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Pharmacist

  • Job ID: 060358312
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7:30AM-8PM
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: OP Pharmacy
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $43.06 to $69.53 / hour

Description

UPMC Childre's Hospital is looking for a pharmacist to join the Pint Size Prescriptions team.  Pint Size Prescriptions, the outpatient pharmacy, fills prescriptions for children discharging from the hospital units, ER and visiting on-site clinics.  The pharmacy functions as a retail pharmacy within the hospital to ensure our patients have necessary medications before they leave the hospital and continue to provide medications when they are home.  Daily tasks include using the register, data entry, dispensing, insurance billing, shipping, bedside delivery, and non-sterile compounding.  The pharmacy also handles specialty medication and hazardous drugs within regulatory and policy standards.

 

The work is fast paced, and team driven.  There is a high level of patient interaction, both in person and over the phone.  Candidates will need strong people skills, function well with distractions/interruptions while remaining organized throught the day.

 

The pharmacy is open 9:30 - 7:30 Mondays through Fridays and 10:00 - 2:00 Saturdays and Sundays.  The pharmacy is closed major holidays.  

 

If you are looking for an exciting, engaging and incredibly rewarding pharmacy position, please submit your application in hopes to become part of the Pint Size Prescriptions team here at UPMC Children's Hospital.     


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. 3-6 months hospital pharmacy experience is preferred. Previous experience or familiarity with investigational drug control procedures and protocol design is preferred.

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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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