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Lead Pharmacist, Chartwell

  • Job ID: 226197256
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Chartwell
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: 1001 Oakdale Road, Oakdale PA 15071
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $45.62 to $75.36 / hour


UPMC Chartwell is looking for a full time Lead Pharmacist to be a part of their dedicated team!

The Lead Pharmacist will carry out day -to -day duties and responsibilities as they pertain to providing safe and effective Home Infusion Therapies. Act as a resource to clinical pharmacy staff.

This role will work daylight/evening shifts, and will require on call shifts.

UPMC offers a generous benefits package, an expansive total rewards package, an opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience in your Pharmacy career, and much more. Apply today!


  • Assist the physician and nursing staff in setting therapeutic objectives for drug therapy and establishing parameters for monitoring the safety and efficacy of drug therapy.
  • Supervise, coordinate, direct, and/or participate in the preparation of sterile admixtures.
  • Foster a team environment by providing orientation and training to new team members.
  • Monitor the outcomes from drug therapy by collecting, evaluating, and interpreting the results of laboratory data, clinical data, and other pertinent patient information.
  • Experience and strong knowledge base in intravenous admixture services and intravenous drug therapy.
  • Coordinate daily work schedules for pharmacy technicians.
  • Cooperate with other staff members when planning and organizing pharmacy services.
  • Communicate the results of therapeutic drug monitoring activities to the physician, nursing and other appropriate personnel. Make appropriate recommendations which are designed to enhance the outcomes associated with drug therapy.
  • Provide consultations and answers inquiries from patients, families, physicians, and other healthcare professionals regarding and their use.
  • Conduct initial and ongoing assessment of specific patient drug and disease information to identify real and potential drug-related problem or needs.
  • Maintain confidentiality of patient information.
  • Assist the physician and other healthcare professionals involved in planning and implementing patient care in the home to ensure safe and effective drug therapy.
  • Capable of assuming responsibility for evaluating and monitoring drug therapy relative to the total needs/problems of the home care patient in collaboration with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Act as a resource for clinical pharmacy staff.
  • Establish positive working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Perform essential duties of the lead pharmacist and/or clinical supervisor in his/her absence.
  • Assist ith development and enforcement of policies and procedures that promote cost-effective, appropriate, and safe medication use.
  • Strive to achieve cost effectiveness in all areas (including purchasing /inventory control, staffing, delivery services)
  • Coordinate and facilitate new referrals/admissions through collaboration with nursing, admissions, operations and sterile products.
  • Support the pharmacy' pharmacoeconomic efforts. Review the use of targeted medications for compliance with current pharmacoeconomic programs.
  • Fulfill the duties of the pharmacy technician when required.
  • Understand and adhere to all applicable State, local and federal laws and /or regulations, company policies and procedures, external accreditation / review standards.
  • Understand billing, reimbursement, case management, and other third party payor requirements/implications for pharmacy products and services.
  • Program infusion control devices as indicated.
  • Process and checks all medications, supplies, and equipment prior to dispensing from the pharmacy.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • Issue controlled substances to patient care areas and maintain records as required by law.
  • Work cooperatively with all staff. Communicate issues to appropriate persons in a positive manner.
  • Maintain pharmacy records in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Carry out all responsibilities in accordance to Chartwell's Core Values.
  • Meet expectations for customer satisfaction and anticipates customer needs.
  • Handle customer complaints in a fair and empathetic manner.
  • Participate in Chartwell Pennsylvania' Performance Improvement Program.
  • Assume supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the Clinical Pharmacy Manager
  • Maximize the efficiency and productivity of the pharmacy and delivery operations.
  • Maintain thorough and appropriate documentation in the patient/client record of all clinical activities and communication with patients, physicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • Prioritize required activities.
  • Assist with pharmacokinetics consult service and drug dosing per organizational protocol.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively and maintain expected productivity.
  • Attend regular staff meetings to gather and disseminate information.
  • Promote Chartwell culture by providing quality, comprehensive services to all customers through a team approach.
  • Participate in the development and presentation of orientation, education and training programs to the pharmacy, nursing, and other staff.
  • Oversee and instruct clinical pharmacists and pharmacy students within specified team on an ongoing basis.



  • B.S. degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) required.
  • 2-3 year's previous experience in alternate site/home care pharmacy services is preferred or intravenous experience in hospital pharmacy.
  • Must be flexible with work schedule.
  • Demonstrate ability to solve problems and supervise technical and support staff.
  • Good organizational and time-management skills.
  • Clearly and effectively communicates both verbally and in writings.
  • Communicates in a timely manner, and is capable of active listening.
  • Receptive to new ideas and view of others.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Pharmacist
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Total Rewards

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