provides pharmaceutical care to all ages of patients neonates to the elderly. Recognizes when the dose, frequency and dosage form must be adjusted for these different age groups and recommends changes. Provides pharmacokinetic consult services and drug dosing as per protocol. Provides drug information to patients and their families. Provides discharge medications counseling when required.
  • Participates in the development and presentation of orientation and training programs to the Pharmacy, Medical, Nursing Staff and others.
  • Supports the organizations formulary by minimizing the use of non-formulary agents, recommending formulary alternatives, utilizing therapeutic interchanges, and promoting rational evidence based drug therapy.
  • Accurately prepared or checks compounded preparations. Accurately /aseptically prepares and/or inspects sterile Products. Accurately fills and receives controlled substances and makes correct documentation of all transactions via C-II Safe.
  • Identifies and reports suspected adverse drug reactions as outlined in the SOP. Documents all clinical interventions accurately and completely.


  • B.S. degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) required. 
  • Maintain a License in good standing as a registered Pharmacist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 
  • Prior experience as a Pharmacist in a health systems practice setting is preferred but not required

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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $42.05 to $65.27 / hour

    Union Position: No

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