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Pharmacist

Description

 

UPMC Presbyterian is looking for a Flex, Full-Time Pharmacist to join their inpatient team! The UPMC Presbyterian Pharmacy Department facilitates the pharmaceutical care of UPMC Presbyterian Hospital patients and is fueled by hard work and determination. This is a great opportunity for a seasoned Pharmacist or even a new graduate who is looking to gain hospital experience. This is a Full-Time Flex position set for 28-40 hours of work per week. The shifts will consist of evenings hours of 2:30 pm-11:00 pm. The schedule will consist of mostly weekdays with the potential to work some weekend shifts (Saturday and Sunday). There is also a rotating holiday schedule. On-call is not required at this time. We offer a competitive wage, a generous total rewards benefits package, and the ability to learn and grow in your pharmacy career. 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 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.
  • Verify Labor and Delivery patient orders for UPMC Horizon

 

Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) from an accredited school of pharmacy is required.
  • 3-6 months of 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 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct