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Pharmacist

  • Job ID: 762793339
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Supply Chain
  • Department: SCM Pharmacy
  • Location: 3175 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $43.60 to $70.40 / hour

Description

UPMC is hiring a Pharmacist to support the Centralized Packaging (CPAK) department! This is a great position for talented candidates who are enthusiastic about using their Pharmacy skills to make a difference in the world of health care.  

Centralized Packaging (CPAK) is a centralized repackaging center for the UPMC Hospital pharmacies. Providing robot ready medications for the six Robot RX automated dispensing robots in the UPMC Hospitals system as well as providing barcode readable unit dose packages for the entire UPMC Hospital system. CPAK allows the use of your knowledge and experience to support patient care in a non-traditional way by repackaging Oral solid and liquid medications utilizing Bulk Packager, Overwrap, PACMED and Fluidose technologies. The Central Packaging operation is located at the Southside distribution center and its operation is Monday thru Friday for daylight hours.  

As the Pharmacist, you will work to 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. Apply today!

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 Practicing State's 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.

Preferences include previous hospital experience and knowledge of pharmacy automation practices. 


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Pharmacist

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct